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Barricade 12,000 lb. Winch

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Features, Video & Details

  • 12,000 Lb., (5443 Kgs) Single-Line Pulling Capacity
  • 6.6 Hp, 12 Volt, Series Wound Motor
  • 3 Stage Planetary Gear with a 187.2:1 Ratio
  • 94 Feet of 23/64 Inch Steel Winch Cable with Replaceable Hook
  • Line Speed Under Full Load is 6.4 Feet Per Minute
  • Weighs 58 lbs and is 21.1 Inches by 6.3 Inches by 8.6 Inches with a Mounting Footprint of 10 Inches by 4.5 Inches
  • Black Powder Coat Finish
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Heavy Duty Rubberized Remote Control with a 12 Foot Lead
  • Roller Fairlead
  • Universal Application

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Barricade Winch, fitting all 1987 and up Wranglers. These winches are available in a few different configurations. They're available in a 9500-pound and a 12,000-pound pulling capacity, with a steel cable or a synthetic line, and the 9500-pound are also available with a wireless remote if you decide to go that route. Today, we are going to talk through the installation of one of these winches, which is a very simple one out of three wrench installation. You do have to do a small bit of wiring. However, it's a very simple process of just hooking up to the positive and the negative battery terminals on your Jeep. As far as getting this bolted down, you will need a winch plate. But other than that, there's just four bolts that hold it into place. You should be able to get this installed in under two hours. But we'll talk a little bit more about the installation in a second. We're also going to talk about the construction and a few of the features of these winches. A winch is for those of you who go off-roading and get yourself into a situation where you might get stuck and want to be able to recover yourself easily. You can take a winch line and go around a tree, using a tree saver of course, or to another vehicle to get yourself out of any sticky situation, whether that's deep mud or high centered. Now, a winch does have some benefits over a tow strap or a snatch strap, and they can also be used in conjunction with each other or in different recovery situations, but having a self-recovery winch like this mounted on your vehicle does give you a great option when and if you do get yourself stuck. Now, there are, as I mentioned, two different lines available on these winches. You can get these with a steel cable or with a synthetic line. Now, the steel cable does hold up really well out in the elements. There's no need to really keep that steel line covered. However, there are a few drawbacks to a steel line. One, it can be a little bit heavy and cumbersome when you're dragging it around, trying to get it hooked up to that vehicle or that tree or whatever you're hooking up to. It can also get kinked, it can fray. But most importantly, a steel line will store energy. When it's under load, when it's stretched, it's storing energy. And if that line does break, it'll snap back and it could hit somebody, cause an injury, or hit a vehicle causing damage. Now, that's really the main benefit to a synthetic line. It still stretches just like that steel cable does, however, it doesn't store the energy. So if a synthetic line breaks, it just falls to the ground harmlessly. It's not going to snap back, injure or damage anything. Now, synthetic line has come a long way. It is still recommended that you keep your synthetic line covered because the U.V. rays can damage it. However, it's not as big of a concern as it was when synthetic lines were initially introduced. Now, a synthetic line is also something that does require a little bit more upkeep. You're gonna wanna make sure you keep it clean. And the life expectancy of a synthetic line is shorter than that of the steel cable, and a synthetic line is more expensive to replace than a steel cable. So this is very much a pros and cons decision. You have to decide what's best for your Jeep, for how you plan on using your winch, and for what your budget is because synthetic line, again, is going to be a little bit pricier. Now, as far as the pulling capacity of your winch goes, the general rule of thumb is you want your winch to be able to pull two-and-a-half times the loaded trail weight of your Jeep. So that's loaded down full of fuel, how much does your Jeep weigh, and multiply that by two-and-a-half, and that should be the pulling capacity of your winch. Now, when you're using a winch, you can go to a snatch block and back to your vehicle, halving your line speed but doubling your pulling capacity. So there are some additional tricks. But again, that is a good general rule of thumb. So if you have a nice, light two-door, maybe you don't have a lot of armor or you're utilizing aluminum armor, 9500 pounds might be the way to go. If you have a big, heavy steel armor, four-door and you like to get it buried up to the axles in