I am looking into getting a hi-lift extreme 48" jack in the near future. I have been doing some looking around and watching some videos on them. I don't do a whole lot of wheeling at the moment with my truck but it is becoming something I like to do more and more often. My question is about the winching capability of the hi-lifts. I know you can winch with them and that they are rated to 7000 lbs. will that be enough to get me out of trouble? I eventually plan on buying/building a set of bumpers for my truck but I don't plan on buying a winch. I don't have the money and don't really want the extra weight.
Just looking for some input from anyone who has used their hi-lift for pulling and winching.