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Massive Winch Buyer's Guide

Winch Hook
Jason Gonderman
| Contributor
Posted April 1, 2010

All You Ever Wanted To Know About 6,000- TO 12,000-Pound Winches

There comes a time in every wheeler's life when he must make that all-important plunge into winch ownership. But how do you know which winch is for you? There are so many brands and models available with all sorts of options and widgets that it gets confusing very fast.

Life is about to get a little simpler. We have compiled one of the greatest winch buyer's guides known to man. By using this guide you will be able to quickly compare stats on some of the top brands and models today.

A quick note before you set off to compare winches. This guide is meant to be only that, a guide, not the end-all, be-all of winch information. Some brands are missing data that others have. Why? It simply wasn't available at press time. Due to fluctuating prices we have also chosen to leave prices off; you will have to look them up on your own. And lastly, choose wisely. A winch's quality is not always evident by its stats. This is not an area you want to go cheap on.

MANUFACTURER (CONTACT INFO) MODEL DESCRIPTION PART NUMBER RATED LINE PULL (LB) MOTOR CONTROL GEAR TRAIN GEAR RATIO CLUTCH BRAKE WIRE ROPE (DIAXLENGTH, INXFT) DRUM (DIAXLENGTH, INXIN) BATTERY LEADS (GAUGEXFT) OVERALL DIMENSIONS (LXWXH, IN) MOUNTING BOLT PATTERN (IN) WEIGHT (LB) WARRANTY LINE PULL (LB) LINE SPEED (FT/MIN) CURRENT (A)
BLACK MOUNTAIN www.blackmountainsuspension.com 972.941.0640 8,000-pound BM8000S 8,000 12V DC 1.8hp permanent magnet N/A N/A 210:1 N/A N/A 5/16x95 2.5x9 N/A 20.9x7.1x6.9 N/A 68.3 N/A 0 13.0 50
2,000 11.0 100
4,000 9.0 180
6,000 6.0 230
8,000 4.3 350
BULLDOG WINCHES www.bulldogwinch.com 623.581.0121 6,000-pound Truck Winch 10004 6,000 12V DC 1.87hp permanent magnet Remote, handheld w/12ft lead 3-stage planetary 307:1 Freespooling Automatic load hold 9/32x85 2.5x5.26 2x6 16.9x6.3x8.6 6.5x4.5 52.8 1 year limited 0 10.0 30
2,000 7.5 120
4,000 4.9 210
6,000 2.9 320
9,500-pound Truck Winch 10002 9,500 12V DC 5.5hp series wound Remote, handheld w/12ft lead 3-stage planetary 265:1 Freespooling Automatic load hold 21/64x100 2.5x8.8 1x6 21.7x6.3x8.6 10x4.5 84 1 year limited 0 24.6 80
2,000 14.4 180
4,000 10.6 240
6,000 8.5 280
8,000 7.0 330
9,500 6.4 380
12,000-pound Truck Winch 10003 12,000 12V DC 6.0hp series wound Remote, handheld w/12ft lead 3-stage planetary 265:1 Freespooling Automatic load hold 3/8x90 2.5x8.8 1x6 21.7x6.3x8.6 10x4.5 90 1 year limited 0 21.3 65
2,000 11.5 126
4,000 9.4 175
6,000 7.9 230
8,000 6.5 280
10,000 5.8 355
12,000 4.4 400
CHICAGO ELECTRIC www.harborfreight.com 800.388.3000 8,000-pound 40764-4VGA 8,000 12V DC 4.1hp Remote, handheld w/12ft lead 3-stage planetary 210:1 Freespooling Automatic load hold 5/16x95 2.5 N/A 21.9x6x6.8 1-x4.5 106 N/A 0 13.0 N/A
2,000 11.0
6,000 6.0
8,000 4.5
10,000-pound 91905-1VGA 10,000 12V DC 4.8hp Remote, handheld w/12ft lead 3-stage planetary 294:1 Freespooling Automatic load hold 3/8x100 2.64 N/A 21.9x6.6.8 10x4.5 84 N/A 2,000 6.56 N/A
4,000 6.23
6,000 4.92
8,000 4.26
10,000 3.28
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