If you're all about that off-road life, you probably know that with the excitement of taking on different types of terrain comes the risk of getting yourself stuck. A good old-fashioned winch will usually do a decent job of getting you out of those sticky off-roading situations, but not everyone wants to deal with some of the hassles of a traditional winch system. That's where the Bush Winch can come into play.
The Bush Winch Kit
The Busch Winch is a lightweight self-recovery system that can get just about any vehicle unstuck, whether it's a 2WD mid-size crossover or an AWD premium SUV. It even works on ATVs. But, how does it work?
Simply put, the Bush Winch uses a vehicle's drivetrain to get the job done. All you need is an anchor point and a sturdy connection to a wheel on the vehicle. All it takes is a light application on the gas, which will cause the winch to spool up the winch rope. If the winching system is angled right, you can get out of that rough patch without harmfully dragging the vehicle or damaging the frame.
You can check out the video up top to see this thing in action. As one YouTube commenter puts it, "It's so stupid, it's absolutely brilliant!" Maybe not the first slogan that the makers of the Bush Winch would've gone with, but hey, it gets the point across.
Winches for Sale on Amazon
If you're an off-roader that wants to stick with the DIY recovery approach, but you're looking for a gadget that's a little bit cheaper than the Bush Winch (it does run for around $430), there are several more affordable options available on Amazon. For $278, you can get the Smittybilt 97495 XRC Winch, which has a 9500-pound capacity and is completely waterproof.
On the other hand, you can also buy the Warn Red PullzAll for less than $200. This electric winch, available in corded and cordless mode, is extremely durable and perfect for a variety of functions.
This post was originally published on May 7, 2019.