10 best winches

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Winches are a mandatory attribute of vehicles when leaving for off-road because they allow drivers to overcome difficult places with a specific landscape. Those in the conditions of Russia dirt and snowy transitions become predominantly, where there is a high probability, for example, “sit” on the bottom.

Initially, winches were manual mechanisms in the form of manually driven blocks and drums by the winch. The ratchet or friction clutch acted as a brake to the bottom, prevented the descent of the cable in the opposite direction from twisting. Over time, the manual mechanical drive has been replaced electric, but the main point has remained unchanged. Afterwards capacities grew, as well as the need for winches on all types road transport, starting from ATVs and ending with wagons and heavy tractors.

Needless to say, the winch market is currently in greatly supersaturated by manufacturers and their products. Unfortunately, only 20-30% of them are trustworthy, and that’s all the rest just keeps consumers from focusing on choices good product. In connection with the current situation in the magazine segment conducted its own independent market research, and under control full-time experts selected a rating of the best automobile winches in three thematic segments. Assessment criteria goods in the rating have become technical specifications, in particular, efficiency and traction capabilities, as well as data received from users in the form of reviews and expert conclusions.

Rating of the best automobile winches

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive car winches with a loading capacity up to 2,5 t 1 DENZEL LB-2000 52021 20 277 rub.
2 Superwinch W1500 32 999 rub.
3 T-max ATWPRO-3500 14 990 rub.
The best car winches with a loading capacity up to 5 t 1 COMEUP High Speed ​​Vertical Blazer (12V) 345 500 rub.
2 COMEUP Seal Gen2 9.5rsi 12V (EAC) 94 140 rub.
3 DENZEL LB-4000 520505 30 750 rub.
4 Runva 12V, 9500 lbs, 4350 kg 39,270 rub.
5 T-MAX HEW-9500 X-Power 12V 35 000 rub.
The best hydraulic winches for the car 1 SUPERWINCH H14W with 6350kg worm gear 150 000 rub.
2 COMEUP Badger 18 98 200 rub.

The best inexpensive car winches with a loading capacity up to 2,5 t

DENZEL LB-2000 52021

Rating: 4.7

DENZEL LB-2000 52021

Within the separate category of winches with carrying capacity up to 2.5 tons of DENZEL LB-2000 52021 leaves no chance for any of their closest competitors. All the charm of this model is in perfect compliance with the balance of characteristics, which is positive affects the operation and durability of composite mechanisms. The maximum force that can be given on a 24-meter steel the cable is 2260 kilograms, so it appears the ability to drag decent mud and deep snow SUVs and smaller vehicles.

The power consumption of DENZEL LB-2000 52021 is 3200 watts, but in such extreme conditions of use, this can be considered the norm. The maximum lifting speed here is no different from Superwinch W1500, however, the gear ratio is much higher: 294: 1. The cable, as mentioned above, is steel, and at the same time the weight design does not exceed 17.2 kilograms. Too much, but for punching along dense routes this does not amount to big problem. On the contrary, the chances of a successful pulling outcome with using a winch higher at times relative to the same models with synthetic cables and lightweight structural elements. Such a device is much cheaper than the second nominee, but in fact is better in all aspects operation.

Advantages

  • increased reliability due to the amplification of elements construction;
  • 2260 kilograms of carrying capacity;
  • low price relative to a number of competitors with similar parameters;
  • cable 24 meters long.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Superwinch W1500

Rating: 4.6

Superwinch W1500

Case Winch Superwinch W1500 – expensive but effective solving the problem of equipment for driving on impassable roads, suitable for light SUVs (crossovers), cars cars and ATVs. All mechanisms of this winch are packed in a massive plastic container to prevent getting there dirt, sand, moisture, which in itself is a big plus. However, this also leads to the appearance of several scrupulous nuances: in particular, to the problem with a large mass, since even taking into account lightweight cable (replacing steel with synthetic) model weight equal to 19.5 kilograms.

Superwinch W1500 maximum payload of more than 200 units superior to the results of the T-max ATWPRO-3500, and is 1814 kilogram. In this case, the lifting speed at maximum tractive effort limited to 1.6 meters per minute – not the best result, but guaranteed to protect the winch cable from premature rupture. From the standpoint of quality, this model does not digging up: users note the correct operation of the mechanism in during the entire period of operation. However, according to the “dry” numbers, she obviously loses to the leader of the rating, on the basis of which it takes second line.

Advantages

  • 1814 kilograms of traction;
  • optimal combination of price and quality;
  • the presence of a case in the kit;
  • lightweight but very durable synthetic cable (technology Dyneema).

disadvantages

  • sufficiently large and massive layout (19.5 kilogram).

T-max ATWPRO-3500

Rating: 4.4

T-max ATWPRO-3500

Profile winch for ATVs with engines with a volume of 500-1000 cubes, which without any problems can be installed on cars cars. Has a 15 meter synthetic cable with a diameter of 5 millimeters made from fibrous material Dyneema, which is almost seven times lighter than standard steel cables. What directly affects the overall weight of the structure: in the T-max ATWPRO-3500 That is 8 kilograms.

