Bulldog Winch Integrated Off-Road Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 10,000 lbs

Bulldog Winch Integrated Off-Road Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 10,000 lbs

Item # BDW10017

lowest price pledge


Our Price: $910.00

You Save: $390.00
Electric Winch

This item qualifies for Free Shipping

Shipping Weight: 66 lbs

In Stock, Ships Today
Bulldog Winch Truck Winch,Recovery Winch,Jeep Winch - BDW10017
zoom in icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.
Please enter a valid email address.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

pop out icon replay 360 icon
horizontal rotate icon

Product Images


  • Truck Winch
  • Recovery Winch
  • Jeep Winch
  • Bulldog Winch
  • 9300 - 10000 lbs
  • Synthetic Rope
  • Plug-In Remote
  • Medium Line Speed
  • 6.0 HP
  • Load Holding Brake
  • Non-Submersible
Heavy-duty winch with a 5.8-hp, series-wound motor lets you safely recover a stuck vehicle. The integrated power unit protects the contactor and helps reduce installation time. Includes hand-held remote, free-spool clutch, and hawse fairlead. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog Winch electric winch part number BDW10017 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog Winch products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Winch Integrated Off-Road Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 10,000 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.

  • All Info
  • Reviews (4)
  • Q & A (0)
  • Videos (1)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - BDW10017

Heavy-duty winch with a 5.8-hp, series-wound motor lets you safely recover a stuck vehicle. The integrated power unit protects the contactor and helps reduce installation time. Includes hand-held remote, free-spool clutch, and hawse fairlead.


  • Standard Series recovery winch lets you pull your stuck vehicle out of mud, snow, water or a ditch and up steep inclines
    • Perfect for rock crawlers, Jeeps, and off-road racing 4x4 trucks
    • Designed for vehicles with a maximum GVW of 6,667 lbs
  • Integrated design - extruded aluminum power unit is permanently mounted over the drum
    • Protects contactor and wiring from rocks and debris
    • Helps reduce installation time
  • 5.8-hp, Series-wound motor delivers powerful, fast, and safe line pulling
    • Motor is more powerful, more efficient, and produces more torque than a permanent magnet motor
    • Drain holes let water escape to prevent moisture buildup
    • Aluminum cover offers better protection for contactor when compared with a plastic power unit
  • Sealed, 450-amp contactor transmits power from the vehicle's battery to the winch motor
    • Water- and weather-resistant to IP67 specifications
  • Automatic, mechanical brake holds 100 percent of the load while minimizing winch creep
  • All-steel, 3-stage planetary gear train
    • Provides increased drum speed when compared with worm drives and 1- or 2-stage planetary gear trains
  • Rubber, hand-held remote with 12' lead lets you operate winch from a safe distance
    • Weather-resistant switch powers the load in and out
    • Wireless remote control (BDW20156 - sold separately) available
  • Free-spooling clutch ensures fast rope payout and reduces wear on the motor
    • Gearbox can be rotated 360 degrees so you can reach the clutch handle no matter where you mount the winch
  • 3/8" Diameter HMPE synthetic rope is strong as steel yet lightweight and safer to handle
    • 100' Long with 6' woven polyester protective sleeve
    • 3/8" Steel clevis hook and nylon hand-saver strap included
  • Heavy-duty, CNC machined billet aluminum hawse fairlead
    • Rounded fairlead hole helps prevent friction damage to rope
    • Clear anodized finish resists corrosion
  • Durable, black powder coated steel body, power unit, and motor resist corrosion
    • Dacromet-plated motor tube resists internal corrosion
  • Extra-thick steel frame, rear tie-bar, and power unit base help to create a strong and rigid winch body


