Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 4,400 lbs

Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 4,400 lbs

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  • Car Trailer Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Bulldog Winch
  • Synthetic Rope
  • 4400 - 6000 lbs
  • Plug-In Remote
  • 2.0 HP
  • Medium Line Speed
  • Load Holding Brake
Light-duty winch with 1.8-hp, permanent magnet motor lets you quickly and safely pull small vehicles onto your trailer. Compact winch fits easily into most custom boxes and cabinets. Includes hand-held remote and mounting plate with hardware. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog Winch electric winch part number BDW15020 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Bulldog Winch products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 4,400 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.


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Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - BDW15020

Light-duty winch with 1.8-hp, permanent magnet motor lets you quickly and safely pull small vehicles onto your trailer. Compact winch fits easily into most custom boxes and cabinets. Includes hand-held remote and mounting plate with hardware.


Features:

  • Light-duty winch lets you pull ATVs, UTVs, golf carts, and other small vehicles onto your trailer
    • Perfect for toy haulers, landscape trailers, and other small utility trailers
  • Compact design - fits easily into most custom cabinets or boxes
  • Steel mounting plate and hardware included
    • Lets you mount winch and fairlead to trailer deck or frame
  • 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
    • Vent lets vapor escape to prevent moisture buildup
  • Sealed, 250-amp contactor transmits power from your battery to the winch motor
    • Water- and weather-resistant to IP67 specifications
  • Power unit includes contactor, plastic housing, and all electrical wiring
  • 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
  • Rubber, hand-held remote with 20' lead lets you operate winch from the back of most trailers
    • Weather-resistant switch powers the load in and out
    • Wireless remote control (BDW20212 - sold separately) available
  • Free-spooling clutch ensures fast rope payout and reduces wear on the motor
  • 1/4" 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
    • 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 synthetic rope around the drum):
    • Static load: 4,400 lbs
    • Rolling load: 44,000 lbs
  • Motor: 12-volt DC
    • Line pull at 0 lbs:
      • Power draw: 28 amps
      • Line speed: 19 FPM
    • Line pull at 4,400 lbs:
      • Power draw: 340 amps
      • Line speed: 4-1/2 FPM
  • Gear ratio: 136:1
  • Duty cycle: 2 minutes on/15 minutes off
  • Braking: 100-percent load-holding mechanical
  • Battery lead wire: 6 gauge
  • Battery lead length: 6'
  • Rope dimensions: 50' long x 1/4" (6 mm) diameter
  • Winch dimensions (with power unit mounted over motor): 15-3/16" long x 4-1/4" wide x 7-1/4" tall
  • Drum dimensions: 2" diameter x 4-13/16" long
  • Mounting bolt pattern:
    • Winch: 6-5/8" x 3"
    • Plate: 3-1/8" x 4-1/8"
  • Distance between hawse fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 5-15/16"
  • Minimum winch box/cabinet size: 20" wide x 10" tall
  • Winch weight (with synthetic rope installed): 15 lbs
  • Recommended battery size (for maximum power): 650 CCA
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch

This compact, light-duty trailer winch lets you pull ATVs, UTVs, golf carts, and other small vehicles onto your trailer. You can mount the winch directly to your trailer deck or front rail with the included mounting plate. It also fits easily into most custom cabinets or boxes. And it includes a hand-held remote, synthetic rope, hawse fairlead, and a free-spooling clutch.


Light-Duty, 1.8-Horsepower Motor

Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch Motor

This winch features a 1.8-horsepower, 12-volt DC motor with 4,400 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 constructed of durable, corrosion-resistant materials including the powder coated housing, copper battery terminals, and zinc-plated steel hardware.


Power Unit with Sealed Contactor

Power Unit

The contactor - or solenoid - transmits power from the vehicle's battery to the winch motor. The 250-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 plug

The on/off switch on the back of the power unit lets you shut off the power when you aren't using the winch. There is also a rubber-sealed, weatherproof attachment port on the power unit for the remote control. An integrated rubber cap lets you cover the port when it's not in use.


