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Superwinch S5000 High Performance Utility Winch, 5K

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Superwinch Winches - 1450200

Superwinch S5000 12v Winch with Roller Fairlead


  • Powers Load IN and OUT
    • Includes Freespooling Clutch for Fast Wire Rope Payout
  • Weather Resistant Motor Housing
  • High Efficiency Low Amp Draw Motor
  • Roller Fairlead - greatly reduces wear and strain on the wire rope by eliminating rubbing
  • Circuit Breaker Protected
  • Durable Handheld Remote Switch on 30' Lead
  • Mechanical and Dynamic Brake
  • Commercial Grade Integrally Mounted Sealed Contactor
  • Optional Wireless Remote Available


  • Rated Line Pull (single line): 5,000 lbs.
  • Motor: 2.1 hp
  • Gearing: Differential Planetary
  • Gear Ratio: 159:1
  • Freespooling Clutch: Lever Action
  • Braking: Mechanical and Dynamic
  • Wire Rope: 1/4" x 50' with Latched Hook
  • Switching Method: 30' Rubber Handheld Remote
  • Switching Mechanism: Commercial Grade Contactor
  • Dimensions: 15.1" long x 8.7" deep x 6.0" high
  • Installation Wires: 54" Long

The most popular performance trailer winch on the market is race-proven, has a powerful motor, an integrated sealed switching solenoid, and handheld remote. Being fully enclosed also helps keep the weather out.


Recommended Accessories:
  • Accessory Kit with Leather Gloves (1554)
  • Pulley Block (229A)
  • Mounting System for either truck or trailer
    • Wiring Installation Kit: Truck (2007, 1520 or 2008) and Trailer (1520 or 2008)
    • Front or Rear Mount Trailer Hitch with Mounting Plate (2055)


S5000 Close-up of the hand-held remote switch

S5000 Close-up of the freespooling switch. Simply lift up on the lever to disengage. S5000

1450200 Superwinch S5000 High Performance Utility Winch, 5K

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Video Transcript for Superwinch S5000 Winch Installation

Today we are going to install part number 1450200 from Superwinch their S5000 winch. Our first steps involved is basically we measured out our trailer on the inside dimensions that comes out to 79 inches exactly so we just divided that in half and came out with the center point which is about right here. Just make the mark right here and it is a little off from the ribs so put it to right smack dab in the center. Being off 1/ 4 inch is not going to hurt anything. 00:32

The next step involved is reinforce the bottom of the trailer bed itself. In this case we took it to a weld shop and had them weld an additional aluminum plate underneath our trailer to give it just a little more stability. That way when the winch is underloaded it does not twist out of the bed of the trailer. Next we will show you the attachment points to the winch itself. It only uses these two bolt holes right here, that is the center of the drum itself so that is why we are going to put this in the center of our trailer. One other thing we have to do is the bolt holes are right below the drum itself. You can not see them straight down because the cable is in the way so what we are going to have to do is basically pull out most of the cable to get a straight shot to see the hole through. 01:11

All right I pulled the cable out of the winch. Pull up this lever here and that makes the winch free spooling at that point. Just keep pulling it all out. Take the cover off. It just pops off on one side and it slides off the other. You can see that the bolt hole is in a straight shot now. All right we have got our center mark here and we will just line up our bolt holes and we are going to push it all the way forward and then we are just going to take a long drill bit and we are just going to use that to mark out our holes. Then take the winch out of the way and then we will start up a 1/ 4 inch bit and then follow up with a 3/ 8 bit. We are satisfied for fit here however some applications bolts will be long enough, some it will not be. In our case we had to go get longer bolts. 01:57

After that we are going to need to find a place to run our cables. Now our battery is going to be kept in our tool box so basically we are going to drill a one inch access hole and install a grommet so we can run our cables in to it. So move the winch out of the way and drill out our hole. Install a little grommet here. We will put our cables in one at a time. It is going to be a tight fit but we kind of wanted it that way to keep everything as weather proof as possible. It might be a good idea to put a little bit of lubricant to help push them through if necessary. Lets put our winch back into place. At this point we can start bolting down our winch to the deck. We will put our hardware on from below. This is where it helps to have an extra set of hands. Get one person to crank down on it and one person to hole the wrench. We are in our tool box now. We will add a battery box to the inside. We are going to put it in the corner just like this and we will just run some bolts, 3/ 8 bolts, down through the bottom to keep everything in place. Make sure you leave it enough away from the side that you have room to put your lid on and we are just going to take our battery box and we are just going to attach it straight to our tool box. Since it is such a light object we are working with, drill this one out to the larger size and then we will put some hardware in there to hole everything still while we drill out our second hole. Put our lid on one more time. Position it the way we want it and tighten it down as needed. Lets double check the lid. That will work just fine. 04:13

Then we will just install our battery. Take the cables and push them back behind the battery box a little bit. We will note what we have got here. We have got a negative and that will go to black and the positive will go to red. On the end of our positive cable we are going to install this bank of circuit breakers and they are just going to nut and bolt together. Now take the bank of circuit breakers and just bolt that to our positive terminal. We will remove our ground cover and hook up our ground cable to that. This is the simple basic hook up right here. No external power, just the battery itself. The strap for the box too. That is our basic electrical hook up for our power supply. We have got this setup we will show you how the winch works at this point. All right make sure the drum is engaged. Now lets plug in our control and lets give it a shot and reel up the cables. It looks like our install is a success. Lets put our cover back on the drum. Slide it on the one pin and snap it over the other and put it into place and we are finished. With that, that will finish our very basic install of part number 1450200 from Superwinch.

