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Old 05-19-2011, 08:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Engo Winch?

Saw the new issue of fourwheeler, they seem to test out pretty good and looks to be owned by old milemarker ceo. Pretty darn easy on the pocket book, $349 for a 10K. Anybody running one yet?
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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New import winch flavor of the month. Yee-HAW!!
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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they called the place i work and wanted us to be a dealer for them. havent sold any yet but if we do ill let you know how they work.
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I think the biggest issue with these new brands of winches isnt going to be how well they work, but how well they work after a few years and a few hard pulls.

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Old 05-20-2011, 02:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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buy $300 winch every few years or buy $1000 winch once....

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buy $300 winch every few years or buy $1000 winch once....

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it will end up costing you the same money in the long run (if you really use it off road and not just a show piece on the front of your mall crawler), but a lot less cuss words.
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This. Milemarker was imported crap, I'm sure these will turn out no different.
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i read the same article, and thought the same about the engo.

I understand warn has a great reputation and all, and i am not bashing them, but why did they take first place when it did worse than a couple others in the testing?? :flameon:
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i read the same article, and thought the same about the engo.

I understand warn has a great reputation and all, and i am not bashing them, but why did they take first place when it did worse than a couple others in the testing?? :flameon:
Not sure of the results of the tests, or what the tests consisted of even, but if Warn was beaten by another brand, I would like to see both winches bolted to the front of a couple rigs for 10 years and do the tests again.
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Saw the new issue of fourwheeler, they seem to test out pretty good and looks to be owned by old milemarker ceo. Pretty darn easy on the pocket book, $349 for a 10K. Anybody running one yet?
I read the article and had the same thoughts. I ordered the 10K pound and it came to $369 shipped. It will be here this week and even if it works fairly well I'll be happy with it. My pockets aren't deep enough to afford a $1K- 1.5K winch.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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i read the same article, and thought the same about the engo.

I understand warn has a great reputation and all, and i am not bashing them, but why did they take first place when it did worse than a couple others in the testing?? :flameon:
Because they gave ratings on everything all the way down to packaging. How they tested was just part of the overall score.
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You would think that the fact that the warn broke would have factored into the score a little more.
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The test was, lets just say, a little off. Factor more on packaging and instruction manuals than how well the winch actually performed, by actually pulling something.
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Hmmm,

I have been on two recent trips with Warn winches, one was new and one that recently had the solenoids replaced (because they gave up previously), both failed when needed. So the name Warn doesn't mean as much anymore.

I have had two Warns, one Summit brand and a Milemarker in the past. None of mine have ever failed when I needed them.

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How many people here are giving opinions based on the facts and not just because they are Warn fans.

(buy $300 winch every few years or buy $1000 winch once....) In testing, the winches went through water submerged testing and stall out testing which proved to be the two toughest the Engo made it the Warn did not, that means you are still on one Engo 300$ winch and you will need a second Warn 1000$ winch right out the gate.

(Not sure of the results of the tests, or what the tests consisted of even, but if Warn was beaten by another brand, I would like to see both winches bolted to the front of a couple rigs for 10 years and do the tests again.) No need for the ten year test the Warn had broke after one test and the Engo didnt.

(The test was, lets just say, a little off. Factor more on packaging and instruction manuals than how well the winch actually performed, by actually pulling something.) A little of in the fact that the only reason the warn did take first was because of the better instructions and superior warning labels in which it was the only to score perfect, for those who havent read the article. Last time I checked winches werent to terribly hard to run.

If the results had been based on performance only the warn would not have taken first, the superwinch did not break in a way that made it useless like the warn, was faster than the warn and more energy conserving was only 1000 pounds less pulling power than the warn.The Tmax did not break during testing but was decided heavily against for poor packaging, and was also scored lower for making noise while submerged granted it still worked properly. The Engo lasted through all tests with no problems its the cheapest and although it could not pull the 16000 pound limit the warn could, it still hit 12000 and actually kept working.

The facts are there, I hear crap from my friends (who are die hard warn fans) all the time about my cheap, ugly, Engo winch because its not proven and yet I havent replaced or repaired mine yet while I have to lend a helping hand to them often.
Personally I think its smarter to buy the cheaper Engo winch that does work well with a little less pulling power and take the 1000$ savings and make your truck more off road capable and have to use your winch less thus prolonging the life of it instead of buying the 1400$ warn.

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How many people here are giving opinions based on the facts and not just because they are Warn fans.

(buy $300 winch every few years or buy $1000 winch once....) In testing, the winches went through water submerged testing and stall out testing which proved to be the two toughest the Engo made it the Warn did not, that means you are still on one Engo 300$ winch and you will need a second Warn 1000$ winch right out the gate.

(Not sure of the results of the tests, or what the tests consisted of even, but if Warn was beaten by another brand, I would like to see both winches bolted to the front of a couple rigs for 10 years and do the tests again.) No need for the ten year test the Warn had broke after one test and the Engo didnt.

(The test was, lets just say, a little off. Factor more on packaging and instruction manuals than how well the winch actually performed, by actually pulling something.) A little of in the fact that the only reason the warn did take first was because of the better instructions and superior warning labels in which it was the only to score perfect, for those who havent read the article. Last time I checked winches werent to terribly hard to run.

If the results had been based on performance only the warn would not have taken first, the superwinch did not break in a way that made it useless like the warn, was faster than the warn and more energy conserving was only 1000 pounds less pulling power than the warn.The Tmax did not break during testing but was decided heavily against for poor packaging, and was also scored lower for making noise while submerged granted it still worked properly. The Engo lasted through all tests with no problems its the cheapest and although it could not pull the 16000 pound limit the warn could, it still hit 12000 and actually kept working.

The facts are there, I hear crap from my friends (who are die hard warn fans) all the time about my cheap, ugly, Engo winch because its not proven and yet I havent replaced or repaired mine yet while I have to lend a helping hand to them often.
Personally I think its smarter to buy the cheaper Engo winch that does work well with a little less pulling power and take the 1000$ savings and make your truck more off road capable and have to use your winch less thus prolonging the life of it instead of buying the 1400$ warn.
Engo also matches Warns warranty with limited lifetime on mech parts and 1 yr on electrical. Thats pretty good for a cheap winch.
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You would think that the fact that the warn broke would have factored into the score a little more.
The 9,500 lb. capacity Warn winch didn't break until after its test load had gotten well past 16,000 lbs.

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The 9,500 lb. capacity Warn winch didn't break until after its test load had gotten well past 16,000 lbs.
If I was stuck on a trail, I would rather have my 9500 lb. winch only pull 9500 pounds than pull 16,000 and break.
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The 9,500 lb. capacity Warn winch didn't break until after its test load had gotten well past 16,000 lbs.
Because the clutch didn't dissengage like it should and tore itself up.

I just got my 12k Engo for $349 shipped to my house, that is hard to beat.
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Engo also matches Warns warranty with limited lifetime on mech parts and 1 yr on electrical. Thats pretty good for a cheap winch.
Warranties are only good as long as the company is around to honor it.

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This is the biggy. I have faith that Warn will be here next week.
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they should throw a 8274 in the mix it would be a shining star
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warn must have a big set of nuts, because there are alot of people that swing on them.
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