Thanks for your concerns,,,,,,,,,,we installed this winch as per given specification and instruction by the manufacture Ramsey company. Quality wise steel plates and welding work is very heavy duty and it can take load up to 12000 lbs.
most of peoples are using regular winches which are 6000 lbs to 8000 lbs capacity and their body volume is small, and it takes less space for installation, in our case this winch is big and capacity is 12000 lbs it took some extra space, hence visually it's looks different.
However I appreciate your concerns, and need experts advise in future. Because it's help me to learn more.