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Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 6,000 lbs

Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 6,000 lbs

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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 800-298-1624 to order Bulldog Winch electric winch part number BDW15023 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 - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 6,000 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.
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Bulldog Winch Electric Winch - BDW15023

  • ATV - UTV Winch
  • Bulldog Winch
  • 4400 - 6000 lbs
  • Synthetic 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.


Features:

  • 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 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 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 synthetic 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: 50' long x 1/4" (6 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"
  • Hawse fairlead thickness: 3/4"
  • Distance between hawse fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 6-5/8"
  • Winch weight (with synthetic rope installed): 25 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 synthetic rope and hawse 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.


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.


Bulldog Winch 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

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 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.



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Video Transcript for Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch Review

Jake: Hey guys, it's Jake here with etrailer today. We're going to be taking a look at Bulldog's line of power sport winches for UTVs. These winches are going to be available in a 4,000-pounds and a 6,000-pound weight capacity available also in either cable or the synthetic cord like we have here. The motor is going to be water-resistant for those times where you might be riding in wet conditions. Your motor is going to be safe. The 4,000-pound winch is going to have a 1.8 horsepower motor on it.

And the 6,000-pound winch like we have here is going to have a 1.9 horsepower motor. This is going to give you more than enough power to be able to get your side-by-side out of any situation you might be in. The grip handle for your winch controller is going to be a nice, durable, rugged plastic.It'll have grips on the side so that if your hands are wet, when you're out riding, you'll be able to hold onto it safely. It's also going to have a water resistant design so that if it is raining, when you're trying to get your side-by-side out of a situation, your control is going to be safe. The cord on your winch controller is going to be about 10 feet long, which is going to get you far enough away from your side by side, so that when you're pulling your winch in, you're not going to have to worry about that cable coming back and hitting any of the passengers.

I would always recommend to not have anybody sitting in the side-by-side when using a winch. One thing I recommend when picking up a winch for your UTV is the rigging kit by Bulldog. It's going to have this snatch block in it, which is going to double your weight capacity, because you're going to take your cable and run it through the pulley and back to your side-by-side, which is going to double your weight capacity.If you have the 4,000-pound winch, it's going to up it to 8,000-pounds and the 6,000-pound winches. Now we're going to have a 12,000-pound weight capacity because it's going to be using two strands to pull at a slower rate. The first thing you're going to do in order to get set up, and you're going to want to turn the knob on the right side of the winch.

When you're facing your side-by-side, you're going to turn it to disengage. This is going to allow you to pull on the hook, releasing the wire out of your winch and pull it to a tree or another side by side. We'll go ahead and turn it to disengage and start pulling. Disengage it's going to allow you to pull it out to whatever length you're going to need. So we'll just go ahead and pull it all the way out to our tree.Now, when using the tree as your anchor point, you're going to want to use a tree strap.

This is going to help to give you one a better base and two to give you a stronger hold of where to connect your shackle to. We'll go ahead and loop our tree saver around. Oh, this is a bulldog winch tree saver. We do have these here at etrailer. And then we can insert our hook, slide our bolt through secure that pin, now we're ready to pull. Now you want to turn that knob on the right side of your winch, back to engage so that we can operate our winch in order to operate your winch, you want to turn your side-by-side on shift it into neutral, and then you can begin pulling.Now, what I like about this handle is you're going to be able to pull your side-by-side into a safe location while you're standing in a safe location. When using a winch, I would always recommend using a damper. This can be a jacket or a hoodie here we have a jacket. This is going to be anything that has a little bit of weight to it. You want to drape it over top of your line here so that if your line or your hook we're to come loose, your hook or your line are not going to come back and hit any of the passengers in the side-by-side. Now, what I like about this wind setup is that it's going to have a synthetic cord, rather than that traditional cable. That cable has a tendency to snag and have little bursts sticking out of it. So you're going to need to use gloves when using that traditional cable with this synthetic cord. You're not going to have any of those issues which can be nice and soft to the touch, and you'll be able to handle it without gloves.The other thing is that when you're rolling a cable up, it's very important to make sure that the cable is nice and neatly organized inside the spool, because otherwise you have the risk of smashing down the cable, potentially damaging it. You're not going to have that issue with this synthetic cord. On the end of our line, there's going to be a solid steel hook in order to hook on to anything that you might need to pull yourself out with. In addition to that, they include this nice red safety strap to be able to safely pull out and put your winch back in when you're using it. The kit is going to come with a solid aluminum fairlead, which is nice because it's going to resist that rust and corrosion. And it's going to help to guide that 50 feet of line that you have back onto the winch. Well, guys, with all that being said, I hope this information helped you. And that's going to do it for our look at the Bulldog winch power sports winches for UTVs..


