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ComeUp DV-12 Off-Road Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs

ComeUp DV-12 Off-Road Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty winch with 5.6-hp, series-wound motor lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck vehicle. Includes 125' wire rope, roller fairlead, free-spooling clutch, hand-held remote, and overheat sensor. Power unit can be remotely mounted. 1-800-940-8924 to order ComeUp electric winch part number CU857133 or order online at Free expert support on all ComeUp products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for ComeUp DV-12 Off-Road Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs. Electric Winch reviews from real customers.
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ComeUp Electric Winch - CU857133

  • Truck Winch
  • Recovery Winch
  • 10001 - 12000 lbs
  • Wire Rope
  • Plug-In Remote
  • ComeUp
  • Slow - 0 to 4 fpm
  • 6.0 HP
  • 81 - 90 lbs
  • 3-Stage Planetary Gear

Heavy-duty winch with 5.6-hp, series-wound motor lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck vehicle. Includes 125' wire rope, roller fairlead, free-spooling clutch, hand-held remote, and overheat sensor. Power unit can be remotely mounted.


  • Heavy-duty recovery winch lets you pull your stuck vehicle out of mud, snow, water or a ditch and up steep inclines
    • Perfect for work trucks, Jeeps, and other off-road vehicles
    • Designed for vehicles with a GVW up to 8,000 lbs
  • 5.6-hp, Series-wound motor delivers powerful, fast, and safe line pulling
    • Motor is more powerful, more efficient, and produces more torque than a permanent magnet motor
  • Overheat sensor triggers alerts if motor temperature exceeds 212 degrees
    • LED on remote glows red and alarm in power unit sounds
  • Sealed, 400-amp contactor transmits power from the vehicle's battery to the winch motor
    • Water- and weather-resistant to IP68 specifications
  • Power unit includes contactor, aluminum housing with plastic sides, overheat alarm, and wiring
    • Wiring kit (sold separately) lets you remotely mount the power unit
  • Automatic, mechanical Cone Brake Structure holds 100 percent of the load while minimizing winch creep
    • Cone-shaped brake is mounted outside the drum to keep damaging heat away from motor and rope
  • All-steel, 3-stage planetary gear train
    • Provides increased drum speed and torque when compared with worm drives and 1- or 2-stage planetary gear trains
  • Hand-held, waterproof remote with 17' lead lets you operate winch from a safe distance
    • Wireless remote control (sold separately) available
  • Free-spooling clutch ensures fast rope payout and reduces wear on the motor
    • Gearbox can be rotated in 36-degree increments so you can reach the clutch handle no matter where you mount the winch
  • 3/8" Diameter wire rope is strong and abrasion resistant
    • 125' Long galvanized steel cable
    • 1/2" Forged steel clevis hook and nylon hand-saver strap included
  • Steel roller fairlead with thick frame
    • 4 Rollers reduce friction and wear on the rope
    • Silver zinc-plated finish resists corrosion
  • Die-cast aluminum housing with gray powder coat finish resists corrosion
    • Carbon steel motor tube resists internal corrosion
  • Tie-bars and side frames help to create a strong and rigid winch body


  • Rated line pull (with a single layer of wire rope around the drum): 12,000 lbs (static load)
    • Vehicle recovery capacity: 8,000 lbs
  • Motor: 12-volt DC
    • Line pull at 0 lbs:
      • Power draw: 60 amps
      • Line speed: 27 FPM
    • Line pull at 12,000 lbs:
      • Power draw: 440 amps
      • Line speed: 4 FPM
  • Gear ratio: 261:1
  • Duty cycle: S3 5% (approximately 44 seconds on/14 minutes off)
  • Braking: 100-percent load-holding mechanical
  • Battery lead wire: 2 gauge
  • Battery lead length: 6'
  • Rope dimensions: 125' long x 3/8" (9.5 mm) diameter
  • Winch dimensions: 25" long x 8-1/2" wide x 9-1/8" tall
  • Drum dimensions: 3-1/2" diameter x 8-1/8" long
  • 8-Bolt mounting pattern (center to center): 10" x 4-1/2"
  • Distance between roller fairlead mounting holes (center to center): 10"
  • Winch weight (with wire rope installed): 86 lbs
  • Recommended battery size (for maximum power): 650 CCA
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime on mechanical components
    • 1-Year on electrical components

CU857133 Come Up DV Series

The DV-12 is great for heavy-duty recoveries with your work truck, Jeep, or other off-road vehicle. This durable winch has a sealed contactor, a clutch that shifts easily from free-spool to engaged, and a load-holding brake that prevents unintentional rope payout. The power unit can be remotely mounted, and the clutch handle can be rotated so the winch fits easily into tight spaces. It includes a waterproof, hand-held remote with 17' lead so you can operate it at a safe distance. It also has a built-in overheat sensor that triggers an audible alarm in the power unit if the motor exceeds 212 degrees.

