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  • Recommended Bulldog Electric Winch and Related Items for Car Hauler Trailer
  • We can help you with an electric winch and wiring kit for installation on the tongue of your tilt-bed car hauler trailer. Winches, like jacks, are best selected with a healthy safety margin in their weight capacity. For example, for an actual need of 1000-lbs using a jack or winch rated for let's say twice that will offer benefits such as reduced wear and improved reliability. Often a product used well below its maximum capacity will tend to last longer. A rolling item like a disabled...
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  • Recommended Wiring for Electric Trailer Winch
  • The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10029 will either connect directly to a trailer battery or you can use a wiring connection from your truck battery as you mentioned. For that application, I recommend the Bulldog Winch Rear Wiring Kit - Quick Connect to Terminal End - 2 Gauge - 24' Long # BDW20207. I've attached a video of this installation to assist. This wiring will allow you to use your vehicle battery to quickly and easily power your trailer winch when needed and will allow...
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  • Winch Recommendation for Car Trailer
  • I can help you over email if you like.
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  • Comparing the Bulldog Winch #BDW15019 with the Bulldog Winch #BDW15019 For 11 Degree Tilt Trailer
  • The difference between the Bulldog Winch # BDW15019 and the Bulldog Winch # BDW15019 is not only in the synthetic rope versus cable but also in the fairlead. You can be the judge if it is worth the price difference or not. Either winch will give you the capacity you need for the length of cable or rope, but you will be at the max capacity of the winch. If you want a stronger winch for this application, I recommend the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead...
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  • Wireless Remote for ComeUp DV-6s Off-Road Winch # CU854754
  • The ComeUp DV-6s Off-Road Winch # CU854754 referenced in your question actually features a 3-pin plug. With this in mind the correct wireless remote will be the 3-Pin part # CU880609. I verified this with my contact at ComeUp. At this time the DV-6s Off-Road Winch only comes in gray.
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  • Front Mount Winch For A 2013 Ford E-350
  • In order to mount a winch to the front of your 2013 Ford E350, I recommend using a front mounted hitch receiver, hitch receiver winch plate, and electric winch as this is the only viable option I see without extensive modifications to the vehicle. For a front mount hitch receiver, I recommend using the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 65053. The next thing you will need in order to mount an electric winch to the front of your vehicle is a winch mounting plate such...
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  • Capacity of Superwinch 3K Winch Pulling a Rolling Load Up a 30 Percent Incline
  • Superwinch LT3000ATV Winch - 3K Item # SW1130220 can handle 2,000 pounds on a 30 percent incline but keep in mind the higher the capacity on the winch the easier it will be on the winch. You can go up to a 4,400 pound winch # BDW15019 for not much of a price increase. But the step above that, 5,800 pounds # BDW10029, carriers a more significant increase in price. You can double the capacity of a winch by using a pulley block such as # SW2229A with a hook, # EM59505, bolted at the front...
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  • Difference Between Superwinch Talon Winches SW1612210 and SW1612200
  • Superwinch Talon winch # SW1612200 can be used with wiring kit # SW2302283 that will let you remotely mount the solenoid so it is easier to access the port for the remote whereas winch # SW1612210 has the solenoid and cover centered over the winch. So basically it is just what you said. Otherwise they are exactly the same. Functionally neither is better than the other. But in terms of appearance it is my opinion that the design of # SW1612210 just looks better.
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  • Recommended Electric Winch, Winch Receiver Mount, and Quick Connect Wiring for Complete System
  • For an electric winch like the Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch # BDW10043, you can use a receiver mount like the Bulldog Winch Receiver Mount Kit - 2" x 2" # BDW20155. This makes location easy and you can absolutely add the quick connect wiring like you mentioned. For a 7-1/2 foot long option, use # BDW20205. For a 16 foot long option, use # BDW20043. For a 24 foot long option, use # BDW20026. You may also want the mounting bracket # 18140 to secure the connection...
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  • Wireless Remote Boat Winch Recommendation for 5,500 lb Boat
  • What I recommend is the Bulldog winch # BDW15019. With it you are able to add the wireless remote, # BDW20212 sold separately, to operate the winch from up to 100 feet away. The winch does have a free spool mode so you can pull the line out quickly. I have linked a video review of this winch for you. I have also linked a video of the remote.
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  • Replacement Circuit Breaker for a Superwinch Tiger Shark Off-Road Winch Part # SW1513200
  • The Superwinch Tiger Shark Off-Road Winch part # SW1513200 draws 120 amps at 0 lbs and 370 amps at 13,500 lbs. I called my contact at Superwinch and they started to use part # SW90-22147 which is rated for up to 230 amps however, since it is a thermal resetting circuit breaker it is not the amperage that will trip the breaker but rather the heat.
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  • Winch Mounting Plate Recommendation for Bulldog Winch # BDW10041 On Floor of Utility Trailer
  • A better solution for a mounting plate for the Bulldog Winch part # BDW10041 that you mentioned would be the universal mounting bracket part # BDW20291 which is larger than the mount you mentioned. Then for hardware we have the part # BDW20297 which fits the countersunk holes of the mount.
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  • Cover for Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch
  • There is a cover for the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10031; the Bulldog Winch Neoprene Cover # BDW20191 is exactly what you need. We have previously confirmed with the manufacturer this cover will fit this winch to help protect it from the elements. I have added links to video reviews of both the winch and cover for you to take a look at.
