I know 4 strokes are reliable, but sleds still break and need to be loaded up for repair. This happened to me early in the life of our first 1200 - broken clutch spring. Luckily, I had some strong friends that helped drag it up the ramp and on the trailer.
I wanted to be more prepared in the future, because if it happened when just the wife and I were riding, there is no way I could load a dead sled. So I picked up a cheap atv winch and mounting plate from harbor freight. I was thinking of bolting it on the trailer and making jumper cables to power it. Long story short, I came up with this portable winch idea.
The chain can be attached to the trailer OR the sled. The jump pack powers the winch. Winch can be positioned on either side of the trailer. It's portable so I can use it on friends sleds and their trailers by using tow straps or D rings.
Edited by DanQ, 14 January 2021 - 03:47 PM.