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I have a 550 S4 and I decided to mount a Badlands 2000lb Winch my daughter gave me. The plate on front of the 550 only needed the holes drilled out to 1/2" to except the stainless bolts I bought. The mounting plate, I bought on the Harbor Freight site for less than $4.00, also needed to be drilled out. I also had to extend the cables to reach the battery under the back seat. I really didn't expect much from this $79.00 winch. I had a couple of diseased Sago Plams my wife wanted removed. I told her why not try out this winch. We hooked up this winch using a snach block and a tree saver strap also bought from Harbor Freight. With the 550 running and foot on the break we started the winch. The 550 S4 weighs over 1400lbs. This little winch drug the Gator accross the cement driveway with the wheels locked. We ended up having to jerk the tree out. I have 3/16 synthic rope on the winch now I figured the little guy deserved it. This said this little winch is incredible it's slow but but moves a lot of weight. Very Pleased
 

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I put the 3/16 synthic winch rope (50') it filled the spool. The 3/32" wire cable had a strength rating of 2400lbs but this 3/16 winch rope has a 4800LB drop weight and 5800LB standard use strength rating. It is so much easier to handle than the wire cable.
 
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