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  • Which Cover Fits the Bulldog Winch part # BDW10043
  • Yes, the Bulldog winch part # BDW10043 has the power unit above the winch which is what the cover part # BDW20191 is designed to fit.
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  • Troubleshooting Superwinch LT3000 Which Runs in One Direction Without Stopping
  • There are a number of potential issues with your Superwinch LT3000 # SW1130220 that could be causing it to not shut off when in one direction. I recommend starting by examining the wiring if you have not already done so to check for any broken, crimped, or otherwise damaged wires or loose connections. If the wiring is good then the most likely issue is that your solenoid is damaged or stuck. According to Superwinch if a solenoid sticks once it needs to be replaced immediately; the correct...
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  • Recommended Trailer Winch With 10K Capacity and 50 Foot Rope
  • The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10039 has a weight capacity of up to 12,000 pounds and has rope dimensions of 90 feet by 3/8 inches. There is a steel mounting plate and hardware included to let you mount winch and fairlead to trailer deck or frame. To install, 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...
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  • Winch Wiring Harness Kit For Multiple Vehicles
  • There are a few things you will need to consider when determining which kit to purchase. The size of the winch and the length of cable you will need are two factors that you will need to now before purchasing. We carry both Bulldog and Superwinch winch cable wiring kits that will work on both of your vehicles, but all the kits are not the same. Both Bulldog and Superwinch use different gauge cables for their kits. The larger your winch's pull capacity that you want to install, the larger...
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  • Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch Part # BDW15002 Only Works One Way
  • I have attached a photo of the wiring diagram for the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch part # BDW15002 and I have emailed the owner's manual to you separately as well. For further reference, if the winch only extends and doesn't retract or vise versa then odds are the relay just went bad and you do not need to replace the entire Power Unit part # BDW20115 to fix this, just the relay part # BDW20101 which you may want to just get a few extras of.
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  • Can I use Dutton Lainson Winch Outdoors and Light Duty Winch Recommendation For Outdoor Use
  • I contacted Dutton-Lainson and the StrongArm electric winch part # DL24975 can be used outside. With that being said, it plugs into a standard AC wall plug and is not waterproof. You need an AC wall outlet to plug it into and it is not safe to use in marine environments or in the rain. If you need a light duty 12V Utility Winch for outdoor use, I recommend Bulldog Winch part # BDW15008. It can pull up to 2,000 lbs and has 50 feet of wire rope. The Bulldog Winch has a sealed gearbox...
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  • Will Bulldog Winch Have the Capacity and Capability to Load 4,000lbs Car into My 18 Foot Car Hauler
  • Good news! The Bulldog Winch # BDW15019 will work great for loading your 18 foot car hauler with a vehicle up to 4,000lbs. We recommend using a winch with a line pull capacity no less than equal to that of the load being moved. For example, if a car weighing 4,000 lbs is going to be pulled onto a trailer, an electric winch with a line pull capacity equal to 4,400 lbs. will work great. If the winch is going to be used to pull a load up a set of ramps and onto a trailer, the ramp incline,...
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  • Solution for Connecting Trailer Winch to Tow Vehicle Battery
  • I have a solution for you to connect the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10039 to your vehicle's battery, but it will not work well for you to connect the winch to the vehicle's 7-way connector. The highest gauge wire a 7-Way connector is compatible with is 10 gauge wire. A winch will use either 2 or 3 gauge wire for power. The best way to easily connect the trailer winch # BDW10039 to your vehicle's battery is to use a Winch Wiring Kit. With the winch's 12,000 pound capacity, you...
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  • Replacement Dutton-Lainson 90-946 Motor
  • Yes, to replace the motor on your Dutton-Lainson powered winch you just need the part # DL304921. This the exact 90-946 100VDC 7.7 max amp motor you are needing.
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  • Does the Superwinch LT3000ATV Winch # SW1130220 Power In and Out
  • Yes, the Superwinch LT3000ATV Winch # SW1130220 powers in and out. I attached a picture of the remote for this winch that shows the rocker switch and it's in and out switch positions.
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  • Can a Synthetic Rope Be Used With a Roller Fairlead Superwinch Terra 45 Series
  • For your Superwinch Terra 45 Series ATV Winch part # SW1145220 you will want to use a hawse fairlead like the Hawse Fairlead for Superwinch Terra Series part # SW87-42619 for winches with a synthetic rope. You can still technically use a synthetic rope with a roller fairlead like the Roller Fairlead for Superwinch Terra part # SW87-4130 but it is not recommended as you run the risk of the rope getting pinched in the corners of the rollers and becoming damaged. In order to reduce...
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  • Winch and Winch Mount Recommendation for a 2014 Honda Pioneer 500
  • As long as your Honda Pioneer is a 2014 or 2015 you would want the winch mount part # BDW15180 which comes with everything needed to mount it. Then for a winch the part # SW1135230 would work great. This is a 3,500 lb capacity winch that uses a synthetic rope.
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  • Would ComeUp Winch CU644512 Pull 4,500 lb Vehicle into Trailer
  • The ComeUp DV-4500i Utility Winch # CU644512 would work well for you and have more than enough capacity since it has a 3,500 lb rated line pull. Which if you check out the chart I attached you will see that the amount of weight this winch can pull into a trailer depending on the angle of the ramps.