Heavy-Duty, 5.6-Horsepower Motor

DV Series Motor

The DV-12 features a 5.6-horsepower, 12-volt DC motor with 12,000 lbs of line pull. This heavy-duty, series-wound motor is more powerful and more dependable than a permanent magnet motor, and it generates more torque and dispenses heat more efficiently when operating at high speeds. It's constructed of durable, corrosion-resistant materials including the die-cast aluminum housing, steel drum, carbon steel motor tube, copper battery terminals, and carbon- and stainless steel hardware.

Built-In Overheat Sensor

There is a built-in sensor located inside the motor housing that monitors the motor temperature. If the motor exceeds 212 degrees, an audible alarm in the power unit sounds and an LED on the remote glows red. The alarm will turn off when power to the winch has been shut down, and the LED will turn green when the motor has cooled and can be used again.

Power Unit with Sealed Contactor

DV Series Power Unit

The contactor - or solenoid - transmits power from the vehicle's battery to the winch motor. The 400-amp contactor - located inside the power unit - is sealed for submersion in water or mud. The copper terminals and stainless steel and carbon steel hardware are corrosion resistant, and the motor leads have rubber boots for water resistance. The cables are color coded and printed with the AWG for easy installation. For convenience - or to better fit in a tight space - the power unit can be removed and mounted remotely with an extended wiring kit (sold separately).

Free-Spooling Clutch with Rotating Handle

DV Series Free-Spooling Clutch with rotating ring gear

The DV-12 has a free-spool clutch with a rotating ring gear that 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 pull and turn the spring-loaded handle. To reengage the clutch, lift and rotate the handle back to the position indicated by the icon on the label.

The clutch is driven by a hardened-steel, 3-stage planetary gear train. This provides more speed than traditional worm gear drives or 1- or 2-stage planetary gear trains.

The gearbox can be rotated in 36-degree increments so you can reposition the clutch handle to an easy-to-reach location. This is great when mounting foot-forward on custom and in-bumper applications or on a vehicle with a small engine where space is extremely limited.

The rustproof, die-cast aluminum gearbox is sealed to keep out moisture, and it has a gray powder coat finish for corrosion resistance.

Automatic, Load-Holding Cone Brake Structure

DV Series Cone Brake

The automatic CBS (Cone Brake Structure) holds 100 percent of the load without unintentional rope payout (or creep). It has a cone-shaped wheel that presses against the brake clamp when there is a load on the rope. The greater the load on the rope the harder the cone-shaped wheel presses against the clamp. This pressure creates enough friction to slow and ultimately stop the drum's rotation.

The cone brake is located on the outside of the drum so the heat created from friction is kept away from the motor and the rope. This prevents potentially damaging heat buildup near the motor.

Hand-Held Remote with LED

DV Series Hand-Held Remote

A hand-held remote with a 17' lead and In/Out rocker switch lets you control the winch from a safe distance. The remote is constructed of durable plastic, and it's sealed and waterproof so it won't get damaged in wet conditions. It has a built-in LED that turns green when you are powering the rope in or out, turns red to indicate an overheated motor, and turns off when the winch is inactive.

Remote plugged into power unit

There is a rubber-sealed plug on top of the power unit that houses the attachment port for the remote control. 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 plug prevents water from getting into the unit when you are not using the wired remote.

There is also a wireless hand-held remote (sold separately) available that lets you operate the winch from up to 90' away.

Wire Rope

Come Up Wire Rope

The wire rope is made of high-strength, aircraft-grade galvanized steel that resists abrasions and is able to 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 (sold separately) so that you can safely handle the rope and hook. A rock bag (BD500549 - sold separately) is also recommended. The rock bag helps prevent a broken rope from snapping back by forcing it to the ground.

Clevis Hook

The removable clevis hook is made of high-strength forged 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

Come Up 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. It has a black powder coat finish and zinc-plated rollers that are tough and corrosion resistant. The fairlead installs with the included steel hardware.

Note: The roller fairlead does not mount directly to the winch - it typically attaches to tabs on the winch mounting plate that bolts to your bumper (sold separately) or grille guard (sold separately). ComeUp mounting channels and most aftermarket mounts include these tabs.

Rugged Construction

DV Series Winch Body

The DV-12 winch is constructed of strong, durable materials that perform no matter the weather conditions or terrain. The motor and gearbox housing are constructed of heavy-duty yet lightweight die-cast aluminum. The contactor is sealed to keep water out, and the lightweight, plastic power unit is ideal for mounting in remote locations. The steel tie-bars and side frame drum supports help to create a strong and rigid winch body.


