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  • How Long is the Wire on the 12K Bulldog Winch and Wiring Needed to Connect to Vehicle Battery
  • The battery cable on the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW10039 is 6' long. Since you are wanting to run this off of the vehicle battery you will need larger gauge wire but but only from the vehicle battery to a quick disconnect like the Bulldog Winch Quick-Connect Set # BDW20133. You would then need enough 2 gauge wire to reach from your vehicle battery to the rear of your vehicle. We have the Bulldog Winch Rear Wiring Kit # BDW20207 which comes with the quick disconnects, wiring, and...
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  • Is There a Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch With Wireless Remote
  • We do have options for winches that have a wireless remote, but each of the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm winches, such as the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch with Remote, AC Powered - 2,700 lbs # DL25019 come with remotes that are wired in. I recommend checking out the ComeUp UW-5000si Trailer Winch - Wireless Remote # CU645010. This is the lightest-duty winch with a wireless remote that works from up to 90 feet away and has a 5,000 lb static load pull rating. I have added...
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  • How to Choose Winch Capacity and Parts Needed for Quick Connect Winch Wiring
  • Long story short, that's not going to work for you even with a double line pull using a snatch block like the # CU881079. In reality, you need at least 1.5x the GVWR of your vehicle when it comes to winch capacity. The # BDW10044 I mentioned as a better choice would be the bare minimum you'd be able to get away with and still be able to recover your 2019 Nissan Frontier from a situation that required a winch. The 6000-lb capacity ComeUp # CU854768 is not going to work with your 4700-lb...
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  • How Does the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch Mount to a Trailer?
  • The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch w/ Remote # DL25019 has a die-formed base that allows for quick and easy mounting to a variety of surfaces. I've attached a photo to this answer that shows the holes in the base of this winch that you'll use when mounting. To mount this winch you can use the Dutton-Lainson Quick Mount Kit # DL70309 or the Dutton-Lainson Mounting Adapter Plate for StrongArm Electric Winches # DL24055. You can also use 3/8" Grade 2 or Grade 5 screws into your...
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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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  • Inline Fuse for Bulldog # BDW15019 Winch Connected with Bulldog # BDW20026 Wiring Kit
  • The Bulldog # BDW15019 winch has a maximum operating DC Amperage of 340 Amps. The Bulldog # BDW20026 Wiring Kit has 3 gauge wire. You will need a Bulldog # BDW203547 – 400 Amp inline fuse which is designed for 0 to 4 gauge wiring. This fuse will blow before your wiring is damaged. The battery cable is connected to the fuse holder with a M5 hex key. If you do not have one you can order the Thule # 853-0930 replacement hex key. I have included links to all of these products plus links...
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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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  • Shut Off Switch to Use with Bulldog Winch BDW10030
  • For a shut off switch with the Bulldog Winch part # BDW10030 I'd recommend the switch part # BDW20248 which is rated for 500 amps and is very easy to use. This is a cheap insurance policy for your winch wiring so it would be a really great addition. I attached a review video for it for more info as well.
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  • Winch for Lifting and Suspending 2,000 lb Load
  • The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch # DL24962 is designed for straight pulling and not really vertical pulling. Even if you were to mount it on a wall so the vertical pull would technically be a straight pull the winch wouldn't be able to suspend a load. Instead you need a winch that is designed to suspend a heavy load like that. For your application you need a worm gear hand winch. These operate much slower and are hand cranks (although you can connect a power drill) but they...
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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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  • Synthetic Rop Superwinch Terra 45 that Can Be Used with 2016 Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo
  • We have the custom winch mount part # BDW15182 which is a fit for your 2016 Polaris RZR XP 4 turbo that you can then use with the synthetic rope Superwinch Terra ATV Winch # SW1145230.