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  • Hitch Mount, Wiring, Wireless Remote, and Winch Cover for Bulldog Winch Alpha Series Winch
  • To mount the Bulldog Winch Alpha Series Off-Road Winch # BDW10048 to a 2 inch hitch receiver, you will want the Bulldog Winch Hitch Mounted Winch Mounting Plate with Handles # BDW20011. This winch mount will make it easy to transfer the winch from the 2 inch front hitch to the 2 inch rear hitch of your Jeep Commander. Keep in mind that when the winch is mounted to the hitch, the capacity of the winch will be limited to the hitch's capacity. I confirmed with my contact at Bulldog Winch that...
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  • Is Bulldog Winch 2K lbs Strong Enough for 1947 Chevy Truck to Roll Up Ramp to Utility Trailer
  • The Bulldog Winch Utility Winch - Wire Rope - 2,000 lbs # BDW15008 has a rolling load rating of 20,000 lbs with a single layer of wire rope. That diminishes with each additional layer of rope around the drum, but it still will most likely work. The incline angle of your ramps will determine the weight capacity this will handle, so I've attached a photo to help. The best way to increase that capacity with this winch is to use the Bulldog Pulley Block for Powersports # BDW20004 to...
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  • Recommended Mounting Plate For Bulldog Mid-Range Recovery Winch
  • The mounting plate that will work with the Bulldog 1.87 hp Standard Series Self-Recovery Winch, part # BDW10004 is part # BDW20019. This mounting plate is typically used on trailers and is designed for mid-range winches up to 6,000 lbs. This mounting plate has a 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 bolt pattern. I have attached a product review video you can check out.
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  • Power Cord Length of Buffalo Tools Electric Hoist BTEHOISTUL
  • The length of the power cord that comes with the Buffalo Tools Electric Hoist # BTEHOISTUL is 5'3". The handle cord is 19'.
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  • How To Mount an ATV Winch On a Honda Pioneer 1000-5
  • In order to mount the Superwinch Terra Series ATV Winch part # SW1135230 on your Honda Pioneer 1000-5 you will also need to use the Bulldog Winch Custom-Fit Steel Winch Mount part # BDW15190 or a similar winch mounting plate. The Superwinch Terra Series ATV Winch is not vehicle specific and will mount on any ATV so long as you have the correct winch mounting plate installed. In regards to the electrical components, it does indeed come with all that you need as well as the choice of using...
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  • Can Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW15019 Pull in 3,000 lb Racecar
  • Yes, the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW15019 which has a 4,400 lb capacity would easily be able to pull a 3,000 racecar on to a trailer. I attached a chart that covers how winch ratings and ramp angles affect each other and you'll see that a 4,400 lb winch would easily be able to pull a 3,000 lb car into it.
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  • Electric Winch with Remote Needed to Pull Lightweight Wheelchair Into Toyota Highlander
  • The electric winch that I recommend going with to pull your 29 lb wheelchair into your Toyota Highlander is the Bulldog Winch Utility Winch # BDW15008. This is one of our most cost-effective electrical winches and it comes with a remote! The remote has wires that run to the battery and also to the winch. Since both sets of wires have ring terminals you can use whichever length (4' or 6') or wiring for either your battery or your winch. Installation shouldn't be too difficult, but if...
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  • How to Pick Out Winch for Race Car Trailer
  • Since your race car is a rolling load the Bulldog 1.5 hp Trailer/Utility Winch w/ Mounting Plate # BDW15017 would have more than enough capacity. Even if the ramp angle on your trailer was very severe this winch would easily work for you. I attached a help article that details how to pick out the correct electric winch. I also attached a chart that shows rolling load capacities for winches based on slope angle of the ramp. The closest capacity to the winch you referenced is highlighted...
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  • Winch Recommendation for Race Car Trailer with 2,500 lb Car
  • The Bulldog Winch part # BDW15020 would be a great option for your setup. This is a 4,400 lb 12 volt winch which uses a synthetic rope instead of a steel cable. It powers in and out and has a built in brake as well. The winch also moves at 19 feet per minute when there is a lighter load like your race car. For rolling loads like a car this has a 44,000 lb capacity so it would easily move your car and do it quickly as well.
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  • Does Bulldog Winch # BDW15019 Have Capacity for Pulling 3,500 lb Vehicle onto Trailer
  • The Bulldog Winch part # BDW15019 would easily be able to pull your 3,500 lb car onto the trailer. It has a 4,400 static weight capacity, but the rolling weight capacity (which is what a car would be in neutral), is 44,000 lbs.
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  • Recommended Winch That Pulls 800 lbs up Slope
  • There are both manual and electric winches which will work for you. For an electric winch, I recommend the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch, AC Powered - 2,700 lbs # DL24965. This winch draws 6 amps at 120 volts, has a full load speed of 7 feet per minute and a cable that is 7/32" diameter x 25' long. It can be mounted using the Mounting Adapter Plate for StrongArm Electric Winches # DL24055 or Angle Mounting Plate for StrongArm Electric Winches # DL24059 and the Quick Mount Kit...