thick, sticky mud, then maybe the 12,000 pound is a better option for you. Either way, you're going to get a really strong high-quality winch that is going to save you some money over some of the others on the market. Now, if you're somebody who's going out on the trail and you're using your winch for long, hard pulls every single weekend, then maybe you do want to spend a little bit more for one of those winches that has been around for a long time, that is really strong and tested, and has a bunch of additional features built into it. However, if you are more of the occasional user, if you're not gonna be doing those long, hard pulls, if this is only gonna get used a couple of times a year, you'll have somebody else out there on the trail with you just in case you need some additional assistance, then this is a really nice way to save yourself a little bit of money over those top quality winches that have those additional features but still have a self-recovery winch mounted on your vehicle. As far as construction goes, these are steel-bodied winches. The 12,000 pound has a 6.6 horsepower, and the 9500 pound has a 5.5 horsepower motor. Both use a three-stage planetary gearset, with different gear ratios depending on whether you're going with the bigger 12,000-pound or the 9500-pound winch. Now, the synthetic line winch, of course, comes with the synthetic line I just pulled on it and a Hawse fairlead. The line that you have the steel cable on will come with steel cables pulled up and a roller fairlead that you can use with that line. All of these winches will come with a handheld remote that has a near [SP] in and near [SP] out, which will plug directly into the top of your solenoid box. If you do have one of those winches that has the wireless remote option, you'll also have a switch on your solenoid box that will switch it from wired to wireless mode, and you'll have a separate wireless remote that of course is battery operated, and you will want to keep some fresh batteries in it. But the good thing is you always have the option to go wired as well. If you do run out of battery or if for some reason you lose your other remote, that is a really nice feature of the wireless winch that is both wired and wireless. You don't lose the wired functionality if you purchase the wireless winch. Now, as with a lot of winches that have their solenoid box separate from the winch themselves, this box will get wired into your winch, and it is designed to mount right up on top here. However, you can certainly remote-mount your solenoid box if you choose to. It does have electronic components inside of it, you will want to keep it somewhere where it's not going to pick up a lot of heat. But if you want to keep it off the front of the Jeep to keep it out of water, to keep it out of your moisture, to keep dust out of it, you can certainly remote-mount that solenoid box if you choose to. Of course, you'll have to have access to the top of it to plug it into your remote. But you can always remote-mount that if you choose. This winch does, of course, have your engage mode and your free-spool mode. It has a clutch mechanism built right into it. When you pit it into free-spool mode, you can very easily pull line out at high speed, instead of having to walk the line out very slowly by powering it out. And of course, this winch does come with your standard winch footprint. It comes with the bolts that you need to get this bolted down. In fact, in the bottom of this molded in, it does have a spot for a captured nut that you'll be able to install in the winch body itself. So when you're installing the winch, you can just install the bolts up through the bottom of your winch plate, into the winch body. You don't have to try to get a wrench on top of it because it can be a little bit tight in there. Of course, as you can see here, you get a hook with either one of those winch lines, regardless of which type you choose. So right out of the box, you are going to have everything you need to get this installed on your Jeep, assuming you have your winch plate already or a winch-ready bumper. That is one additional piece that you're going to have to make sure you have. There are winch plates that will go right onto your factory bumper. If you have an aftermarket bumper, a lot of them are winch ready, or they have a winch plate available from the manufacturer that you can purchase for that specific bumper. Now, if you're just looking at the specs of one of these winches versus something like [inaudible 00:08:31] winches which are known to be some of the highest quality winches on the market and also the most expensive, this will have a slightly higher line speed and a slightly more powerful motor when you look at it from the horsepower perspective, which generally would be a good thing. However, this winch weighs in at around 44 pounds when some of the [inaudible 00:08:51] winches can weigh 30 pounds more than that. And I think that is where the biggest