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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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  • Recommended High Speed Remote Controlled Light Duty Electric Winch
  • The Bulldog winch Powersports Series ATV winch, part # BDW15006 would check all the boxes you mentioned. The winch has a 2500 lb capacity and a fast line speed of 24 feet/minute. The wireless remote is sold separately as part # BDW20156, and would allow you to remotely play in/play out the load. I've linked to some product description videos for both the winch I recommended and its wireless remote.
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  • Replacement Power Unit for Bulldog Winch BDW15019
  • Yes, we do have replacement power units for the Bulldog winch part # BDW15019. The Bulldog Winch Replacement OE Contactor part # BDW20221 is a direct replacement for 15017/15019 Bulldog winches. Each of the terminals is color coded, and comes with new lock washers and nuts for easy installation, however the housing and wiring is not included and will need to be used from your existing winch. If you need a new hand held controller you can use part # BDW20220. This is an exact replacement...
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  • Does the etrailer ATV Winch e98989 Have a Power Line Out Feature
  • Yes, the etrailer ATV Winch part # e98989 has a free-spool feature as well as a power line out feature so you can move the vehicle off the trailer safely. I spoke with the manufacturer to confirm this for you.
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  • Recommended Electric Winch with Wireless Remote for 3,000 lb Car
  • We have the perfect winch for you to pull your 3,000 lb car onto your trailer, the ComeUp UW-5000si Trailer Winch # CU645010. This 5,000 lb static load/50,000 lb rolling load winch has a wireless remote (which is also waterproof) that will let you activate the winch from as far as 90 feet away. The winch has hardware so you can mount it on the trailer and will wire to the vehicle battery just like you are looking for. I have added a link to a video review of the ComeUp UW-5000si...
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  • How To Choose Electric Winch for Pulling Boat with Dolly Up Sand Dune
  • In regards to choosing an electric winch, there are several factors that go into choosing the correct option. I have attached a help article which goes into more detail about each of these. The ComeUp UW-5000si Trailer Winch part # CU645010 would offer plenty of capacity and it comes with a wireless remote. The recommended battery size for this winch is 650 CCA at a minimum. The amp draw will vary by load. For a battery charger, the NOCO Genius Smart Battery Charger part # 329-GENIUS10...
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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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  • Recommended Winch for my Trailer to Pull Logs on
  • For pulling logs onto a trailer I recommend going with the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch part # BDW10040 it is a 12,000 lb. winch that will get the job done for you. I've seen in the past when dragging logs they tend to dig into the ground creating extra force that needs to be overcome. This is of course if you're pulling really large logs. If you're dealing with smaller logs then a lighter winch would also do the trick. This winch also offers a wireless remote meaning that you will be...
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  • Remote Control Replacement for Come Up Winch-Seal Gen2 9.5rs
  • The replacement remote you need for your ComeUp Seal Gen2 Off-Road Winch # CU295955 is the Replacement Wireless Remote part # CU881102.
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  • Mounting Superwinch 2 Go to Enclosed Snowmobile Trailer
  • The Superwinch Winch 2 Go Portable Winch # SW1140232 would need to be bolted down to your enclosed snowmobile trailer in order to attach. I added a photo of the winch which shows the underside of the winch and the mounting holes. They are spaced apart 8-1/4" x 9-1/4" so you would need that small amount of space to bolt it on your trailer.
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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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  • How to Wire in Bulldog Winch Kit Remote part # BDW15008
  • The two sets of wires on the remote of the Bulldog winch kit part # BDW15008 are two different lengths which helps identify where they need to go. The 6 foot long leads go to the battery and the 4 foot leads go to the motor of the winch. See attached picture. You cannot wire the winch and battery the opposite way.
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  • Is There a Wireless Remote Control for the Bulldog UTV Winch BDW15004
  • Yes; we have exactly what you're looking for. You can use the Bulldog Winch Wireless Controller # BDW20156 to control the Bulldog Powersports Series UTV Winch # BDW15004. This remote will work within 100 ft of your UTV winch so that you can stay clear of any potential broken lines that are a hazard when operating a winch from the unit. This kit comes with the quick connect plug, as well as wiring and connectors for winches that are not equipped with the quick connect plug. If you'd...
