Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 4,000 lbs

Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 4,000 lbs

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  • ATV - UTV Winch
  • Bulldog Winch
  • 3400 - 4000 lbs
  • Wire Rope
  • Plug-In Remote
  • Slow Line Speed
  • Load Holding Brake
  • 2.0 HP
Heavy-duty winch with 1.8-hp, permanent magnet motor and mechanical brake lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck UTV. Sealed motor, gearbox, and contactor protect winch from the elements. Hand-held remote and handlebar rocker switch included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog Winch electric winch part number BDW15004 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog Winch products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 4,000 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.


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Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - BDW15004

Heavy-duty winch with 1.8-hp, permanent magnet motor and mechanical brake lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck UTV. Sealed motor, gearbox, and contactor protect winch from the elements. Hand-held remote and handlebar rocker switch included.


Features:

  • Powersports UTV recovery winch is designed for recreation and heavy-duty work applications
    • Perfect for 300cc - 850cc UTVs, ROVs, or MOHUVs
    • Recommended for UTVs with a maximum GVW of 2,000 lbs
  • 1.8-hp, Permanent magnet motor delivers powerful, fast, and safe line pulling
    • Motor is lighter and uses less current than a series-wound motor
    • Sealed to keep water out and prevent internal corrosion
  • Sealed, 250-amp contactor transmits power from the vehicle's battery to the winch motor
    • Water- and weather-resistant to IP67 specifications
    • Mounts on or near UTV's battery box with included hardware
  • 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
  • Plastic, hand-held remote with 20' lead lets you operate winch from a safe distance
    • Remote port with 8' lead mounts anywhere on UTV with included hardware
    • Water-resistant switch powers the load in and out
    • Wireless remote control (BDW20156 - sold separately) available
  • Rocker switch lets you control the winch from the seat of your UTV
    • Custom mount in dashboard - cut small hole and secure with locking tabs
  • Free-spooling clutch ensures fast rope payout and reduces wear on the motor
  • 1/4" Diameter zinc-plated wire rope is strong and abrasion resistant
    • 55' 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 UTV
  • Durable, black powder coated steel body and motor resist corrosion
  • Tie-bars and extra-thick 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): 4,000 lbs (static load)
    • Maximum recommended ATV GVW: 2,000 lbs
  • Motor: 12-volt DC
    • Line pull at 0 lbs:
      • Power draw: 11 amps
      • Line speed: 20 FPM
    • Line pull at 4,000 lbs:
      • Power draw: 310 amps
      • Line speed: 3-1/2 FPM
  • Gear ratio: 136:1
  • Duty cycle: 2 minutes on/15 minutes off
  • Braking: 100-percent load-holding mechanical
  • Battery lead wire: 5 gauge
  • Battery lead length:
    • Contactor to battery: 5'
    • Contactor to winch: 3'
  • Rope dimensions: 55' long x 1/4" (6.4 mm) diameter
  • Winch dimensions: 16-5/16" long x 4-5/8" wide x 4-5/8" tall
  • Drum dimensions: 2" diameter x 4-13/16" long
  • 4-Bolt mounting pattern (center to center): 6-5/8" x 3"
  • Distance between roller fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 6-5/8"
  • Winch weight (with wire rope installed): 28.5 lbs
  • Recommended battery size (for maximum power): 650 CCA
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Bulldog Winch Powersports Series

This Powersports recovery winch is designed for heavy-duty work and recreational applications. It's perfect for your 300cc - 850cc UTV, ROV, or MOHUV. It includes a dashboard-mounted rocker switch so you can control the winch from the seat of your UTV and a hand-held remote with an 8' lead for safe operation from a distance. The motor, gearbox, and contactor are sealed so you can confidently run your UTV through mud and water. And it includes a mechanical brake, a wire rope and roller fairlead, and a universal mounting channel for installation.


Heavy-Duty, 1.8-Horsepower Motor

Bulldog Winch Powersports Motor

This winch features a 1.8-horsepower, 12-volt DC motor with 4,000 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 housing is sealed to keep water out. The motor is constructed of durable, corrosion-resistant materials including the powder coated housing, copper battery terminals, and zinc-plated steel hardware.