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  • Would Bulldog Winch BDW15019 Mount to Trailer Floor and Work Well to Load 2,500 lb Car
  • The Bulldog Winch part # BDW15019 would easily pull a 2,500 lb race car into an enclosed trailer. It has a 4,400 lb capacity which would make easy work of that weight. Bulldog winches are very reliable too. What a lot of people do to mount a winch to the floor of a trailer is use a hitch mount like the part # C31010 and then fabricate a hitch opening to the floor of the trailer like the # E-11. The hitch mount route allows the winch to easily be removed from the trailer if needed...
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  • Winch Recommendation for a Car Hauler for Loading Up Cars
  • Yes, since the vehicles you would be winching on your car hauler are a rolling load a winch like the part # SW1145220 which has a 4,500 lb capacity would work well. Even if you ramps had a 60 percent angled ramp this winch could pull up to 7,488 lbs.
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  • Wireless Winch Options for Trailer Doors or Other Applications Where a Wired Remote Isn't Ideal
  • We don't have any specific trailer door winches, but it sounds like you may be interested in the Fulton XLT Powered Winch with Rugged Strap - 7,000 lbs # F500620 for a clean look and a completely contained unit. We do have other options as well, and I've listed them as well as attached videos to assist. Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 12,000 lbs # BDW10039 (100 feet operating distance) Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote -...
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  • Is Synthetic or Wire Rope Better for a Winch on a 2014 Polaris 570 Sportsman ATV
  • Whether a synthetic rope or a wire rope is better just depends on your application. A synthetic rope is better if the rope will be contacting with anything you're worried about damaging because a wire rope is more likely to damage something. However, in the long run a wire rope will hold up and last longer, generally speaking. For you I recommend going with a Superwinch Terra rated for 2,500 pounds. This should be plenty of capacity. With a synthetic rope use part # SW1125230 and...
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  • Recommendation for a Winch on a Car Hauler That Can Handle a 4,500 lbs Capacity
  • For your car hauler I recommend the Bulldog Winch Utility Winch, # BDW10004. The Bulldog winch has a 6,000 lbs static load limit. The winch will include wiring, solenoids, housing to wire from the trailer up to the your vehicle. I also recommend the Bulldog Winch Universal Wiring Kit, # BDW20043. This kit will help finish wiring power to your vehicle's batter and to the winch located on the trailer. The kit includes quick connectors that will make connecting to the winch and disconnecting...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Electric Winch for a Small Car Trailer
  • Choosing the correct electric trailer winch for your needs is a bit of a tricky task. The weight capacity of a winch will be affected by many factors such as the weight of the object, angle at which the object is being pulled, the number of layers there is on the drum, in addition to static vs rolling loads. The angle at which the car will need to be pulled up the trailer in addition to layers of wire on the drum will be offset by the rolling load therefore a 4,000 lb winch should...
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  • Recommended 2 Gauge Wire Extension and Quick Connects for ComeUp Seal Gen2 Winch
  • For your ComeUp Seal Gen2 Off-Road Winch # CU295955, I recommend the Bulldog Winch Bulldog Winch Front Wiring Kit - Quick Connect to Terminal End - 2 Gauge - 7-1/2' Long # BDW20205 to give you the additional wire and connections you need for the relocation.
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  • Which Wireless Remote Kit for Bulldog Winch part # BDW10043
  • The wireless remote kit part # BDW20156 is the correct kit to use on the Bulldog Winch part # BDW10043 that you referenced.
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  • Electric Trailer Winch Recommendation for Hauling Car into Enclosed Trailer
  • The Bull Dog Utility Winch, # BDW15020, is a great choice for the application.. This winch is designed primarily for race car trailers, open and enclosed and will control the cable feed in and out so you could stop the vehicle at any point when loading and would not have to worry about a runaway vehicle when unloading. For installing the winch in the trailer it is hard to make a recommendation without seeing the trailer and framing under the trailer. You can mount the winch in any location...
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  • What Gauge Wire is Needed for Trailer Winch
  • For a winch like the Superwinch S6000 Winch # CU854754 you will simply want to use the Trailer and Vehicle Electric Winch Wiring Kit # SW2008. Since winches can vary on how much they can pull this also affects how much power they need. For a winch that is rated up to 4K it is recommended to use 6 Gauge Wire like what comes in the Bulldog Kit # BDW20304. Anything higher than 4K will need to use higher gauge wire like what is included in the Kit # SW2008 that I mentioned. If you let...
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  • Winch and Winch Mount Recommendation for 2017 Honda 420 Rancher
  • The winch mount that is confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Honda 420 Rancher is the part # SW2202921 which would work great with the Superwinch Terra Series ATV Winch # SW1135220 that you referenced. I confirmed with Superwinch that these two products would work well on your Rancher. I attached a picture that shows how the mount install/looks.
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  • Would a Superwinch LT2000 Electric Utility Winch # 1220210 Work To Winch my 21 ft Party Barge
  • In order to determine if this winch would be a good choice for your trailer you want to know the weight of your 21 ft party barge. This Superwinch LT2000 Electric Utility Winch # 1220210 has winching capacities of 2,000 lbs. However, boat-size-to-winch capacity is generally 2 to 1, so if your boat weighs less than 4,000 lbs this winch would be a good choice for you. I attached installation instructions for this winch. I also attached an FAQ on hand winches that you might find interesting...
