No, not at all. The Lewis Winch only weighs 22 pounds without the cable. Our portable winch is a heavy-duty winch built to pull 8,000 pounds. So although it's made for tough jobs and it feels very sturdy, it is still light enough to carry anywhere you need to go, especially into areas where even an off road atv cannot travel. The Lewis Winch is made from a super strong aluminum alloy to take the punishment as an industrial atmosphere and yet it is a light weight portable winch. The Lewis Winch comes with a 150 feet of galvanized aircraft cable. If you wish to lighten your load a little, just cut off some cable as most people don't use the full 150 feet anyway.