for occasional help in tree work and to ride in the pickup just in case . . .
Cursory shopping on Amazon shows a two-ton to four-ton come along priced in the neighborhood of $30 to $50 depending on whether you select two-ton or four-ton capacity..
A relatively inexpensive choice would be this TEKTON four-ton model price at $46. Reviews aren't all that great. The largest problem seems to be a tendency to 'hang up' when trying to lengthen the cable due to interference and faulty cable guides. For my use, this would result in considerable frustration.
A better come along made by Lugall is in the two-ton capacity range but costs considerably more . . . actually $250. Maybe worth it but a little pricey for my limited use.
Has to be some middle ground . . . maybe I just haven't looked hard enough. If any of you guys know of a reliable come along at a reasonable price I sure would like to know about it!