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Mile Marker H9000 Hydraulic Winch

Brand: Mile Marker Winches

  • 9,000 lbs rating
  • 100 feet of cable
  • Can be used underwater
  • Planetary gear system
  • Freespooling
  • 12' remote switch

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Mile Marker H9000 Hydraulic Winch

Avg. Customer Rating: (9.5 Stars) Average Customer Rating
Number of Reviews: 6 reviews

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Mile Marker H9000 Hydraulic Winch - Reviews

Customer Rating Heavy Duty Winch
Date: Jun 18, 2011
Reviewer: A User from (Ft. Worth, TX.)
This review is on the 12,000 lb. Mile Marker Hydraulic winch. After many years of using electric winches I wanted to try hydraulics to see if they were as good as they say. I figured all the heavy recovery equipment in the industry use Hydraulic winches for a reason. I was not dissipointed with the Mile Marker winch. Installing was not a problem, I had the lines cut to the length for a neater install. One thing that is also nice about the winch is that you can engage high and low to lock the winch, that is a nice safety mesure when you mount a remote switch in the cab and friends want to toggle the guarded switch and you know what that can do!

The most complaints I here are about the speed but its constant loaded or no load, And the price is higher than the others but I don't think I will ever wear it out. Its a winch you will keep and see service on many 4X4's Its more of a long term investment.
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Customer Rating Mile Marker 10,500lb winch
Date: Jul 18, 2010
Reviewer: A User from (Santa Cruz, CA)
I had this winch on two Jeeps now, an '03 Rubicon SWB, and now an "05 Rubicon Unlimited. I am completely satisfied with this winch and would recommend it.

The one drawback is that this is like a PTO winch - the engine has to be running to use it. Why that is considered OK for a PTO winch but somehow bad for a hydraulic winch is beyond me. If I'm in a situation where I might roll over I most likely am wheeling with friends who have winches too. In fact, I've only used this once to recover myself, every other time was to help someone else. (isn't that the way it usually is on the trail?).

The winch is high quality and does what they claim for it. I think the real question is whether you buy an electric or hydraulic winch. A hydraulic runs cool under load so you can pull as long as you need, and puts a minimal load on the electrical system (2 amps max.) An electric winch can pull as much as 300 - 400 amps under load, so you should upgrade your electrical system to dual batteries and 125 ~ 150 amp alternator. (even so, you will kill your battery if you winch long enough). Electric winches get very hot under load so you should only run them for a short time then let them cool off. Warn recommends one minute on and 9 minutes off - hope you can get pulled free in that one minute!

The high heat is also a problem for winch ropes. Warn recommends their winch rope which has a high temperature section at the beginning where it first wraps around the drum, then a stronger but less heat resistant section. Since hydraulic winches don't get hot, this is not a problem.

I've pulled a Toyota Land Cruiser up a 85 ~ 90 ft steep hill in one long steady pull. An electric would have had to stop and cool several times to accomplish the same thing.

As for speed - I have a high speed for light loads that is faster than any electric winch I've seen, and a low speed for full pulling power. Using a snatch block doubles the pulling power and cuts the line speed in half, so it's like I have a four-speed winch! An electric may be faster to start, but under load slows down, my hydraulic pulls the same speed under load or empty.

I think if people knew the advantages of hydraulic winches instead of listening to the hype from companies that only make electrics, you'd see a lot more of then on the trails. Every time I've used mine with a group on the trail, the others come away impressed with what a hydraulic winch can do.

One final note: The army replaced their electric winches on their Hummers with MileMarker hydraulic winchs. The army grunts were burning up the electrics.......
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Customer Rating 1 year later....still a great winch!
Date: Oct 17, 2009
Reviewer: A User from (Apple Valley, CA)
I've really used this winch over the last year....not often, but HARD. It's still a MULE! I'm talking some 80' pulls up some crazy stuff, a 2500 Cummings Ram over rocks up a steep hill, there is nothing this winch will not do! My only complaint is that the hoses could be shorter,(my power steering makes more noise, not a lot more, but it's there)The two speed feature has come in handy a few can make a QUICK recovery on a Rhino or a Quad dumped on the bottom of a canyon, upright a rool over FAST!, and "help" a truck up a steep rocky trail without the truck rolling over your cable...cable recovery speed is FAST in high gear! Great winch!!!!!!!!!
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Customer Rating Why do they make electric winches?
Date: Mar 22, 2008
Reviewer: A User from (Apple Valley, CA.)
OK, I have to be honest; this winch has NOT saved my ass yet, only had it for 2 months, but I have played with it, and compaired it to buddies elec. winches,its a different world. It just PULLS. The same speed, no cool down, the thing is a MULE! Could not be happier. Time will tell, but so far, I see no advantage to an elec. winch. Its on the light side for a 9000 lb. winch, I like the looks of it,(NO LOOKS!) bling free, if somthing changes, I will be the first one to scream crap, but so far, GREAT WINCH!!!!
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Customer Rating Makes electric winches seem pathetic
Date: Dec 13, 2005
Reviewer: A User from (West Palm Beach, FL)
Florida, Land of swamps, mud, everglades and alligators. I have a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and use it as a daily driver. It is completely stock, except for some Shrockworks sliders, a Hanson Enterprises bumper and now, a Mile Marker 10500 lb Hydraulic winch. I decided to get a winch after getting hopelessly stuck and having to call a friend to come and bail me out.