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Superwinch S5000 High Performance Utility Winch, 5K - 1450200

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Superwinch S5000 12v Winch with Roller Fairlead

- 1450200

by: Mike06/09/2015

Very happy with my winch, receiver, and connector. I fabricated my own hitch mounted winch and battery tray and appreciate etrailer's wiring diagrams to keep it charged. 201947

- 1450200

by: Todd A06/12/2015

Excellent service ,fast delivery , Great costumer service, I have made several purchases from E Trailer and the comments above hold true for all orders . 202727

- 1450200

by: Patrick02/21/2015

Excellent product, was very easy to install in my car hauler. 175524

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by: dennis b10/28/2013

awesome 105542


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  • Recommended Battery Size to Power Superwinch S5000 High Performance Utility Winch
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  • Does the Superwinch S5000 Winch Include a Circuit Breaker
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  • How Long Can Superwinch S5000 Winch Run Before it Needs to Cool Down
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  • Can a Battery for an Electric Winch be Mounted Inside an Enclosed Trailer
  • You can put a battery inside the trailer but you would want to place it in a box of some kind since batteries have gases and chemicals in them. We have different battery boxes depending on the size you will need. I have included a link to them for you. You can run a wire to get a maintenance charge via the 12 volt circuit in the trailer wiring. However, it will not charge up the battery. The wiring is too small and most vehicle alternators are not strong enough to push back the amperage...
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  • How to Charge an S5000 Winch Battery on an Enclosed Trailer
  • You could definitely use the 12v power lead on your 7-Way plug to maintain the S5000 winch battery. The S5000 winch would be part # 1450200 on our web site. When your 7-Way was installed, the power lead wire, which is usually black or red, should have had a 40amp circuit breaker installed, so you should not need additional fuses. This would be true especially if the connector was installed at the factory. Starting your truck would not overload the wiring as long as it is protected...
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  • Recommend Winch To Pull 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air Onto a Trailer
  • With the weight of the car plus the incline up the trailer, I would recommend going with a higher capacity winch. Even though your 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is a rolling load, the incline on the trailer will make for more resistance. I would recommend going with a higher capacity winch like the Superwinch S5000 Electric Trailer Winch, part # 1450200, which has a 5,000 lb capacity. For powering part # 1450200 you can either connect the winch to a battery on the trailer or use Trailer...
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  • How to Remove Plastic Housing on the S4000 Trailer Winch for Quick Disconnect Wiring
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  • Hitch Receiver Needed on Trailer to Use Superwinch Hitch Mounted Winch Plate # SW2055
  • To the best of my knowledge, the trailer in our video came from the factory with the hitch receiver option. This is not something that we installed here at etrailer but I do have good news. We have a solution for adding a hitch receiver to a trailer. Take a look at the 6 Inch Combo Bar with 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, # E-9. Just have a qualified welder weld this to your trailer and you can now mount the Superwinch S5000 High Performance Utility Winch, # 1450200, and the Superwinch...
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  • How Long Can the Superwinch # 1450200 Run Before Needing to Cool Off
  • I checked with Superwinch and for the winch part # 1450200 they state Remember, the winch is for intermittent use only. During long or heavy pulls the motor will get hot. For pulling at rated capacity, allow motor to cool after 20 seconds of “On” time. At loads less than 50% of rated capacity, allow to cool after 2 minutes of “On” time. KEEP THE ENGINE RUNNING TO RECHARGE THE BATTERY during this break.
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  • How to Determine If Winch Has Sufficient Capacity for Pulling 5000 Kilogram Load
  • A winch's capacity varies depending on how it is used - on level ground or on an incline - and on how many layers of wire rope will be on the winch drum. For your reference I have linked you to an article concerning winches that explains in detail how these factors affect winch capacity. Since your load is 5000-Kg (or 11,000-lbs) you will want to carefully select a winch that has enough capacity based on the load and the manner in which you will use it. You may need to use a pulley block...
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  • Winch Wiring Kit Recommendation for a Superwinch S5000 Winch # 1450200
  • I have a solution for you, but the Superwinch Wiring Kit part # SW1520 that you referenced is for winches with up to a 4k capacity. Since the S5000 part # 1450200 has a 5k capacity you would instead want the wiring kit part # SW2008. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Electric Winch Recommendations For Race Car Trailer
  • If you are planning on using the winch for a rolling load like a car, the 8,500 winch like part # 2401A could certainly handle the load but may be more winch than what is needed. This winch has a 4.2 hp motor, and 5/16 inch wire rope that is 150 ft long. This winch is typically used on applications like flat bed tow trucks. Mounting plates are normally fabricated for this winch. This winch has a frespooling clutch, and power in and out load. This also has a hand held remote switch. I have...
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  • Recommended Winch to Load 4,600 LB Classic Car onto Enclosed Car Trailer
  • My personal recommendation would be for the Superwinch S5000 High Performance Utility Winch, # 1450200. This winch is most popular performance trailer winch on the market and offers a powerful motor, integrated sealed switching solenoid, handheld remote, and has a rolling load capacity of 5,784 lbs at a 45 degree angle. I have attached a short video for you.
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  • Winch for Boat Trailer Application to Pull 6200-lb Boat
  • A winch's capacity will increase when used with a pulley set-up such as what you are describing. Also, if you were to add roller bunks to your trailer, such as Dutton-Lainson Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunk # DL21741, you would further increase your winch's effective capacity by reducing drag. The linked article includes lots of information on winch ratings and capacities.
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