(– by moejeep #5369 –)
I have a Warn 9000lb, Quality Gear 9500lb and Smittybilt 8000lb.
I have had the Warn 10 years, Only had 1 issue, I opened re-greased it and it was fine.
Quality Gear 3 years, no issues
Smittybilt in a box in the garage.
I don't use the Winches that much (less then once a year).
If I had to buy another I would buy a Warn.