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  • What Type of Battery is Needed for Powering Trailer Winch and Way to Charge it
  • You would want to go with a deep cell battery. Having a battery larger than you would need would be the way to go as having a battery that is similarly rated as the draw of the winch will drain it quickly. We don't carry any deep cell batteries but you should have no problem tracking one down. If you are wanting to put a larger deep cell battery in your trailer to power your winch and recharge it from the battery on the tow vehicle you will need to wire it directly with the Trailer Wiring...
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  • Could Hose of Bulldog Winch Tire Inflator BDW41000 be Extended
  • The hose of the Bulldog Winch Compressor # BDW41000 that you referenced attaches to the compressor with standard quick connect fittings seen on most compressors. If you wanted to add hose to this you pretty easily could with standard compressor hose.
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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 Tow Straps for Car Hauler Trailer
  • Since the cost of four of the Erickson Car Tie Down Kit # 08504-05 is close to that of the Bulldog 4-piece set, I would go for the Bulldog kit # BDW20230. For the couple of extra dollars you get not only 10-foot straps rather than 7-footers, but you also get the carry bag to keep everything in order.
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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 Battery for a 12,000 Lb. Electric Car Trailer Winch
  • For a 12,000 lb. electric car trailer winch like the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch part # BDW10040, I recommend a standard 12 volt lead acid battery rated up to at least 650 cold cranking amps (CCA). As long as the battery is rated up to 650 CCA then you should have no problem powering the winch on your car trailer. A 650 CCA rating is more or less a standard for a 12,000 lb. electric car trailer winch. However, every electric winch should have a recommended battery rating. If you can...
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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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  • How to Power Electric Badlands Winch to Tow Vehicle
  • There are a few different ways that you can wire up your Badlands Electric Winch to your truck, but I do not recommend using the trailer connector on your tow vehicle. This is simply because electric winches will draw too much power for the connector and the trailer wiring to handle. I have attached an article on wiring an electric winch that you might find very helpful. The second half of the article details the different methods that can be used. The one I recommend is powering the...
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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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  • Electric Winch Recommendation For Pulling A 4850 Lb Boat Out Of The Water Onto A Trailer
  • When winching your boat onto a trailer a common ratio for determining your winch load capacity is 2 to 1. For example, a 5000 lb boat would require a 2500 lb winch. There are other factors, however, that will determine the appropriate winch size for your purposes. The ratio can be stretched to 3 to 1 in instances when the trailer in use has high-quality rollers and is most commonly used on ramps where boats float most of the way onto the trailer. In contrast, using a boat trailer...
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  • Winch Mount Fit For a 1997 Suzuki King Quad 300
  • For your 1997 Suzuki King Quad 300 the Bulldog Winch ATV mount part # BDW15135 that you referenced is a confirmed fit.
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  • Winch Cover Recommendation for Bulldog 4,400 lb Winch BDW15020
  • The Bulldog 4,400 winch part # BDW15020 that you have has the power unit over the motor so you would need the winch cover specifically designed for that, part # BDW20190.
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  • How to Pick Out Electric Winch Capacity for Loading Car on Trailer
  • Since your race car is a rolling load the Bulldog 1.5 hp Trailer/Utility Winch w/ Mounting Plate # BDW15017 that you referenced would have more than enough capacity. Even if the ramp angle on your trailer was very severe this winch would easily work for you. I attached a help article that details how to pick out the correct electric winch. I also attached a chart that shows rolling load capacities for winches based on slope angle of the ramp. The closest capacity to the winch you referenced...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Electric Winch Recommendation for Loading Classic Cars On an Enclosed Car Trailer
  • When using an electric winch to pull a rolling load onto a trailer, it is typically recommended that the winch have at least the capacity of the weight of the vehicle. I would recommend taking a look at the Bulldog Utility Winch, # BDW15012. This was designed for car hauler applications and will provide the capacity that you will need at a good price. At a 45 degree angle, it has a rolling load capacity of 4,499 lbs. This winch includes a hand held remote control to allow you to control...
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  • Recommended Mounting Plate to Mount 9K Badland Winch Onto Car Trailer
  • I recommend using the Bulldog Winch Universal Mounting Plate for Truck and Trailer Winches # BDW20291 for your Badland Winch, which has a 4-Bolt mounting pattern (center on center) of 10" x 4-1/2". For hardware you will want to use the Bulldog Winch Hardware for Universal Mounting Plate for Truck Winches # BDW20297, and if you need a Fairlead mount you will want to use part # BDW20063 which is a 122.5-mm Fairlead mount.
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  • Does Bulldog Winch Mount for AEV Bumper on Jeep Come With Mounting Hardware?
  • The Bulldog Winch Mount # BDW20209 that fits the AEV bumper of your Jeep does come with mounting hardware, as you can see in the accompanying photo, and it is what I believe you are referring to in terms of both pieces of steel. I have added another photo showing a diagram of how this mount installs on your Jeep's bumper for you as well.
