Winch: Superwinch

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When it comes to serious vehicle recovery, Superwinch builds purpose-built gear that won’t let you down. Designed to perform when the going gets rough in the Ultimate Overland Vehicle, we’re sure to be adventuring in good hands with the Superwinch SX 10000 Winch on board. 

Superwinch SX 10000 Winch

With 10,000 pounds of raw pulling power and an incredibly durable design, we knew that the Superwinch SX 10000 would be perfect for the Ultimate Overland Vehicle Build. The SX 10000 is engineered to provide users the ideal combination of power, speed, innovation, and proven performance. With a 5.5 HP sealed motor, a handheld wired remote with a 12 foot cord, and a relocatable die-cast aluminum control box, the SX delivers an affordable and stylish design which incorporates many class leading features not found in other high-performance winches. 


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To illuminate your recovery process, the remote has a built in flashlight with a rechargeable lithium ION battery and the winch features a patented drum light, making it easy to keep an eye on your spool. The SX 10000 is spooled with 85 feet of ⅜ inch wire rope and comes equipped with a stainless steel 4-way roller fairlead and heavy duty clevis winch hook. 

The SX uses 3-stage planetary gearing with 218:1 ratio and has a 100% full load holding automatic mechanical brake to make winching as safe and smooth as possible. With an IP68 rating for dustproof and waterproof operation, and a durable metallic graphite powder-coated finish this winch has it all.


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Before attempting a vehicle recovery in the field, it is imperative that you have learned and practiced your winching skills. Taking a class is always a good idea and remember that the most important part of recovery is to learn the proper techniques and practice to keep your skills sharp. A poorly executed recovery can cause serious injury and leave you worse off than where you were before. It is essential that you are familiar with the recovery process and get plenty of practice before you need to put your skills to the test in adverse conditions. 


Image credit: Superwinch

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