The Superwinch Terra was designed, engineered and tested by Superwinch in the USA . Superwinch believed they could build a winch that walks the fine line of incredible value and incredible performance. The result is Terra, one amazing winch. The heavy duty permanent magnet motor includes larger diameter wire within the winding (nearly twice as thick as the competition) and sealed bearings at both ends of the motor (the competition only uses one bearing and a cheap bushing on the opposite end). The highest horsepower/torque and lowest amperage draw in the industry, pulls more weight longer and faster in deep mud and water, and puts the least amount of drain on the battery. A rugged, all-steel planetary gear set is strong enough for the largest loads and is standard in all Superwinch Terra winches. Terra gears are 2X as wide as the nearest competitor. These all-star gears provide more torque and longer life. Superwinch synthetic ropes are genuine AmSteel-Blue with Samthane, a special coating to help resist abrasion. The raw material in AmSteel-Blue is made from genuine Dyneema SK-75 HMPE fiber, "which is the worlds strongest fiber made by Samson Rope Technologies. AmSteel-Blue is a torque-free 12-strand single braid that yields the maximum in strength-to-weight ratio and, size for size, is the same strength as steel - yet it floats. AmSteel-Blue outlasts wire 3:1, making it an excellent wire rope replacement. It has extremely low stretch and superior flex fatigue and wear resistance. Average strength is 5,400 lbs. and minimum strength is 4,900 lbs. Elastic elongation is only 0.96% at 30% of the break strength. All Terra winches come standard with a steel drum specifically designed to withstand the rigors of synthetic rope (a Superwinch Exclusive) and are available with synthetic rope and a blue anodized aluminum hawse engraved with the Superwinch logo.