Recently we talked about pulling a large SUV onto a trailer with a come-along. This procedure is highly not recommended. (Read: It sucks.) After a sprained forearm, I came across a method that’s a bit easier on the muscles: a 12V Model 915 trailer winch from Powerwinch.
Powered winchs are normally used for marine applications, but mounting the unit on an auto trailer works just as well. (Some people put their money into a hole in the water, some into a hole in the pavement.)
The winch just needs to be rated for the weight you’re pulling. The 915 is rated to haul 9500 lbs. boats onto a trailer and has a 7500 lb double-line capacity with a speed of 10 FPM — which would be plenty to pull your ride onto any trailer since most cars weigh a great deal less than that.
Hey it’s better than cranking and resetting (and cranking and resetting and cranking and resetting) a come along for an hour.
Street Pricing starts at $510.