As for the pulling force of the winch, then in the peak limits it comes to 3000 lbs, or 1590 kilograms, translated into familiar national user units. As a power the unit in the model has a liter motor with a planetary a gearbox whose gear ratio is 148: 1. IN original (when using the winch for its intended purpose) control using a bracket attached to the steering wheel of the ATV, however when fastened to cars, it has to be lengthened and displayed in salon. However, as users note, automatic management here does not realize itself – when driving on a hard off-road mechanisms are clogged with sand and mud, as a result of which automation refuses to turn the coil with a cable and in fact ceases to function. In such a situation, you have to “swan” manually, which even taking into account the intended use of the device (for quadrotechnics) is very, very difficult.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • pulling force up to 1590 kilograms;
  • lightweight design through the use of synthetic wire rope;
  • small overall dimensions.

disadvantages

  • the button for automatic winding of the cable stops working even when easy driving of the gear mechanism with sand and mud.

The best car winches with a loading capacity up to 5 t

COMEUP High Speed ​​Vertical Blazer (12V)

Rating: 4.9

COMEUP high-speed vertical Blazer (12V)

Extremely expensive professional-level winch, installation which is appropriate in the case of sports or expeditionary passing total off-road. It has two built-in motors with a capacity of 7 horsepower each, in order to provide maximum winding speed even at near-limit values loads of 50 meters per minute. Maximum traction that can provide a rigid system, is 3630 kilograms, which Ideal for SUVs.

Redesigned COMEUP Blazer Friction Brake System allowed to take this element out, thereby ensuring the possibility of using synthetic cables. That’s why the model is equipped with a rope made of Dyneema fibers, 46 meters long and 11 millimeters thick. Responsible for the remote operation of the winch control panel with a 5-meter cable, which can be run as in cab, and manipulate pulling the car outside of it. Of other features of Blazer can distinguish 58 kilograms of weight, and also the use of a three-stage gearbox with gear 3.5: 1 ratio, thanks to which such impressive cable reeling speed.

Advantages

  • professional winch for expeditionary and sports off-road races;
  • in design two engines with a capacity of 7 horsepower every;
  • remote control on a long remote cable (5 meters);
  • very fast cable reeling (up to 50 meters per minute).

disadvantages

  • highest price.

COMEUP Seal Gen2 9.5rsi 12V (EAC)

Rating: 4.8

COMEUP Seal Gen2 9.5rsi 12V (EAC)

One of the two representatives of COMEUP in this category, being a simpler version of the winch to equip SUVs and cars for everyday use. Has a built-in 5-horsepower motor with high torque and integrated circuit protection against overheating. Second generation maximum tractive effort COMEUP Seal is 4.3 tons, with winding speed as increase in load threshold decreases from 19 to 2.1 meters per a minute.

Well, before COMEUP Blazer this winch does not reach much, however, in the case of it, manufacturers went to tricks like providing the best protection and durability. The end result plastic shockproof housing has received IP68 performance, due to which model can work without problems when completely immersed in water to a depth of over 1 meter. The cable here is made of the same 12-strand Dyneema fiber material (30.5 meters long and 10 millimeters in cross section), and to minimize its wear were Two brakes are provided outside the drum. In the end As a result, striking differences in design and operational characteristics played on a significant reduction in the price of Seal Gen2 9.5rsi relative to Blazer, but similarities in the form of optimal the younger model still inherited quality and reliability.

Advantages

  • competent balance between quality and value;
  • carrying capacity at the level of 4300 kilograms;
  • reliable protection of the “filling” from the penetration of water – class housing design IP68;
  • Use of lightweight rope made of Dyneema material.

disadvantages

  • for its indicators – not identified.

DENZEL LB-4000 520505

Rating: 4.7

DENZEL LB-4000 520505

Qualitative round of development of the winch already mentioned in the rating for car DENZEL LB-2000 52021, designed for perception disproportionately large loads and in more severe conditions operation. With a load capacity in the region of 4550 kilograms the built-in motor provides power to the mechanism at the level of 4400 watt. This is not the most efficient use of the built-in engine with efficiency point of view, which, nevertheless, allowed to solve the problem longevity of use of the model.

The DENZEL LB-4000 520505 cable is made of steel and has a length of 28 meters with a cross section of 9.2 mm. It is quite enough for everyday use of a winch in a situation of driving on off-road routes of medium difficulty. When equipping a car with this model it should be borne in mind that its weight is 38 kilograms. Almost it is treated with a simple re-equipment of the drum with a synthetic cable, which entails additional costs, taking into account and without the rather considerable cost of the device. However, in monetary in relation to the purchase of a product from DENZEL is more profitable than competitor purchase from COMEUP.

Advantages

  • attractive price;
  • load capacity at the level of 4550 kilograms;
  • the presence of a remote control;
  • low weight relative to competitors.

disadvantages

  • low, relative to COMEUP Seal Gen2, component reliability.

