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Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 3,000 lbs

Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 3,000 lbs

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Light-duty winch with 1.2-hp, permanent magnet motor and dynamic brake lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck ATV. Sealed motor, gearbox, and contactor protect winch from the elements. Handlebar-mounted rocker switch included. 1-800-940-8924 to order Bulldog Winch electric winch part number BDW15002 or order online at Free expert support on all Bulldog Winch products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 3,000 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.
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Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - BDW15002

  • ATV - UTV Winch
  • 2001 - 4000 lbs
  • Wire Rope
  • No Remote
  • Bulldog Winch
  • Slow - 0 to 4 fpm
  • 1.0 HP
  • 11 - 20 lbs
  • 1-Stage Planetary Gear

Light-duty winch with 1.2-hp, permanent magnet motor and dynamic brake lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck ATV. Sealed motor, gearbox, and contactor protect winch from the elements. Handlebar-mounted rocker switch included.


  • Powersports ATV recovery winch is designed for recreation and light-duty work applications
    • Perfect for 350cc - 500cc sport quads and small utility quad 4x4s
    • Recommended for ATVs with a maximum GVW of 1,500 lbs
  • 1.2-hp, Permanent magnet motor delivers fast and safe line pulling
    • Motor is lighter and uses less current than a series-wound motor
    • Sealed motor and gearbox unit keeps water out and prevents internal corrosion
  • Sealed power unit with dual relays transmits power from vehicle battery to winch motor
    • Includes 60-amp and 80-amp relays
    • Mounts with included hardware under ATV's front cover or hood
  • Dynamic brake holds the load while minimizing winch creep
    • Uses resistance from motor to stop drum rotation and prevent rope payout
  • All-steel, single-stage planetary gear train
    • Provides increased drum speed when compared with traditional worm drives
  • Rocker switch lets you control the winch from the seat of your ATV
    • Switch mounts to handlebar with included hardware
    • Wireless remote control (BDW20099 - sold separately) available
  • Free-spooling clutch ensures fast rope payout and reduces wear on the motor
  • 3/16" Diameter zinc-plated wire rope is strong and abrasion resistant
    • 40' Long, aircraft-grade galvanized steel cable
    • 1/4" Steel hook and nylon hand-saver strap included
  • Heavy-duty steel roller fairlead
    • 4 Rollers reduce friction and wear on the rope
    • Clear anodized finish resists corrosion
  • Mounting channel with hardware included for winch and fairlead
    • Custom mounting plate (sold separately) may be required to mount winch and fairlead to your ATV
  • Durable, black powder coated steel body and motor resist corrosion


  • Rated line pull (with a single layer of wire rope around the drum): 3,000 lbs (static load)
    • Maximum recommended ATV GVW: 1,500 lbs
  • Motor: 12-volt DC
    • Line pull at 0 lbs:
      • Power draw: 12 amps
      • Line speed: 10-1/2 FPM
    • Line pull at 3,000 lbs:
      • Power draw: 130 amps
      • Line speed: 2-1/2 FPM
  • Gear ratio: 153:1
  • Duty cycle: 2 minutes on/15 minutes off
  • Braking: dynamic, load holding
  • Battery lead wire: 5 gauge
  • Battery lead length:
    • Power unit to battery: 18"
    • Power unit to winch: 6'
  • Rope dimensions: 40' long x 3/16" (5 mm) diameter
  • Winch dimensions: 11-13/16" long x 4-5/16" wide x 4-1/8" tall
  • Drum dimensions: 1-1/4" diameter x 2-13/16" long
  • 2-Bolt mounting pattern (center to center): 3-3/16" x 3"
  • Distance between roller fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 4-13/16"
  • Winch weight (with wire rope installed): 20.2 lbs
  • Recommended battery size (for maximum power): 650 CCA
  • 2-Year limited warranty

Bulldog Winch ATV Series

This Powersports ATV recovery winch is designed for light-duty work and recreational applications. It's perfect for your 350cc - 500cc sport quad or small utility quad 4x4 with a maximum GVW of 1,500 lbs. It includes a handlebar-mounted rocker switch so you can control the winch from the seat of your ATV. The motor, gearbox, and contactor are sealed so you can confidently run your ATV through mud and water. And it includes a dynamic brake, a wire rope and roller fairlead, and a universal mounting channel for installation.

