I've used these winches on my work trucks (PWs) for several years and they are great.
I overloaded one once and the thermal protection switch worked out quite well; I needed to pull my PW over a bunch of very large rocks (it was ugly & the rockers got mangled) and it prevented me from toasting the winch or charging system, while still allowing me to extricate the truck.
Tortuga 3: 1979 (09/78) FJ40: Returning to stock (ish).
Tortuga 2: 1979 (01/79) FJ40: 32X9.50 SSRs.
PBR Streetgang: 1997 LX450: S/C, 850J/868, 33s, 4.56s, F&R ARBs, ARB bumper with a Warn M12K, Slee'd, etc...
2004 LX 470: Slee,d, OME, etc...
Sold: The Tortuga, '76 FJ40; '93 FZJ 80; '00 UZJ 100; '01 Taco TRD; 2003 Taco DC TRD, 1989 FJ62.