  • Rated line pull (with a single layer of synthetic rope around the drum): 10,000 lbs (static load)
    • Vehicle recovery capacity: 6,667 lbs
  • Motor: 12-volt DC
    • Line pull at 0 lbs:
      • Power draw: 70 amps
      • Line speed: 25 FPM
    • Line pull at 10,000 lbs:
      • Power draw: 380 amps
      • Line speed: 5 FPM
  • Gear ratio: 265:1
  • Duty cycle: 2 minutes on/15 minutes off
  • Braking: 100-percent load-holding mechanical
  • Battery lead wire: 2 gauge
  • Battery lead length: 6'
  • Rope dimensions: 100' long x 3/8" (9.5 mm) diameter
  • Winch dimensions: 21-5/16" long x 6-5/16" wide x 8-5/8" tall
  • Drum dimensions: 2-1/2" diameter x 8-13/16" long
  • 4-Bolt mounting pattern: 10" x 4-1/2"
  • Hawse fairlead thickness: 3/4"
  • Distance between hawse fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 10"
  • Winch weight (with synthetic rope installed): 64 lbs
  • Recommended battery size (for maximum power): 650 CCA
  • 2-Year limited warranty

BDW10017 Standard Series Integrated

This off-road recovery winch lets you pull your stuck vehicle out of mud, snow, water or a ditch and up steep inclines. The integrated power unit is mounted over the drum and housed in an extruded aluminum cover. This makes it ideal for use on rock crawlers, Jeeps, and off-road racing 4x4 trucks. It's simple to install - just bolt the winch and hawse fairlead to a mounting plate (sold separately), bolt the plate to your bumper, and run the power lead to your vehicle's battery. The winch includes a free-spool clutch for easy rope payout and a clockable gearbox so you can reach the clutch handle if you have to mount it in a tight location.

Heavy-Duty, 5.8-Horsepower Motor

BDW Standard Motor

This winch features a 5.8-horsepower, 12-volt DC motor with 10,000 lbs of line pull. This heavy-duty, series-wound motor is more powerful and more dependable than a permanent magnet motor, and it generates more torque and dispenses heat more efficiently when operating at high speeds. Drain holes in the housing release condensation created by motor heat to prevent internal moisture buildup. There is also a cover over the motor that protects the terminals and power line from rocks and debris. The motor is constructed of durable, corrosion-resistant materials including the powder coated housing, dacromet-plated motor tube, copper battery terminals, and zinc-plated steel hardware.

Integrated Power Unit with Sealed Contactor

Power unit

The contactor - or solenoid - transmits power from the vehicle's battery to the winch motor. The 450-amp contactor - located inside the power unit - is sealed to meet IP67 specifications for water and weather resistance. The integrated, aluminum power unit is mounted over the rope drum, adding structural support in place of traditional tie-bars while also providing the rope with protection from rocks and debris. The power unit is constructed of durable extruded aluminum that offers better protection against rocks than plastic power units, and it has a rust-resistant black powder coat finish. The copper terminals and zinc-plated hardware are corrosion resistant.

Remote plugged into contactor

The rubber-sealed plug on the side of the power unit houses the attachment port for the remote control.

Free-Spooling Clutch with Rotating Handle

BDW Free-Spooling Clutch freespool

The free-spool clutch enables you to pull out the rope by hand. This saves battery power, prevents the brake from wearing down prematurely, reduces wear on the motor, and is much faster than waiting for the drum to unroll the rope. To release the clutch for free-spooling simply rotate the handle to the position indicated by the stick figure icon on the label. To reengage the clutch, rotate the handle back to the position indicated by the vehicle icon on the label.

The clutch is driven by a 3-stage planetary gear train. This provides more speed than traditional worm gear drives or 1- or 2-stage planetary gear trains. It includes a ring gear that slides over the planetary gear set to lock it in or out of gear.

The gearbox can be rotated in 30-degree increments to 12 different positions to ensure that you can easily access the clutch handle no matter where the winch is mounted. This is great for custom and in-bumper applications or on vehicles with small engines where space is extremely limited.

The gearbox is sealed to keep out moisture, and it has a black powder coat finish for rust resistance. The chrome-plated clutch handle is stylish and weather resistant.

Automatic, Load-Holding Mechanical Brake

BDW Mechanical Brake

The automatic mechanical brake securely holds a load and prevents unintentional payout (or creep). A large spring coil contracts when the winch is in gear and the drum is winding in. When the winch stops, the load starts to pull and the spring expands to press against the spring chamber. The pressure of the spring on the wall of the spring chamber creates resistance to stop the drum from rotating outward. At maximum pressure the brake holds 100 percent of the load.

