Any one have any experience with this make and model winch? I've been researching winches for my 2038r to pull out (uphill) red oak off my property for future wood boiler project. I've got three acres of 90% oak in the 12-20" diameter range, mostly on a slope with one or two benches, one up top behind the house and one just about dead center of the plot. My plan is to winch some up top for processing, and to clear the bench in the center, turning that into my main processing spot in the future.
I was pretty set on a Norse 350 for the hinged butt plate but the dealer is out of stock. Looked at Wallenstein, but too pricey. Then I started looking on ebay because PayPal credit was having a limited 0% 24month financing deal and I found this and bought it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/7840-lbs-Fo...EAAOSwNnRYhrw1
What really caught my eye was the description "Winch uses a brake strap around the drum rated to over 10 tonnes. It`s perfectly safe to leave your logs attached to the cable to drive them out instead of removing them and attaching the chains to the side of the winch. No other brand using the cheaper sprocket style with a mechanical brake allows you to do this. Not Farmi, not Wallenstein, not Fransgard nor Norse...."