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Top 5 UTV Winches

We are going to take a look at our top 5 UTV winches. We will be comparing the 4500lbs winches as this is the most common size for UTVs.

I know what a lot of you are thinking WARN. Although WARN makes a good winch it’s not our top pick. Continue reading to see why.

Our TOP PICK is the MotoAlliance VIPER V2 UTV Winch 4500lb

I have personally used the VIPER winch on a few of my machines. The company is great to work with and I have never had one fail. Check out the warranty. They can do this because of the quality.

  • INCLUDES: Wireless Remote, Flush Mount Dash Switch, Contactor/Solenoid, Wiring, Hawse Fairlead, 60ft BLACK AmSteel-Blue Synthetic Rope, Two-Piece Line Stopper
  • DIMENSIONS: 16.25(L) x 4.75 (H) x 4.75 (W); 20.8lbs
  • QUALITY: Waterproof Winch – IP67 rated, Fully Sealed 3 Stage, Steel Planetary Gears Gears, and Permanent magnet motor w/ mechanical load holding and dynamic brake
  • BOLT PATTERN: 3.0 inch x 6.67 in
  • WARRANTY: Limited Lifetime (winch only); Rope (1-year warranty)
  • Price $379.99-$429.99
  • Purchase one NOW!

Our SECOND CHOICE would be the Superwinch Terra 45 4500lbs.

I had one of these on a Polaris Ranger I had and it performed well.

  • High efficiency, low amp draw, sealed 1.6 hp permanent magnet motor featuring mechanical load holding and dynamic brake
  • 55′ of 1/4″ synthetic rope, drum designed for use with synthetic rope and ergonomic cam action free spooling clutch
  • All steel planetary gear is twice as wide as those used by the competition and utilizes machined-in, oil pocket bronze bearings
  • Circuit breaker protected and weather-sealed solenoid contact. Anodized aluminum hawse, heavy-duty latched hook with thimble and limited lifetime warranty
  • Synthetic rope is remarkable stuff
  • Price $356.83-$449.99
  • Purchase one NOW!

Our THIRD CHOICE would be the WARN 45-S Powersports Winch

WARN is further down the list mainly because of the price. I currently have one on my daughter’s machine and it has let us down a couple of times. We currently can’t get it to engage from the free spool.

  • 4,500 lb capacity winch that is perfect for big ATVs and Side x Sides
  • Includes 50′ x 1/4″ Spydura synthetic rope, hawse fairlead, and black hook, as well as a dash-mounted control switch and corded remote
  • Revolutionary Motactor combines motor and contactor for easy installation and the best performance
  • Durable all-metal construction features black powder-coated finish for corrosion resistance; IP68-rated waterproof sealing keeps the elements out
  • Smooth and reliable all-metal three-stage planetary gear train; Load-holding mechanical brake offers great control
  • WARRANTY “Lifetime”
  • Price $567.83-699.99

Our FOURTH CHOICE would be the SuperATV Black Ops 4500 lb Winch

This one is further down on the list because SuperATV is not known for its high quality. I have no personal experience with their winch but have not been happy with the quality of some of their other products. You can see by their warranty they don’t believe in the quality.

  • This winch uses a 50′ synthetic winch rope for durability and ease of use. The weather-proof seals and waterproof solenoid keep your gears turning. With practical safety features like a rocker switch and automatic brakes to hold the spool on inclines, our RZR XP winch makes vehicle recovery easy.
  • We know how important it is to have a winch mount that you can rely on because if it fails, you’re in serious trouble. That’s why we make our winch mounts using 3/16” heavy-duty steel plating that’s laser cut and CNC brake press bent. We also powder coat it for added measure, so you know this mounting plate is truly built to last.
  • Our SuperATV 3500 lb. Black Ops Winch with Winch Mounting Plate Kit is quick and easy to install. Visit the manufacturer’s website for complete installation instructions. Mounting Holes: 76mm x 169mm (3″” x 6 5/8″”) 76mm x 124mm (3″” x 4 7/8″”)  Fairlead Bolt Pattern:  109mm (4.29″”)  152mm (5.98″”) 
  • Warranty one-year
  • Price $414.95-$492.90
  • Buy one NOW!

Our FINAL CHOICE would be the XPV AUTO 12V 4500 lb Winch

This one made our list because of the price and customer reviews. If your looking for an inexpensive entry-level winch this might be the one for you.

  • XPV Electric Winch comes equipped with the highest quality copper motor, which boasts a pull tension of 4,500 pounds, designed for your ATV/UTV/boat.
  • Convenient Wireless Control: The product is equipped with a high-precision mini digital wireless remote control, greatly breaking through the limitations of terrain and weather, is very convenient to use.
  • Safety guarantee: XPV will offer efficient, timely, and friendly customer service. In addition, we will provide return or replacement of accessories within one year.
  • Dyneema synthetic cable: The high-quality nylon rope greatly reduces the weight of the winch, making the winch more durable, easier, and safer to use.
  • Technology, One Step ahead: Equipped with a gear reduction ratio of 156:1 and a three-stage planetary gear system, this ATV/UTV winch is born with a stronger pulling capacity.
  • Warranty 12 months
  • Price $144.90-159.90
  • Purchase one NOW!

That’s our top 5 UTV Winches. Let us know what you like and why it should be on our next top 5 UTV winches list in the comments below.


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