The friction created when the spring is pressing against the spring chamber creates heat. That heat is quickly dispersed away from the motor shaft and through the gearbox. This prevents potentially damaging heat buildup near the motor.

And since the brake is located inside the drum, the winch has a smaller profile and will fit into locations where space is limited such as between a vehicle's bumper and radiator.

Weather-Resistant Hand-Held Remote

BDW Hand-Held Remote

The hand-held remote has a 12' lead and an in/out rocker switch so you can operate your winch at a safe distance. The rocker switch is sealed and water resistant so it won't get damaged in wet conditions. Simply plug the durable plastic remote into the power unit when you need to use it, and disconnect it to store it away when you aren't using it.

There is a wireless remote kit (BDW20156 - sold separately) that lets you operate the winch from up to 100' away. You can also operate the winch from the comfort of your vehicle with a dash-mounted in-cab control (BDW20064 - sold separately).

Synthetic Rope

Synthetic Rope

The synthetic rope is made of HMPE fiber that is lightweight yet stronger than steel. This synthetic rope is safer to use than a steel rope because it generates less kinetic energy - and therefore less kickback - if a break occurs. It won't stretch - or creep - over time like steel rope can. And it's also less likely to fray and create sharp strands so it's easier to handle and easier to spool.

The rope winds around a solid steel drum. The mounting flanges are strong enough to resist bending or breaking if the rope wrap becomes uneven and excess stress is put on the drum.

A 6' woven polyester protective sleeve at the hook end of the rope provides extra protection for your hands. A hand-saver strap is also included to use in conjunction with work gloves (BDW20070 - sold separately) so that you can safely handle the rope and hook.

Red Hook

The red hook attaches directly to the end of the synthetic rope with a stainless steel tube thimble. The hook is constructed of premium-grade chrome molybdenum (chromoly) that is heavy duty and rust resistant. It has a spring-loaded safety latch for quick fastening and removal.

Aluminum Hawse Fairlead

BDW Hawse Fairlead

The CNC machine billet aluminum hawse fairlead is designed to be used with synthetic rope. The 3/4" thick fairlead has a clear anodized finish that resists corrosion, and it installs with zinc-plated hardware. The fairlead hole is rounded on the outside to reduce friction on the rope when you're pulling it in and out. This helps reduce wear on the rope to keep it strong and functional.

Note: The hawse fairlead does not mount directly to the winch - it typically attaches to tabs on the winch mounting plate (sold separately). Bulldog Winch mounting plates - as well as most other aftermarket mounts - include these tabs.

Rugged Construction

BDW Winch Body

This integrated winch is constructed of strong, durable materials that are able to withstand any weather condition or terrain. The motor housing and gearbox are made of corrosion-resistant powder coated steel. The contactor is sealed to keep water out, and the power unit housing is constructed of extruded aluminum with a black powder coat finish. There is an aluminum cover over the motor that protects the motor terminals and power line. The side frame drum supports, steel rear tie bar, and power unit base help to create a strong and rigid winch body.


You will need a suitable mounting location to install the winch on the front of your vehicle. Winch mounts are built into many aftermarket bumpers and grille guards. Alternatively, you can install a universal front-mount plate (BDW20008 - sold separately) to create a mounting point for both your winch and fairlead. The integrated winch is easy to install. Simply bolt the winch and fairlead to a mounting plate (sold separately), bolt the mounting plate to your bumper, connect the winch's power line to your vehicles battery, and plug in the hand-held remote.

If you are mounting the winch on your bumper or grille guard, you can use the included wiring to connect the winch to your vehicle's battery. Quick connects (BDW20133 - sold separately) are available to make removing and re-installing the winch easy. If you are mounting the winch at the back of your vehicle or on a trailer, you may need an additional 20' long wiring kit (BDW20206 - sold separately) or a 24' long wiring kit (BDW20207 - sold separately) for extended cabs and long beds.

