My 24vdc Sherpa winch has very little use on it....very very little. I pull firewood with cables on the back pintle hitch. Today, for the 3rd time I needed to winch around a stump and the winch quit working before I even got the cable slack out. I drove back with about 12 feet of cable wrapped around my bumper and proceeded to remove the control cables off the motor. the ground bolt on the bottom, drained water when removed.