Search brings us all the way back to may and no real decision. How much winch is necessary? Since winching isn't going to be a life and death situation for me, I'm considering 9000 lb and 12000 lb Milemarkers and the 9000 lb Warn and Ramsey winches. We have talked about this subject over and over but the question still remains. Is a 9k lb winch enough for our uses, or would the 12,000 be necessary? I think the 9k would do it for what I do, but I'd like more opinions. If it's slow as hell, that's fine with me. I won't really complain, as long as it works.