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Mile Marker Winch Review

When off-roading, one of the most important things you must have and not forget is your winch. Though this is a long, important topic, this is not something we will discuss this here extensively but rather would tell you simply that if you do not have a winch with you when you are on an off-roading adventure, it would be difficult and harder for you to recover your vehicle in case you get stuck. Hence, it is important to take time and ensure that before you purchase a winch, you would need to ensure that the winch would be perfect fit and the best that would suit your needs and preference.

In this article, we shall feature another winch brand, Mile Marker. Together we shall discover the good and the bad of their winches.

Mile Marker Electric Winches

In the winch world, when we say electric, it would usually mean that your winch is using battery power for operation. Hence, if you do not want the situation wherein your battery gets drained, then, this is something you should consider when getting an electric winch.

The advantage of getting an electric winch on the other hand is that they are usually very portable and they are easy to install as well. This also means that it would also be easy to remove too.

Mile Marker SEC15(ES) 15,000lb Truck/SUV Electric Winch

This winch comes with a recovering capacity of 15,000 lb. This means that your vehicle must weigh about 10,000 lb or less. It has 3 stage planetary gear system and automatic load holding brake. It also comes with 79′ synthetic rope on an anodized aluminum hawse fairlead which provides smooth recovery process. Though there are two types of rope – synthetic rope and steel cable, the Mile Marker has chosen the synthetic rope for this winch model for several reasons. For one they are very lightweight. In fact, it could float underwater and in case it breaks, you would not have to worry about accidents or severe injury. The only thing that you will have to take note of is the risk of synthetic rope being frayed.

Pros
  • Powerful
  • Lightweight
  • IP68 rated
  • Sealed and protected
  • Detailed manual’s guide
  • Solenoid is multi mounted
  • Marine grade connections remote control plug and sockets
  • Corrosive proof and stainless steel hardware
  • 12′ cable remote control works impressively
Cons:
  • The remote is weird but you could use a plug and play

Mile Marker SEC12(ES) 12000lbs Winch

The Mile Marker SEC12 has the ability to be able to pull anything that comes with a weight of 8000lb and below. This winch is IP68 rated which indicates that this machine is not only waterproof but also dust resistant, mud resistant and snow resistant. In fact, it could be immersed in 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.

This Mile Marker SEC12, comes with a multi-mount feature which you could definitely use with winch bumpers. It runs on a 3-stage planetary gear system, free spooling clutch and automatic load holding brake which would definitely provide you safety. This winch is perfect to be used on trucks and jeeps. It is affordable as well.

Pros:
  • IP68 rated
  • Comes with high-quality solenoid
  • Comes with clockable gear housing
  • Heavy duty 100′ aircraft steel cable
  • 12′ wired remote control
  • Reasonably priced

Mile Marker SEC95(ES) 9,500lb Truck/Jeep/SUV Electric Winch

This winch is similar to the previous winch in this list in terms of performance. The only difference is that this winch comes with a pull loading capacity of 9500 lb. This means you could use this winch at things that weighs 6333 lb and below. Moreover, this winch also comes with 100′ synthetic rope and aircraft cable version. It also has a gear ratio of 296:1 and a 4.8 HP motor.

Pros:
  • IP68 rated
  • Sealed and protected
  • Remote cable
  • Multi mounted solenoid
  • Corrosive proof hardware
  • Powerful
  • Lightweight
  • Comprehensive instruction guide
Cons:
  • It only has wired remote control

Mile Marker PE3.5(ES) 3,500lb ATV/UTV Winch

This electric winch is perfect to be used for towing ATV/UTVs. It comes with a pulling capacity of 3500lb. This means it could be used on anything that weighs about 2333 lb and below. It also comes with a 50′ synthetic rope and goes through aluminum hawse fairlead which provides smooth recovery process. Lastly, it has 3 stage planetary gear and automatic load holding brake system.

Pros:
  • Powerful
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof
  • Comes with both wired and handlebar mounted remote control
  • IP68 rated
  • Sealed with o-ring
  • Comes with clear instructional manual

Mile Marker Hydraulic Winch

Hydraulic winches are quite different from electric winches. They are bigger and are capable of bigger and longer jobs. They do not need battery power for them to be able to work and operate. It would, instead, use your vehicle’s power steering system. In terms of power, durability and efficiency, hydraulic winches are better compared to electric winches.

Mile Marker HI-Series 10,500lb Hydraulic Winch

This winch is considered as a very heavy duty winch. It has a 10,500 lb pulling loading capacity which means it could work on anything that weighs 7000 lb and below. With this type of winch, you will no longer have to worry about draining your vehicle’s battery. Instead, as mentioned earlier, it uses vehicle’s power steering system. This winch has a heavy duty 100′ steel cable and operates through its planetary gear, mechanical brake and spooling feature.

Pros:
  • Heavy duty
  • Durable
  • Powerful
  • Does not drain battery
  • Protected from elements such as water, snow, mud, etc.
  • Corrosion resistant
  • 12′ cabled remote control
  • Independent of solenoid control valve
Cons:
  • Operates slowly

Mile Marker HI Series 9,500 lb Hydraulic Winch

This winch is perfect to be used on anything that weighs about 6000 lb and below. It is very powerful and it could be mounted both front and back of your vehicle. It does not drain your battery and it comes with a 12′ handheld remote.

Pros:
  • Powerful winch
  • Does not drain your battery
  • Has a 12′ remote
  • Element proof
  • Independent from solenoid control valve
  • Corrosion resistant hardware
Cons:
  • You would need to have a 34 series valve adapter

Mile Marker Brand

Mile Marker has been in the industry for thirty years now. Most of their products are waterproof and they also manufacture different winch accessories, recovery gears, jeep accessories, winch replacement parts, hubs and different mounts.

Conclusion

This concludes our article featuring Mile Marker products. We hope that through this article, you were able to get useful information.

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