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  • What is the Small Black Wire for on the Bulldog 7800 Pound Trailer Winch # BDW10031
  • I spoke with my contact over at Bulldog winch and found out what that small gauge black wire is for. That is the ground wire for the contactor and it will ground along with the main winch ground. I had a feeling it was a ground wire but wanted Bulldog to confirm this and they did!
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  • Can Superwinch Tigershark 9500 Mount to Trailer with Winch Mounting Plate
  • If your trailer has a winch mounting plate on it already the Superwinch Tiger Shark part # SW1595200 would easily mount to it and work well. The roller fairlead you see in the pictures does mount to the front of the winch.
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  • Electric Winch Mounting Recommendations for a Flat Bed Trailer
  • For trailer mounting winches like the # SW1595200 that you referenced you will want to mount it directly to the trailer frame with bolts that go through the mounting plate provided on the winch. You would not be able to mount a winch to a wood bed if you are going to put any kind of load on it. You would need to get the winch mounted to the steel frame somehow. To do this you can use U bolts to attach through the wood bed to the trailer frame, if there is steel frame below the bed....
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  • Does the Superwinch LT4000ATV Winch # SW1140220 Come with Everything Needed to Mount it
  • The Superwinch LT4000ATV Winch # SW1140220 that you referenced comes with everything needed to install it, including the mounting plate (see attached photo). Even though the mounting plate is included, you will need to find a way to install the mounting plate to your 2016 Can-Am Commander.
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  • Electric Winch Recommendation For Pulling A 4850 Lb Boat Out Of The Water Onto A Trailer
  • When winching your boat onto a trailer a common ratio for determining your winch load capacity is 2 to 1. For example, a 5000 lb boat would require a 2500 lb winch. There are other factors, however, that will determine the appropriate winch size for your purposes. The ratio can be stretched to 3 to 1 in instances when the trailer in use has high-quality rollers and is most commonly used on ramps where boats float most of the way onto the trailer. In contrast, using a boat trailer...
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  • Difference Between the Superwinch LP10000 and the Tiger Shark Series Winches
  • While we don't carry the Superwinch LP10000 winch we do know that it is an intermediate level winch with a lot of great features whereas the Tiger Shark Series like the part # SW1595200 that you referenced is more of an entry level winch. Just comparing the specs between the two winches I was surprised to see that the Tiger Shark does have a higher horsepower motor as well as the higher gear ratio meaning that it would reel the wire in a little bit faster. It does have a slightly lower...
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  • Can a Battery for an Electric Winch be Mounted Inside an Enclosed Trailer
  • You can put a battery inside the trailer but you would want to place it in a box of some kind since batteries have gases and chemicals in them. We have different battery boxes depending on the size you will need. I have included a link to them for you. You can run a wire to get a maintenance charge via the 12 volt circuit in the trailer wiring. However, it will not charge up the battery. The wiring is too small and most vehicle alternators are not strong enough to push back the amperage...
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  • How to Power a Winch on the Trailer with the Vehicle's Battery
  • In order to power the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch part # BDW15020 from the vehicle's battery I recommend using the Bulldog Winch Rear Wiring Kit part # BDW20206 which contains 20' of 2 AWG power and ground wire in addition to quick disconnects for both the trailer and vehicle side. I suppose you could ground the winch to a bare metal portion of the frame but it would be best to ground to the battery to prevent any future issues. This is a very popular kit that works really well. I have...
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  • Availability of Removable Handheld Remote Control for Superwinch LT2000
  • I spoke with my contact at Superwinch to see if there is an option for you to wire in a removable remote on your Superwinch LT2000 Electric Utility Winch # 1220210. My contact confirmed that you can use the solenoid, socket, and handheld remote designed for the Terra Series winches to provide a removable remote for your LT2000. For the solenoid, you will want part # SW87-42608. The socket needed is # SW87-42618, and the handheld remote is # SW87-42610. I wasn't able to find a remote...
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  • Availability of Longer Wiring Harness for Superwinch Winch 2 Go # SW1140232
  • Your best bet to install the Superwinch Winch 2 Go in the manner you described would be to use the Superwinch Wiring Kit, part # SW1520 along with part # DL24085. You would then remove the connectors on the SW1520 and replace them with those provided by part # DL24085. Once the connectors are replaced, the quick disconnect provided by the wiring kit would plug right into the connector on the winch. According to my Superwinch contact, a longer power cord that has the alligator clips...
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  • Dimensions of Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch Mounting Plate
  • The holes on the mounting plate for the Bulldog Winch # BDW15019 are spaced 3-1/8 inches x 4 inches center on center. The winch mounts to the plate in holes that are 6-5/8 inches x 3 inches apart center on center. I have attached a photo showing these measurements for you. The overall measurement of the mounting plate is 138 mm x 210 mm (5.43 inches x 8.267 inches).
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  • Quick Disconnects for Superwinch Tiger Shark 9.5K Winch # SW1595201
  • Electric winches over 9K such as # SW1595201 tend to use 2 gauge wire. For this particular winch I recommend wiring kit # SW2008 which comes with quick disconnects and the wiring. If the winch is going to be at the front of a vehicle I recommend # SW2007. And for quick disconnects by themselves you can use # SW2236.