Winch Line Pull Capacity

Layers of RopeCapacity (lbs)Total Rope on Drum (ft)
1st Layer10,00019.6
2nd Layer7,96443
3rd Layer6,59172
4th Layer5,632100

The line pull capacity of your winch is determined by the maximum load your winch can pull with a single layer of rope on the drum. As more layers of rope are wound onto the drum, pulling the same load requires more force, leading to a loss in winching power. With a 2nd layer of rope around the drum, your line pull capacity is reduced by approximately 14 percent. With 3 layers on the drum, the line pull capacity is reduced by approximately 23 percent, and with 4 layers on the drum it is reduced by approximately 35 percent.

Note: It is recommended that you begin any line pull with a minimum of 5 wraps and a maximum of 2 layers of rope on the drum.

Vehicle Recovery and Winch Capacity

To select the appropriate off-road/recovery winch for your application, determine your gross vehicle weight. The GVW is the stand-alone weight of your vehicle plus the weight of any items in and on the vehicle. Once you have determined the GVW of your vehicle, choose a winch with a capacity that is 1-1/2 times your GVW. Using that formula, this winch - with a 10,000-pound capacity - will work for vehicles with an approximate GVW of 6,667 pounds.

Rolling Load Winch Capacity

Percent InclineRolling Load Capacity (lbs)
Level Surface100,000
5 (3°)66,700
10 (6°)50,200
20 (11°)34,000
30 (17°)26,100
50 (26°)18,600
70 (35°)15,300
100 (45°)12,900
rolling load

To calculate your winch's rolling load capacity - the amount of weight it can pull up an incline - you must multiply the line pull capacity by a factor determined by the degree of the incline.

The multiplication factors shown in the chart, right, include a 10-percent rolling friction factor.

Note: A 5-percent - or 3-degree - incline is a 1/2' rise over a 10' distance. Follow the chart to determine your winch's rolling load capacity.

Double-Line Pulling

Double-Line Pulling

Increase the pulling capacity of your winch by doubling up the rope with a pulley block (BDW20028 - sold separately). Secure the pulley block to a tree saver strap (BDW20015 - sold separately) with a bow shackle (BDW20021 - sold separately) to provide a strong anchor for your double-line pull. Or use the Bulldog Winch 7-piece rigging kit (BDW20075 - sold separately) that includes everything you need for heavy-duty recovery. Using double-line operation will approximately double your winch's pulling capacity.

10017 Bulldog Winch Integrated Self-Recovery Off-Road Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 10,000 lbs

California residents: click here

Video of Bulldog Winch Integrated Off-Road Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 10,000 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - Truck Winch - BDW10017 Review

Today we're going to review part number BDW10017. This is the Bulldog 5.8 horsepower integrated self recovery winch with the synthetic rope and the hawse fairlead and a 10,000-pound weight capacity. Now this part includes everything shown here on the table. It includes a self-recovery winch with the synthetic rope attached and the forged latch hook with the hand saver strap attached also. It comes with this hawse aluminum fairlead and the mounting hardware for the fairlead and also the mounting hardware for the winch. It comes with some nice set of detailed instructions for telling you how to install it.

It comes with the remote hand-held toggle switch with the 12-foot lead and also the 6-foot battery leads that you would connect to your battery. Now this is a heavy duty steel housing and frame components to give you maximum strength, durability and reliability. They use a premium series wound 5.8 horsepower motor for maximum performance. This forged steel latch hook with the hand saver strap is all included. Now this hawse fairlead is a CNC machine aluminum fairlead. It has a chamfered hole on the front and the back that your synthetic rope would come through right here.

This goes in front of your winch. This will help protect that synthetic rope from any damage or wear to the rope itself. Now this winch uses a freespooling clutch. The shifter right here is located at the front of the winch for a quick wire rope release. Basically what'll happen .. I have it in the up position which means it's the engage position.

That means you can use your remote and power it in and out. If you rotate this down 180 degrees it'll show you that it's in the freespool and that means you could pull out as much synthetic rope as you'd like to get it to where you need a lot faster. Once you get it hooked up, then just rotate it back into the up position, the engage position, and you'll be able to operate it with your remote control. It does use an automatic load holding brake. It has up on top here a premium 450-amp sealed contactor relay for superior resistance to water and inclement weather. Right over here is your plug for connecting your remote to.

