Bought this to winch tree roots out. It works perfectly, but is a little fiddly to use, and only has a short operating length, so if one needs a long pull, you need to secure the load, reset the wire, and re winch. For longer pulls a block and tackle might suffice, but they are not as neat and compact as this device. It lives in the back of my 4x4 ready for use.
For the cost and specification, it does what it should. Would buy it again.