Thanks for all of the advice in picking a winch for my trailer. I settled on a Bad Land 2500 pound winch. It came the other day and I finally had the time to do a little fab work and test it. I never thought the cable roller guide would not be attached to the winch so I had to make something to mount it on. The whole unit is mounted on a piece of channel and simply pins around the upright on the trailer sides. The weight of the winch keeps it in place. When I'm done with it, I simply pull the pin and put the whole assembly in the trailer box. I tested it tonight by pulling the Satoh up onto the trailer. I hoped I could just use my jumper cables but they are too short. I used my jumper box and it worked great. Didn't even drain a lot of power so I should get several pulls from a charge if I have to. Here are the pics.
The pin mounting set up.
The weak point now is the trailer rail. It was moving pretty good when the tractor hit the bottom of the ramp. Aside from the Massey, this was the heaviest tractor I will trailer and the winch worked like a champ. The wireless remote is really nice too. This winch does have power out as well which could come in handy. The only thing it doesn't have is the manual back up crank. Seems to be a nice winch for the money.
Edited by David Brown, June 02, 2014 - 07:45 PM.