The Bush Winch Is One Gadget We Can All Get Behind
No wiring, mounting or modifications required.
When you are stuck out in the woods or in the mud, you will do just about anything to break free. However, some people don't want to attach a winch to their truck or don't want to drag their car along the terrain. Fortunately, there is an alternative that offers the same recovery benefits, the Bush Winch.
Designed to easily attach to the wheel bolts of any vehicle (2WD, 4WD or AWD), the Bush Winch uses the vehicle's drivetrain to pull itself out of any hairy situation. As you can see in the video below, the Bush Winch depends on an anchor point and a solid connection to any wheel on the vehicle. Once hooked up, operators lightly get on the gas to cause the winch to spool up the rope. When angled correctly, the Bush Winch appears to pull the vehicle forward without any sense of dragging or frame damage. The $435 device can winch 14,765 pounds when using the high-strength rope and and multiple anchor points thanks to the use of a bridle kit. The bridle kit essentially removes the worry of pulling from one side an possibly messing up the alignment.
Obviously, with different types of devices like the Bush Winch comes praise and skepticism. We would love to hear your thoughts on this device, especially if you own one.