The new Smittybilt XRC winches have been thoroughly updated with heavy-duty features for enhanced performance and durability. Ranging from 9,500lb to 17,500 lbs capacities, Smittybilts XRC Series winches can handle any situation you can get into. Every XRC winch features a Series Wound 6.6 HP motor and a 3-Stage Planetary Gear System with revised gear ratios for increased pulling power and lightning-fast line speeds. Every winch is finished in a rugged UV-Resistant matte black coating with stainless steel hardware and oversized aluminum crossbars to provide you with a great looking system that will last you a lifetime. Every XRC winch includes a heavy duty winch controller, four-way roller fairlead, forged steel tow hook, and a redesigned solenoid box that can be mounted in 3 different positions for maximum versatility. If you're looking for a winch equipped with a synthetic winch rope, look to the XRC Comp Series for the ultimate in pulling power and performance. A Smittybilt XRC winch is a complete recovery system with the muscle and reliability to bail you out of any situation. Winch includes a Lifetime Mechanical Warranty and 3 Year Electrical Warranty.
Easy to install & looks great. Seems very solid after first use. Only negative the winch controller is so big it’s hard to hold naturally and still reach the togle switch.
Fits and looks great with SmittyBilt bumpers – I have the XCR The winch arrives in gear, which makes it easy to roll in the chain/rope initially. It then moved easy to neutral in order to manually pull some slack. Next I could never get it back into gear. Fortunately a 4wd store is nearby and they were able to finagle it and show me the trick. Thank you 4wd Tampa! There are only a few spots on the gear rotation that allows users to turn the engagement handle 100% from neutral to engage. Trick, while in neutral – power the winch either in or out in small increments. With each stop/partial rotation, try to turn the handle to engage. Some stops will allow you to 90% engage, but I recommend ensuring you 100% to minimize any undue stress/slippage with the teeth.
For the price, you can't beat this winch. Works great everytime, and I KNOW I can count on it. The synthetic rope means it's light and a ton safer than steel cable.
EASY TO INSTALL,LIGHT WEIGHT,LOTS OF PULL POWER,SYNTHETIC ROPE VERY FORGIVING AND EASY TO WORK WITH PLUS VERY STRONG-LONG AS ITS NOT MAJORLY OVER LOADED BUT EASIER TO REPAIR IF BREAKS HAPPEN THAN STEEL CABLE.
Synthetic line snapped and broke in half using the winch... I've had the winch less than a month and only use it twice. Will not buy their products again
I am aware of smithy built quality and service in the steel fabrication of bumpers and jeep amour , heck I bought my first one in 1983,my ? Is are they manufacturing these winches and if not who and can u tell me Wear is the winch made . And who's rope are they using , Also what's line the pull rating on the second ,third and fourth layer of rope Thanks Ron
Asked by Ron from Nor cal on
Ron, Smittybilt is building their own winches and rope. The pull rating for the 2nd layer is 8435 lbs., 3rd layer is 7640 lbs., and the 4th layer is 7086 lbs. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Answered by Tom S @ Ext 4876 from Nor cal on
My 1st Gen Smittybilt winch burned up. I am looking to replace it with this one. Does it mount with the same mounting plate? Or are these different?
Asked by Bryan from Raleigh, NC on
Bryan, the Smittybilt XRC-9.5K Winch Synthetic Rope Gen2, With Aluminum Fairlead has the same 10x4.5" bolt pattern as the Gen1 winch, so will mount to your existing winch plate. I hope this helps!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Raleigh, NC on
Is there an alternate mounting location for the relay box like above the motor instead of mounting it above the rope in the center of the winch.
Asked by John from on
John, the Smittybilt XRC-9.5K Winch Synthetic Rope Gen2, With Aluminum Fairlead can mount the solenoid in 3 different ways. Above the drum in 2 configurations and above the motor. Also if you want to run new wires you can remote mount it wherever you would like. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 4939 from on
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