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  • Does the Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000 SR have a Load Holding Brake
  • The Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000 SR, # SW1140232, does have a type of brake but is not designed to hold a load like other winches. This winch does power in and out so you will be able to slowly lower the carriage. The synthetic rope will do less damage to your hands but it also comes with gloves so you are double-covered! A better option would be a trailer utility winch # BDW15020 which does have a load-holding brake, synthetic rope, and it costs less than the Winch 2 Go. I have linked...
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  • Front Hitch and Winch Mount Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota Sequoia
  • You would need to have a front hitch installed on your 2008 Toyota Sequoia for installing a winch. For that we have the Curt hitch part # 31198 that is a confirmed fit. Then for a mounting plate for the winch you would want the part # C31010 which would fit with the Superwinch part # SW1695201 that you referenced.
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  • Can the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW15017 be Mounted on Front Rail of Trailer
  • The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW15017 actually comes with its own mounting bracket. The problem is that since you secure the winch by threading the bolts through the bottom of the bracket to the bottom of the winch you would have to permanently mount the winch by welding it to your trailer. If you plan on just leaving the winch on your trailer then this is perfectly acceptable as I confirmed this with my contact at Bulldog Winch. If you have a way to customize a bracket on your...
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  • Wire Rope Length and Cover Recommendation for Bulldog Winch BDW10039
  • I checked with Bulldog Winch and they informed me that the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10039 that you referenced has a 100 foot long rope that is 9 mm in diameter. For a cover then you would want the part # BDW20046.
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  • Replacement Wire Rope Recommendation for Superwinch LT2000
  • The Superwinch LT2000 winch part # 1220210 has a 50 foot long wire rope with a 5/32 inch diameter so for a replacement you'd need the # SW1535C and you'd be set. There's no way to convert the winch to a synthetic rope. I attached a picture that covers how the replacement is done as well.
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  • Mounting 3.4K Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch on a Boat Trailer
  • Basically you would remove the winch you have now and bolt on winch # BDW15018 in its place. Although you do want to have as straight of a line pull as you can so wherever the bow eye is on the boat you will want the opening on the fairlead on the winch to be at the same level. That really goes for any kind of winch. Whether or not that requires any modification or additional parts will vary among different applications. Since this is for a boat trailer I do recommend the synthetic...
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  • Winch Recommendation for Pulling Racecar Up Into Trailer
  • The LT3000 winch, # SW1130220, is a good choice for pulling a 2,350 pound vehicle onto your trailer. With a rolling load (your vehicle) on a 17 degree slope (typical range for a trailer ramp) the winch will have a 7,825 pound rolling load capacity. For trailer mounting these winches are mounted directly to the trailer frame with bolts that go through the mounting plate provided on the winch. If you would like the winch to be removable you could mount it to the SuperWinch Hitch Mounted...
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  • American Made Recover Winch Recommendation
  • Superwinch has one winch that is still made in the USA. It's the S9000 part # 1917. Aside from that there really aren't any American made winches left.
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  • Wiring Installation of Bulldog Utility Winch BDW15008
  • The remote included with Bulldog Utility Winch # BDW15008 is a wired unit with cables that attach to both the battery and winch with included ring terminals. These are shown on the linked photo. If you only expect to use the winch on occasion and don't mind having to re-connect the cables at either the battery or winch end, then you will be fine. You may want to keep a spare wrench (or other tool) on the ATV to ensure your ability to use the winch in an emergency.
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  • Is Superwinch Tigershark Winch IP67 Rated
  • I checked with Superwinch and the TigerShark winch part # SW1595201 is weatherproof but hasn't been tested for the IP67 waterproof rating. The Talon Series like part # SW1695200 does have the IP67 rating.
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  • Hitch Mount Recommendation that Fits 12k Bulldog Winch # BDW10039
  • Yes, the Bulldog Winch Mount part # BDW10039 does work with the Bulldog Winch part # BDW20155 that you also referenced. The mount fits winches with up to a 12k capacity and mounting dimensions of 10" by 4-1/2" which is exactly what the winch you mentioned has.
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  • Can Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000 SW1140232 Be Powered by Small Batteries
  • The Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000 SR, part # SW1140232, is designed fto operate with power input from the batteries typically found in lawn tractors, ATVs, UTVs or motorcycles. Naturally, the higher the battery capacity the more running time. According to my contact at Superwinch a jump box would give you enough power for single full-length pull. A fully charged 230-Ah motorcycle battery would do about the same.
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  • Winch Needed That Has 50 feet of Line and Can Easily Pull 50 lb Kayak
  • The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW15019 is currently the most cost-effective option that we have when it comes to a winch with at least 50 feet of line. The 55 feet of galvanized steel wire rope will resist rust and corrosion and will make pulling your kayaks out of the river a breeze since it is rated for 4,400 lbs. Another option would be to use a Nomad Kayak Cart # MPG503 from Malone which has a 150 lbs weight capacity.
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  • Need a Winch for Loading and Unloading a Car Into an Enclosed Car Hauler Trailer
  • The Superwinch S4000 Trailer Winch, part # SW104159, that you selected is a great choice for the application that you need a winch for. This winch is designed primarily for race car trailers, open and enclosed and will control the cable feed in and out so you could stop the vehicle at any point when loading and would not have to worry about a runaway vehicle when unloading. For installing the winch in the trailer it is hard to make a recommendation without seeing the trailer and framing...