Sealed Contactor

Bulldog Winch ContactorBattery leads and rubber boots

The contactor - or solenoid - transmits power from the UTV's battery to the winch motor. There is a 5' lead that runs from the vehicle's battery to the contactor and a 3' lead that runs from the contactor to the winch. These leads are interchangeable so you can mount the contactor in the most convenient location - typically on or near the UTV's battery box where it's easy to access. Simply match the longest cable set to the longest run and the shortest cable set to the shortest run to eliminate untidy cable runs.


The 250-amp contactor is sealed to meet IP67 specifications for water and weather resistance, and it has copper terminals and zinc-plated steel hardware that resist corrosion. There are also 6 rubber boots included that fit over the terminals on the contactor and battery to repel water and help prevent corrosion.


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 power out the rope. To release the clutch for free-spooling, simply rotate the dial on the end of the gearbox to the "Freespool" position. To reengage the clutch, rotate the dial back to the "Engaged" position. The clutch positions are indicated on the face of the dial.


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 gear trains.


The steel gearbox has a rust-resistant black powder coat finish, and it's sealed to keep out moisture. The clutch shifter is constructed of durable hard plastic.


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.


Hand-Held Remote

Bulldog Winch Hand-Held Remote

The hand-held remote has an in/out rocker switch and a 20' lead that allows you to operate your winch at a safe distance from your UTV. Simply connect the water-resistant, plastic remote to the remote port when you need to use it, and disconnect it to store it away when you aren't using it.


Remote port

The remote port includes an 8' lead and mounting hardware so you can install it anywhere on your UTV. A common, easy-to-access mounting location is on the hood or grille of your UTV.


There is also a wireless remote kit (BDW21056 - sold separately) that lets you control the winch from up to 100' away.


Dashboard-Mounted Rocker Switch

Bulldog Winch Dashbaord Mounted Shifter

The rocker switch lets you operate the winch from the seat of your UTV. It can be mounted anywhere on your dashboard but will typically be mounted in one of the blank inserts on the front panel. It includes an 8' wiring harnesss with quick connects.


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 housing, gearbox, and contactor are sealed to keep water out. The motor housing and gearbox are made of corrosion-resistant powder coated steel. The steel tie bars and side frame drum supports help to create a strong and rigid winch body.


Installation

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 UTV. In most cases you will need to bolt a custom mounting plate (sold separately) to the front framework of your UTV in order to mount the winch and fairlead.


The contactor can mount anywhere on the UTV but will typically mount on or near the UTV's battery box where it's easy to access.


You can mount the rocker switch on your dashboard so you can control the winch while seated in your UTV. It can be mounted anywhere on your dashboard but will typically be mounted in one of the blank inserts on the front panel. To install you must first remove the mounting bracket on the switch. Then cut a hole in the dashboard panel, insert the switch, and secure it with the integrated locking tabs. Connect the 8' wiring harness to the contactor with the built-in quick connects.


The remote port includes an 8' wiring harnesss and mounting hardware so you can install it anywhere on your UTV. A common, easy-to-access mounting location is on your UTV's hood or grille. A 7/8" hole will need to be drilled into the hood or grille - or wherever you choose to mount the port - to feed the wiring harnesss through.


Winch Line Pull Capacity

Layers of RopeCapacity (lbs)Total Rope on Drum (ft)
1st Layer4,00013
2nd Layer3,52028-3/16
3rd Layer3,09846
4th Layer2,72655

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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Video Transcript for Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - ATV - UTV Winch - BDW15004 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number BDW15004. This is the Bulldog ATV and UTV winch with an oversize drum. It's going to have a 4,000 pound capacity. This is a high performance, utility winch designed for recreation and work duty applications. It's going to be a 12V DC 1.8 horsepower permanent magnet motor. It's going to deliver quick, safe line pulling. One of the neat features that Bulldog Winches provides with this winch is you're going to have an option when it comes to the switches.

They're going to provide you with 2 switches. One switch is a handlebar mounted mini rocker switch that's going to let you operate the winch from the seat of your ATV or UTV. It's going to include the mounting bracket as well as 10 foot of wiring. The other option is a handheld remote. This is going to let you operate the winch from a safe distance away from the ATV or UTV. The wiring on this unit is going to measure about 12 feet long.

You got the male 3 prong plug. It plugs into the female 3 prong plug. Then you're going to have an additional 10 feet of length of wire to work with. All the wires are color coded, and then they have the easy connect. That way the wiring can connect to the 250 amp sealed contactor. Very easy system to install and get connected. Here on the winch it's going to come with a universal L channel mounting plate.

