Which begs the question:Warning: Synthetic rope cannot be used on this off-road winch. Synthetic rope can only be used on winches with steel drums designed specifically to withstand the rigorous forces created-by synthetic rope; for example the Superwinch Terra Series, the Danny O'Day S4000, the S4000SR or the Talon Series. In addtion, the heat generated by the brake which is located inside the Tiger Shark drum exceeds the heat limitations of Dyneema synthetic rope. Many of our competitors will sell you a winch with a similar brake in drum setup with aftermarket synthetic rope and will not warn you of the damage which may occur to the winch, rope, vehicle or injury to the winch operator.
It's a steel drum. The brake itself apparently is what heats up more than their other designs. Researching it I found the brake is similar to some of the other brands out there that don't have that warning to scare people off.Which begs the question:
What are their drums made from if not steel?
Seems that the brake would be the point of failure rather than the drum in any case.
Let me just say this ... an 8500# winch and a snatch block will do amazing things at a price point that is quite acceptable.
For the record I have a Ramsey 8.5E that has seen plenty of pulls without fail. Made in Oklahoma USA. However, is was only ~$375 when I bought it.
I haven't read every spec on that website to see what the drum is made out of, but that sentence (to me) is misleading.Synthetic rope can only be used on winches with steel drums designed specifically to withstand the rigorous forces created-by synthetic rope; for example the Superwinch Terra Series, the Danny O'Day S4000, the S4000SR or the Talon Series.
How long have you had it? How many times have you used it? Where did you mount the solenoid?I have a 9500lb Tiger Shark installed in my Shrock. It is a good quality unit for the money and fit in the bumper with out issues. I would put the Tiger Shark up against any entry level winch on the market.
As far as running synthetic line give Super Winch credit for being honest and doing the right thing. Unlike some of the other brands they decided not to put cheap synthetic line on a winch that was not designed for synthetic line.
Yes you can rotate the clutch release.