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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. The most popular winch we offer to go with this mount is the Superwinch LT2000 part # 1120210 which has a 2,000 lb capacity.
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  • Bulldog Cargo Net Recommendation for 5' by 8' Cargo Trailer
  • Since your trailer measures 5 by 8' the best size for the Bulldog Winch Cargo Net would be the part # BDW20301 which is 6 by 8. This will match your trailer dimensions the best. We don't have experience with the Gladiator nets, but these are very heavy duty and have a 2,200 lb max load rating so they will work great. I attached a review video for more info on them as well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Thick is the Steel Used to Make Bulldog Stubby Jeep Bumper # BDW21000
  • The steel used to make Bulldog stubby bumper # BDW21000 is 1/4 inch thick.
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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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  • 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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  • Can 2006 Jeep Wrangler be Flat Towed Behind RV Using Bulldog Stubby Bumper
  • Yes you can use the Bulldog Stubby bumper # BDW21000 for flat towing your 2006 Jeep Wrangler. After installing the bumper you will just need the right components to flat tow the Jeep using the bumper. You will need brackets # BX88303 and a compatible tow bar. I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365, since it is rated for 6,500 pounds and comes with safety cables. Next you will need a lighting solution. I recommend diode kit # RM-154 because once it's installed you will not have to worry about...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is Fairlead Needed for Bulldog Winch Snowplow Winch # BDW15021
  • The Bulldog Winch Snowplow Winch # BDW15021 referenced in your question uses a flat polyester strap. When used as a snowplow winch, which should just require direct up and down use, a fairlead is not necessary. The winch is designed to be used in this manner without a fairlead. I have attached a short video demonstration on this winch that you can also check out.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Front Hitch and Mount Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-450
  • For a front hitch confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Ford F-450 we have the Draw Tite part # 65049 which will work great as a way to mount your front hitch. Once installed the winch mount part # BDW20155 that you referenced would fit and work well to carry a Bulldog Winch like the 12k Standard Series # BDW10043.
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  • Will Badlands Winch Fit on Bulldog Winch Mount BDW20155
  • I asked Bulldog Winch about whether their mounts like the # BDW20155 can fit other brand winches and they stated that while they don't test fit their mounts with other winches they do make them to be as universal as possible and all of the big name winch brands are known to fit since they all try to use the same mounting pattern.
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  • Comparison of Bulldog # BDW20030 and Erickson # EM59800 Heavy-Duty Recovery Straps
  • Both of the recovery straps you referenced, Bulldog # BDW20030 and Erickson # EM59800, are 3-inch x 30-foot straps with reinforced ends, but between the two I would go for the Bulldog since it offers a slightly higher break strength rating of 30K versus the Erickson's 27K.
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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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  • Amperage Rating for the Bulldog Winch Wiring Kit BDW20207
  • I spoke with my contact at Bulldog Winch and he said that the # BDW20207 is designed for a 12 volt system that sees intermittent 400 amp use. He said that if you are looking for an alternative application for this it would be easier if you gave us that info and we can see if this would work.
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  • What Winches Fit the Bulldog Winch Mounting Plates
  • We don't have a specific fit list for winches that will fit the Bulldog Winch Winch Mount # BDW20209 but when I have asked similar questions to Bulldog they have stated they try to make their winch mounts to be as universal as possible so that most all winches will attach. The Bulldog Recovery Winch part # BDW10004 is going to fit and work well on this mount.
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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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  • Does Triangle Ring Part of Bulldog Winch Combo Axle/Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps have to be Used
  • I will be happy to help. The reason that there is that triangle ring portion on the Bulldog ratcheting tie down straps # BDW20230 is so it can attach to a vehicle axle. But you can use just the hook portion to attach to something and not use the triangle ring part if needed and not suffer reduced capacity. I have linked a video featuring these straps for you.
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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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