Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 5,800 lbs

Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 5,800 lbs

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  • Car Trailer Winch
  • Bulldog Winch
  • 4400 - 6000 lbs
  • Synthetic Rope
  • Plug-In Remote
  • Slow Line Speed
  • 2.0 HP
  • Load Holding Brake
Standard-duty winch with 1.87-hp, permanent magnet motor lets you quickly and safely pull vehicles onto your trailer. Low-profile winch fits easily into most custom boxes and cabinets. Includes hand-held remote and mounting plate with hardware. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog Winch electric winch part number BDW10030 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog Winch products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 5,800 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.


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Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - BDW10030

Standard-duty winch with 1.87-hp, permanent magnet motor lets you quickly and safely pull vehicles onto your trailer. Low-profile winch fits easily into most custom boxes and cabinets. Includes hand-held remote and mounting plate with hardware.


Features:

  • Standard-duty winch lets you pull cars, trucks, mini-vans, and other vehicles onto your trailer
    • Perfect for car haulers, race car trailers, pipetops, tandem axles, and tilt trailers
  • Low-profile design - fits easily into most custom cabinets or boxes
  • Steel mounting plate and hardware included
    • Lets you mount winch and fairlead to trailer deck or frame
  • 1.87-hp, Permanent magnet motor delivers powerful, fast, and safe line pulling
    • Motor is lighter and uses less current than a series-wound motor
    • Vent lets vapor escape to prevent moisture buildup
  • Sealed, 450-amp contactor transmits power from your battery to the winch motor
    • Water- and weather-resistant to IP67 specifications
  • Side-mounted power unit includes contactor, plastic housing, and all electrical wiring
  • 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 20' lead lets you operate winch from the back of most trailers
    • 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
  • 5/16" Diameter HMPE synthetic rope is strong as steel yet lightweight and safer to handle
    • 50' Long with 6' woven polyester protective sleeve
    • 5/16" Steel 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 and motor resist corrosion
    • Dacromet-plated motor tube resists internal corrosion
  • Tie-bars and side frames help to create a strong and rigid winch body


Specs:

  • Rated line pull (with a single layer of synthetic rope around the drum):
    • Static load: 5,800 lbs
    • Rolling load: 58,000 lbs
  • Motor: 12-volt DC
    • Line pull at 0 lbs:
      • Power draw: 15 amps
      • Line speed: 10 FPM
    • Line pull at 5,800 lbs:
      • Power draw: 310 amps
      • Line speed: 3 FPM
  • Gear ratio: 218:1
  • Duty cycle: 2 minutes on/15 minutes off
  • Braking: 100-percent load-holding mechanical
  • Battery lead wire: 5 gauge
  • Battery lead length: 6'
  • Rope dimensions: 50' long x 5/16" (8 mm) diameter
  • Winch dimensions: 13-15/16" long x 6-5/16" wide x 8-1/2" tall
  • Drum dimensions: 2-1/2" diameter x 2-11/16" long
  • Mounting bolt pattern:
    • Winch: 4-1/2" x 4"
    • Plate: 12" x 5-13/16"
  • Distance between hawse fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 6-15/32"
  • Minimum winch box/cabinet size: 20" wide x 10" tall
  • Winch weight (with synthetic rope installed): 53 lbs
  • Recommended battery size (for maximum power): 650 CCA
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch

This compact, standard-duty trailer winch lets you pull cars, trucks, mini-vans, and other vehicles onto your trailer. You can mount the winch directly to your trailer deck or front rail with the included mounting plate. The side-mounted power unit and rotating gearbox allow the winch to fit easily into most custom cabinets or boxes. And it includes a hand-held remote, synthetic rope, hawse fairlead, and a free-spooling clutch.


Heavy-Duty, 1.87-Horsepower Motor

Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch Motor

This winch features a 1.87-horsepower, 12-volt DC motor with 5,800 lbs of line pull. The permanent magnet motor offers the same line-pulling power and speed as a series-wound motor of comparable size, but it's lighter and uses less current. The motor is constructed of durable, corrosion-resistant materials including the powder coated housing, copper battery terminals, and zinc-plated steel hardware.


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 copper terminals and zinc-plated hardware are corrosion resistant.


Bulldog Winch Remote plug

There is a rubber-sealed, weatherproof attachment port on the power unit for the remote control. An integrated rubber cap lets you cover the port when it's not in use.


Free-Spooling Clutch

Bulldog Winch 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. An internal spring-loaded pin locks it into or out of gear when the handle is turned.


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 installation in a custom cabinet or box where space is limited.


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


Automatic, Load-Holding Mechanical Brake

Bulldog Winch 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.


Weather-Resistant Hand-Held Remote

Bulldog Winch Hand-Held Remote

The hand-held remote has a 20' lead and in/out rocker switch so you can control your winch from the back of your trailer. 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.


The wireless remote kit (BDW20156 - sold separately) lets you operate the winch from up to 100' away.


Synthetic Rope

Bulldog Winch Synthetic Rope

The rope is made of synthetic 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' long 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.


Steel Hook

The red hook attaches to a stainless steel thimble at the end of the synthetic rope. The hook is constructed of high-strength forged alloy steel that is heavy duty and rust resistant. It has a spring-loaded safety latch for quick fastening and removal.


