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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Does Bulldog Winch 1.8 hp Trailer Winch # BDW15019 Have to Wire to Trailer Battery
  • The Bulldog Winch 1.8 hp Trailer Winch # BDW15019 draws way too much amperage to be powered by the 12 volt power circuit of a 7-way. If you wanted to power it from the battery of your tow vehicle instead all you would need is the wiring kit part # BDW20207. No trailer winch would be able to be powered by the 7-way 12 volt circuit. Otherwise you would need to have a battery on your trailer.
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Wire Bulldog Winch 15017 to Vehicle Battery
  • To wire up the Bulldog Winch 1.5 hp Trailer Winch part # BDW15017 to your tow vehicle you would want the part # BDW20026. This will give you 24 feet of 3 gauge wire that you will run up to the vehicle battery and also includes quick disconnects for the rear of your vehicle that will allow the connection of the winch's wiring to the vehicle easy. I attached an install video for the # BDW20026 for you to check out 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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  • Which Cover Fits the Bulldog Winch part # BDW10043
  • Yes, the Bulldog winch part # BDW10043 has the power unit above the winch which is what the cover part # BDW20191 is designed to fit.
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  • Recommended Wireless Remote for Bulldog Winch Model # 10031
  • Great news! I spoke to my contact at Bulldog and he informed me that the correct wireless remote for the # BDW10031 that you have is the # BDW20156. I have linked it to this page for your purchasing convenience.
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  • Dimensions of the Bulldog Stubby Front Bumper # BDW21000
  • I contacted Rampage to get the dimensions of the Bulldog Stubby Front Bumper # BDW21000 that you referenced and he sent me basically every dimension available for it. I attached the dimensional drawings for you to check out.
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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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  • 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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  • What is the Capacity of Bulldog Winch Replacement OE Strap BDW20225
  • Since strap # BDW20225 is a replacement for snow plow winch # BDW15021 it goes by the rating of the winch. In this case the winch is rated for 600 pounds so even though the strap can most likely handle more than that I can't recommend exceeding 600 pounds with this particular strap. We have other, similar straps rated higher including # SB263-323 rated for 2,000 pounds break strength (no rated working load limit listed) and # K2WS8020 rated for 3,000 pounds break strength and 1,500 pounds...
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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 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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  • SuperWinch LT2500 Compatibility with Bulldog Winch Mount for Honda Rancher
  • The Bulldog Winch Custom-Fit Steel ATV Winch Mount # BDW15107 along with the roller fairlead # BDW20055 or hawse fairlead # BDW20224 are a confirmed fit for your 04 Honda Rancher. It will be compatible with the Superwinch LT 2500 as well as the Terra Series # SW1125220 or # SW1125230. The LT3000 # SW1130220 is also a fit. The winches and mounting plates are compatible.
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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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  • What is Diameter of Shackle Bolt Hole on Bulldog Winch Receiver Mount # BDW20186
  • I went out to the warehouse to take a look at the Bulldog Winch Receiver Mount with Shackle # BDW20186 referenced in your question. The pin hole that the shackle mounts to has a diameter of right at 1 inch. As you already mentioned, the shackle itself has a 7/8 inch diameter and the shank is a 2-1/2 inch x 2-1/2 inch, Class V receiver mount. This is a really nice, heavy duty mount that has a break strength of 78,000 pounds and a working load limit of 13,000 pounds. I have also attached...
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  • Availability of 13K-Rated Receiver Mount with Shackle for 2-1/2-Inch Hitch
  • We do offer a complete Receiver Mount with Shackle for 2-1/2-inch hitches, part # BDW20186, but the shank portion alone is not available. This part is rated for 13K-lbs. The diameter of the shackle is 7/8-inch.
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  • Recommended Synthetic Rope For Superwinch To Replace Steel Cable
  • I called my contact at Superwinch and asked about changing the steel cable on your 4500 series winch to a synthetic rope. My contact said it can be done if the winch you have is the Terra Series but it cannot be done if the winch you have is the S series winch. If you have the Terra series winch like part # SW1145220 or # SW1145230, the replacement rope I recommend is part # BDW20185. This rope measures 4.8mm x 50-ft and has a capacity of 3,500-lbs.
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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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  • 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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  • Comparing Wire Rope and Synthetic Rope for Use in Winch
  • Wire rope is typically more durable and will last longer than synthetic rope. It cannot be cut like synthetic rope, and wire rope will not fray or fade either. Synthetic rope is less likely to damage cargo or other materials the rope may come in contact with. Additionally, synthetic rope will not rust if it gets wet like a wire rope may. The type of rope you will want to use is dependent on the situations you will typically be using the winch. If you are planning on pulling something...
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