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  • Correct Winch Mounting Plate for Class I Hitch
  • Yes, the Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver Winch Mounting Plate Item # 6495 can also be used on the hitch on the back of your SUV. The issue here is that you have a Class I trailer hitch and the Draw-Tite Winch Mounting Plate # 6495 fits into 2" hitch receivers. A better fit for you will be the Bulldog Winch ATV Winch Mounting Plate for 1-1/4" Hitches # BDW20316. This will fit into your 1-1/4" Class I hitch and is compatible with Bulldog Winches like the Bulldog Utility Winch # BD54FR.
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  • Is the etrailer ATV Winch Compatible with the Mounting Plates on a Polaris Ranger
  • The etrailer ATV winch # e98989 has a 3-1/8" x 6-5/8" mounting pattern on the bottom of the winch, so as long as you've got that mounting pattern on your winch plate this will mount directly to your 2020 Polaris Ranger UTV. If you've got a different mounting plate hole dimension, let me know what you find and I can see if there is a way to make this work for you.
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  • Can Power Wires Be Switched On Bulldog Winch BDW15001 To Accommodate Battery Distance
  • I spoke to the tech at Bulldog Winch and the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch part # BDW15001 power unit 18" wire and 6' wire can be switched but you would need to open up the power unit box and actually switch the wires in the circuits and not just wire them switched. Bulldog has had a lot of issues where customers have switched the wires and burned out the relays and wiring inside the power unit. The 2 relays can be replaced with part # BDW20101 but the wiring will most likely...
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  • What is the Unloaded Line Pull Rate for the Bulldog 2500 Utility Winch
  • The unloaded line pull rate of the Bulldog Utility Winch # BD54FR is 16.4 feet per minute. This is the perfect light-duty winch to let you pull ATVs, UTVs, golf carts, and other small vehicles onto your trailer.
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  • How Does a Winch in a Utility Trailer Normally Get Powered
  • The Bulldog winch part # BDW15008 can be used in your utility trailer but it would draw more amperage than what your 7-way power circuit is rated for. Most likely your truck has a 40 amp fuse protecting it's 12 volt circuit and this winch draws up to 120 amps at capacity. So the solution is a wiring kit that can carry the higher amperage needed like with the part # BDW20207 which is a 24 foot long 2 gauge wiring kit that runs to the vehicle battery. This allows the winch to draw power...
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  • Cover for 8,000 Pound Bulldog Winch
  • The correct neoprene cover for your 8,000 pound Bulldog Winch like # BDW10041 is the Bulldog Cover # BDW20191. This will fit your winch perfectly and provide excellent protection from the elements when it's not in use. I have attached a short video review below that you can check out as well.
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  • What Type of Mounting Plate Can be Used to Mount Superwinch To Enclosed Trailer Floor
  • The Superwinch part # SW1475200 you referenced doesn't come with a mounting plate designed for attaching to an enclosed trailer floor but we can help with that. You could use a hitch tube and have it welded to the the trailer frame or crossmember near the front like part # E-9. With a piece like this welded to the frame, you could use the Winch Plate # 6495 mount to attach your winch. You'll need to pull up a portion of the floor to access where you'll attach it. Maybe locate the...
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  • AC Powered Electric Winch for 100-Foot Winching Distance
  • The AC-powered winch I suggest for your application is the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch # DL24872 which is rated for 2700-lbs. This winch includes a 25-foot winch cable with hook. This winch will accept a 7/32 cable up to 90-feet long so you could replace the cable with part # BDW20223 which is 55-feet and link a strap or other wire rope of your preference. Note that my contact at Dutton-Lainson mentioned this winch has a 3-minute duty cycle so to avoid overheating you'll...
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  • Does COME-UP 4500lb Winch Have Cable Tensioner
  • The Come Up winch # CU644512 that you referenced does have an integrated tensioner to help prevent bird nesting of the winch cable when retracting.
