I will be going with a 2500 lb Venom winch from ebay -- $130 shipped for the complete kit. I cannot find one negative comment about them on any message boards.
Do you mind elaborating on what went wrong with the winch? I am probably going to be buying the exact one before too long. Got any pics of the install? Did it go in ok?I have the 2500lbs Venom Winch on my 05 Foreman and it has worked great almost every time, just had trouble out of it once, but it was my fault. Where is a pic of my Foreman when it decided to mess up. It took us about 45 mins to get it out.
Not sure about pulling harder... My 3000 MM pulls like there is no tomorrow. It may not be the fastest but it has not let me down yet. It never slows down, just keeps pulling and never gets hot. $199 shipped.The Warn winches cost more because they pull faster and in some cases a little harder. The 3.0 are sealed.