I have one of the 2500 Venom winches off of Ebay and it has worked great for me. Had to use it twice today to get of a half dried up pond. And had to use it along with a 30' tow strap to pull buddy out of a steep hillside with a ditch at the bottom last night. I love my winch, would recommend it to anyone. If I was to get another winch though it would be a 3000# winch, just for the extra power.