Customer Reviews

Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 6,000 lbs - BDW15023

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

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.

- BDW15023
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excellent product



- BDW15001
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


Worked great for several uses with my plow.. but it doesn't appear to last for the long haul. Big storm right now, started to plow, it made some cracking sound and stopped working...now I can't plow my driveway and will have to pay someone. I bought this instead of going to Harbor Freight.



- BDW15005
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


Pros: Winch seems well made. Custom mounting bracket for my 2016 Polaris Sportsman 570 fit perfect. More than enough wire. etrailer installation video is excellent. Still winter so have not had a chance to give it a serious test. Cons: Manufacturer instructions were worthless. Supplied connectors for the handlebar and remote switch were total junk. They must have saved 15 cents by supplying this junk.



- BDW15001
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


Real decent winch. I just use it for the plow. Havent had any snow just yet so I can't say how reliable it is



- BDW15006
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


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.



- BDW15001
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


Arrived quickly, fairly easy to install on my ATV. Have not HAD to use it yet, but it sure seems like it will do the trick. Main purpose for my snow plow. Definitely will be ordering from etrailer if a need arises in the future.



- BDW15006
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


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.



- BDW15001
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


I can't really rate the product yet because I just installed it, but it seems to be working just fine. This five-star rating is for the customer service of the company though. I got a phone message on the Saturday following when I ordered it. The company called to let me know that the winch I ordered wasn't available but they had another, comparable one in stock they could send me. They followed up with an email. I responded to the email saying that I would like the replacement and go ahead and make the change. I got a response within a couple of hours and the product was in the mail Monday morning. The winch is installed and it seems to work.



- BDW15022
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch




- BDW15013
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch




- BDW15001
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


Found the exact winch i needed looking at the info on the website. Made one phone call to see if it could reach me in time, as I was totally amazed that I actually received the winch the next day! Installed in very short time in my enclosed cargo trailer. It works great, as advertised. Still scratching my head over ordering one day & by the next afternoon, in another state, I received & installed it.



- BDW15006
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


Works like a champ!



- BDW15001
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


First time ordering from etrailor.com. Was very please with the product everything went great. Will definitely be ordering products from etrailer.com again



- BDW15002
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


just unpacked everything and its just what i ordered. all looks like well made and in good shape. will be installing it monday afternoon and will give an update then.



- BDW15012
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


It did everything that I wanted it for ,hasn't let me down. I recommend this product. The price was great the quality was also great. I really like the rope instead of the steel cable. Rolls up on the drum better. And not as stiff as the steel ones.


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Happy I bought it
Larry C - 04/21/2018



- BDW15004
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Review from a similar Powersports Series in Electric Winch


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


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  • Mounting Plate Fitment for 2" Hitch and Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch
    Yes, I looked at the parts from the warehouse and confirmed that the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series UTV Winch # BDW15023 has a mounting bolt hole pattern that is compatible with the Bulldog Winch ATV Winch Mounting Plate for 2" Hitches # BDW20061R2.
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  • Availability of the Superwinch Replacement Solenoid part # SW89-24429
    Unfortunately I reached out to super winch and they have discontinued parts for your winch and there is not suitable replacement solenoid available like the SW89-24429. The recommended solution he provided was to replace the winch. I am sorry for that news. A couple of replacement options with similar weight capacities are the etrailer ATV Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead part # e98989 for a good cost effective but a little noisier solution or the Bulldog Winch Powersports...
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  • Winch Mount for 2018 Polaris Ranger 570 Full Size
    There is a winch mount for your 2018 Polaris Ranger 570 full size, the Bulldog Winch Custom-Fit Steel ATV Winch Mount # BDW15165, which fits 570 Full Size, 570 Mid-Size, and 570 Crew EPS Mid-Size. As the name of the mount states, this is a custom fit for your Polaris Ranger and will fit a wide variety of Bulldog ATV winches, including the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series - 2,000 lbs # BDW15001, the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series - 3,500 lbs # BDW15005 and the Bulldog Winch Powersports...
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