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Superwinch S5500 Trailer Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 5,500 lbs

Superwinch S5500 Trailer Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 5,500 lbs

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Superwinch Electric Winch - SW1455200

  • Car Trailer Winch
  • Superwinch
  • Wire Rope
  • Fast Line Speed
  • 4.0 HP
  • Load Holding Brake

Adding more power, and more efficient gearing with a slew of bonus features, the S5500 changes the Superwinch S Series game. The Superwinch S5500 trailer winch pulls 5,500 lbs with a 3.6 HP permanent magnet motor driven through an all steel 3-stage planetary gear box at 24 FPM.


  • Aluminum free-spool lever
  • 2-hole drum prevents rope from detaching
  • Roller hawse fairlead with stainless steel rollers
  • 3.6 HP magnet motor
  • 3-stage planetary gear box
  • 5,500 lbs Of line pull
  • 30' Rocker remote


  • Rated line pull: 5,500 lbs
  • Motor: sealed 3.6 hp
  • Gearing: 3-stage planetary
  • Gear ratio: 185:1
  • Innovative kick-flip lever
  • Sealed solenoid; circuit breaker protected
  • Braking: automatic, 100% load holding
  • Cable: 9/32" x 60'
  • Housing dimensions: 19-1/2" long x 5-1/2" wide x 5-1/2" tall
  • Heavy-duty clevis-pinned latched hook
  • Drum diameter: 2.5"
  • Drum length 4.87"
  • 3-Year limited warranty on electrical components
  • Lifetime warranty on mechanical components

1455200 Superwinch S5500 Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Hawse Fairlead - 5,500 lbs - 12V

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Video Transcript for Superwinch Electric Winch - Car Trailer Winch - SW1455200 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Super Wench S 5500 wench. This wench is very strong and reliable. It's going to feature a three point six horse power sealed magnet motor. The unit's going to have rated line pull of 5500 pounds. You can see that the motor again, completely sealed internal. It's going to be protected well from the elements.

Another neat feature is the three stage planetary gear box. The gearing is on this side of the wench, it features a customer aluminum housing that's light and strong and corrosion resistant. The wench does have a free spool mode. It's got the control lever right here for the free spool option. Aluminum kick flip lever that can be operated by foot if desired.

It hangs of the edge here that way you can put your foot on there and you can flip it over very quickly and easily. Again, aluminum construction basically in this position here it allows the wench to go into a free spool mode. You can grab the wire rope, you can extend it out to where you need it. When you're ready to disengage the free spool option just place the lever back in that position there. The actual gears are cut steel, they feature extra wide final stage gearing that provides better engagement and longer tooth life. The gear ratio on the unit is a hundred and eighty-five to one.

The unit also features a very innovative roller hoss right here with stainless steel rollers. These smooth rollers handle the bulk of the work of keeping your wench line centered while the hoss knuckles ensure even angle pulls. It's a really nice design, a Super Wench exclusive which is a great feature and advantage to this wench. The cable that it uses, that's going to be a sixty foot long cable. It's going to have a diameter of nine thirty seconds of an inch. It does come with a heavy duty clevis pin, its got the latch hook design, it's spring loaded to prevent accidental disconnect.

