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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Winch Recommendation for Car Trailer
  • I can help you over email if you like.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can the 9,500 lb Off-Road Bulldog Winch be Used to Pull Trailer Up Driveway
  • Since you are pulling your trailer up at a 35 degree incline and there will be multiple layers wrapped around the winch (as that makes a difference) the Bulldog Winch Off-Road Winch # BDW10042 rated at 9,500 lbs is exactly what you need. Installing it with a battery at the top of your driveway is a great idea. One thing to keep in mind is that the winch has a continuous run time of 2 minutes. At 0 lbs the line speed is 19 FPM (Feet Per Minute) but at the full 9,500 lbs your line speed...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Replacement for Superwinch LT3000 Electric Winch With Same Mounting Bolt Pattern
  • While we do have a solution for you, the Superwinch LT2000 ATV Winch # 1120210 does not have the same mounting bolt pattern of 3" x 4-7/8" as your current Superwinch LT3000 # SW1130220. Similar winches that do have the same bolt pattern are the Superwinch LT4000 ATV Winch - Wire Rope # SW1140220 and the Superwinch LT4000SR ATV Winch - Synthetic Rope # SW1140230. I've added a link to a video review for you to check out as well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recovery Winch to Pull 2019 Nissan Frontier Pro4x
  • I have a solution for your, but it looks like your 2019 Nissan Frontier Pro4x has a weight between 4,414 and 4,567 lbs and the ComeUp Off-Road Winch # CU854768 is only recommended for recovery use on vehicles with a GVWR of up to 4000-lbs. I would instead recommend using something like the Bulldog # BDW10044 which is recommended for recovery use with vehicles up to 5333-lbs GVWR. Since this winch does not come with a mounting plate, you'll want to use the Bulldog Winch Receiver Mounting...
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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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Battery Would Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW15019 be Powered By
  • The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch # BDW15019 requires 340 amps at max amperage pull so you'd most likely need a car battery or deep cycle battery.
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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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  • What Battery Is Recommended with the Bulldog Winch part # BDW10031
  • The recommended battery size to allow for max power out of the Bulldog Winch part # BDW10031 is going to be 650 CCA. Your best bet would be that size or larger. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • How Long Is the Warranty On the Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch
  • The Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch part # DL24872 comes with a one year warranty which is fairly common for electric winches in general.
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Are There Winches for Trailer Doors that Run on 110/120V AC Power
  • Most our winches will be 12V DC winches for automotive and ATV applications. We do have some AC winches that may work for you. I have added a link to all of our AC powered winches for you to look through. A winch with a 1,000 pound capacity or more should be enough to lift the door.
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  • Battery Charger and Solar Panel for Winch Battery on Car Hauler Trailer
  • You can use your truck 7-way 12V power circuit to maintain both the trailer's breakaway battery and a utility battery that operates the winch. But keep in mind that this 12V power feed is strong enough to maintain batteries but is NOT able to re-charge two depleted batteries. So you will want to use a shore-power AC charger like CTEK 7002 12-Volt Universal Battery Charger # CTEK56353 to fully charge both batteries before a trip; then the 12V feed can maintain them as you travel. A good...
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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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  • 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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  • Electric Winch Comparison for 4500 lb Boat Trailer Application
  • The Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch - Synthetic Rope - Hawse Fairlead - 4,400 lbs # BDW15020 is a really great winch designed for utility trailer use. It is able to be used as a boat trailer winch, but it has a slower run time with a long recovery cycle. The Dutton-Lainson TW4000 StrongArm Electric Winch - Marine - 4,000 lbs # DL25200 is my recommendation with almost twice as fast a line speed under load and nowhere near the amperage draw. This will serve you better for your 4,500 lb...
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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 # BDW20004 with a hook, # EM59505, bolted at the front...
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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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  • Recommended Winch for Raising and Lowering Pop-Up Camper
  • What a lot of people use to raise and lower their pop-up camper is an electric winch. For that I highly recommend the Bulldog Winch # BDW15006 because it has a load-holding brake and can power the load both in and out for raising or lowering your pop-up. The Bulldog # BDW15006 is also easy to use with its plug-in remote with a 20' lead, though you also have the option of going with a wireless remote, part # BDW20156 that has a 100' radius. I have added links to video reviews of both...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mounting Plate For Bulldog ATV Winch BDW15001 On 2003 Honda TRX 250
  • To mount the Bulldog Winch Powersports Series ATV Winch, part # BDW15001 on your 2003 Honda TRX 250 Recon you will need a mounting plate. The Bulldog Winch Custom-Fit Winch Mount # BDW15141 is what you need. The brackets, hardware and installation instructions are included with this mounting plate and will work great on your TRX 250 Recon.
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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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  • Can 1,500 lb Rated Winch Pull 5,000 lb Trailer up 3 Percent Grade
  • A 1,500 rated line pull winch like you have would easily pull a 5,000 lb trailer up a 3 percent slope. At a 10 percent grade a 1,000 lb winch can actually pull 5,025 lbs so you'd be totally fine.
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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, item # BDW20207, to have the correct wiring and quick disconnects to run to the rear of your vehicle.
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  • Recommended Pulley Block To Use With Offset Winch On Trailer
  • You can use a pulley block like part # BDW20005, to pull your car on to a trailer with the winch being offset. You will want to make sure the winch is well secured for safety. This pulley block has a capacity of 17,000 lbs break strength and is designed to be used with winches that have a rated line pull up to 7,000 lbs working load. I have attached a drawing that shows how to attach a pulley when offsetting the winch. I have attached a link to a product review video for this...
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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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