The decision to get a hydraulic winch was pretty much a no brainer. You see, because Florida has so much mud and water, well, electric doesn't mix well with water. In addition, when you get stuck in the mud, it's not like pulling yourself off of a boulder. You might have a LONG way to pull yourself before you get unstuck. In addition, the suction of mud can put a tough strain on the winch and cable. The only down side to the Hydraulic winches are the installation, right? I have to disagree. I can't imagine that I could have installed an electric winch any faster.

When my friend bailed me out, he used a Warn electric winch that resides on the front of his Ford F150. Interestingly enough, after he pulled me out for a distance of about 10 feet, the wiring at his battery terminal caught on fire. Yes, the winch was bogged down the whole time, but it shouldn't matter, right?

Okay, the Mile Marker Hydraulic winches are waterproof and can be used under water. How awesome is that for my environment? In addition, the amount of work done by the engine to power the winch is minimal and extremely efficient. Figure it this way: If a winch is rated at 5 HP, then after losing the energy through heat and whatnot, you may be getting 2 HP to the drum. Now, I know my Jeep's engine makes way more than 2 HP and the Hydraulic winch is far more efficient to the tune of about 95 percent (I don't remember the exact figure, so I'm guessing here). Plus, it doesn't get hot. The only down side is that the engine has to be running to power the winch. For me, that's not a big deal.

So, I got the winch. The instructions were so vague, I thought they sucked. It turns out that the winch is so easy to install, that the vague instructions are adequate. Basically, it's this easy: A hose usually runs from the power steering pump to the steering gearbox. You unhook this connection and run the hose from the power steering pump to the winch and then another hose from the winch to the gearbox. Then, just run a power wire to the battery. And you are done. Now, of course there is more to it than that, but just trivial stuff. I think that most people are a little intimidated by messing with anything more than their battery.

After the Mile Marker Hydraulic winch was installed, I decided that the amount of hose provided by Mile Marker was much too long. In fact, I think there is a 6-foot hose and a 7-foot hose. I stopped by a local Hydraulic line repair shop and had one of the hoses cut. I now have a 1' hose that runs from the winch to the gearbox, and a 2' hose that runs from the power steering pump to the steering box. When I had the long length of hose, the power steering pump made more noise than normal. Now that the hose has been shortened and run in a more inline manner, there is no more noise.

After I preloaded the cable, it was time to test it out! I tested the winch out by removing a tree stump in my yard and straighten up some leaning palm trees that had been pushed over from the Hurricane. The tree stump was in pretty good and I chocked all four wheels of my jeep. I sat in the Jeep to hold the brake, even with my foot mashed to the floor, the winch pulled me and the chocks along the yard. After I was satisfied the winch wasn't going to fly off of the bumper, it was time to do it for real.

I went to Corbett, an 80,000 acre Water Management area, and hit some trails.. Now, the Rubicon, with lockers, will go though some really sloppy stuff. It took me a long time to find anything to get myself stuck in. When I finally found the right place, it was bad. Real bad. The Jeep sunk to the rocker panels in this sticky, jelly-like rut of mud. The rut was made from the swamp buggies in the area, the belly of the Jeep was mushed in the mess and I feared that I would never get it out. The worst part is, the closest tree was about 95 feet away with the deep mud filled trench spanning the length. Using a Mile Marker tree protector and a D Ring, I ran the cable all the way out, leaving about 4 wraps on the drum. It just made it. I took up the slack using the high gear. I then switched over to low gear and began to pull myself. The Jeep was pulled about 10 feet, the winch didn't even strain. Then I realized that the wheels weren't turning. Holy crap! I pulled the Jeep 10 feet in the stickiest mud I've ever been in and the wheels weren't even moving. Nice! I put the Jeep in Neutral and finished winching myself another 60 feet, to where I could actually drive. The Winch was pulling on the third and forth layer of cable without a single problem. If that wasn't enough, the bumper was plowing the mud, water and mud covering the winch.

Am I happy with the decision to go with a Mile Marker Hydraulic winch? Darned right I am! I don't think an electric winch would have gotten me out of the jam I was in. And if it would, it wouldn't have in the amount of time that the Mile Marker did. I forgot to mention that no matter what the load, a Hydraulic winch doesn't slow down until it stalls. This is vastly different from an electric winch, which completely CRAWLS under load. For my conditions, I'll never use anything other than a Mile Marker Hydraulic Winch!
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Customer Rating Pulls all day
Date: Oct 29, 2004
Reviewer: A User from (Marthas Vineyard)
Installed on TJ in '01, no problems. Light, fast, draws about 5 amps, about the same price as Warn 9000, much heavier cable on Milemarker.
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