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Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs

Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty winch with 6-hp, permanent magnet motor lets you quickly and safely pull large vehicles onto your trailer. Low-profile winch fits easily into most custom boxes and cabinets. Includes wireless remote and mounting plate with hardware. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog Winch electric winch part number BDW10039 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 - Wireless Remote - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.
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Bulldog Winch Electric Winch

  • Car Trailer Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Bulldog Winch
  • 11500 - 12000 lbs
  • Wire Rope
  • Wireless Remote
  • Medium Line Speed
  • 6.0 HP
  • Load Holding Brake

Heavy-duty winch with 6-hp, permanent magnet motor lets you quickly and safely pull large vehicles onto your trailer. Low-profile winch fits easily into most custom boxes and cabinets. Includes wireless remote and mounting plate with hardware.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty winch lets you pull trucks, vans, tractors, and other large vehicles onto your trailer
    • Perfect for gooseneck car haulers, flatbeds, tagalongs, dovetails, and large 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
  • 6-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
  • Wireless, hand-held remote lets you operate the winch from up to 100' away
    • 20' Lead lets you plug in remote in case of battery failure
  • 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 zinc-plated wire rope is strong and abrasion resistant
    • 90' Long, aircraft-grade galvanized steel cable
    • Steel spring tensioner allows easy rope management and ensures correct spooling
    • 3/8" Steel clevis hook and nylon hand-saver strap included
  • Heavy-duty, compact roller fairlead
    • 4 Steel rollers reduce friction and wear on the rope
    • Silver-zinc-plated 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 wire rope around the drum):
    • Static load: 12,000 lbs
    • Rolling load: 120,000 lbs
  • Motor: 12-volt DC
    • Line pull at 0 lbs:
      • Power draw: 65 amps
      • Line speed: 21 FPM
    • Line pull at 12,000 lbs:
      • Power draw: 400 amps
      • Line speed: 4-1/2 FPM
  • Gear ratio: 265:1
  • Duty cycle: 2 minutes on/15 minutes off
  • Braking: 100-percent load-holding mechanical
  • Battery lead wire: 1 gauge
  • Battery lead length: 6'
  • Rope dimensions: 90' long x 3/8" (9.5 mm) diameter
  • Winch dimensions: 24" long x 7-1/4" wide x 7-1/4" tall
  • Drum dimensions: 2-1/2" diameter x 8-13/16" long
  • Mounting bolt pattern:
    • Inside: 10" x 4-1/2"
    • Outside: 13" x 6-1/8"
  • Distance between roller fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 10"
  • Minimum winch box/cabinet size: 20" wide x 10" tall
  • Wireless remote range: 100'
  • Winch weight (with wire rope installed): 64 lbs
  • Recommended battery size (for maximum power): 650 CCA
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch

This compact, heavy-duty trailer winch lets you pull trucks, vans, tractors, and other large 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. The wireless remote lets you operate the winch from up to 100' away. And it includes a wire rope with a tensioner, a roller fairlead, and a free-spooling clutch.


Heavy-Duty, 6-Horsepower Motor

Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch Motor

This winch features a 6-horsepower, 12-volt DC motor with 12,000 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

Bulldog Winch 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

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. 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 Wireless Remote

Bulldog Winch Hand-Held Remote

The hand-held remote has a 20' lead, an in/out rocker switch, and a toggle switch that lets you choose between "Wired" and "Wireless" modes. The wireless option lets you operate the winch from the rear of your trailer or any other location up to 100' away. Use the wired mode if your remote batteries die or if you are experienceing signal interference. To convert the remote to wireless, simply unplug the lead from the remote and the power unit and store it away. It runs on (2) CR2032 batteries (included) when unplugged. The remote is also sealed and weather resistant so it won't get damaged in wet conditions.


Wire Rope

Bulldog Winch Wire Rope

The wire rope is made of high-strength, aircraft-grade galvanized steel that is zinc-plated to resist abrasions and withstand harsh UV rays, chemicals, and extreme temperatures. It includes a spring-loaded tensioner that ensures the rope correctly spools onto the drum. A rock bag (BDW20048 - sold separately) is recommended for added protection. The rock bag helps prevent a broken rope from snapping back if it breaks by forcing it to the ground.


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 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 removable clevis 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. The hook attaches to the steel thimble on the end of the wire rope.


Roller Fairlead

Bulldog Winch Roller Fairlead

The roller fairlead has a thick steel frame with 4 steel rollers. The rollers reduce friction when you're pulling the rope in or paying it out, and they prevent the rope from becoming pinched when pulling at extreme angles. The rollers have a silver-zinc-plated finish that is tough and corrosion resistant. The fairlead installs with zinc-plated hardware.


Rugged Construction

Bulldog Winch Rugged Construction

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.


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 Layer12,00017
2nd Layer9,21041
3rd Layer8,03071
4th Layer6,89490

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 12,000-pound capacity - will work for vehicles with an approximate GVW of 8,000 pounds.


