Quick Answer

How much can a 12000 pound winch pull?

winch. Max GVW: 8000 lbs.

What size wire do I need for a 12000 lb winch?

4/0 is the correct sized wire for a 12,000 lb winch drawing 360 amps, for any sized run, but the Winch manufactures still use 2-gauge which is not even close.

How much weight can a winch hold?

Trailer Winch Capacity

Rated Line Pull (RLP) Slope Percent
10 percent 100 percent
9,000 lbs 45,226 lbs 11,568 lbs
12,500 lbs 62,812 lbs 16,071 lbs
16,500 lbs 82,911 lbs 21,213 lbs

What is the highest rated winch?

Best Winch in 2022: Reviews

  • Champion 10000 lbs Truck SUV Winch.
  • Smittybilt 10000 lbs Synthetic Rope Winch.
  • WARN 103252 VR 10000 lbs Electric Winch.
  • STEGODON New 9500 lbs Electric Winch.
  • FIERYRED 4500lbs Electric Synthetic Rope Winch.
  • ZESUPER 9500 lbs Electric Winch.
  • X-BULL 13000 lbs Synthetic Rope Winch.

Is a 12000 pound winch enough?

So, a 12,000-pound winch might not be as good as, say, a 15,000-lb winch, but it should be more than ample to unstuck your Super Duty — or pull it over a hill that’s a bit too steep for the tires to keep traction. Just as important, however, is the break strength of the synthetic cable around the drum of the winch.

What size winch Do I need f250 Super Duty?

The ideal winch is 1.5 times the loaded weight of the vehicle, gotta a 6000 lb vehicle, use a 9000 lb winch.

Can you use jumper cables to run a winch?

Jumpers would be ok for a short, easy pull, but if you need sustained winching, you need big cables, and good battery terminals to make that connection. Last year I was clearing a vehicle from a race course at a local event, and the recovery vehicle we were using melted his battery terminals off running his winch.

What gauge wire do winches use?

For a winch that is rated up to 4K it is recommended to use 6 Gauge Wire like what comes in the Bulldog Kit # BDW20304. Anything higher than 4K will need to use higher gauge wire like what is included in the Kit # BDW20207 that I mentioned.

How many volts does it take to run a winch?

You will need a 12 volt battery that is rated for more than 55 amps to power your electric winch. Any battery that meets those requirements should work well for you. For most winches that usually means a car battery.

Can you have too much winch?

It could break, but it should not. The pulling capacity is based on the power of the winch. Everything in that winch should be built to handle a much higher load than the winch has the power to pull. So if you exceed the capacity of the winch it simply should not be able to pull it.

How much will a 2500 lb winch pull?

So how much weight can a 2,500 pound winch pull? A 2,500lb winch can pull a 7,500lb truck out of a tuff spot.

How big of a winch do I really need?

To figure how much winch your vehicle needs, add at least 30 percent to the working GVW. Say, for example, your working GVW comes to 6,700 pounds. That means you should be looking for a winch that will provide at least 8,000 pounds of working load capacity.

Where are super winches made?

Superwinch San Dimas, CA.

Superwinch develops, and manufactures Winches, Hoists and supporting accessory products for Global Consumer and Industrial markets.

Are Sherpa winches any good?

The Sherpa 4×4 range of offroad winches are a quality Australian designed brand and undeniably the best value for money on the market. These are heavy duty, industrial quality, 4WD and truck winches. With increased load ratings they outperform the competition.

Is synthetic rope good for a winch?

Synthetic rope is a great product for many vehicle recovery situations. If you winch a lot and are concerned about weight, synthetic can be a great option since it is lightweight and easy to handle. It doesn’t develop sharp burrs like steel rope, and doesn’t store as much potential energy when under load.

How much can a 3000 lb winch pull?

Expert Reply: 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.

What winch comes with Ford Tremor?

The new Ford Performance Parts winch by Warn comes with 12,000 pounds of winching power and will be available as a factory-orderable option or dealer-installed after-sale accessory for both gas and diesel-powered Super Duty Tremor pickups.

How do you make a winch pull more weight?

If you want to double the power of your winch, or if the anchor point is too close to let out enough cable for a strong pull, use a snatch block to double the line. Using a snatch block will double your load capacity and will allow you to spool out more cable to reach the maximum rating of your winch.

Will a Jump Pack power a winch?

The jump pack is not going to provide meaningful power to the winch, and if it did, it would likely toast the jump pack battery. As someone said above, a decent single battery is enough for 99.9 percent of all winching chores.

How do you hook up a winch to a battery?

Option 1: Standard Winch Wiring Using Vehicle’s Battery

  1. Attach the positive lead from the winch to the positive post on the vehicle’s battery, using an in-line circuit breaker if one is included with the winch.
  2. Attach the negative lead from the winch to the negative ground post on the vehicle’s battery.

What size cable is on a 2500 lb winch?

Sizing a Winch Line to an existing Winch chart

Factory Cable Size Synthetic Option 1
4000 lb 7/32″ x 55′ 1/4″ x 50′
3500 lb 7/32″ x 50′ 1/4″ x 50′
3000 lb 3/16″ x 40′ 3/16″ x 50′
2000 lb, 2500 lb 5/32″ x 50′ 3/16″ x 50′

How many amps does a 4500 pound winch pull?

At it’s rated load, a 4,500lb Super Winch will draw 178 Amps.

What gauge wire do I need for ATV winch?

Most of the ATV winches come with 4 or 6 gauge wire, but it’s usually a short run. An option would be to install a battery on the trailer, would be able to feed the trailer battery with smaller/longer wire without the draw issue.

Do I need a bigger alternator for winch?

No alternator makes enough power to run the winch, which means that the battery has to be a higher qualiter and higher capacity battery no matter what. A higher capacity alternator will help…but only a little bit and will only make the difference on long pulls.

Can you power a winch with a battery charger?

Instead, I recommend using a battery charger like the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1225D which will take power from the vehicle’s alternator and use this to charge the auxiliary battery for your winch.

Can you run a winch off a deep cycle battery?

You can run a winch off a deep cycle battery if you need to, as long as the voltage and amperage specifications match or exceed those of your winch. It would be better to run the winch off of your car battery or off a dedicated and specialized winch battery, but a deep cycle battery will suffice.