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  • What is the Warranty on the 5000-lbs etrailer ATV Winch
  • The etrailer 5000-lbs ATV Winch # e98989 comes with a 90-day warranty. I really like the heavy duty capacity for an ATV and the synthetic line is a really great safety feature at this price point.
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  • What is Distance Between Mounting Holes on Bottom of ComeUp DV-4500i Utility Winch
  • The mounting bolt pattern for the ComeUp Winch part # CU644512 that you referenced is two mounting holes that are separated by 3-11/16 inches.
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  • Changing From Wire Rope to Synthetic Rope for Superwinch Terra 45 ATV Winch
  • We can get you set up to replace the wire rope on your Superwinch Terra 45 # SW1145220 with synthetic rope, but you'll need a hawse fairlead in order to so because synthetic rope with a roller fairlead can damage the winch as it runs the risk of getting caught in the corners. A hawse fairlead mounts to the tabs on the winch mounting plate so you'll need to measure the distance between them, and will likely be able to use the Replacement Hawse Fairlead for Bulldog Winch ATV Winch # BDW20089...
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  • Warranty and Free Spool Lever of Superwinch S7500 Trailer Winch # SW1475201
  • The Superwinch S7500 Trailer Winch # SW1475201 has a 3 year warranty on electrical components and a lifetime warranty on the mechanical components. This also has a free spool lever that allows you to pull out the cable by hand and does not require rewinding like you mentioned.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ComeUp Utility Winch Rated for 5,000 Pounds
  • The etrailer part number for the ComeUp utility winch 5000SI is # CU645010. I have linked a video review of this winch for you.
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  • Recommended 12000lb Winch and Quick Disconnect Wiring
  • We have exactly the parts you are looking for. Starting with the winch I recommend the Bulldog Winch Standard Series Off-Road Winch - Synthetic Rope # BDW10046 would be a great option that has the 12000lb rating you are looking for, and automatic mechanical brake will hold 100% of the load to minimize winch creep. For a quick disconnect connection I recommend the Bulldog Winch Front Wiring Kit # BDW20205 if you are planning on mounting the winch to the front of your vehicle, or the...
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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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  • Winch Recommendation for Car Trailer
  • I can help you over email if you like.
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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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  • Troubleshooting Install of Superwinch Where Winch Operation Shuts Off ATV When Operated
  • Sounds like your battery is weak on your Terryx and the amperage draw of the Superwinch LT2000 ATV Winch # 1220210 is taking all of the ignition's amperage as well which is causing the engine to die since basically you are shutting off the spark plugs. The wiring for this is pretty basic but you may also check to make sure you have the correct wires ran to the positive and negative terminals of the battery.
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  • Electric Winch for Loading Logs Onto Trailer
  • The right winch for you will really depend on the weight capacity you're needing. For instance, the Bulldog Winch # BDW10042 you'd looked at has a 9500 lb capacity, but when a pulley block like # BDW20077 is used, you'll double the pulling capacity of the winch. The Bulldog Winch you'd looked at would actually be a pretty good choice for this application. I'd imagine the logs you'll be dealing with will weigh quite a bit less than the capacity offered by this winch, but choosing a winch...
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  • Replacement Winch for 2008 Arctic Cat 400 with Factory Mounting Plate
  • It looks like the Warn 2.5 ci was a 2500-lb capacity winch, so you can use the Bulldog # BDW15002 as a replacement for that winch and get a slight upgrade in capacity. This winch will mount to the mounting plate # BDW15108 which is designed for the 2 bolt mounting plate on the BDW15002. If you have a 4 bolt mounting plate on your Arctic Cat 400 you'll want to use the Bulldog # BDW15006 which has a 2500-lb capacity. I've also linked some video reviews on those winches, as well as the...
