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Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 2,500 lbs

Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse 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 BDW15014 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 - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 2,500 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.
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Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - BDW15014

  • ATV - UTV Winch
  • Bulldog Winch
  • 2000 - 2500 lbs
  • Synthetic 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
  • Plastic, hand-held remote with 20' lead lets you operate winch from a safe distance
    • Remote port with 8' lead mounts anywhere on ATV 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 ATV
    • Mounts to handlebar with included hardware
  • Free-spooling clutch ensures fast rope payout and reduces wear on the motor
  • 3/16" Diameter HMPE synthetic rope is strong as steel yet lightweight and safer to handle
    • 50' Long with 6' woven polyester protective sleeve
    • 1/4" 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
    • Black 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 synthetic 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
  • Rocker switch lead length: 9.5'
  • 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"
  • Hawse fairlead thickness: 3/4"
  • Distance between hawse fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 4-13/16"
  • Winch weight (with synthetic rope installed): 16.9 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 synthetic rope and hawse 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.

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 ATV. 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 ATV. A common, easy-to-access mounting location is on the exterior of the right or left front fender beneath the handlebars.

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

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.

Synthetic Rope

Bulldog Winch Synthetic Rope

The synthetic rope is made of 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.

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' 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 removable clevis hook is made 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 synthetic rope.

Hawse Fairlead

Bulldog Winch Hawse Fairlead

This winch includes a CNC machine billet aluminum hawse fairlead that is designed to be used with synthetic rope. It helps guide the rope as it's winding in and out, and it has a rounded hole to help prevent wear. The 3/4" thick fairlead has a black anodized finish that resists corrosion, and it installs with zinc-plated hardware.

Note: The hawse 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

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.

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Video Transcript for Bulldog Winch Electric Winch BDW15014 Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Bulldog Wench Power Sport series, ATV wench. This is going to have synthetic rope and a housed fair lead, and it's going to be rated at 2500 pounds.This is going to be a standard duty wench to help you get out of those tricky situations, whether you find yourself stuck in the mud, or maybe just out in the snow. This can also be used for other applications, but it's going to be primarily designed to use with your ATV and recovery if you get stuck.It does have a sealed motor that's going to be a 1-horsepower 12-volt, DC permanent magnet motor, so it's going to give you powerful and fast safe line pulling. It's also going to reduce the weight and be more efficient than a series wound motor. It has all steel, three-stage planetary gear train, and that's all sealed up to keep out any water, and prevent any internal corrosion from happening.We'll also have our sealed 250-amp contactor. That's going to transmit the power from our wench to our ATV, or the other way around.

It's going to transfer the power from our ATV's battery to our wench. We'll have our contacts on our wench itself. And then those are going to connect into our contactor here, and then that's going to go onto our vehicle's battery.Now, this is labeled. We have our two black connections, two red connections. Those are going to match up with our cables here.

We're going to have two that are going to be a bit longer at five feet, and two that are a bit shorter at three feet. There's also the rubber boots to go over those connections and keep them all sealed up and protected from the elements.Our contactor itself is going to be water and weather resistant. You want to make sure that you mount this under the hood or the front cover of your ATV with the included hardware. We'll have a nut, lock washer, and split washer, or flat washer and split washer there. Those go on either side with the little bracket at the bottom.We also have our rocker switch, lets you operate the ATV from the seat of your ATV.

It has a clamp bracket that's going to go around the handlebar, so it's just going to clamp around there, and then the tag end gets connected to the bracket on our switch.Our cables are going to be able to connect into each other on our solenoid. Our wench is also going to have an automatic mechanical brake that's going to hold 100% of the load while minimizing wench creep. It does have a free spooling clutch, so on the side we'll have our switch there to go from free spool to engage. That is embossed on there, so it's going to be counterclockwise for free spool, clockwise for engaged.We're going to have three 16th diameter HMPE synthetic rope. That's going to be just as strong as steel, but lighter weight and safer to handle since we won't have to worry about any fraying ends of that steep rope poking into our hands and causing a lot of damage there.

