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Recommendation for An Electric Trailer Winch to Pull Cars onto a Car Hauler


Recommendation for An Electric Trailer Winch to Pull Cars onto a Car Hauler

Question:

What would be the best pull capacity for a winch to pull cars onto a car trailer?

asked by: Bob


Expert Reply:

I recommend the Superwinch S3000, # 1430200 or the Superwinch S4000, # 1440200. The GP 3000 has a rolling load capacity of 3,850 pounds at a 45 degree angle. The S4000 has a rolling load capacity of 5,784 pounds at a 45 degree angle. These capacities can be doubled with a pulley block, # SW2229A, and double line operation. I have included links to the installation details for each of the winches below

For powering either of these trailer winches, I recommend the Winch Trailer Wiring Kit for up to 4K Winches, # SW1520. It will includes all the necessary wiring and connectors to wire the winch to the tow vehicle battery.

Mount your winch in a location that will allow it to pull the car completely on the trailer and keeps the winch cable from contacting the trailer bed and frame when pulling the vehicle up onto the car trailer. I have included links to some FAQ articles on electric winches for you as well.

expert reply by: Michael H


Michael H


Products Referenced in This Question

Superwinch S3000 High Performance Electric Winch


Superwinch S3000 High Performance Electric Winch

1430200

Retail:$634.71

Price:$399.95

Product Summary:

Electric Trailer Winch

Planetary Gear

Automatic

1.3 Horsepower

Product Specs:

Wire Cable

3000 lbs


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Superwinch S4000 High Performance Utility Winch, 4K


Superwinch S4000 High Performance Utility Winch, 4K


1 reviews

1440200

Retail:$679.98

Price:$429.95

Product Summary:

Electric Trailer Winch

Planetary Gear

Automatic

1.8 Horsepower

Product Specs:

Wire Cable

4000 lbs


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Winch Trailer Wiring Kit, for up to 4K Winches


Winch Trailer Wiring Kit, for up to 4K Winches


2 reviews

SW1520

Retail:$114.65

Price:$79.95

Product Summary:

Winches

Accessories

Product Specs:

Winch Wiring

Wiring Kit


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Winch Pulley Block with Hook, 10K


Winch Pulley Block with Hook, 10K


5 reviews

SW2229A

Retail:$46.07

Price:$32.95

Product Summary:

Winches

Accessories

10000 lbs

Product Specs:

Pulley Block


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Superwinch S5000 High Performance Utility Winch, 5K


Superwinch S5000 High Performance Utility Winch, 5K


2 reviews

1450200

Retail:$741.01

Price:$474.95

Product Summary:

Electric Trailer Winch

Planetary Gear

Automatic

2.1 Horsepower

Product Specs:

Wire Cable

5000 lbs


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