Harbor Freight has a 4 ton straight pull that also has a pulley to double it for 8 ton pull for around $30.
I have one similar I pieced together from broken ones at work. I take it out on the trail every time I go. I also have an 8000 Ramsey on the front. I use the hoist probably every other time I’m out. Mostly on other people’s rigs without winches, and to stabilize rigs laterally when using a hi-lift, and several times to flip a vehicle back over or stabilize one on a side hill. Very handy tool to have. Many times people ask why I carry it, since I have a winch. Most of the time they see why by the end of the day.
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