Engo E9000 Winch Review

Written by Stan Attles | Comment Now »

An off-road trip isn’t really complete without having to winch your ride free. Don’t have a winch yet, the Engo E9000 needs to be on your list. It is an extremely affordable option for the off-roader looking for value in their next winch purchase.

Engo E9000 Winch Review

The Engo E9000 winch is the economical choice for all your winch needs.

Engo is a based out of Vancouver, WA and while they have over 50 years of experience building winches, they are really a new and upcoming company. Started by Drew Aho formerly Director and COO of Mile Marker winches, they are using what they call a “highly flexible business model” to develop a variety of winch products for off-roaders needs. Aho has plenty of experience in the winch business following in his Dad’s footsteps. Engo says that its goal is to provide the “best innovation, quality, value and service in the industry.”

Product Features
The Engo E9000 winch has many of features common in other, more expensive winches like a 5.5 HP Series Wound Motor,  three-stage planetary gear train, automatic load-holding brake, rugged hand remote, freespooling, power In and Out, stainless steel fasteners and a standard 4 Way Galvanized Roller Fairlead.

The winch features:

  • Rated Line Pull – 9,000 lb. (4090kg)
  • Motor – 5.5 HP, Series Wound
  • Gearing – 3-Stage Planetary
  • Gear Ratio – 235:1
  • Brake – Automatic Load Holding
  • Clutch – Free Spooling
  • Fairlead  – Heavy Duty Roller
  • Cable or Rope – Wire 21/64″ x 92′ (8.3mm x 28m)
  • Net Weight – 85 lb. (38kg)
  • Dimensions – Length x Width x Height, 21.9″ x 6.3″ x 8.7″ (555mm x 161mm x 222mm)
  • Drum Dimensions – Diameter 2.5″ (63mm) x Length 8.8″ (224mm)
  • Mounting Bolt Pattern – 10″ x 4.5″ (254mm x 114.3mm)

Performance
Priced at only $329.99 it is one of the lower priced winches available when compared to the $1,000+ prices of the Warn 9.5 XP winch and Superwinch EPi9.0. That doesn’t mean it is significantly worse in terms of performance. Many users have found that it does a comparable job and holds up rather well. It also doesn’t heat up very much and the drum free-spool’s very easily when the clutch is engaged versus the harder to spool Warn and Superwinch.

The Engo E9000 was also voted the Best Value winch by Four Wheeler Magazine and placed fourth during a massive multi-winch test conducted by that same magazine. The winch comes with a limited lifetime warranty on mechanical components with a 1-Year warranty on electrical components.

After all is said and done, the Engo E9000 is a very comparable winch for the money. It performs well, is durable and has a very friendly price. If you are looking for a quality winch without spending a fortune, the Engo E900 might be the winch for you.

Engo E9000 Winch Review3.75Stan Attles2012-03-18 06:11:28An off-road trip isn’t really complete without having to winch your ride free. Don’t have a winch yet, the Engo E9000 is an extremely affordable option.

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