Aluminum Hawse Fairlead

Bulldog Winch Aluminum Hawse Fairlead

The compact hawse fairlead is designed for use with synthetic ropes. It helps guide the rope as it's winding in and out, and it has a rounded hole to help prevent wear on the rope. The 3/4" thick fairlead has a silver anodized finish that resists corrosion, and it installs to the mounting plate with zinc-plated hardware.


Rugged Construction

Bulldog Winch Winch Body

The 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 is made of heavy-duty yet lightweight plastic. The steel tie bars and side frame drum supports help to create a strong and rigid winch body.


Installation

This versatile winch can be mounted to your trailer in several different ways. You can bolt the included plate onto the deck of your trailer and attach the winch and fairlead. Counter-sunk bolt holes in the mounting plate ensure that the hex heads of the included bolts don't protrude above the trailer's flat surface. This is the easiest method and does not require welding, but it does leave a footprint on your deck.


Bulldog Winch Winch Installation

You can mount the plate to the front rail of your trailer. This method elevates the winch so it's easy to reach and frees up valuable space on your deck, but will require welding the plate to the rail. You can also weld the plate to the front frame of the trailer so that the winch sits at at deck level without using up space on the deck.


The compact, low-profile design allows the winch to easily fit into most custom cabinets or boxes. This method keeps the winch out of the elements and keeps it hidden. Many cabinets and boxes can even be locked to protect the winch from would-be thieves. You can also install a dedicated battery inside or near the cabinet to power the winch. This prevents the winch from putting a strain on your vehicle's battery, and it eliminates the need to run a power lead all the way to the front of your truck.


Winch Line Pull Capacity

Layers of RopeCapacity (lbs)Total Rope on Drum (ft)
1st Layer5,8006
2nd Layer4,99013
3rd Layer4,28021
4th Layer3,73030
5th Layer3,31040
6th Layer2,96152-1/2
7th Layer2,65955

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 trailer 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 an 5,800-pound capacity - will work for vehicles with an approximate GVW of 3,867 pounds.


Rolling Load Winch Capacity

Percent InclineRolling Load Capacity (lbs)
Level Surface58,000
5 (3°)38,686
10 (6°)29,116
20 (11°)19,720
30 (17°)15,138
50 (26°)10,788
70 (35°)8,874
100 (45°)7,482
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 the vehicle you are pulling with a bow shackle (BDW20020 - sold separately) to provide a strong anchor for your double-line pull. Using double-line operation will approximately double your winch's pulling capacity.



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Video Transcript for Bulldog Trailer Winch with Mounting Plate Review

Today we are going to be taking a look at the Bulldog Trailer Utility Winch with Synthetic Rope, part number BDW 10030. The Bulldog Utility Winch is the ideal solution for getting your wheeled equipment such as your ATVs, UTVs, or in this case our golf cart up onto our trailer. It features a free spool clutch lever that allows us to pull a cable out manually to help save time, prevent wear and tear on our winch motor, and help save battery. It has a 67 inch sheathing which is going to provide further protection for the rope, when being spooled in under a load. As you can see when it's at an angle it's going to provide a little bit better padding, and protect it from getting damaged. What makes this different than other winches is that it uses a synthetic rope instead of a steel cable, so it's going to be a little bit easier on your hands, it's lightweight, weather resistant, and it won't fray. It's also 50 foot long. Here at the end of the rope we have a heavy gauged steel hook with a latch, that way we can ensure it's not going to become disconnected. We also have a hand saver strap, which when used in conjunction with gloves can really protect your hands.

Here at the front of the winch we have Hawse Fairlead, and it's just going to help reduce some of the strain and stress on our rope as it's being spooled in or spooled out. The remote has a switch for your cable out and cable in. It's also heavy duty and has finger holds for an easy grip. The twenty foot lead is going to help us remain at a safe distance while operating the winch. It comes with all the mounting hardware you need to get it installed, including a mounting bracket. It also comes with all the wiring you need to get it hooked up to your power source, including a 450-amp sealed contactor. The Bulldog Utility Winch has a 5.2 horsepower 3 stage planetary permanent magnet motor, with a rated line pull of 5,800 lbs. It has automatic load holding bricks for added strength and reliability, that way we can ensure there is no slipping.

It's dimensions are about 18 1/2 inches long, 8 inches wide, and 7 inches tall. Now that we've gone over the features, I will go ahead and show you how to get it installed. Now first things first, it's always important to be safe. Make sure that your trailer is hooked up and secured to your vehicle, which it is - we are all set. Now let's turn our clutch to free spool mode. We will grab our rope by our hand saver strap, make our way down to our cart. Now we can connect our hook, as you can see I am using a shackle in conjunction with my cart here today because the hook won't quite work around the anchor point.

If you don't have a shackle that's okay, we've got a wide variety of different sizes here at etrailer.com. The one we are working with today is part number GS07. So let's take our hook, clip it in place and make sure the latch is all closed up. Now we are all set. Now let's reengage our clutch, grab our remote, get to a safe distance, and we are all set. You can also use it to help you unload your wheeled equipment. Now if you'd like to increase the pulling capacity of your winch you could pick up the Bulldog Snatch Block, and that's going to be part number BDW20005. The looped end simply attaches to whatever you are towing.

The cable from your winch comes around the pulley and connects back to an anchor point on your trailer. And that's going to complete our look at the Bulldog Utility Trailer Winch with Synthetic Rope, part number BDW 10030.

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