Originally Posted by oldred
I'm pretty sure most everyone already knows not to use this type of winch for lifting (even the more expensive ones) but it is worth mentioning anyway. These things are for pulling "dead" loads only and should NEVER be used to lift or pull any load that will fall or spring suddenly when tension is released. There have been a lot of accidents attributed to using these for lifting but still they are used for that purpose by some people anyway, doing so is a dangerous undertaking!
I hate those things.. I'v used them before, but even there intended purpose there a pain to use... actually had to 'sling' the C6 with 1 to get the engine/ trans off the truck. it actually slipped a couple times letting it down. But that's what I had and it did work for that