i have no experience with the HF winch but i bought one of the cheap venom winches off ebay for my atv, 5 years later its still working, never let me down and it has been fully submerged many times, it is alot slower than a warn winch but for the price i couldn't beat it, but when it comes to my vehicle, i would most likely get something with a better reputation, for now i just plan on putting a come along in my jeep for emergency situations
2013 VW Jetta TDI - 6spd all stock - daily driver
2001 Jeep WJ - IRO 3" lift, JKS disconnects, Addco rear sway bar, limit straps, rear Aussie Locker, 30" Seward LED Light bar, Cooper ST maxx, homebuilt tire carrier and matching spare
1996 Ford F150 4x4 - SOLD
I use multi-million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods, what's your hobby?