Light-Duty, 1.2-Horsepower Motor

Bulldog Winch ATV Motor

This winch features a 1.2-horsepower, 12-volt DC motor with 3,000 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 and gearbox unit is sealed to keep water out, and it's constructed of durable, corrosion-resistant materials including the powder coated housing and zinc-plated steel hardware.

Power Unit with Relay Switch

Bulldog Winch Relay Switch

The power unit contains 60- and 80-amp relay switches that transmit power from the ATV's battery to the winch motor. It has 18" leads that run to the vehicle's battery, 6' leads that run to the winch motor, and 12" leads with quick connects for the handlebar-mounted rocker switch. It will typically be mounted with included hardware under the ATV's front cover or hood near the battery.

Bulldog Winch Relay Switch

The power unit has a weather-resistant seal between the lid and base and rubber seals where the wires enter the box. Both relay switches have an electronic assembly that has been filled with an epoxy pour to create a waterproof seal.

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 power out the rope. To release the clutch for free-spooling simply pull out the hard plastic knob and rotate it 90 degrees so that the pins on the shaft rest against the catch. To reengage the clutch, rotate the knob 90 degrees and push it back in.

The clutch is driven by a single-stage planetary gear train. This provides more speed than traditional worm gear drives.

Dynamic Brake

The dynamic brake uses resistance from the winch motor to control line speed. When the winch is pulling the rope in there is no resistance on the drum. As you start to slow the pull with the rocker switch the motor slows the drum's rotation. When the power is stopped the drum does not turn and the load is held in place.

Since there is no physical brake device the winch is lighter and has a smaller profile than winches with a mechanical braking system. This makes it easier to mount in places with limited space available.

Handlebar-Mounted Rocker Switch

Bulldog Winch Handlbar Mounted Shifter

The handlebar-mounted rocker switch lets you operate the winch from the seat of your ATV. It includes mounting hardware and an 8' wiring harnesss with quick connects.

There is also a wireless remote kit (BDW20099 - sold separately) that lets you control the winch from up to 100' away.

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 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 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 for added protection. The rock bag helps prevent a broken rope from snapping back if it breaks 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.

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

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 and gearbox unit is sealed to keep water out, and it's made of corrosion-resistant powder coated steel.


Bulldog Winch Mounting channel

To install the winch on the front of your vehicle you will need a suitable mounting location. The winch and fairlead may be bolted to the included mounting channel. This mounting channel is a basic L-channel and may not be compatible with your ATV. In most cases you will need to bolt a custom mounting plate (sold separately) to the front framework of your ATV in order to mount the winch and fairlead.

Bulldog Winch relay switch

The power unit will typically mount under the front cover or hood near the battery. You will need to drill 2 small holes in the mounting surface to secure the unit with the included hardware. Connect the 18" leads to your vehicle's battery and run the 6' leads to the winch terminals. Any excess wiring can be neatly tucked around the engine and secured with zip ties (not included).

Bulldog Winch handlebar mounted rocker switch

You can mount the rocker switch on either handlebar but it's typically mounted near the brake on the handlebar opposite the throttle. This allows you to control the winch and accelerate the ATV at the same time. It includes mounting hardware and an 8' wiring harnesss that connects to the contactor with built-in quick connects.

Winch Line Pull Capacity

Layers of RopeCapacity (lbs)Total Rope on Drum (ft)
1st Layer3,0005-3/16
2nd Layer2,32012
3rd Layer1,89019-5/8
4th Layer1,59029-1/2
5th Layer1,38040

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.