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  • Will Bulldog Winch Universal Wiring Kit # BDW20026 Work with 4.4K Winch BDW15019
  • Bulldog Winch Universal Wiring Kit # BDW20026 can be used with winch # BDW15019 or pretty much any winch. It is not a winch-specific kit. I have linked a video featuring this set for you.
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  • Winch Similar to Superwinch S5500 that Has Wireless Rmote
  • I wish we had a wireless remote for that winch but at this time we do not have anything. Are you looking for an alternative winch that does have a wireless option?
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  • Does Superwinch Winch 2 Go Have Braking System
  • The Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000 SR, part # SW1140232 does have a brake but is not designed to hold a load, such as a suspended item in the air. The hand held rocker switch controls the in and out feed of the load you are using with the winch and when released will pause the in or out function.
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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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  • 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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  • Free-Spooling Power Winch Recommendation
  • Although the winch you referenced does not have free-spooling, there is a very similar winch that does. I recommend checking out the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch # BDW15011 which has a free-spooling clutch, load-holding brake and 1.2 hp motor with a 3,000 lb static load capacity. It comes with a rocker switch but there is a wireless remote control available at part # BDW20099. This Bulldog winch has a 2-bolt mounting pattern measuring 3-3/16" x 3" on center and has a...
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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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  • What is the Duty Cycle of the Bulldog Winch Off-Road Winch # BDW10045
  • The Bulldog Winch Off-Road Winch # BDW10045 is meant to be connected to a vehicle battery like what you would find on a Jeep so that is what I recommend using. It is always wise to get a winch that is rated for more weight than the item you will be towing. This winch has a 2 minute maximum continuous run time. After that you need to let it cool. It has a line speed of 62 FPM (feet per minute) at 0 lbs but that changes to 5 FPM at the full 9,500 lbs. If you would like to leave your...
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  • Mount Recommendation for Installing Superwinch LT3000 on a 2008 Kawasaki Mule
  • To mount the Superwinch LT3000 part # SW1130220 that you referenced to your 2008 Kawasaki Mule will require you to use the install bracket part # 2202882 which is a confirmed fit for your Mule. A universal mount may require some fabrication whereas the custom fit mount would bolt right up.
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  • Winch Mounting Kit for a 2007 Honda TRX 420
  • The mount that you need for a 2007 Honda TRX 420 is the Bulldog Winch Custom-Fit Steel ATV Winch Mount # BDW15114. This is a custom fit for your vehicle frame and will allow you to mount the winch of your choosing. The Superwinch Terra Series ATV Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 3,500 lbs # SW1135220 you asked from would be an excellent option and is a customer favorite.
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  • Winch Trailer Wiring Kit for Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000SR
  • To provide a permanent connection to your vehicle's battery for the Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000SR # SW1140232, you can use the Winch Trailer Wiring Kit # BDW20307. This kit includes the 6-10 AWG connector needed to be installed on the winch wiring harness in place of the alligator clips. This kit comes with enough wire to reach the back of the vehicle. You can also use this kit for the front of your vehicle, but there will be excess wire. I have attached the installation instructions...
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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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  • Electric Winch Recommendation for Mounting to Trailer for Rolling Loads
  • The Superwinch LT3000 part # SW1130220 would work well mounted to the front wall of your trailer as long as you can brace it enough. Superwinch doesn't offer a purpose-built mount for what you're needing, so I'd fabricate a mounting plate for wall of the trailer, and have the plate on the underside somehow tied or welded into the frame of the trailer. Otherwise, you could possibly have the load pull the winch off the trailer which could be dangerous.
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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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  • Does the Superwinch LT3000ATV Winch # SW1130220 Come with Everything Pictured
  • Yes, the Superwinch LT3000ATV Winch # SW1130220 includes everything in the product picture that I also have attached. I also attached installation instructions as well that detail exactly how it will install on your ATV.