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  • Option for Mounting Winch in Toy Hauler Cargo Area Floor
  • What a lot of people do to mount a winch like the Superwinch Tiger Shark Series # SW1595200 to the floor of a trailer is use a hitch mount like the part # C31010 and then fabricate a hitch opening to the floor of the trailer like the # E-11 welded to the frame or a crossmember of it. You'd have to cut a hole in the floor to accomplish this. The hitch mount route allows the winch to easily be removed from the trailer if needed as well.
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  • Could Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000 SR # SW1140232 be Mounted to Car Hauler
  • The Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000 SR # SW1140232 has the power to easily pull a car onto a trailer. If you wanted to mount it permanently to a car trailer you could easily use it for your application.
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  • Mounting Pattern of Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch for Car Hauler
  • The Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch # BDW10041 could work well on your car hauling trailer, though it is designed as a recovery winch, but it ultimately will depend on the types of loads you plan on carrying if the winch is the right one for you. This Bulldog Winch # BDW10041 has an 8,000 pounds static load capacity with a vehicle recovery capacity of 5,333 pounds. If the cars you are planning to load have functioning wheels that make them a rolling load, the winch will...
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  • Overall Dimensions of the Bulldog Winch part # BDW15018
  • I spoke with my contact at Bulldog Winch and he informed me that for just the winch it measures 13” x 4.5” x 6-3/16”. If you include the mounting plate and fairlead the dimensions are 13 x 6 x 6-5/8”.
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  • Mounting Plate Recommendation for a Superwinch Tiger Shark Winch 9500 lb
  • I spoke to my contact at Superwinch and he told me that the mounting plate you would want to use with the Superwinch Tiger Shark Series # SW1595200 is actually part # SW2302292.
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  • Parts Needed to Replace In and Out Relays on Superwinch UT3000
  • I spoke with my contact at Superwinch and you will need the Replacement UT3000 Control Box, # SW87-17428, to fix your winch. This complete assembly includes both the in and out relays.
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  • Parts to Install Superwinch Tiger Shark Off-Road Winch SW1595200 in Curt Hitch
  • Yes, the Superwinch Tiger Shark Series Off-Road Winches like # SW1595200 can be safely installed in a Curt hitch by using Curt Trailer Hitch Electric Winch Mount Plate # C31010. Review and installation videos for this item are linked for you. You may also be interested in adding the Winch Mount Handle Kit # C31005 which makes it easier to remove your winch from your hitch. This includes the mounting hardware.
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  • Recommended Power Winches For Raising Enclosed Trailer Door Ramp
  • I called my contacts at our winch suppliers to see if there were any winches available that perform as you requested. I was unable to find a winch that had an auto shutoff when the winch senses a trailer door is closed. They did agree it was a great idea. You may have to watch the door and release the remote when using a winch to open and close the door. The winch I recommend that features power in and out is the Bulldog Winch 1.5 hp Trailer Winch w/ Mounting Plate, part # BDW15017....
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  • Recommended Electric Winch To Move BBQ Rig In And Out Of 2008 Motorsport Toy Hauler Trailer
  • For your 2008 Motorsport by Play-Mor toy hauler trailer, I recommend the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wire Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 3,400 lbs # BDW15017. This unit comes with a wired remote control that will allow you to be at the end of your ramp to secure the BBQ transition while controlling the winch. This will mount directly to your floor or to a customized portable mount like you mentioned.
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  • Recommended Battery Size for 9000+ lb Recovery Winch
  • The Badland winch 9k has a power draw of 300 amps at full load. You need a deep cycle 12V AGM battery that can handle that amperage. I recommend a battery with 650 Cold Cranking Amps (CCA). Badland Winches are an introductory winch with a not so great duty cycle meaning they can overheat quickly and then require waiting to cool down for a long time. If you will be using this winch often, then I highly recommend upgrading to the Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch - Wire Rope...
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  • How to Pick Out Electric Winch Capacity for Loading Car on Trailer
  • Since your race car is a rolling load the Bulldog 1.5 hp Trailer/Utility Winch w/ Mounting Plate # BDW15017 that you referenced would have more than enough capacity. Even if the ramp angle on your trailer was very severe this winch would easily work for you. I attached a help article that details how to pick out the correct electric winch. I also attached a chart that shows rolling load capacities for winches based on slope angle of the ramp. The closest capacity to the winch you referenced...
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  • Electric Trailer Winch to Pull Cars and Trucks Onto a Trailer
  • Electric winches can draw a lot of power so it would be best if they had a dedicated power source. There are several ways to wire up a trailer and I have included a how-to article for you to review to determine which method is best for you. Since you want to pull cars/trucks onto your trailer, the rolling load actually helps to increase he capacity of the winch. Take a look at the other link provided on choosing an electric winch. You can see the second chart about midway down the page...
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  • Electric Winch Recommendation for Pulling 10,000 Pound Water Trailer
  • I can help you pick out a winch that will allow you to pull your water trailer around the field. I recommend the # SW1517200 Superwinch.Tiger Shark. This winch can pull up to 17,500lbs of static load. When picking out a winch for rough or muddy terrain we typically recommend a winch with the line pull capacity at least 50 percent greater than the GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight). The equation is such: GVW X 1.5 = minimum line pull capacity of the winch For you that would be 10,000...