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 unroll the rope. To release the clutch for free-spooling simply rotate the handle to the "Freespool" position. To reengage the clutch, rotate the handle back to the "Engaged" position. The clutch positions are indicated by a diagram on the gearbox and are also labeled on the knob.


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 planetary gear trains.


The steel gearbox has a rust-resistant black powder coat finish and is sealed to keep out moisture.


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.


Weather-Resistant Hand-Held Remote

Bulldog Winch Hand-Held Remote

The hand-held remote has a 20' lead and in/out rocker switch so you can control your winch from the back of your trailer. 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.


The wireless remote kit (BDW20212 - sold separately) lets you operate the winch from up to 100' away.


Synthetic Rope

Bulldog Winch Synthetic Rope

The rope is made of synthetic 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' long 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 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 synthetic rope.


Aluminum Hawse Fairlead

Bulldog Winch Aluminum Hawse Fairlead

The compact hawse fairlead is designed for use with synthetic ropes. It helps guide the rope as it's winding in and out, and it has a rounded hole to help prevent wear on the rope. The 3/4" thick fairlead has a silver anodized finish that resists corrosion, and it installs to the mounting plate with zinc-plated hardware.


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 and gearbox are made of corrosion-resistant powder coated steel. The contactor is sealed to keep water out, and the power unit is made of heavy-duty yet lightweight plastic. The steel tie bars and side frame drum supports help to create a strong and rigid winch body.


Installation


This versatile winch can be mounted to your trailer in several different ways. You can bolt the included plate onto the deck of your trailer and attach the winch and fairlead. Counter-sunk bolt holes in the mounting plate ensure that the hex heads of the included bolts don't protrude above the trailer's flat surface. This is the easiest method and does not require welding, but it does leave a footprint on your deck.


You can mount the plate to the front rail of your trailer. This method elevates the winch so it's easy to reach and frees up valuable space on your deck, but will require welding the plate to the rail. You can also weld the plate to the front frame of the trailer so that the winch sits at at deck level without using up space on the deck.


The compact design allows the winch to easily fit into most custom cabinets or boxes. This method keeps the winch out of the elements and keeps it hidden. Many cabinets and boxes can even be locked to protect the winch from would-be thieves. You can also install a dedicated battery inside or near the cabinet to power the winch. This prevents the winch from putting a strain on your vehicle's battery, and it eliminates the need to run a power lead all the way to the front of your truck.


Winch Line Pull Capacity

Layers of RopeCapacity (lbs)Total Rope on Drum (ft)
1st Layer4,4009
2nd Layer3,77025
3rd Layer3,24440
4th Layer2,84750

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 trailer 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 an 4,400-pound capacity - will work for vehicles with an approximate GVW of 2,933 pounds.


Rolling Load Winch Capacity

Percent InclineRolling Load Capacity (lbs)
Level Surface44,000
5 (3°)29,348
10 (6°)22,088
20 (11°)14,960
30 (17°)11,484
50 (26°)8,184
70 (35°)6,732
100 (45°)5,676
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 the vehicle you are pulling with a bow shackle (BDW20020 - sold separately) to provide a strong anchor for your double-line pull. Using double-line operation will approximately double your winch's pulling capacity.



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Video Transcript for Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - Car Trailer Winch - BDW15020 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number BDW15020. This is the bulldog trailer utility wench with a mounting plate. It's doing to have the Hawse fairlead synthetic rope design. It's going to have a capacity of 4,400 pounds. Now with this wench you'll be able to power your load in and out. It's going to include a free-spooling clutch for fast synthetic rope pay-out.