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  • Noise Level of Bulldog 3400 lb Capacity Trailer Winch
  • Bulldog didn't have any specific dB (decibel) figures available for their # BDW15018 3400 lb capacity trailer winch, but they stated that this particular winch is no more or less noisy than any other winch of this particular size and 3400 lb weight rating. What WILL make this winch a bit quieter than is the fact that this winch uses synthetic rope and a hawse fairlead, as opposed to a roller fairlead like a cable equipped winch would use. You won't hear the squeaky rollers turning or the...
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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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  • 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 Bulldog Winch Wiring Kit, part # BDW20206 along with part # DL24085. You would then remove the connectors on the # BDW20206 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...
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  • Electric Trailer Winch for 3500-lb Vehicle
  • We can help you select the right electric winch for your car trailer that will be able to handle the vehicle's 3500-lb weight and the slope of your trailer's loading ramp. For reference I linked an article that has great helpful information on many types of electric winches. For a 3500-lb vehicle pulled up even a 40-degree slope the Bulldog Winch # BDW10032 that you referenced is an excellent choice. This winch can handle pulling even an 8000-lb vehicle up a 40-degree slope so it will...
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  • What Duty is a 9,500 lb Superwinch Winch
  • The two Superwinches we offer with a 9,500 capacity are part # SW1695201 and # SW1595200 which are both standard duty winches.
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  • How to Use the Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000SR Part # SW1140232
  • Yes, the Superwinch Winch 2 Go 4000SR part # SW1140232 will hold while you are making the steering adjustments on the vehicle. It has a 4,000 lb line pull capacity but please keep in mind that the vehicle, assuming the wheels turn freely is considered a rolling load so the actual line pull strength needed to move the vehicle will be far less than the actual weight of the vehicle. For example, if the vehicle weighs 4,000 lbs then it could very well only take 2,500 lb of line pull to move...
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  • How Much Wire Rope Comes with the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch
  • I may have a solution for you, but we no longer carry an electric winch from Fulton like the XLT. However, the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 4,400 lbs # BDW15019 comes with 55-1/2 feet of 7/32" wire rope and is very similar. I've linked a short review video of this winch for you to check out, but it can be used on a variety of different trailers, including boat trailers.
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  • How to Wire an Electric Winch on a Car Hauler Trailer
  • Unfortunately the ~16 gauge wires used on a 4-pole trailer connector would deliver only a fraction of the power required to run a winch. There are two basic alternatives, as you stated. You could run a cable from the battery back to the truck, terminating in a quick disconnect which would plug into a quick disconnect installed on the trailer mounted winch, using a wiring kit like # BDW20207. The second option would be to have a secondary battery installed on the trailer to power...
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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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  • Connecting Battery Charger to Two Parallel Batteries
  • Connecting a charger to two batteries in parallel really will be the same as wiring them in parallel. You'd put one terminal on one battery and the other on the other battery.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Replacement Fairlead Recommendation for a Superwinch LT3000 ATV Winch
  • The recommended replacement roller fairlead for your Superwinch LT3000 # SW1130220 is the part # BDW20055.
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  • AC Powered Winch Recommendation with Over 90 feet of Wire Rope
  • None of the Dutton Lainson winches like the part # DL24872 that you referenced have close to that length of wire rope and are not able to support that additional length due to the size of the drum and the strength rating of the winch. If you can get by with close to that length, the best recommendation I can give you is the Bulldog Winch Utility Winch # BDW10004 which has 85 feet of cable. To get past the 90 feet of cable if you absolutely need that length you would need the Bulldog...
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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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  • Recommended Winch With Reverse Control For Loading And Unloading Large Vehicles
  • For your application, I recommend the Bulldog Winch Heavy-Duty Series Off-Road Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 15,000 lbs, # BDW10012. This has a strong 7.2 HP series wound motor. It has a free-spooling clutch that ensures fast rope payout and rudeces wear on the motor, but it also has an automatic racheting pawl brake. The Heavy-Duty Series winch ratcheting-pawl brake prevents unintentional rope payout. This brake - located inside the gearbox - is constructed of 2 spring-loaded...
