Originally Posted by corsair23
Certainly not on there fresh from the factory. I've never had a new winch so maybe the cable doesn't come spooled on "
i've had three new winches and on every one, the cable was spooled uniformly and tightly, held with a very heavy rubber band. it is possible he took the band off or it broke, the cable will unspool in that situation, but that looks very unspooled. also looks like the solenoid box may have been mounted (i'm looking at the two screw holes on the bottom of the bracket). could be just the picture, but the eyelet looks scuffed too. as jeff said, cable wouldn't be attached to winch, neither would the box.
are you sure he said never mounted? maybe it was mounted, but never used.