You will need a suitable mounting location to install the winch on the front of your vehicle. Winch mounts are built into many aftermarket bumpers and grille guards. Alternatively, you can install a universal front-mount plate (sold separately) to create a mounting point for both your winch and fairlead.

Seal Gen2 Winch Body

Use the included wiring to connect the winch to your vehicle's battery. Quick connects (CU881076 - sold separately) are available to make removing and re-installing the winch easy.

Winch Line Pull Capacity

Layers of RopeCapacity (lbs)Total Rope on Drum (ft)
1st Layer12,00021.5
2nd Layer10,06047.2
3rd Layer8,65977
4th Layer7,601110.9
5th Layer6,774125

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 off-road/recovery 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 a 12,000-pound capacity - will work for vehicles with an approximate GVW of 8,000 pounds.

Rolling Load Winch Capacity

Percent InclineRolling Load Capacity (lbs)
Level Surface120,000
5 (3°)80,040
10 (6°)60,240
20 (11°)40,800
30 (17°)31,320
50 (26°)22,320
70 (35°)18,360
100 (45°)15,480
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 (CU881082 - sold separately). Secure the pulley block to a tree saver strap (CU881091 - sold separately) with a bow shackle (CU881092 - sold separately) to provide a strong anchor for your double-line pull. Or use the 8-piece rigging kit (CU882068- sold separately) that includes everything you need for heavy duty recovery. Using double-line operation will approximately double your winch's pulling capacity.

857133 ComeUp DV-12 Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12V - 12,000 lb

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

Video Transcript for ComeUp Electric Winch - Truck Winch - CU857133 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number CU857133, this is the Come Up DV12 Wench with Wire Rope Design. It's going to offer fast, powerful and high efficiency performance. This wench is going to have a single line pull rating of 12,000 pounds. It's going to feature a heavy duty sealed contactor with silver alloy contact pads, thick copper bust bars and a submersible construction to ensure weather resistance. We're also going to have a heavy duty series wound motor that's going to deliver superior torque output and a faster line speed. Braking system on the unit is going to be an automatic full load CBS system.

CBS stands for Cone Break Structure. The braking mechanism is mounted outside the drum rather than inside the drum, that's going to help disperse heat quicker. The wench is going to feature tough aluminum die cast housings with the steel drum and it's going to come with your industrial grade waterproof remote control. It's going to feature a thermo-metric LED indicator on the switch. That's going to alert the user when the motor is on the verge of over heating. It's going to be connected to 17 feet of cord.

It's going to have the wrist strap, nice easy grip design. Toggle switch right here to control line in or line out. It's got the raised side walls to help protect the toggle switch. The connection point is going to be right here on top of the black box. The end of that 17 foot plug or cord is going to connect right here.

When it's not connected, you can use the weather resistant dust cap to protect those connection points. Again, it's going to have the 12,000 pound rated single line pull. At max load, this is going to have a line speed of 4 feet per minute with a power draw of 440 amps at 12 volts. With no load it's going to have a line speed of 27 feet per minute with a power draw of 60 amps at 12 volts. The motor's a 5.6 horsepower, 12 volt series wound motor. On this side, we're going to have our clutch mechanism.