It's going to operate right here on the dial so you can move it into an up position. That's going to give you the free-spool option. Then moving it back to where the dial is facing out towards the front of the wench, that's going to allow it to be engaged. You're going to be able to operate the in and out function using the remote. It's going to feature a high-efficiency low-amp-draw motor. It's going to have the wench battery that mounts directly on top of the motor for a compact design.

It's going to feature the fairlead right here. That's going to reduce the wear and strain on the rope by eliminating the rubbing and the friction as you extend the rope out or bring it back in. This right here's going to be your hand-held remote. It's going to allow you to control the in and out functions of the wench. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand.

It's got a nice grip on each side so you can get a secure hold, an easy thumb operation right there. It's going to have the plug. That's going to plug into the side of the unit right here. The total length of wiring that you're going to have with that remote is going to be about 20 feet long. Now this does come with all the necessary hardware that you need to get the wench mounted onto the bracket, the fairlead mounted onto the bracket. Then you can see the mounting hardware up here.

This is going to be the hardware that you need to mount the actual plate to whatever application that you want to put this on. When it comes to the drum system, it's going to feature an automatic load-holding end drum brake, 250-amp sealed contactor. When it comes to the rated line pull at zero pounds, that's going to operate to 19.1 feet per minute at 28 amps with max capacity on the line at 4,400 pounds. That's going to operate at 4.6 feet per minute at 340 amps. Now here on the end of the synthetic rope you're going to have a nice 1/4-inch forged steel hook with the safety latch mechanism that's going to prevent accidental disconnecting or hooking. You're also going to have a bright yellow hand-saver strap. The motor on this unit is going to be a 1.8-horsepower, 12-volt DC permanent magnet motor. When it comes to the gearing, that's going to be 3-stage planetary with a gear ratio of 136 to 1. When it comes to the rope length, they're going to give you 55 feet of total length of synthetic rope. Now the switching method, that's simply just the way that we switch between the in and out function. It's going to be controlled by a hand-held remote. The black and red wires are going to be your battery leads that's going to connect to the battery on your trailer, UTV or whatever it is that you're mounting this onto. Everything's going to be color-coded. Those battery leads are going to measure 6 feet long. Every connection on this unit is color-coded. You've got the black and red battery leads. Here on the side here you're going to have the connectors coming down to the motor, yellow and blue. Also, the terminals are labeled with colors of yellow and blue. It allows you to know which side to connect, which wire too. Now if we take a look at the overall dimensions starting with the overall link, measuring from edge to edge, it's going to give us a measurement of about 15 1/4 of an inch, or just over 15 inches long. The overall width not including the mounting plate or the fairlead measured 4 5/8 of an inch. With the fairlead attached and on the mounting plate that's going to extend the overall width about 6 1/4. Now the overall height with it installed on the mounting plate or the mounting bracket is going to give us a measurement of about 6 1/2 inches. I'm going to flip this on its side so we can see the bolt pattern here. The wench is going to mount to the mounting plate using these 4 outer holes. Then if you want to mount this to whatever surface you're going to mount it to, you're going to use these 4 holes right here, again, hardware included. The measurement that we have on our mounting holes going this direction center-on-center separate looks to be about 3 and 3/16ths or about 3 1/8, somewhere right in there. Going this direction center-on-center looks to be about 4 1/8th of an inch. Now the mounting plate overall length measuring from edge to edge is about 8 1/4th of an inch. Going this direction it's going to give us a measurement of about 5 1/2 inches. This unit's going to weigh about 26 1/2 pounds. The last thing I want to show you is just how it operates. I'm actually going to hook this up for an extra power source. We're going to operate the wench. I'm just going to connect our hand-held remote. We've got the female port. It simply plus into the male port here on the side. Get that in there. Then we're going to connect our battery leads. It's pretty simple. Red's going to be our positive. Black's going to be negative. Now the other thing too is here on the side of the wench battery and sealed contactor we're going to have the on and of switch. We want to turn that to the on position. Now we should have full function of our wench. We just want to make sure that our dowel here on the side is in the engaged position. If I want to extend the line out, I simply push on the out button here. It's got fast rope pay-out. If I want to bring the line in, I simply just press the in button on our remote. It's going to bring the line back in wrapping around the drum. That's going to do it for today's review of part number BDW15020. This is the bulldog trailer utility wench with a mounting plate, synthetic rope, Hawse fairlead. It's going to be rated at 4,400 pounds. .


