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KAC15042 1,500 lbs Capacity 120 V AC 60hz Winch w/Roller Fairlead KAC1500,110/120V AC Electric Winch, 1500lb Single Line Pull, Hand Held Remote w/Safety Switch
KM2000 Electric Winch, 2000 lb. Capacity,12 Volt,Single Line Pull Electric Winch, 2,000 lbs. Single Line Pull, 12V DC, Mountable Switch
KT2000 KT Electric Winch, 2000 lb. capacity 12 Volt Electric Winch, 2,000 lb. Single Line Pull, 12V DC, Black
KT3000 KT Electric Winch, 3000 lb. capacity 12 Volt Electric Winch, 3,000 lb. Single Line Pull, 12V DC, Black
KT3000S KT Electric Winch, 3000 lb. Capacity 12 Volt, Synthetic Rope Electric Winch, 3000 lb. Capacity 12 Volt, Synthetic Rope
KT4000 KT Electric Winch, 4000 lb. capacity 12 Volt Electric Winch, 4,000 lb. Single Line Pull, 12V DC, Black
KT4000S KT Electric Winch, 4000 lb. Capacity 12 Volt, Synthetic Rope Electric Winch, 4000 lb. Capacity 12 Volt, Synthetic Rope
KU35032 KU 3,500LBS HH Remote, WR, HD RF, MTG Plate, PB KU3.5 Utility Winch, 12V DC 3500lbs w/integrated sealed solenoids, handheld remote, wire rope
KU35082 KU 3,500LBS HH Remote, SYNR, HWSE, MTG Plate, PB KU3.5S Utility Winch, 12V DC 3500lbs w/integ. sealed solenoids, handheld remote, synthetic rope
KU45032 KU 4,500LBS HH Remote, WR, HD, RF, MTG Plate, PB KU4.5 Utility Winch, 12V DC 4500lbs w/integrated sealed solenoids, handheld remote, wire rope
KU45082 KU 4,500LBS HH Remote, SYNR, HWSE, MTG Plate, PB KU4.5S Utility Winch, 12V DC 4500lbs w/integ. sealed solenoids, handheld remote, synthetic rope
KU60032 KU 6,000LBS HH Remote, WR, HD, RF, MTG Plate, PB KU6.0 Utility Winch, 12V DC 6000lbs cap.w/integrated sealed solenoids, handheld remote, wire rope
KU60082 KU 6,000LBS HH Remote, SYNR, HWSE, MTG Plate, PB KU6.0S, Utility Winch, 12V DC 6000lbs w/integ. sealed solenoids, handheld remote, synthetic rope
KV10022 KV 10,500LBS HH Remoter, w/Light,WR HDRE KV10.5, Value Winch, 12V DC 10,500lbs w/integ.sealed solenoids, handheld remote, wire rope
KV10072 KV 10,500LBS HH Remoter, w/Light, SYNRope, HAWSE KV10.5S, Value Winch, 12V DC 10,500lbs w/integ.sealed solenoids, handheld remote,synthetic rope
KV85022 KV 8,500LBS HH Remoter, w/Light, WR, HDRF KeeperValue 8,500LBS HH Remoter, w/Light, WR, HDRF
KV85072 KV 8,500LBS HH Remoter, w/Light,SYNRope, HSWSRE KV8.5S Value Winch, 12V DC 8500lbs w/integ. sealed solenoids, handheld remote, synthetic rope
KW13122 KW 13,500lb Single Line Pull,12VDC,w/wireless&roller KW 13.5, Electric Winch, 13,500 lb. Single Line Pull, 12V DC with WIRELESS REMOTE
KW17122 KW 17,500lb Single Line Pull,12VDC,w/wireless&roller KW 17.5, Electric Winch, 17,500 lb. Single Line Pull, 12V DC with WIRELESS REMOTE
KW75122RM KW 7500lb w/RecieverHitchRapidMount,wless&roller KW 7.5, Electric Winch, 7,500 lb. Single Line Pull, 12V DC with WIRELESS REMOTE
KW95122 KW9.5, 12VDC Winch, 9,500 lbs W/wireless remote KW 9.5, Electric Winch, 9,500 lb. Single Line Pull, 12V DC with WIRELESS REMOTE
KWSL2000RM 2000lb Electric winch w/Remote&Ball Hich Mount KWSL2000RM, 2,000 lbs Single Line Pull, 12V DC with Hitch Ball RAPID MOUNT

Winch Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much rated line pull do I need?

Determining the right amount of rated line pull is critical when choosing a winch. Rated line pull refers to the maximum amount of weight that a winch can shoulder, so you need a winch with enough strength to handle your vehicle's weight. Thankfully, there is a simple formula for calculating the correct rated line pull: Gross Vehicle Weight x 1.5 = Minimum Rated Line Pull.

It's important to note that a winch's rated line pull is not constant. When there are fewer layers of cable on the drum, the winch has a greater rated line pull than when the drum is full.

2. Is steel cable stronger than synthetic?

Not exactly. Steel cable and synthetic cable are both incredibly strong, and both are more than capable of hanging on to your heavy loads. However, synthetic cables are more prone to damage than steel, so they have a greater chance of snapping. Steel cables are more durable and easier to work with, but they add a lot of extra weight and can be incredibly dangerous if they break. Synthetic cables require more finesse during a pull, but they cut down on front-end weight and are much safer if snapped.

3. How do I mount a winch?

A secure winch mount is almost as important as the amount of rated line pull. If your winch isn't firmly anchored, it can rip clean away from its platform. Each winch manufacturer makes a number of different mounts to hold their winches, and there are varying degrees of installation difficulty. The easiest are hitch mounts, which slide right into your class III towing hitch. Grille guard winch mounts take longer to install, but you get greater winch security, a solid base, and aggressive style. The most challenging winch mounts to install are the hidden, semi-hidden and replacement bumpers, but they offer the greatest winch security and the cleanest looks.

4. Can I remove my winch?

Yes. During the off season, you can unbolt your winch and leave it at home. Some mounts make it easy to remove the winch, and some require a bit more effort. Hitch mounts and grille guard mounts are the easiest since the winch is so accessible. In a hidden, semi-hidden, or replacement bumper setup, the winch sits behind or below the bumper, so removal can be tricky.

5. Can I operate my winch wirelessly?

Yes. While all winches come with a wired remote control, most winch manufacturers also make wireless remote kits. With maximum ranges of between 50' and 150', wireless remotes let you run your winch at a much safer distance.

6. What if I've read through all the information, but I'm not sure which winch is right for my vehicle?

We have a cure for information overload: give us a call. We have highly knowledgeable Customer Care Specialists standing by to answer any questions you might have about winches, winch mounts or any other accessories for your vehicle. Our toll-free number is 1-800-533-7372.

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