1. Electric Winch
  2. Bulldog Winch
  3. ATV - UTV Winch
  4. 4400 - 6000 lbs
  5. Wire Rope
  6. Plug-In Remote
Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 6,000 lbs

Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 6,000 lbs

Item # BDW15022
lowest price pledge
Our Price: $361.68
You Save: $91.75
Electric Winch
This item qualifies for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 34 lbs
BDW15022 - Wire Rope Bulldog Winch Electric Winch
zoom in icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

Heavy-duty winch with 1.9-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 with remote-mount plug included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Bulldog Winch electric winch part number BDW15022 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 - 6,000 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.
  • All Info
  • Q & A (4)
  • Videos (2)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - BDW15022

  • ATV - UTV Winch
  • Bulldog Winch
  • 4400 - 6000 lbs
  • Wire Rope
  • Plug-In Remote
  • 2.0 HP
  • Load Holding Brake

Heavy-duty winch with 1.9-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 with remote-mount plug included.


  • Powersports UTV recovery winch is designed for recreation and heavy-duty work applications
    • Perfect for 850cc and larger crew cab side-by-sides
    • Recommended for UTVs with a maximum GVW of 3,000 lbs
  • 1.9-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 12' 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
  • 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


  • Rated line pull (with a single layer of wire rope around the drum): 6,000 lbs (static load)
    • Maximum recommended ATV GVW: 3,000 lbs
  • Motor: 12-volt DC
    • Line pull at 0 lbs:
      • Power draw: 29 amps
      • Line speed: 18 FPM
    • Line pull at 6,000 lbs:
      • Power draw: 277 amps
      • Line speed: 3 FPM
  • Gear ratio: 226:1
  • 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: 14-5/8" long x 4-5/8" wide x 4-7/8" tall
  • Drum dimensions: 2" diameter x 4-11/16" 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): 41 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 850cc crew cab side-by-side or any large UTV where extra pulling power is desired. It includes a hand-held remote with an 8' lead so you can control the winch from the seat of your UTV or safely operate it at 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, 1.9-Horsepower Motor

Bulldog Winch Powersports Motor

This winch features a 1.9-horsepower, 12-volt DC motor with 6,000 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 12' 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. Some common, easy-to-access mounting locations include your UTV's dashboard, hood, or grille.

There is also a wireless remote kit (BDW21056 - 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

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.


To install the winch on the front of your vehicle you will need a suitable mounting location. The winch and fairlead bolt 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.

The remote port includes an 8' wiring harnesss and mounting hardware so you can install it anywhere on your UTV. Some common, easy-to-access mounting locations include your UTV's dashboard, hood, or grille. A 7/8" hole will need to be drilled 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 Layer6,00011-1/8
2nd Layer4.87822-1/2
3rd Layer4,27936-5/8
4th Layer3,39655

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 (BDW20005 - sold separately). Secure the pulley block to a tree saver strap (BDW20033 - 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 (BDW20195 - sold separately) that includes everything you need for heavy-duty recovery. Using double-line operation will approximately double your winch's pulling capacity.

15022 Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 6,000 lbs

California residents: click here

Video of Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 6,000 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch Review


Ask the Experts about this Bulldog Winch Electric Winch

  • Bulldog Winch Cover Recommendation for Bulldog UTV 6k Winch
    The cover you would want is the part # BDW20046 which will fit the UTV winch part # BDW15022 which is dimensionaly the same as the standard truck winches.
    view full answer...
  • 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...
    view full answer...
  • Winch Mount for a 2016 John Deere 590i Gator XUV
    I contacted my tech contact at Bulldog Winch and he told me the Custom-Fit Steel Winch Mount # BDW15175 is confirmed to fit on your 2016 590i John Deere Gator XUV. I attached a review video of this winch mount you may want to check out. If you are in need of a winch, I recommend the Bulldog Winch 1.9 HP Powersports Winch # BDW15022. This winch has a weight capacity of 6,000 lbs. This winch has a permanent magnet motor and uses a 50' wire rope. The handheld remote cable is 15' long and...
    view full answer...
  • Is Winch Mounting Plate the Same for 2012 Arctic Cat 450i and 2013 Arctic Cat Prowler 550XT
    Yes, the Superwinch LT3000ATV Winch, # SW1130220, can be mounted on the 2013 Arctic Cat Prowler 550XT SXS using the same Custom-Fit ATV Winch Mounting Kit that is used for the 2012 Arctic Cat 450i. If you don't want to remove the mount from the frame, then I recommend simply replacing it with # BDW15170. This will work well with your winch or you can always upgrade to a stronger winch with a better gear ratio like the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead...
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Electric Winch?

  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:
  • Highest quality electric winch for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate electric winch information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Edited by:
Tyler C
Video Edited:
Joshua S
Video by:
Jacob T
Installed by:
Cole B
Installed by:
Jacob H
Written by:
Lisa S
Updated by:
Sarah W
Updated by:
Matthew S
Updated by:
Matthew E

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.