Runva 12V, 9500 lbs, 4350 kg

Rating: 4.7

Runva 12V, 9500 lbs, 4350 kg

A spectacular view of a winch carrying capacity of 4350 kilograms, being a direct competitor for leadership in the segment along with DENZEL LB-4000 520505 and COMEUP Seal Gen2 9.5rsi 12V. Driven the drum in this model has become a 6.1 horsepower engine, current consumption in the minimum which is 80 amperes. It is proposed to control this engine using remote wired remote.

As a retarding mechanism in the design of Runva a planetary gearbox is provided, the gear ratio of which equal to 230: 1. Such a small pitch of twisting is due, firstly, the need to reduce the load on the motor, and secondly, the risk break the cable at higher drum speeds. The last argument sounds at least strange, since the cable It is a 12-wire steel braid with a cross section of 9.2 millimeter. However, experts and users allege that the extensibility of the bars is poor. All in all, Runva represents an almost complete copy of DENZEL, excluding more aesthetic appearance and weak technical characteristics.

Advantages

  • solid exterior design:
  • good quality and balance in terms of conservation healthy state;
  • 4350 kilograms of carrying capacity.

disadvantages

  • slightly inferior in technical specifications to competitors.

T-MAX HEW-9500 X-Power 12V

Rating: 4.6

T-MAX HEW-9500 X-Power 12V

This winch for a car was not included in the rating. by chance – by the will of user preferences, it is she who one of the leaders in sales in the domestic market segment. However objectively award the T-MAX HEW-9500 X-Power above the current we do not we can. And the point here is as follows. Peak Traction the force developed on a steel 8 mm cable can reach a value of 4310 kilograms, which, albeit slightly, but less than competitors. The engine is used as a drive more power than the same Runva (again in tenths – 6.6 Horse power).

But in terms of the gear ratio of the planetary gearbox with with three gearing stages everything is much better – 161: 1 allows increase the speed of the cable winder.

The main advantages of the T-MAX HEW-9500 X-Power are highlight the presence of a remote control on a wire long 3.7 meters, as well as a small nominal weight of 36 kilograms, which can be reduced by replacing the steel cable with synthetic. Exactly for the reason that this winch has nothing contrast with competitors, but its popularity still carries weight, a higher line would be a moot point.

Advantages

  • high popularity in the domestic market;
  • good quality;
  • carrying capacity 4310 kilograms;
  • there is a remote control on a 3.7-meter cable;
  • light weight construction.

disadvantages

  • objectively weaker than the main competitors in the segment;
  • high price.

The best hydraulic winches for the car

SUPERWINCH H14W with 6350kg worm gear

Rating: 4.9

SUPERWINCH H14W

Let the winch for maximum traction car SUPERWINCH H14W does not reach the main competitor, from a purely technical point of view, he is much it’s better. First of all, due to the use as a gearbox more a simple worm pair that can be repaired is much better than planetary gear. In essence, the gear ratio of such gearbox is 48: 1, which provides quick winding of the cable to drive drum.

Secondly, the torque motor with high level of structural reliability, the first breakdown of which begin on average after 4-5 years of intensive use. is he provides a winding speed of about 3 meters of cable per minute, and at maximum traction (14,000 lbs or 6350 kilogram). The recommended geometric parameters of the cable (mostly metal), prescribed by ourselves manufacturers, equal to 30 meters in length and 13 millimeters in cross section. Noteworthy is the fact that the net weight of the winch is 51 kilogram, but in terms of dimensions it looks more its main competitor. As a result, SUPERWINCH H14W is preferred vehicle equipment as per level reliability, and ergonomic indicators.

Advantages

  • capable of withstanding up to 6350 kilograms of load;
  • recommended as a component for this winch powerful steel cables (from 30 meters long and 13 millimeters diameter);
  • high degree of reliability of structural elements;
  • The optimum ratio of price and quality;
  • lightweight construction.

disadvantages

  • not found.

COMEUP Badger 18

Rating: 4.8

COMEUP Badger 18

An expensive but very functional hydraulic winch which, in fact, is a cargo tow truck with with a loading capacity up to 18000 lbs (8182 kilograms). Comes in sale without a cable, and in that condition weighs a decent 72 kilograms. Has a two-stage planetary gearbox with 19.4: 1 ratio as well as a brake consisting of balancing valve (bypassing fluid for balancing the pressure on the membrane / piston) and ratchet mechanism.

According to the manufacturer, the COMEUP Badger 18 winch was created in full compliance with accepted engineering directives for designation SAE J706, CE 2006/42 / EC and EN 14492-1: 2006. Other in short, all the characteristics of a hydraulic compressor in aggregates with traction structural elements were tightened to the norms of standards. So, the working pressure in the system turned out to be equal 150 bars and a flow rate of 60 liters per minute. Actually, exactly the speed of this part of the winch was responsible for the traction characteristics and efficiency of winding the winch cable. Generally, COMEUP Badger 18 was welcomed by users quite warmly, but the fact of the high price halved the circle of potential buyers.

Advantages

  • good traction (up to 8182 kilograms of pure weight);
  • double brake mechanism consisting of ratchet and locking Valve
  • compliance of the product with international quality standards;
  • powerful compressor mechanism in the design of the winch.

disadvantages

  • high price.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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