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Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 12,000 lbs

Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote - Synthetic Rope - Hawse 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 800-298-1624 to order Bulldog Winch electric winch part number BDW10040 or order online at Free expert support on all Bulldog Winch products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 12,000 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.
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Bulldog Winch Electric Winch

  • Car Trailer Winch
  • 10001 - 12000 lbs
  • Synthetic Rope
  • Bulldog Winch
  • Wireless Remote
  • Slow - 0 to 4 FPM
  • 41 - 50 lbs
  • 6.0 HP
  • 3-Stage Planetary Gear

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.


  • 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
  • 11/32" Diameter HMPE synthetic rope is strong as steel yet lightweight and safer to handle
    • 100' Long with 6' woven polyester protective sleeve
    • Steel spring tensioner allows easy rope management and ensures correct spooling
    • 3/8" 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


  • Rated line pull (with a single layer of synthetic 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: 100' long x 11/32" (9 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:
    • Winch: 10" x 4-1/2"
    • Plate: 13" x 6-1/8"
  • Distance between hawse fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 10"
  • Minimum winch box/cabinet size: 20" wide x 10" tall
  • Wireless remote range: 100'
  • Winch weight (with synthetic rope installed): 50 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 synthetic rope with a tensioner, a hawse 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

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 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.

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. It includes a spring-loaded tensioner that ensures the rope correctly spools onto the drum.

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 hook attaches directly to the end of the synthetic rope with a stainless steel tube thimble. 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

BDW10040 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.


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.

Winch Capacity

There are a number of factors you must consider when determining the appropriate trailer winch for your application. You will need to know your gross vehicle weight, the angle and distance of the slope you will be pulling up, and whether the vehicle or object is static or rolling. The GVW is the stand-alone weight of your vehicle plus the weight of any items in and on the vehicle.

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.

10040 Bulldog Winch 6 hp Trailer Winch with Wireless Remote and Mounting Plate - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 12,000 lbs

Item # BDW10040

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Customer Reviews

Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 12,000 lbs - BDW10040

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (88 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.

- BDW10040

Winch is very well made. The box is another story. Box was broken open upon delivery, hardware pack was missing.

Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/22/2021

- BDW10040

ITS A MONSTER!! Pulls my Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye in the trailer like it is a tonka truck.

- BDW10040

Great Product and great service by etrailer, always great with them! Correct price and fast deliveries. Cannot go wrong with them!

- BDW10040

After having it for 1 year, I've had no problems what so ever. Highly recommend!

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- BDW15019

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

I chose this winch for an 18 ft Kwik load roll back open car hauler. Size and price met my needs. Installed it in a 30" tool box on the forward deck of the trailer under the tire rack. Perfect size to hold the winch, battery and additional straps. Using a GM F body battery tray/hold down for securing a group 75 battery. To hook to the battery side posts I did swap the connectors to larger copper eye terminals. Will be finishing it by adding a small solar panel to maintain juice. Only used this once so far. Everything worked very smoothly. Real happy with how it came out. Thanks etrailer!

- BDW10029

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

My winch is mounted on a pedestal welded to the tongue of an open trailer. I power the winch with a 12v marine battery mounted in a watertight box and a small solar charger. The winch pulls a 3000-pound car onto a trailer with ease.

- BDW10039

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Works good with fully charged battery, but if the battery is discharged some, the wireless remote control will not work, and you have to plug the wire in!

For maximum power, the recommended battery size for this product is 650 CCA.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/12/2021

- BDW10031

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Couldn't ask for a better winch. Even though I don't have the remote their is plenty of cord for the control. I have it in our enclosed car hauler and it has plenty of power and the brake works great on a 4000 lb. car. It is a little of over kill but bigger is better. I would recommend this to anyone. Thank you for a great product and the service you give.

Winch works great for pulling cars on our enclosed trailer. Couldnt ask for a better product.
Mike S - 02/24/2021

- BDW15017

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Great product, great service, easy to install. Instruction manual could use a little update. but nothing major. Very happy with this product. Buy this if you need a to pull a car onto a trailer...

