Finally drug my "patio" winch out and did some work on it to make sure that it worked. I traded for this winch a long time ago and have never tested, mounted or done anything to it. It did it's best holding down the concrete of my patio for years. I was happy to learn that it works well and doesn't even leak oil (yet). The motivation for the work was my friend getting stuck in the snow in Moab and his winch not working and I had to do the trail repair, My wife wanted to know where my winch was!