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What is the big attraction to the 8274's guys? I'm sure they are better than the planetary gear systems, but I just lost an auction on a 20 year old one for $425 + $75 shipping! I just don't get why they go so high. I'm going with a Gorilla I think. I can get a 10,000LB Gorilla with a fairhead and a remote, brand new, for 325 plus shipping, just seems to cheap to pass up. I'm not really a hard core wheeler. My rig is capable of getting stuck big though, and I do feel a little vunerable when wheeling without a winch, but If I used it 2 or 3 times a year i would be surprised. It might be a mistake, but if I find a cheap 8274 later I can always buy it and sell the Gorilla used. Hell, I should be able to get at least 300 for a used 10,000LB winch I would think!
Am I missing something? Guess I'm just a tight ass!
I gotta say the 78 I bought a few months ago has the 8274 on it from the factory as an option and I really like it.
Read where Gorilla was rebadged Atlas, but couldn't find an Atlas website to look them up.