You also don't have to worry about the same sort of recoil that you get with steel rope. If there's a failure, this is going to have a lot less kinetic energy buildup, and therefore, less whiplash if that we're to fail.We're also going to have fifty feet of length for our rope with a six-foot woven polyester protective sleeve. At the end, you'll notice that we have our quarter-inch steel hook and the red nylon handsaver strap. Those are included with this, and that just helps to have another thing to grab onto and be highly visible at the front of our wench.We have the rounded fair lead that's going to be the housed style. That helps to prevent any friction damage to our rope. So, it's going to help to prevent any fraying there. This is going to be made of a heavy duty CNC machine billet aluminum, so you don't have to worry about any rust or corrosion with that. That's going to be sitting on our bracket that is included with our wench. It's just connected by the two bolts on either side of the fair lead, and then the bracket is going to attach by the four bolts at the bottom of our wench.Now, there might be a custom mounting plate sold separately for your ATV to mount your wench and your fair lead up to that. So, check out etrailer.com for any custom mounting plates for that.Everything is going to have a nice black powder coat finish to help resist any rust and corrosion. As far as the additional specs, this is going to have a rated line pole with a single layer of synthetic rope around the drum of 2500 pounds as a static load. Now, the maximum recommended ATV GVW is going to be 1250 pounds.Our motor again is going to be a 12-volt DC powered motor. It's going to have a line pull at zero pounds of 15 amps. with a line pull at zero pounds, the power draw is going to be 15 amps, and then the line speed is going to be 24 feet per minute. The line pull at 2500 pounds, so maxed out, the power draw is going to be 204 amps, and the line speed is going to go down to nine feet per minute.The gear ratio is going to be 136 to 1. It has a duty cycle of two minutes on, and fifteen minutes off. Our battery lead wire, again, that's going to be five gauge wire on all of those with the different lengths of five feet and three feet. Our rope dimensions again: 50 feet long, 3/16th of an inch in diameter, or 5.5 millimeter. The length of the lead off of our rocker switch is going to be 9.5 feet.As far as the wench itself, it's going to measure thirteen and a half inches long. It's going to be four and three-eights of an inch wide. That's going from the bolts here, our contacts on the wench itself. It's the widest point. And it's going to be one and a half inches tall. Now, that's without the bracket or the fair lead. With those two on there, it's going to make it a little bit wider. So, you're looking at more like six inches in total width there going from the back of our wench to the front of that fair lead.As far as the drum, it's going to be two inches in diameter, and it's going to be 2 and 5/16, or 15/16's inches long. Our mounting bolt, or our mounting plate, excuse me, is going to have a four bolt mounting pattern. The distance between those two bolts center on center is going to be just under five inches at four and 15/16's of an inch. And then in the other direction, it's going to be three inches center on center.The thickness on our fair lead is going to be three-quarters of an inch. And the wench weight with the synthetic rope installed is going to be 16.9 pounds.That's going to do it for our look at the Bulldog Wench Power Sport Series, ATV wench with synthetic rope, and the house fair lead rated at 2500 pounds.


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  • How to Remove Synthetic Rope on the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch # BDW15014
    I spoke with my contact at Bulldog Winch who said that removing the synthetic rope on the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch # BDW15014 is actually very easy. Simply run the rope all the way out and then there is a set screw that holds it in place. You can run the rope out via free-spool or the power but it would be much quicker to run it out with the free-spool feature. I'm not sure what your application is but you should be mindful that each time there is a layer of rope...
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  • Can an Electric Winch be Used on a 1987 Kawasaki KLF 300 Bayou 2x4
    There is not a custom winch mount for your model ATV, however if you have a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver like # C45006, you could use a Winch Receiver Mount like # BDW20155. With a mount combination like this, you could absolutely use an electric winch. My recommendation is the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch # BDW15014 which will work very well for your application and give you easy to use controls at your handlebars. I've attached a video to assist and you can see the...
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