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  • Is Bulldog Winch 1.8 hp Trailer Winch w Mounting Plate Weatherproof
  • The Bulldog Winch 1.8 hp Trailer Winch w Mounting Plate, part # BDW15020 is indeed weatherproof. These winches are designed to be able to mount to a trailer and handle the weather. I also recommend using the Bulldog Winch Universal Wiring Kit, part # BDW20043. This kit includes the vehicle and winch side connectors and 16-ft of wiring that lets you cut it to the desired length. This keeps you from having to install the winch wiring to the battery every time you want to use it.
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  • Difference Between Replacement Female Bull Dog Winch Connectors BDW20178D BDW20178A BDW20178C
  • The difference is the style of connector that is on each of the wires. The part # BDW20178C uses a small loop ring terminal, the part # BDW20178A uses a medium size ring terminal and the part # BDW20178D uses spade connectors.
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  • Metal Used in the Bulldog Winch Booster Cable Set BDW20233
  • I spoke with my contact at Bull Dog Winch and he informed me that the # BDW20233 uses copper clad aluminum wiring and cast brass clamps.
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  • Winch Tensioner Compatibility with Smittybilt X20 10,000 lb Winch
  • The Tensioner for Bulldog Winch Standard Series Truck Winch - Wire Rope # BDW20234 or the ComeUp Cable Tensioner for DV-12, DV-15, and DV-18 winches # CU881087 are the only options for that size a winch. We have not tested them on a Smittybilt x20 however I have attached a picture with measurements in millimeters for you to check mounting compatibility of the Bulldog. The ComeUp has the roller being about 8-1/8 inches long and the roller bracket at 7-1/4 inches long.
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  • Will The Tensioner For Bulldog Winches Work On A Smittybilt 9500 XRC Winch?
  • The Tensioner for Bulldog Winch Standard Series Truck Winch - Wire Rope, # BDW20234, is a confirmed fit for all Bulldog standard series truck winches. However, it is compatible with many other winches. Although I can't confirm the fit on your specific winch, I have attached a picture with measurements in millimeters for you to check mounting compatibility.
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  • Winch Mount for a 2016 John Deere 590i Gator XUV
  • I contacted my tech contact at Bulldog Winch and he told me the Custom-Fit Steel Winch Mount # BDW15175 is confirmed to fit on your 2016 590i John Deere Gator XUV. I attached a review video of this winch mount you may want to check out. If you are in need of a winch, I recommend the Bulldog Winch 1.9 HP Powersports Winch # BDW15022. This winch has a weight capacity of 6,000 lbs. This winch has a permanent magnet motor and uses a 50' wire rope. The handheld remote cable is 15' long and...
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  • Wiring Diagram for the Bulldog Winch Switch BDW20261
  • I spoke with my contact at Bulldog Winch and he was able to send me a diagram that shows how the In/Out Rocker Switch part # BDW20261 wires up.
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  • Winch Mounting Plate Recommendation for a 2014 Polaris 400 Sportsman and Badlands Winch
  • Yes, the Badlands winch mounting pattern is compatible with the winch plate part # BDW15151 that is also listed as a fit for your 2014 Polaris 400 Sportsman. I spoke to my contact at Bulldog Winch and he told me that their winch mount that you referenced was designed to fit the standard winch mounting bolt pattern dimensions of 10 inch wide by 4-1/2 inches deep. He said they know this will work with the more popular brands of winches like Superwinch and Badlands.
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  • Hitch Mount Shackle Mount for Bulldog Big Dog 1-1/2 Inch Shackle
  • For the shackle mount of the Bulldog Winch Big Dog 1-1/2 Inch Shackle # BDW20181, you will want part # BDW20181C001. This hitch mount shackle mount will fit 2 inch trailer hitches. The shackle mount requires at least 2 inches between the ends of the shackle to fit the mount. I have attached a photo showing this measurement.
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  • Winch and Winch Mount Recommendation for a 2016 Honda Rancher 420
  • I checked with Bulldog winch and the part # BDW15181 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Honda Rancher 420 so it would work well. This would also fit and work well with the Superwinch LT3000ATV Winch # SW1130220 that you also referenced. This winch does come with a handlebar mounted rocker switch as well.
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  • Install Instructions for the Bulldog Winch Mount # BDW20208
  • I went out into our warehouse and grabbed a Bulldog Winch Mount # BDW20208 and took some pictures of the install instructions for you to check out.
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  • Superwinch Mount Plate Recommendation for a 2012 polaris 500 HO
  • Yes, I checked with our contact at Bulldog Winch and the Winch Mounting Kit # BDW15151 will work with your LT2500 Superwinch and will work on your 2012 Polaris 500 HO Sportsman.
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