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Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 2,500 lbs

Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 2,500 lbs

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Standard-duty winch with 1-hp, permanent magnet motor and mechanical brake lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck ATV. 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 BDW15006 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 ATV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 2,500 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.
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Bulldog Winch Electric Winch

  • ATV - UTV Winch
  • Bulldog Winch
  • 2000 - 2500 lbs
  • Wire Rope
  • Plug-In Remote
  • Fast Line Speed
  • 1.0 HP
  • Load Holding Brake

Standard-duty winch with 1-hp, permanent magnet motor and mechanical brake lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck ATV. Sealed motor, gearbox, and contactor protect winch from the elements. Hand-held remote and handlebar rocker switch included.


  • Powersports ATV recovery winch is designed for recreation and standard-duty work applications
    • Perfect for 350cc - 700cc utility quad 4x4s or sport quads
    • Recommended for ATVs with a maximum GVW of 1,250 lbs
  • 1-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 out water 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 under ATV's front cover or hood 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
  • Rocker switch lets you control the winch from the seat of your ATV
    • Mounts to handlebar with included hardware
    • Hand-held remote with 20' lead (sold separately) or wireless remote (sold separately) let you operate winch from a safe distance
  • 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
    • 50' 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
  • Tie-bars and extra-thick side frames help to create a strong and rigid winch body


  • Rated line pull (with a single layer of wire rope around the drum): 2,500 lbs (static load)
    • Maximum recommended ATV GVW: 1,250 lbs
  • Motor: 12-volt DC
    • Line pull at 0 lbs:
      • Power draw: 15 amps
      • Line speed: 24 FPM
    • Line pull at 2,500 lbs:
      • Power draw: 204 amps
      • Line speed: 9 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: 50' long x 3/16" (5.5 mm) diameter
  • Winch dimensions: 16-5/16" long x 4-1/2" wide x 4-5/8" tall
  • Drum dimensions: 2" diameter x 2-15/16" long
  • 4-Bolt mounting pattern (center to center): 4-15/16" x 3"
  • Distance between roller fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 4-13/16"
  • Winch weight (with wire rope installed): 20.9 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 standard-duty work and recreational applications. It's perfect for your 350cc - 700cc utility quad 4x4 or sport quad with a maximum GVW of 1,250 lbs. It includes a handlebar-mounted rocker switch so you can control the winch from the seat of your ATV and a hand-held remote with an 8' lead for safe operation at a distance. The motor, gearbox, and contactor are sealed so you can confidently run your ATV through mud and water. And it includes a mechanical brake, a wire rope and roller fairlead, and a universal mounting channel for installation.

Standard-Duty, 1-Horsepower Motor

Bulldog Winch ATV Motor

This winch features a 1-horsepower, 12-volt DC motor with 2,500 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 sealed to keep out water, and it's 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 ATV'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 under the ATV's front cover or hood near the steering column 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

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.

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.

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.


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 contactor

The contactor can mount anywhere on the ATV but will typically mount under the front cover or hood near the steering column so it's easy to access.

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.

Bulldog Winch remote port

The remote port includes an 8' wiring harnesss and mounting hardware so you can install it anywhere on your ATV. A common, easy-to-access mounting location is on the exterior of the right or left front fender beneath the handlebars. A 7/8" hole will need to be drilled into the fender - 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 Layer2,5008-3/16
2nd Layer2,20017-3/8
3rd Layer1,93027-3/16
4th Layer1,70037-11/16
5th Layer1,48050

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.

15006 Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Recovery Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 2,500 lbs

Item # BDW15006

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Customer Reviews

Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 2,500 lbs - BDW15006

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Standard-duty winch with 1-hp, permanent magnet motor and mechanical brake lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck ATV. Sealed motor, gearbox, and contactor protect winch from the elements. Hand-held remote and handlebar rocker switch included.

- BDW15006

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. 727133

- BDW15006

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, etrailer.com customer service will resolve. Good experience so far. 695553


Ask the Experts about this Bulldog Winch Electric Winch

  • Replacement Winch for 2008 Arctic Cat 400 with Factory Mounting Plate
    It looks like the Warn 2.5 ci was a 2500-lb capacity winch, so you can use the Bulldog # BDW15002 as a replacement for that winch and get a slight upgrade in capacity. This winch will mount to the mounting plate # BDW15108 which is designed for the 2 bolt mounting plate on the BDW15002. If you have a 4 bolt mounting plate on your Arctic Cat 400 you'll want to use the Bulldog # BDW15006 which has a 2500-lb capacity. I've also linked some video reviews on those winches, as well as the...
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  • Recommended Winch for Raising and Lowering Pop-Up Camper
    What a lot of people use to raise and lower their pop-up camper is an electric winch. For that I highly recommend the Bulldog Winch # BDW15006 because it has a load-holding brake and can power the load both in and out for raising or lowering your pop-up. The Bulldog # BDW15006 is also easy to use with its plug-in remote with a 20' lead, though you also have the option of going with a wireless remote, part # BDW20156 that has a 100' radius. I have added links to video reviews of both...
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  • How Many Cold Cranking Amps Does a 2,500 Lb Winch Require
    There is not a standard cold cranking amp rating for all 2,500 lb winches. They will each be different as they do not all draw the same amount of power, therefore the manufacturer will specify this. If you take a look in the owner's manual for the winch you have then it should give a recommend cold cranking amp rating for the battery but if not you would need to contact the manufacturer and ask them. For reference, the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch part # BDW15006 has a...
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  • Recommended Electric Winch for Pop-Up Camper to Raise and Lower Roof at Site
    The Superwinch LT2000 Electric Utility Winch 1220210 will not work very well for your pop-up camper because it doesn't have a load holding brake. My recommendation is to use the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 2,500 lb # BDW15006 which will support the load for you so your roof doesn't come down on you.
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  • Can the Bulldog Powersports 2500 Electric Winch Work with a Pop-up Camper To Raise Roof?
    The Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch # BDW15006 can be installed in a pop-up camper if you so desire. This does have a load holding brake, so it will serve you well for that application.
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  • Compatibility of Pintle Hook Mount to Mount a 2,500 lb Winch to Trailer Hitch Receiver
    You can use the Trailer Hitch Pintle Hook Mount, 5-1/2" Tall, 6K # 63056 as long as the trailer winch doesn't have a pull greater than 6,000 lbs. With your 2,500 lb capacity winch like # BDW15006, the pintle hitch won't be the issue. You may want to use a mount like # BDW15177 to help with this custom mount. You will also want to make sure your trailer hitch receiver has the capacity on your Traverse for this load. In most cases with a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver you will be fine....
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  • Winch Battery Recommendation for 3000-lb Winch with 170 Amp Draw
    You will be able to use a normal Lead Acid Battery without a problem. Since each winch is going to be different, you'll need to consult the owners manual for your specific winch in order to determine what cold cranking amps are required to run it. For reference, the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch part # BDW15006 has a 2,500-lbs capacity and recommends using a battery with at least 650 CCA to power it; the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch part # BDW10040 that has a 12500-lbs capacity...
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  • Replacement Hand Control for Bull Dog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch
    It sounds like you have the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch # BDW15006. For a replacement hand control, you will use part # BDW20220. This will serve as an exact replacement part and includes the 20 foot wired controller.
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