We're going to have the ergonomic T handle, this is going to engage the free spool clutch through multiple evenly space locking holes for rapid rote pay out. Right now it's in the engaged position. We lift it up and rotate it, it's going to move it to disengaged which is going to allow it to go into free spool mode so we can grab the end of our rope, extend it out as quickly as we need to connect it to our load or anchor point. Depending on your application, the location of that T handle may not work for you. You can clock it differently or you can re-position it. The instructions are going to walk you through how to do that. You loosen up some hardware and then you're going to be able to shift that handle around this area here so you can get it to position that's going to work best for your application. Here on the motor side, we can also rotate that as well in 90 degree increments. The instructions will indicate how to do that also. All the necessary wiring and mounting hardware is going to be included. One of the things I like about the wiring is everything is very simple to follow. If it's not color coded, it's going to have letter and numbers to help understand where to connect it. You're going to have your black and red battery leads. Then you're going to have three wires, three larger black wires coming out of the box right here. They're going to be color coded, they have these bands on them. We have white, yellow and blue. They're going to be labeled with letters and numbers. Each post, the corresponding post that it's going to mount to is going to be labeled the same way with those numbers and letters. Again, getting everything connected is pretty simple. The color coding as well as the other coding with the numbers and letters just makes it a very easy process. If you ever get stuck on that, you can refer to the instructions, that's going to help get that figured out as well. When mounting, it's going to be important to mount the wench on a flat and hard surface or mounting bracket. The wench is going to feature a rugged and quiet three stage planetary gear system for maximum mechanical advantage. It's going to feature a gear ratio of 261:1. It's going to come with your roller fairlead. The wire rope is going to come through the middle here. When you extend or bring back the wire, any time it makes contact with one of these surfaces. you can see how these rollers are going to roll which is going to reduce the amount of friction applied to the wire rope which ultimately is going to extend the life our wire rope. The drum is going to give us a diameter of 3.5 inches. It's going give us a length of 8.1 inches. The wire rope on here is an A7 by 19 galvanized air craft grade wire rope. It's going to measure 3/8 of an inch in diameter by 125 feet long. It's going to come with your grade 74 steel hook. That's going to have the safety latch spring-loaded mechanism on there to prevent accidental disconnecting. It's going to connect to the end of the wire rope using the included pin and clip. It's going to come with your hand saver strap. On the bottom of this unit there's going to be a mounting bolt pattern. There's going to be a total of 8 holes: 2, 2, 2, and 2. Length wise those holes are going to be separated by 10 inches. Then you're going to have 2 holes that are closer to one another. Those are going to give us a separation of about 4.5 inches. Then you're going to have holes that are going to separated a little bit further apart from one another. Those are going to be separated on center by 6.4 inches. I'm going to go ahead and tilt this back, that way you can attempt to see that under there. You see 2 and 2, closest to closest, 4.5 inches furthest to furthest is going to be 6.5 inches. Going across on center is going to be separated by 10 inches. The wench itself is going to weigh around 121 pounds, that's with the wire rope installed. It's going to measure about 26 inches long by 8.5 inches wide, front to back. From the bottom to the top of the T handle, we're looking at about 9.1 inches tall. From the bottom to the top of the box we're looking at about 12 inches. That's going to do it for today's look at part number CU857133.

Customer Reviews

ComeUp DV-12 Off-Road Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs - CU857133

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty winch with 5.6-hp, series-wound motor lets you quickly and safely recover a stuck vehicle. Includes 125' wire rope, roller fairlead, free-spooling clutch, hand-held remote, and overheat sensor. Power unit can be remotely mounted.


This has been a great winch. We use it hard almost every day loading portable buildings. My only issues 1) I was led to believe it came with a remote control, it didn't 2) the hard wired control is giving us problems starting and stopping the winch.


Eric was very friendly, polite and eager to help me find what I was looking for, it is a Christmas gift for my husband and he made it very easy and smooth! Great customer service he gave me his extension and said if I had any questions to call, this is the way a business should treat customers very impressed!


I use it in my race car trailer it works great. The wireless remote works better than any one I have used.


Great communication , friendly, knowledgeable and quick


We’ll made, works great


It came on time and was packaged great. I am using the winch to load my race cars into my enclosed trailer. It is working very well. It is slow enough to make loading safe but fast enough to not take all day. I am very pleased.


Winch was very easy to install.Winch was used for my 20 foot Maritime Skiff. Pulls the boat up on a trailer with no problem at all. Very pleased with the product


Has worked perfectly. No issues after pulling my track cars onto my trailer around 75 times. I do notice fraying of the rope... Will probably need replacement pretty soon. Without the rope fray I would give it 5 stars.


Just received the Comeup DV-9S winch I ordered through eTrailer. Very happy with the whole experience with eTrailer and the DV-9S is truly a thing of beauty. Looking forward to installing it as soon as possible.


This winch worked better than I thought it would. Mounted in a car trailer. The remote makes it very easy to control the winch and steer the vehicle.


This winch was easy to mount,it's easy to use and I couldn't be happier with it. No problems at all!! Plenty of power to pull my car on to my trailer.


For my purposes this has worked out well. It is relatively portable and I connect with a hitch on either the front or back of my Envoy. Well constructed and competively priced.


Really worth the money nice unit for my car trailer


The winch is perfect for what I need in my new race car trailer.


We received our winch yesterday and installed it last night. The unit is just as described and we are very pleased with the product and service. We will not be actually using the winch for a few weeks but it does work well and the unit was easy to install and well built.
Thank you


I love this winch


Install is fairly easy, small area to work with when bolting in. I decided to use 4 bolts vs. 2. If you do the 2 bolt it is quick and easy. Wiring it up, piece of cake. Works well, love the clutch to unwind. Worth it!


Package arrived in a box which was certainly not designed to protect the product; it arrived in tatters. I have yet to put the product together but it looks good. Price was fair and delivery time was very good. Pat and Molly were very helpful!


Great product and fast delivery


Rapid service great merchandise



Product in stock, fair pricing, fast de livery


on time and everything works



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