:angry: I purchased a snow plow kit that included everything needed to get started. The winch was a Viper and the plow a Cycle Country that is plastic but is very light but has worked wonderfully.The winch a 2500# and a POS. I used it about 10 times and it fell apart literally, spool twisted and destroyed the housing. The manufacture told me it was to light for a snow plow. No replacement but a 10% discount on a new one. Purchased the winch in Dec. 2009. Hope this warning may save other users from buying the Viper brand winch. My next one will have a better warenty and a better company that stands behind their product.