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 4,400 lbs - BDW15020

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Light-duty winch with 1.8-hp, permanent magnet motor lets you quickly and safely pull small vehicles onto your trailer. Compact winch fits easily into most custom boxes and cabinets. Includes hand-held remote and mounting plate with hardware.

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Great trailer winch and like the synthetic line instead of steel cable. Very nice quality, works great pulling the hot rod (rolling) up on the 18' trailer with zero issues. 469976



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This is a great unit for my needs. Compact and strong to pull up the Hot Rod . Used the hitch receiver and ball mount to have it removable from the trailer, simple and easy to do. 200578



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Easy Installation. Needed a little coaxing to free spool at first, but operates fine. Compact and a great application for my Cobra hauler. 561703



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The winch works like a dream very quiet when in use pulling 3400 pound car in and out of trailer would purchase it again recommend to other friends 638513



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This winch has performed flawlessly for over 1 year now, it does exactly what I bought it to do, and I would buy another one if I had another need. Thanks 616258



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Customer service is great. Delivery was on time. Just a great experience in all very helpful and courteous. Would definitely recommend. 504531



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Pulls my 3,200lb race car in to trailer with ease. Synthetic cable is only way to go. Quality product 475593



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Got everything out of the box, looks exactly what i wanted. Can't wait till i get trailer painted so i can install everything. Order was delivered as stated, couldn't ask for any more professional place to do business, I have them bookmarked so I can go right to them first. 474173


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  • The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 4,400 lbs # BDW15020 is a really great winch designed for utility trailer use. It is able to be used as a boat trailer winch, but it has a slower run time with a long recovery cycle. The Dutton-Lainson TW4000 StrongArm Electric Winch - Marine - 4,000 lbs # DL25200 is my recommendation with almost twice as fast a line speed under load and nowhere near the amperage draw. This will serve you better for your 4,500 lb...
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  • Bulldog Winch Recommendation for Car Hauler Trailer to Pull a 3k Vehicle onto a Trailer
  • We have the Bulldog Winch part # BDW15020 that was designed for mounting to a trailer like you have and would be a great option for pulling a vehicle up onto a trailer. It has a 4,400 lb capacity which would be more than enough for a 3,000 lb car.
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  • Recommended Winch And Mounting Locations
  • In your scenario, we will want to look at a utility which. This will allow you to have a winch that has a free-spool option that lets you pull rope out fast. The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW15020 will enable you to efficiently drag the tree logs from the ground, up on dolly, to your van, and then up a 10 ramp. Because we don't know how heavy the logs are going to be, and we are not sure how much your vehicle's floor can handle use your best judgment when attempting to drill holes...
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  • Can Tensioner be Removed from Bulldog Winch BDW15020 to Make it Easier to Freespool
  • I spoke with my contact at Bulldog winch and he stated that you can remove that tensioner piece you mentioned on winch # BDW15020 which should make it easier to freespool! So that is great news.
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  • Recommended Winch To Load 2000-lb Raft On 14 X 8 Trailer
  • The winch you came from, part # BDW15020 would work great for the raft and trailer you said you have. The line pull for this winch is 10.6-ft per minute when pulling 2,000-lbs. This has a 7/32-inch wire rope that is 55.7 ft long and this winch has a 1.8-hp motor. If you want a wireless remote you can use up to 45-ft away I recommend part # BDW20212. Another winch I recommend for your trailer and raft is the Bulldog utility Winch, part # BDW15013. This winch has a 3,500-lb capacity....
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