At the Mud Nationals we noticed two particular items on most machines that we came across. The first was a good snorkel kit, and the second was a winch. Almost everywhere we went in the swamps, there were people either pulling or being pulled out with one because that was the only way to get out of the thick slop. The Gorilla 3000-pound XTR series winch is perfect for most ATV or side-by-side applications with its great pulling power, steel synthetic rope, waterproof motor and both a handlebar thumb switch or 10-foot corded remote. One of the best features of these winches is the limited lifetime warranty, which not many places offer these days. The MSRP is $628.99, but at the time of writing this, it was advertised at $223.99.
Gorilla Winch: www.gorillawinches.com; 1-888-657-9997