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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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  • Can The 7-Way Trailer Connection Be Used To Power Winch If Vehicle Is Running
  • The wiring that feeds the 12-volt accessory circuit on the 7-way trailer connector is of too small a gauge to allow enough power to pass through to run a winch. The main function of that circuit would be for lighter-duty applications, such as providing power for interior trailer lights or to maintain a trailer mounted battery. The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Wire Rope - Roller Fairlead - 4,400 lbs, # BDW15019, will require some power as it draws 28 amps at 0 lbs but 340 amps at full...
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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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  • Recommended Power Winch for Enclosed Car Hauler Trailer
  • For a cost-effective powered car trailer winch you can consider the Bulldog Winch # BDW15019 which includes a roller fairlead and wire rope. This winch offers a 2-minute duty cycle (15 minutes of cool down time is required between cycles) and with a 4400-lb load it will draw 340-amps. Your 3000-lb rolling load will of course require less power. At maximum load its speed is 4-1/2-feet per minute. The free-spooling clutch means you don't have to use up battery power to extend the wire rope;...
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  • What is the Mounting Bolt Pattern for Superwinch Electric Utility Winch # 1120210
  • The mounting bolt pattern for the Superwinch LT2000 Electric Utility Winch, # 1120210, is two holes, 3.15 inches apart. This winch can be mounted in place of a manual winch and my contact at Superwinch assured me that the unit is waterproof so you should have no problem when using this on your boat trailer. Please keep in mind that the Superwinch LT2000 Electric Utility Winch, # 1120210, has a line pull capacity of 2,000 pounds.
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  • Using Buffalo Tools # BTEHOISTUL Hoist to Tip Snowmobile Trailer Up Against Garage Wall
  • Since the Buffalo Tools Hoist is meant to lift and lower objects straight up or down, you'll need to use the included pulley block and mount it on the wall or ceiling above where the trailer sits. The hoist would mount on the ceiling so that the spool faces the pulley. I'd recommend installing a sturdy eye bolt or other fastener to the top edge of the trailer. This will be the attachment point on the trailer for the hoist. Since the trailer will be rubbing against the wall as it's...
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  • Powered Ceiling Hoist Solution for Lifting 300 lb Camper Shell
  • We have a great powered hoist solution that has the capacity you'd need for your up to 300 lb camper shell with the Buffalo Tools Electric Hoist # BTEHOISTUL. The winch you referenced though is not rated for lifting anything off the ground and suspending it.
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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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  • 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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  • Recommendation for a Trailer Winch to Pull a 1952 Chevy Pick Up onto a 22 Foot Car Hauler
  • I would recommend a winch with a larger capacity than the Superwinch LT2000 Electric Utility Winch, # 1120210, that you referenced. A winch with a higher capacity is better than a getting one only to find out later that 2,000 pounds is not enough. I recommend going with the Bulldog winch, # BDW15017. It has a 3,400 pound capacity. You have to take into account the angle of your 22 foot car hauler as that will affect the load capacity. The best place to mount the winch is in a spot...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Superwinch TigerShark Fit ARB Bumper with Winch Mount
  • Your ARB bumper 3423030 has a winch mount that is standard to what a TigerShark 9500 part # SW1595200 would fit so this winch would work well for you.
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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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  • Mounting a Winch to the Deck of a Flat Bed Trailer and Connecting to the Right Battery
  • On your trailer if you can bolt winch # 1120210 directly to that front frame structure then that would be ideal. If you want it on the diamond plate you will want to use a steel backing plate that is also bolted to that front frame structure. That will provide enough support for the winch. I am not sure what you mean by a down or forward bracket. An 18 amp hour battery just won't be enough; even for light duty winches. Also, the winch should not use the breakaway battery. The breakaway...
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  • Recommended Power Winch 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 since winches constantly feel resistance. They did agree it was a great idea but it would require a spring loaded trigger button to stop power to the winch which they currently don't make. I'm sure with a little engineering you could make something like # LC379388 work. Otherwise...
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