Regarding T-Max ... according to their Australian site (http://www.t-max.com.au/winches.html)
, "All T-Max winches are designed and tested here in Australia ...". They don't actually claim to manufacturer them. So if they don't make them, where do they come from?
I spent some time on Google and found some information ...
Is the T-Max (Australian) company actually a division of this Chinese T-Max manufacturing company?
Check their logo at the bottom, it's exactly the same as T-Max Winch's.
Another T-Max site has winches, but not the same specs as the winch listed in the test. http://tmaxtools.net/
Search for winch in the drop down.
So are T-Max winches also from China?
Seafarinman posted that Milemarker and Chicago Electric are probably of Chinese origin.
"Thirty-six years ago in the northeast hills of Connecticut, Frank Tolsdorf began manufacturing Superwinch electric winches." Are they still made in the USA or outsourced to China?
Warn is in Oregon with some sort of research occurring in Michigan.
Ramsey appears to be in Oklahoma.
Bulldog is a mystery and their statements vague, so my guess is another Chinese winch. http://www.bulldogwinch.com
Considering all the quality control issues that are appearing in the news lately regarding products made in China, I'm re-considering my plans for a T-Max.