The picture of this puller is deceiving....it is ONE HUGE puller. It must weigh in around 20 pounds..I don't remember, but it's big. The cable is, I believe, 3/8" (maybe 5/16"), and the handle uses compound leverage to obtain the required amount of force necessary for the 3 ton capacity. It has a relatively short length of cable. The use of a snatch/pulley to double the pulling force, as can be used on smaller pullers, probably wouldn't be used with this, unless you're pulling a house off it's foundation. It works quite well, although somewhat stiff (maybe just new), and the retrieval rate is somewhat slow. It is very well built (Maasdam is), and will last a lifetime. Not something you would have in your trunk for emergencies, unless you didn't want much of anything else in there as well. An excellent puller for the big big jobs.