Superwinch Reviews

Superwinch Terra 45

Superwinch Terra 45

Superwinch Reviews and Recommendations

Superwinch makes a wide array of winches from portable, to ATV, to heavy duty. If you’ve never used or purchased a winch before there can be a lot to learn when you first get started. This page is our take on making that process as easy as possible so that no matter which winch you buy, you’ll have the info to make the right purchase.

Winch power systems

Winches most commonly come in one of two power drive systems, electric and hydraulic. Electric winches wire up to your vehicles battery and get their power from your battery and hydraulic systems connect to your vehicle’s power steering system. Hydraulic winches are generally thought to last longer but require a much more complex install and are generally used on vehicles where the winch will see very frequent use on heavy vehicles.

Winch Line Pull Rating

The general rule of thumb is to have a pull rating of 1.5 times the weight of your vehicle. The rolling weight of your vehicle is much less than this but once its stuck in the mud that will rise quickly. Using a snatch block can double your pull weight by halving your line speed. More on this later.

Winch speed

This is the speed at which the winch will turn. If you need to pull a long distance the faster winches will save you time. Faster winch speeds also come into play when using a snatch block to double the pull by halving the line speed. If you are using your winch for recovery then the speed is unlikely to be a big concern.

Winch rolling fairlead vs hawse

Steel cable based winches use a rolling fairlead to protect the cable from damage going into and out of the winch and also to reduce lateral tension on the winch itself. A hawse is a solid block that doesn’t move and is used for synthetic cables that aren’t as damaged by friction.

Winch accessories, snatch block, winch blankets, and extension straps

The winch itself is fairly useless if you can’t hook it up to something solid, oriented in the right direction, and close enough to reach with your winch cable or extension straps. Check out this great walk-through by a helpful Aussie.

Now that you’re up on your winching techniques, use our awesome selection tool below. Drag in the models that you are interested in to compare all of the various Superwinch models.

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  • Superwinch Terra 45Superwinch Terra 45
  • Superwinch Terra 45-SRSuperwinch Terra 45-SR
  • Superwinch LT-3000Superwinch LT-3000
  • Superwinch LT-2000Superwinch LT-2000
  • Superwinch Tiger Shark 11,500Superwinch Tiger Shark 11,500
  • Superwinch Tiger Shark-SR 11,500Superwinch Tiger Shark-SR 11,500
  • Superwinch Tiger Sharp 9,500Superwinch Tiger Sharp 9,500
  • Superwinch Tiger Shark Roller 9,500Superwinch Tiger Shark Roller 9,500
  • LP8500LP8500
  • LP8500 Full BundleLP8500 Full Bundle
  • LT4000LT4000
  • LT4000 SRLT4000 SR
  • LP10000LP10000
  • S5500S5500
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  • S7500S7500
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  • Tiger Shark 15.5Tiger Shark 15.5
  • Tiger Shark 17.5Tiger Shark 17.5

Superwinch Terra 25

Superwinch Terra 25

Superwinch Terra 2550' steel cable. 1.3 hp motor. 2,5004.8 Star Rating
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Superwinch Terra 25

Superwinch Terra 25

Superwinch Terra 25-SR50' synthetic rope. 1.3 HP Motor, 50' of 3/162,5004.8 Star Rating
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Superwinch Terra 35

Superwinch Terra 35

Superwinch Terra 3550' steel cable, 1.6 hp motor3,5004.8 Star Rating
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Superwinch Terra 35-SR

Superwinch Terra 35-SR (Synthetic Rope)

Superwinch Terra 35-SR50' synthetic rope3,5004.8 Star Rating
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Superwinch Terra 45

Superwinch Terra 45

Superwinch Terra 4555' steel cable, 1.6 hp motor4,5004.8 Star Rating
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Superwinch Terra 45-SR

Superwinch Terra 45-SR

Superwinch Terra 45-SR55' synthetic rope, 1.6 hp motor4,5004.8 Star Rating
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Superwinch LT-3000

Superwinch LT-3000

Superwinch LT-300050' 3/163,0004.5 Star Rating
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Superwinch LT-2000

Superwinch LT-2000

Superwinch LT-200050' 3/162,0004 Star Rating
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Superwinch Tiger Shark 11,5000

Superwinch Tiger Shark 11,500

Superwinch Tiger Shark 11,5006.0 hp motor, fully sealed motor and solenoid, stainless steel rollers 11,5004.9 Star Rating
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Superwinch Tiger Shark-SR 11,5000

Superwinch Tiger Shark-SR 11,500

Superwinch Tiger Shark-SR 11,500Synthetic Rope, 6.0 hp motor, fully sealed motor and solenoid, stainless steel rollers 11,5004.9 Star Rating
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Superwinch Tiger Shark-SR 9,500

Superwinch Tiger Shark-SR 9,500

Superwinch Tiger Sharp 9,500Synthetic Rope, 5.2 hp motor, aluminum hawse9,5004.8 Star Rating
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Superwinch Tiger Shark-SR Roller 9,500

Superwinch Tiger Shark-SR Roller 9,500

Superwinch Tiger Shark Roller 9,500Synthetic Rope, Roller Fairlead, 5.2 hp motor9,5004.8 Star Rating
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Superwinch LP-8500

Superwinch LP-8500

LP850094' of 5/16, 4.5 hp motor, steel hawse, powder coated fairlead8,5004.7 Star Rating
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Superwinch LP-8500 Full Bundle

Superwinch LP-8500 Full Bundle

LP8500 Full Bundle94' of 5/16, 4.5 hp motor, roller fairlead, cover, mounting plate8,5004.8 Star Rating
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Superwinch LT-4000

Superwinch LT-4000

LT400050' of 3/1640004.6 Star Rating
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Superwinch LT-4000 SR

Superwinch LT-4000 SR

LT4000 SR50' synthetic rope, 1.4 hp motor, handlebar and handheld remotes, steel roller fairlead40004.7 Star Rating
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Superwinch LP10000 SR

Superwinch LP10000 SR

LP1000085' of 5/810,0004.9 Star Rating
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Superwinch S5500

Superwinch S5500

S550060' 9/325,5004.5 Star Rating
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Superwinch S5500 SR

Superwinch S5500 SR

S5500-SR60' synthetic rope, 3.6 hp sealed motor, 30' remote, stainless roller hawse, instant stop--no coasting5,5004.6 Star Rating
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Superwinch S7500

Superwinch S7500

S750060' 9/327,5004.5 Star Rating
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Superwinch S7500 SR

Superwinch S7500 SR

S7500-SR60' synthetic rope, 3.6 hp sealed motor, 30' remote, stainless roller hawse, instant stop--no coasting7,5004.6 Star Rating
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Superwinch LT2000

Superwinch LT2000

LT200049' of 5/32" steel cable, 1.0 hp motor, 2,0004 Star Rating
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Superwinch Tiger Shark 15.5

Superwinch Tiger Shark 15.5

Tiger Shark 15.590' of 29/64" steel cable, 5.7 hp sealed motor, Heavy duty stainless steel roller fairlead15,5005 Star Rating
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Superwinch Tiger Shark 17.5

Superwinch Tiger Shark 17.5

Tiger Shark 17.590' of 1/2" steel cable, 6.5 hp sealed motor, Heavy duty stainless steel roller fairlead17,5005 Star Rating
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