Rolling Load Winch Capacity

Percent InclineRolling Load Capacity (lbs)
Level Surface120,000
5 (3°)80,040
10 (6°)60,240
20 (11°)40,800
30 (17°)31,320
50 (26°)22,320
70 (35°)18,360
100 (45°)15,480
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.



10039 Bulldog Winch 6 hp Trailer Winch with Wireless Remote and Mounting Plate - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs

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Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs - BDW10039

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty winch with 6-hp, permanent magnet motor lets you quickly and safely pull large vehicles onto your trailer. Low-profile winch fits easily into most custom boxes and cabinets. Includes wireless remote and mounting plate with hardware.

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Its a Xmas present but it is exactly what I was looking for. Your service was outstanding 567510



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Works perfect. One issue the battery in the remote won’t charge. Have to call the company. 739143


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  • How Long is the Wire on the 12K Bulldog Winch and Wiring Needed to Connect to Vehicle Battery
    The battery cable on the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10039 is 6' long. Since you are wanting to run this off of the vehicle battery you will need larger gauge wire but but only from the vehicle battery to a quick disconnect like the Bulldog Winch Quick-Connect Set # BDW20133. You would then need enough 2 gauge wire to reach from your vehicle battery to the rear of your vehicle. We have the Bulldog Winch Rear Wiring Kit # BDW20207 which comes with the quick disconnects, wiring, and...
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  • Solution for Connecting Trailer Winch to Tow Vehicle Battery
    I have a solution for you to connect the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10039 to your vehicle's battery, but it will not work well for you to connect the winch to the vehicle's 7-way connector. The highest gauge wire a 7-Way connector is compatible with is 10 gauge wire. A winch will use either 2 or 3 gauge wire for power. The best way to easily connect the trailer winch # BDW10039 to your vehicle's battery is to use a Winch Wiring Kit. With the winch's 12,000 pound capacity, you...
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  • Recommended Trailer Winch With 10K Capacity and 50 Foot Rope
    The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10039 has a weight capacity of up to 12,000 pounds and has rope dimensions of 90 feet by 3/8 inches. There is a steel mounting plate and hardware included to let you mount winch and fairlead to trailer deck or frame. To install, 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...
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  • Connecting Battery Charger to Two Parallel Batteries
    Connecting a charger to two batteries in parallel really will be the same as wiring them in parallel. You'd put one terminal on one battery and the other on the other battery.
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  • Hitch Mount Recommendation that Fits 12k Bulldog Winch # BDW10039
    Yes, the Bulldog Winch Mount part # BDW10039 does work with the Bulldog Winch part # BDW20155 that you also referenced. The mount fits winches with up to a 12k capacity and mounting dimensions of 10" by 4-1/2" which is exactly what the winch you mentioned has.
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  • Is the Bulldog Winch # BDW10039 Remote Wireless
    The remote for the Bulldog Trailer Winch # BDW10039 is wireless and can be used up to 50 feet away. However, a wire is supplied for the remote for when the batteries die or if you are experiencing signal interference. To convert the remote to wireless, simply unplug the wire from the remote and the power unit and store it away. The remote runs on 2 CR2032 batteries (included) when unplugged.
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  • How Long Does Battery Usually Last on Trailer When Powering a Winch
    That's a hard figure to give as different winches draw different amounts of amperage and they also draw different amounts of amperage based on how close to the capacity the winch is at. A handful of hours is commonly the amount of time for most applications. You could power the winch from your car battery with jumper cables too.
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  • Wire Rope Length and Cover Recommendation for Bulldog Winch BDW10039
    I checked with Bulldog Winch and they informed me that the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10039 that you referenced has a 100 foot long rope that is 9 mm in diameter. For a cover then you would want the part # BDW20046.
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  • Does the Winch Wiring On 1988 Ford F350 Diesel Affect The Glow Plugs
    If you do wire the winch part # BDW10039 to the main battery in the 1988 F350 it should not affect the glow plugs as long as your vehicle is running when you use the winch. I contacted Bulldog Winch and they have never had an issue with the glow plugs not working properly because of the Winch wired to the main battery. However, if you feel more comfortable you should wire the winch to the accessory battery.
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    I do have an option for you but the ComeUp Seal Slim Gen2 Off-Road Winch - Synthetic Rope part # CU295057 is a foot forward mounted winch only which is not very common. The standard mounting position of a winch is feet down, I recommend to use the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch part # BDW10039 which has a 6 HP motor compared to the ComeUp winch with a 5 HP motor. It also has 8 more feet of rope compared to the ComeUp. It has a capacity of 12,000 lbs which is he most capacity available...
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  • How to Select Appropriate Winch for Car Hauler Trailer
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  • Recommended Bulldog Electric Winch for Gooseneck Trailer
    Bulldog Winch # BDW10043 is a great choice when you need a heavy-duty electric winch for an off-road vehicle, but for your gooseneck trailer application we have a similarly-rated model that I recommend instead, Bulldog part # BDW10039. This winch offers 6-hp, a wireless remote, slightly faster line speed, and a rolling load capacity of 120,000-lbs. The static capacity is still 12K. The winch includes a 100-percent load holding brake and a 90-foot aircraft-grade galvanized steel cable....
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