On open-reel models, fingers can get caught in cable as it is reeled in, and any frayed strands can cause cuts. Protects cable, so it is not exposed to the elements, which accelerates wear and rusting. User can pay out load in neutral and still control it with clutch mechanism.A planetary gear system generates much more heat, and draws more amps from the power source. Because the motor and gears are attached directly to the spool, the heat build-up from running the winch transfers directly to the drum and cable. In contrast, the StrongArm winchs spur gear system is much more efficient, it gives off less heat and draws fewer amps. NOTE-- THIS WINCH IS BUILT FOR HORIZONTAL PULLING. FOR VERTICAL LIFTING APPLICATIONS, WE RECOMMEND ORDERING A WINCH WITH NO CLUTCH INSTALLED. Any other means of Communication will not be read. The item "Dutton Lainson 24870 SA9000 12V 3000 Lb Electric Winch 7598" is in sale since Tuesday, July 19, 2011. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Boat Parts\Trailer Parts". The seller is "nuway57" and is located in 29202. This item can be shipped worldwide.