Bass Pro Shops® 2000 lb. Dual-Drive Trailer Winch
The winch is a well made sturdy boat winch. I love the handle. I have only loaded my boat once, but did experience a litlle torque. However, the torque was much reduced.
April 16, 2010
poor product quality
I was very dissapointed in the overall poor quality and life of this BPS product. I first tryed the BPS 1,200 # and 1,600 # BPS trailer winches with even worse results. I finally gave up and ordered a Fulton brand trailer winch from Bass Cat which I am very pleased with. It is stronger, built better, and even has a plactic cover over the gears for safety while in use.
July 27, 2008
3 years of life
I bought this winch a few years ago and it failed me today on the boat ramp. The handle wouldn't turn the winch when I was trying to send out some of the strap to hook up to my boat. Upon further inspection I noticed one of the gear teeth had smashed against another tooth not allowing the gear to turn past that tooth. I had to man handle it and then the winch handle broke off. The hand piece le is hardly attached to the 8 inch handle. This didn't take much strength to break. Unfortunately it's hard to find a good saltwater resistant winch.
November 24, 2007
I tried to install this winch on my trailer and had nothing but trouble. With the design of my trailer, it was best to continue using a u bolt for the front of the winch. There are pre drilled holes for this application but there is a big design flaw. The spring for the lever that controls the direction for the gear drive can't clear the threads. Even with low clearance of threads, it still didn't work. As soon as I installed the u bolt and tried to switch positions, the spring sheared off renendering the winch useless. Spend your money elsewhere.
August 29, 2007