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  • Option for Mounting Electric Trailer Winch to Floor of Car Hauler Trailer
  • What a lot of people do to mount a winch like the Superwinch Tiger Shark Series # SW1595200 to the floor of a trailer is use a hitch mount like the part # C31010 and then fabricate a hitch opening to the floor of the trailer like the # E-11. The hitch mount route allows the winch to easily be removed from the trailer if needed as well.
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  • Can Superwinch Talon Series Off-Road Winch SW1618200 Pull 8200-lb Fork Lift onto Tilt Trailer
  • The Superwinch Talon Series Off-Road Winch # SW1618200 offers a substantial 18K line pull rating with a static load, so with your 8200-lb fork lift, which is a rolling load not a static load, this winch will be a very good choice. It is always a good idea to have a generous safety margin when it comes to selecting a winch. This leads to longer life from the winch. The winch capacity needed to pull a fork lift up onto a trailer depends not just on the weight of the load (8200-lbs) but...
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  • Does Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch Come With Cable And Hook?
  • The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch w/ Remote, AC Powered - 1,200 lbs (Canada) # DL25541 is able to be shipped within Canada and avoiding all of the customs fees. This electric winch does come with 7 strand x 19 gauge galvanized aircraft cable with safety snap hook attached.
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  • Recommend Winch To Pull 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air Onto a Trailer
  • With the weight of the car plus the incline up the trailer, I would recommend going with a higher capacity winch. Even though your 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is a rolling load, the incline on the trailer will make for more resistance. I recommend going with a higher capacity winch like the Bulldog Winch # BDW15019, which has a 4,400 lb capacity. I've linked a video for you to take a look at.
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  • Bulldog 8K Recovery Winch BDW10041 Compatibility w/ Front Trailer Hitch Receiver Mounting Plate
  • It sure will! The Bulldog 8K Recovery Winch item # BDW10041, will fit on the Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Winch Mounting Plate, item # 6495. The winch has a 10 inch by 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern, which is compatible with the mount holes on the hitch plate. You may want to consider the Trailer and Vehicle Electric Winch Wiring Kit, for up to 16.5K Winches, item # SW2008, to have the correct wiring and quick disconnects to run to the rear of your vehicle.
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  • Superwinch LT3000 Mounting To Carl Hauling Trailer
  • The Superwinch LT3000 # SW1130220 does come with a plate that will allow you to mount the winch on your trailer. My contact at Superwinch said that the plate will bolt to your trailer. The mounting bolt pattern is 3 inches by 4-7/8 inches. How the mount is connected to the trailer will depend on the trailer's construction. It is recommended that the mount be bolted onto a structure that is tied into the trailer frame.
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  • Winch Recommendation for Car Hauler for Moving up to 5,000 lb Cars
  • The Bulldog Winch part # BDW10031 would be a great winch for your application. You would want to center the drum with the center of your trailer so that when pulling the vehicle onto the trailer it would be pulling it straight and not to the side. Having the winch in the very front of the trailer would not be a problem either. That's generally where most people mount winches. The cable is 47-1/2 feet long so that wouldn't be an issue at all.
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  • Vehicle Recovery Electric Winch for a 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor
  • If you are going for vehicle recovery then you will want a winch that has a capacity greater than the gross vehicle weight of your 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor. The Tiger Shark 9.5K winch, # SW1595200, is a good entry-level vehicle recovery winch. It includes a 95 foot wire rope, roller fairlead, hand-held remote, and a pull-and-turn free-spool clutch. The next step up from there would be a Talon series winch such as # SW1612200. It has a bigger motor than the Tiger Shark (6 horsepower...
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  • Winch Mount Recommendation for Superwinch on 2006 Arctic Cat 400
  • The winch plate you need for your 2006 Arctic Cat 400 is the part # 2202873. It attaches to the winch plate you have found on your quad. The Superwinch part # SW1125220 will work well with this mount and your ATV too. I wasn't able to find any info on where a relay might be located though.
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  • Bolt Hole Compatibility of Curt Winch Mount # C31010 w/ Superwinch Talon # SW1618200 Electric Winch
  • I spoke with my Superwinch representative, who tells me that the Talon # SW1618200 can mount using a 10 x 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern, or a 10 x 6-1/2 pattern, both of which will exactly match the bolt hole spacing of the Curt # C31010 receiver winch mount you're asking about. I've linked you to a diagram showing the bolt hole dimension on the Curt Winch Mount.
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  • Wiring a Trailer Mounted Winch to a Trailer Battery and Vehicle Battery
  • I have just what you will need. I have linked an FAQ article that explains the various ways to wire a winch. You will need the second half of the page titled Option 2: Wiring the Winch to a Separate, Trailer-Mounted Battery. I have also included a picture that shows how it would all go together. You will need wire like # 10-1-1 sold in 1 foot increments, and a 40 amp circuit breaker # PK54540. You will wire it all up like in the picture. Please note that a vehicle battery and the...
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  • Electric Winch and Surge Actuator Recommendation for Trailer Towing 9,500 lb Boat
  • When it comes to choosing a winch for a boat trailer, there are a few general rules we can use. The boat-size-to-winch capacity is generally 2 to 1. With good rollers and short winching distances, the ratio can increase to 3 to 1 and with wooden bunks and long winching distances, you will want to reduce the capacity to 1 to 1. For an electric winch that would work well for you the ComeUp winch part # CU644501 would work well. This has a 4,500 lb capacity and a 50 foot long synthetic...
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