On the side it's going to have the free spool clutch knob. This is going to ensure fast rope payout. Right now it's engaged so you'd be able to use it with the operation of one of the switches. Move it to disengage and that's going to allow it to go into freewheel mode. When it comes to the actual cable, this is going to give us a diameter of 7/32 of an inch. Overall length of 55 feet.

It's going to include a removable latched hook that attaches with a clevis pin and counter pin. It's going to have the hand saver strap right on there. That's a nice forged steel construction. Very heavy duty. Real quick I'll just go ahead and show you how that removes. Simply pull the counter pin. Then you pull out the clevis pin. That's going to allow that portion to disengage. Since we have that disconnected I'll go ahead and give you a closer look at the L bracket here. This portion right here is going to be a 4 way roller. This is your fair lead. This is going to protect the wire rope from damage by reducing strain and rubbing as the wire goes in and out of the winch mechanism. The dimensions of the overall winch. This is going to give us an overall length of 16.3 inches, an overall width of 4.6 inches, and it's going to stand 4.6 inches tall. Here on the bottom we can take a look at the mounting holes. You're going to have 4 mounting holes here at the base. The distance that we have from this mounting hole to this mounting hole on center is going to measure 3 inches. From this mounting hole to this mounting hole on center is going to be 6.6 inches. The winch itself is going to weigh about 28 1/2 pounds. Again, it does come with a universal mounting plate. There are custom mounting plates that are available that are going to be sold separately. You can check out some options here on our website to see if we have one that's going to fit your application. This is going to feature a 3 stage, planetary gear train. It's going to have the 250 amp sealed contacter. It's going to include a couple wiring kits. This one right here is going to measure 3.2 feet in length. This is going to be the battery connection wire so it's going to run from the contact to the battery on your ATV or UTV. Then you're going to have this wiring kit here. This is going to be 5 feet in length. This is going to be your winch connection wires. It's going to run from the contact to the winch terminals right here. It's got the hardware installed, color coded per the instructions by the manufacturer. Everything on this system is color coded for an easy install. It's going to come with some detailed instructions. It's going to walk you through step by step. All throughout the installation it's going to give you some safety tips and maintenance tips. That's good to know for owning a ATV or UTV winch. It's going to come with the boots. These are going to go over the ends of the connectors as well as all the necessary hardware to get the thing completely installed on your application. Now, the rated line pull with a single layer of wire rope around the drum is 4,000 pounds. The line pull at zero pounds is going to have a power draw of 11 amps and a line speed of 19.8 feet per minute. The line pull at 4,000 pounds, which would be max load, is going to have a power draw of 310 amps with a line speed of 3.6 feet per minute. Gear ratio is 136 to 1. When it comes to the braking it's going to feature an automatic load holding mechanical brake. The drum is going to measure 2 inches in diameter by 4.8 inches long. Again, the winch itself is going to weigh about 28 pounds. That's going to do it for today's review of part number BDW15004. This is the Bulldog ATV and UTV winch with a 4,000 pound capacity. .


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 4,000 lbs - BDW15004

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty winch with 1.8-hp, permanent magnet motor and mechanical brake lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck UTV. Sealed motor, gearbox, and contactor protect winch from the elements. Hand-held remote and handlebar rocker switch included.

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Great winch!! I installed it on my Popup Camper and its great! 448596


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  • Winch Mount Recommendation for a 2015 Honda Pioneer 500
  • For a winch mount confirmed to fit your 2015 Honda Pioneer 700 you would want the Bulldog Winch Custom-Fit Steel Winch Mount # BDW15180. We do not have a front hitch available for your Pioneer, but this mount will work well for a winch like the part # BDW15004 which has a 4k capacity and a 55 foot section of wire rope.
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  • Dimensions of Bulldog Winch Mount for 2016 Kawasaki Teryx
  • I reached out to a representative of Bulldog who said the Bulldog Winch Custom-Fit Steel ATV Winch Mount # BDW15176 measured approximately 9 inches wide, 7-1/2 inches deep and 3-3/4 inches high (to the bottom of the mounting plate). You can use these measurements to determine if this winch will fit over the hitch on your 2016 Teryx. If so you can use this mount for a winch like the 4,000 lbs Powersports Series # BDW15004 or 6,000 lbs Compact Series # BDW15022. I have added links...
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