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Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs

Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty winch with 6-hp, series-wound motor lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck vehicle. Includes 90' wire rope and roller fairlead, free-spooling clutch, and hand-held remote with 12' lead. Power unit can be remotely mounted. Call 800-298-1624 to order Bulldog Winch electric winch part number BDW10043 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog Winch products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.
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Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - BDW10043

  • Truck Winch
  • Recovery Winch
  • 10001 - 12000 lbs
  • Wire Rope
  • Bulldog Winch
  • Plug-In Remote
  • Slow - 0 to 4 FPM
  • 81 - 90 lbs
  • 6.0 HP
  • 3-Stage Planetary Gear

Heavy-duty winch with 6-hp, series-wound motor lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck vehicle. Includes 90' wire rope and roller fairlead, free-spooling clutch, and hand-held remote with 12' lead. Power unit can be remotely mounted.


Features:

  • Standard Series recovery winch lets you pull your stuck vehicle out of mud, snow, water or a ditch and up steep inclines
    • Perfect for work trucks, Jeeps, and other off-road vehicles
    • Designed for vehicles with a GVW up to 8,000 lbs
  • 6-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
  • Sealed, 450-amp contactor transmits power from the vehicle's battery to the winch motor
    • Water- and weather-resistant to IP67 specifications
  • Power unit includes contactor, plastic housing, and all electrical wiring
    • Included brackets let you mount unit over motor or drum
    • Wiring kit (BDW20132 - sold separately) lets you remotely mount the power unit
  • Automatic, mechanical brake holds 100 percent of the load while minimizing winch creep
  • All-steel, 3-stage planetary gear train
    • Provides increased drum speed and torque 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 zinc-plated wire rope is strong and abrasion resistant
    • 90' Long, aircraft-grade galvanized steel cable
    • 3/8" Steel hook and nylon hand-saver strap included
  • Steel roller fairlead with thick frame
    • 4 Rollers reduce friction and wear on the 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 wire rope around the drum): 12,000 lbs (static load)
    • Vehicle recovery capacity: 8,000 lbs
  • Motor: 12-volt DC
    • Line pull at 0 lbs:
      • Power draw: 65 amps
      • Line speed: 21.3 FPM
    • Line pull at 12,000 lbs:
      • Power draw: 400 amps
      • Line speed: 4.4 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: 90' long x 3/8" (9.5 mm) diameter
  • Winch dimensions: 21-3/4" 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"
  • Distance between roller fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 10"
  • Winch weight (with wire rope installed): 90 lbs
  • Recommended battery size (for maximum power): 650 CCA
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Bulldog Winch Standard Off-Road Winch

The workhorse Standard Series winch is great for heavy-duty recoveries with your work truck, Jeep, or other off-road vehicle. This durable winch has thick side frames, a sealed contactor, and a 90' long wire rope. The clutch shifts easily from free-spool to engaged, and the load-holding brake prevents unintentional rope payout. The power unit can be remotely mounted and the clutch handle can be rotated so the winch fits easily into tight spaces. The winch also includes a hand-held remote with 12' lead so you can operate it at a safe distance.


Heavy-Duty, 6-Horsepower Motor

Bulldog Winch Standard Motor

This winch features a 6-horsepower, 12-volt DC motor with 12,000 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. Built-in drain holes release the water created by motor heat to prevent internal moisture build-up. 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.


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 plugged into contactor

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


Bulldog Winch Power Unit Mounted Over MotorBulldog Winch Power Unit Mounted Over Drum

There are brackets included that let you mount the power unit over the motor or over the drum. For convenience - or to free up space in a tight fit - you can also mount the power unit remotely with a special wiring kit (BDW20044 - sold separately).


Free-Spooling Clutch with Rotating Handle

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 and torque 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, on vehicles with small engines where space is extremely limited, or when mounting the winch foot-forward with the clutch handle facing the radiator.


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

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.


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

Bulldog Winch 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 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 (BDW21056 - 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).


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.


The rope winds around a drum that is made of solid steel. 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 included to use in conjunction with work gloves (BDW20070 - sold separately) so that you can safely handle the rope and hook. A rock bag (BDW20048 - sold separately) is also recommended. The rock bag helps prevent a broken rope from snapping back by forcing it to the ground.


Bulldog Winch 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.


Note: The roller fairlead does not mount directly to the winch - it typically attaches to tabs on the winch mounting plate (sold separately). Most aftermarket mounts include these tabs.


Rugged Construction

Bulldog Winch Winch Body

The Standard Series winch is constructed of strong, durable materials that are able to withstand any weather condition or terrain. The vented motor and sealed gearbox are made of corrosion-resistant powder coated steel. The contactor is sealed to keep water out, and the power unit is constructed of heavy-duty yet lightweight plastic that makes it ideal for mounting in remote locations. The steel tie bars and side frame drum supports help to create a strong and rigid winch body.


Installation

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.


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 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 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 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 a recovery strap (BDW20031 - sold separately) with a bow shackle (BDW20020 - sold separately) to provide a strong anchor for your double-line pull. Or use the Bulldog Winch 8-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



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Customer Reviews

Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs - BDW10043

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty winch with 6-hp, series-wound motor lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck vehicle. Includes 90' wire rope and roller fairlead, free-spooling clutch, and hand-held remote with 12' lead. Power unit can be remotely mounted.

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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.



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- BDW10042
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


I like etrailer, They worker hard to get me what I wanted. The product worked and still functioned. It is too bad it takes a long time to get things because the messed up market place today. The shipping of everything I have bought for the last 6 months from all companies looks like it was dropped off the truck from 6 ft high.



- BDW10044
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


We also bought the Bulldog off-road winch mounting plate for my husband's 2017 Toyota Tacoma. Everything fit perfect and installation was easy.



- BDW10046
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


Pretty sweet winch going to mount this on a trailer and really liked how easy it was to make it wireless



- BDW15008
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


Nice unit, have used several times



- BDW10041
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Review from a similar 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.


Comments
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



- BDW15008
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


The winch worked great, that it works in both directions is a big plus.



- BDW15008
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


Winch is used to lift my sailboat mast and rigging, used only few times, at this point performed as designed.



- BDW10041
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Review from a similar 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.



- BDW10045
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


Great winch working very well



- BDW10041
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Review from a similar 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.



- BDW10041
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


only using it to move boat/pontoon lifts and docks. Works great, more than enough power. Easy set-up and no problems.



- BDW15008
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


Quick delivery and a wonderful product. People were helpful with questions before I purchased. Will use them on next purchase.



- BDW15008
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


Just received it and am looking forward to using it. Plan to make a lifting apperatus for the truck to lift the generator. Great service from etrailer!



- BDW10041
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


Great customer service



- BDW15008
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Great product..used it a couple of times without any issue. Just run out of need for its uses.



- BDW10042
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Review from a similar Standard Series in Electric Winch


Great pice great shipping would shop again ....



- BDW10041
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- BDW10045
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