If your already carrying a hi-lift why not use that for winching, carrying a drag chain must be better than a 2x hub winches + cable or plasma rope.
Better still get a tirfor, has to be safer than any hub winch.
They seem like a good idea in theory, but I can imagine in practice they must be a pain in the arse. I could think of anything worse than being bogged to the ares in deep mud or ruts, then try to mount a winch to 2 wheels, just does`nt seem practical in a real life situation.
Maybe I`m missing something.
An aussie escaped from london, now in Dubai.