Your remote on it would have a 3-pronged or 3-pin plug and there's a little indentation. You just line up with the plug on the . and once you get it lined up, you'll be able to just push it on and then you're ready to operate it. This is a toggle switch so that means you can operate it in and out. Once you hold it down, it'll stay operating. As soon as you release your finger, being a toggle switch, it would shut off. Also this unit all up at the top here if you need it, this can be removed. Where your remote connects to, this can be removed if you need to mount this in a tight space and need the extra clearance. It again has the 6-foot long battery leads. Now the wired remote, hand-held remote comes with it. We do also offer . Bulldog offers an optional wireless remote where you could plug it in and then operate it wirelessly up to about 100 feet. We do sell that separately on our website. It's part number BD20156 and it's related on this page as a related product. Now just a few specs on this winch. The rated line pull with a single layer of synthetic rope around the drum is 10,000 pounds. The motor is a 12-volt DC 5.8 horsepower series wound motor. The line pole at zero pounds for the motor is . the power draw would be 70 amps. The line speed is 25.5 feet per minute. The line pull at the maximum 10,000 pounds. The motor would have a power draw of 380 amps and a line speed of 5.9 feet per minute. Again, the remote it comes with is the hand-held remote control with a 12-foot lead. The gear train on this is a 3-stage planetary gear. It has a gear ratio of 265:1 and again, the clutch is a freespooling clutch. The braking is automatic load hold 00:03:57 braking. Now the dimensions on this, the overall length on this winch is about 21-1/4 inches long. The width is about 6-1/4 inches wide and the overall height at the highest point is about 8-1/2 inches tall. Now the synthetic rope that comes on the drum is 9 mm by 100 feet long. The drum that it goes on is 2-1/2 inch diameter by 9 inches long. This winch does use the 4-bolt mounting pattern of 10 inches by 4-1/2 inches on center and the weight of this winch is about 64 pounds. That should do it for the review on part number BDW10017, the Bulldog 5.8 horsepower integrated self recovery winch with the synthetic rope, the hawse fairlead and a 10,000-pound weight capacity. .

Customer Reviews

Bulldog Winch Integrated Off-Road Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 10,000 lbs - BDW10017

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty winch with a 5.8-hp, series-wound motor lets you safely recover a stuck vehicle. The integrated power unit protects the contactor and helps reduce installation time. Includes hand-held remote, free-spool clutch, and hawse fairlead.

- BDW10041

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Standard Series in Electric Winch

very happy with the winch and mount, instructions were easily understood and the finished product was all it was said to be. will continue to deal with this business as they are professionals. 374274

- BDW10041

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Standard Series in Electric Winch

I purchased a Bulldog 8,000 LB winch. It showed up early even with free shipping. Kim P was the customer service rep I dealt with. She's definitely an asset for etrailer. Etrailer's price was much cheaper than any other place I could find it...not to mention the free shipping!! Job well done. 444514

- BDW10041

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Standard Series in Electric Winch

just got it mounted and wired! this 8000lb winch will get me out of the bog holes. worked perfectly first time I touched the remote. can't beat it. my hunting club members call when they bog down. they will be happy as I am. 383003


I bottomed out twice the last day of deer season. the winch got me out both times. could not get any better than that. best winch I ever owned!

james d - 05/20/2018


- BDW10043

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Standard Series in Electric Winch

I am very pleased with the folks at ETrailer Corp. Thier professionalism and follow up is much more than I have received from other companies. The products I have bought from them go far beyond my expectations. 539082


Ask the Experts about this Bulldog Winch Electric Winch

Do you have a question about this Electric Winch?

  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:

  • Highest quality electric winch for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate electric winch information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Satisfaction Guarantee
    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Edited by:
Tyler C
Installed by:
Jeff D
Written by:
Lisa S
Updated by:
Sarah W
Updated by:
Matthew S

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.

Product Experts Available Now!

Call 800-298-8924