- BDW10032

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Excellent winch. It has never failed me after a year of use in my featherlike car hauler. The synthetic rope won't harm the extruded aluminum floor. Easy to free spool and re-engage. I installed the wireless remote which I recommend for convenience.

- BDW15020

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Easy Installation. Needed a little coaxing to free spool at first, but operates fine. Compact and a great application for my Cobra hauler.

- BDW10029

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Just installed yesterday. Nice appearance and very compact. Smaller foot print than the winch plate on my trailer. It was nice to have the mounting hardware and mounting plate included with the winch. Pulled 20’ of cable out and powered it in. Motor is whisper quiet. I like the 20’ remote cable which gets me to the back end of my 20’ trailer deck easily.

- BDW15018

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

I mounted this winch on my racing trailer. I use it to winch a 2700lb car into position. It has worked flawlessly. Easy on the battery, really like the fiber cable over steel. This winch is perfect for my application. I would highly recommend this product.

- BDW15018

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Well made. Using it as a load winch for my enclosed trailer.

- BDW15020

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Easy to install and a great addition to my enclosed trailer. Easily pulls up my 1100lb Caterham race car. I have also purchased the wireless remote which makes the whole set up very slick

- BDW15019

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Works very well pulls my 3300 lb racecar into my trailer with ease. Sometimes it loses connection with the hand control cable just have to wiggle it a little to make the connection. Wish it had a wireless control

- BDW15019

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Received my Bull dog winch promptly. Had to return for an issue with the cable. etrailer made the return easy and personal and sent me a new winch from the factory with in days. Great personal customer service.

The Bulldog winch that I purchased from e-trailer has performed flaw less with no issues. Thank You Guys,
Melvin - 01/25/2019

- BDW10039

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

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

Works great. Batteries in the controller could be easier to replace. I thought the controller would recharge when hooked to the coiled cord, but it doesn’t.
Bob H - 01/19/2021

- BDW10032

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

It has been a year since I ordered this winch for my vehicle trailer. I have been very satisfied with my purchase, as i have used it now multiple times moving vehicles between states. I have had zero issues and the power is beyond adequate. I highly recommend this product as a versatile and easy to install trailer winch option.

- BDW15020

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Excellent product, and transaction. The winch has worked very well since I took it out of the box and is useful for lots of things. I mostly use it to winch my car on a flatbed. I bought a set of extra long copper cables and hook it up directly to the battery in my tow vehicle. Real Easy and Quick set up.

- BDW15017

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

I use the winch to pull a small boat on a beach dolly up a river bank - it works very well for this purpose. I use the wireless controller so that I am free to guide the dolly.

- BDW15019

Review from a similar Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch in Electric Winch

Very helpful and easy to order what I needed efficiently. And the turn around was only a couple of days waiting for the items ordered.

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    For a 13,000 pound electric winch you should be pretty safe with a 12V lead acid battery that's rated to at least 650 cold cranking amps (CCA). This will allow for plenty of power to operate this size winch. Most electric winches will also have a specific battery size recommendation in the manual. If you can tell me the exact model of your winch I will be happy to try and track this down as well.
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    A standard lead acid battery would be sufficient for your winch. I couldn't find the owner's manual online for the Stegodon 13,000lb winch but most winches of that size, such as the Bulldog Winch 12,000lb # BDW10040, require a battery with 650cca or higher. You could go with a deep cycle marine battery to last longer since they are made to be drained then recharged frequently, but you could just go with a standard lead acid 12v battery if you don't think you will be using it on the daily.
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    I spoke with my contacts at Bulldog and checked with other electric winch manufacturers and found that the noise/decibel level for winches is simply not something that is tested. The noise output is going to be pretty similar between different brand and model electric winches. If noise level is a concern then my best advice is to go with a winch that uses synthetic rope instead of wire rope. This single component will make the biggest difference in noise. If you were using a wire rope...
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    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

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