Double-Line Pulling

Double-Line Pulling

Increase the pulling capacity of your winch by doubling up the rope with a pulley block (BDW20023 - sold separately). Secure the pulley block to a tree saver strap (BDW20051 - sold separately) with a bow shackle (BDW20006 - sold separately) to provide a strong anchor for your double-line pull. Or use the Bulldog Winch 7-piece rigging kit (BDW20034 - 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 Powersports Series ATV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 3,000 lbs - BDW15002

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

Light-duty winch with 1.2-hp, permanent magnet motor and dynamic brake lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck ATV. Sealed motor, gearbox, and contactor protect winch from the elements. Handlebar-mounted rocker switch included.


just unpacked everything and its just what i ordered. all looks like well made and in good shape. will be installing it monday afternoon and will give an update then.


I have never had a problem with e trailer co. Competent, kind professionals…unlike most , in this world of many pathetic (so called) businesses …
If I need something they sell, I order it from them. No shopping around needed.
Satisfaction guaranteed.


use on pontoon. works great


Real decent winch. I just use it for the plow. Havent had any snow just yet so I can't say how reliable it is


It broke second time used it


Great winch for my 2011 Polaris Sportsman 500. Easy to install and cable up. Delivered as promised. I have bought a few things from and always on time and still working.


Winch seems well made. Custom
mounting bracket for my 2016 Polaris Sportsman 570 fit perfect. More than enough wire. etrailer installation video is excellent. Still winter so have not had a chance to give it a serious test.

Cons: Manufacturer instructions were worthless. Supplied connectors for the handlebar and remote switch were total junk. They must have saved 15 cents by supplying this junk.


Works fine, very satisfied


It did everything that I wanted it for ,hasn't let me down. I recommend this product. The price was great the quality was also great. I really like the rope instead of the steel cable. Rolls up on the drum better. And not as stiff as the steel ones.


I can't really rate the product yet because I just installed it, but it seems to be working just fine.
This five-star rating is for the customer service of the company though. I got a phone message on the Saturday following when I ordered it. The company called to let me know that the winch I ordered wasn't available but they had another, comparable one in stock they could send me. They followed up with an email. I responded to the email saying that I would like the replacement and go ahead and make the change. I got a response within a couple of hours and the product was in the mail Monday morning.
The winch is installed and it seems to work.


Found the exact winch i needed looking at the info on the website. Made one phone call to see if it could reach me in time, as I was totally amazed that I actually received the winch the next day!

Installed in very short time in my enclosed cargo trailer. It works great, as advertised.

Still scratching my head over ordering one day & by the next afternoon, in another state, I received & installed it.


I needed a replacement winch for my 2008 Arctic Cat 400 ATV. Etrailer promptly answered my request for assistance in selecting the correct model. The Bulldog 2500# winch arrived promptly and I had it installed in less than 2 hours. It perfectly fit the existing winch mount. Works flawlessly.


Winch mount and winch kit for ATV, arrived as expected. Great customer service and communication, after order, during transport, and upon arrival. Haven’t mounted the winch yet but trust if there are any issues or questions, customer service will resolve. Good experience so far.


Arrived quickly, fairly easy to install on my ATV. Have not HAD to use it yet, but it sure seems like it will do the trick. Main purpose for my snow plow. Definitely will be ordering from etrailer if a need arises in the future.


Worked great for several uses with my plow.. but it doesn't appear to last for the long haul. Big storm right now, started to plow, it made some cracking sound and stopped I can't plow my driveway and will have to pay someone. I bought this instead of going to Harbor Freight.


First time ordering from Was very please with the product everything went great. Will definitely be ordering products from again


Great winch!! I installed it on my Popup Camper and its great!


I bought this to use on my side by side. I could not have a better winch. I have had other winches and none compare to this. It is quit and really strong.


Great setup on my quad for plowing snow!


Works like a champ!






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