It's going to come with a hand saver strap. It goes right there and the hook and that allows you to extend the line out quickly and easily and keep from damaging your hands. The drum on the unit features a two hold drum which is going to prevent the rope from detaching. The drum diameter on this wench is two and half inches, the drum length is four point eight seven inches. It comes with a removable drum cover which is going to keep items out of the drum area, it just snaps on like that. This right here is going to be your thirty foot long remote. This allows you to operate the wench from a safe distance and it's very easy to connect that remote. It's got the plug on this end that connects to the connection point located right here on this side of the wench. Then it's got the rocker switch on there which basically just says out and in which stands for line out or line in. That's guarded, nice easy to use design, nice grip on it as well. The wench comes pre-wired internally and with the circuit breaker pre-installed on the positive battery cable. You're going to have your red and black wires back here. What's really neat about this is that the only connections that are required are from the wench to the battery, that's all there is to it. Ring terminals already pre-installed, red is positive, black is negative. Super easy to get it installed and connect it. When it comes to the breaking it's going to feature an automatic hundred percent load holding break. When it comes to mounting, there's two ways to get this wench mounted. It's going to come with the necessary hardware for either option. The most common method is to use the two bolts in the center of the base plate to mount the unit to a flat surface. I'm going to go ahead and flip this up so you'll see the base plate already installed comes on there. These are the two mount holes that I'm talking about. These are going to be separated on center apart from one another by about three and three quarters of an inch. Again, this is going to be the most common method which is to use the two bolts in the center of the base plate to mount the unit to the flat surface. The other option is to use the four bolt pattern of the wench which are going to be these holes right here and these holes right here. The base plate will need to be removed from the wench, the four bolts go through the mounting surface, through the base plate and into the wench housing. A couple of options to get mounted again, hardware for either option is provided. When it comes to the line speed, that's going to be twenty-two feet per minute with no load. That's also going to have a power draw of twenty-two amps. It's designed for twelve volt DC systems. At max load of five thousand five hundred pounds the line speed would be ten feet per minute with a power draw of a hundred and fifty amps. A few measurements to go over with you real quick. Measuring the overall length of the unit, this is going to give us a measurement of about nineteen and one eighth of an inch long. That's from edge to edge, I also took a measurement from front to back here at the center which is the thickest point. Just the wench body that's going to give us a width or a depth of about five and five eighths. The overall height from bottom of the plate to top of the wench is about six and a quarter inches tall. The mounting plate, that's going to measure seven inches by seven and a quarter. Again the holes in the center are separated on center by about three and three quarters of an inch. These holes on the corners are separated by six inches and four and a half inches on center. That's going to do it for today's look at the Super Wench S 5500 wench.

Customer Reviews

Superwinch S5500 Trailer Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 5,500 lbs - SW1455200

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

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Very happy with my winch, receiver, and connector. I fabricated my own hitch mounted winch and battery tray and appreciate etrailer's wiring diagrams to keep it charged. 201947

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This winch worked great until last week . While pulling a log up a hill it started to slow down and smoke I quit using it till it cooled down and was able to finish the pull ,but the next time I used it it barely moved and seemed like it was slipping inside , I called etrailer and they said to ship it to them and it would be repaired or replaced, I will update this when I get it back , but so far service has been great. 412244

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This wench is exactly what I was looking for. It's well built and has plenty of pulling power for my car hauler. I like the idea of having the longer remote and the battery cables are the perfect length for either battery on the ground or attached battery box. The bolt on pattern worked out perfect for my existing mount, easy set up and operations. Absolutely love it. Definitely exceeded my expectations! Not only is the wench great but everything else was too, great customer service, great selection and an informative website with product videos. If you are in the market for all things trailers, hands down, E-Trailer is the best. Will be buying more in the future. Thanks much E-Trailer!! 336659

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Quick shipping 419110

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Product works great and service and shipping at etrailer is wonderful! 373073

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The winch pulls my 4400 pound car on the trailer with almost no effort. 362361

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We deal in Pace American, Haulmark, Rance, Liberty and Imperial trailer brands and frequently install winches. We normally use the S5000 Superwinch but it wasn't available so ordered the S5500. Its more powerful but doesn't have the tensioner to keep the spool from spinning freely which causes the cable to bunch up on spool. Still a good value. 286357

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I've been dealing with etrailer for a number of years. The service and prices are the best. I just purchased the S5000 Superwinch for my race car trailer to replace the 16 year old Superwinch. WOW! what a difference. Also it fit in the old blot mounting holes. This bad boy is super quiet when compared to the old one and it pulls my car on without any drama. Not cheap but I'd recommend this item to anyone looking for a really good winch with this capacity. 276090

I love this damn thing! Works as advertised and well worth the price. Never hesitates when pulling my race car on to the trailer. Also way quiter than my old Superwinch. The remote control cord is longer too. Great! Id recommend it to anyone. American made quality.
Rick N - 07/25/2017


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Great company, great product. Will use this company again for sure. 270003

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Great product and great company to deal with. Would highly recommend it. 256998

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Excellent service ,fast delivery , Great costumer service, I have made several purchases from E Trailer and the comments above hold true for all orders . 202727

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Excellent product, was very easy to install in my car hauler. 175524

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awesome 105542

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Review from a similar S Series in Electric Winch

I purchased this product because they are a good value for the $ spent. I have owned 3 SuperWinches. Thank you for quickly shipping my purchase! 229017

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Review from a similar S Series in Electric Winch

I have bought so much from these guy's. Always happy and pleased. 108154


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