differentiating factor is. With this winch, again, it's going to be great if you want it only for those occasional weekend uses. However, if you are going to be doing a lot of really long hard line pulls, maybe going with one of those more expensive winches that does have some additional features would be a good idea. As far as the installation goes, again, I'm giving this a very simple one out of three wrenches. You can do this in under two hours. All you'll need to do to get this bolted up is, of course, have your winch plate already installed on your front bumper. From there, you'll install the captured nuts onto the inside of the casting of the winch itself, making the installation all that much easier because you won't have to hold the nut that'll be captured in the body of the winch. Now, a little tip for installing these. After installing a few of them, I've realized that taking a small piece of electrical tape to hold that captured nut inside the body of the winch while you're moving it around and getting it onto the bumper is a great idea. Otherwise, it's gonna keep popping out on you and it can be very annoying. So, save your captured nuts into the body of the winch, tape them into place, set your winch on top of your winch-mounted plate, and use the included hardware to get it bolted down. After that, decide where you're mounting your solenoid box. If it's going to be on top of your winch, you can simply mount it up on top and then you're ready to start wiring your winch. This does come with all of the long cables and leads that you're going to need to get from your solenoid box all the way up into your battery. So you'll just stretch those through your grille, along your inner fender, and attach them onto the battery, as well as attaching these shorter leads onto these posts on top of the winch and this one post underneath the winch. After that, you'll have your fairlead installed, whether it be the roller or the Hawse, depending on whether you have synthetic or steel line. You'll install your hook, and you're gonna be ready to go. That's really all there is to it. Again, installation is going to be very, very simple. You'll need your traditional hand tools, and you can get this done in under two hours. What I would consider to be the baseline Barricade winch, the 9500-pound winch, with the steel cable, with the wired controller, comes in around $350, which is fairly inexpensive for a 9500-pound winch. And that winch is going to do a lot. It's going to be great for those occasional users that are going to use your winch every couple of weeks or a few times a year and want to have a self-recovery winch while saving themselves some money. Of course, if you go up to the 12,000-pound winch with the synthetic line, you're going to be at a little over $500, which is still pretty affordable for a self-recovery winch. As I said before, these are good for those occasional users. These are good if you're gonna be using it a couple times a year. However, if you are somebody who does a lot of really long, hard pulls, every single weekend you're out on the trail, you're using your winch, then one of those more expensive winches with a few more features may be a good idea. So if you're looking for a self-recovery winch that will get you out of a sticky situation when you're on the trail, whether it be deep mud or high centered, these are going to save you some money over those top tier winches on the market and be great for those occasional uses. So that's my review of the Barricade winch fitting all 1987 and up Wranglers, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Pulling Capacity. The Barricade Off-Road 12,000 lb winch delivers everything you need for a safe off-roading experience. If you consider yourself an off-roader, you know the importance of having a winch even on the easiest of trails. When you are searching for a winch, you want to make sure you get one worth your money, that will work every time, without ever having to worry if it will function or not. The Barricade Off-Road 12,000 pound winch is that winch. Barricade Off-Road builds this winch with budget and quality in mind. The 6.6 hp motor with a gearbox boasting a 187.2:1 gear ratio can pull you and your friends out of the messiest of situations, and is rated for a max pull weight of 12,000 lbs.

Winch & Line Specs. With 94 feet of 23/64 inch steel cable, you can be sure you always have enough winch rope to reach a recovery point no matter what the situation. Made to withstand the elements, the winch rope will last you for many years and many recoveries. The 12 foot lead on the rubberized remote ensures you can always reach your winch control box, even from inside of your Jeep.

Accessories. This winch comes with a 23/64 inch steel winch cable, hook, remote control on a 12 foot lead, and roller fairlead.

Application. This winch requires a battery with a minimum of 650 cold cranking amps to operate properly. Installs on all 1987 - 2017 YJ, TJ, and JK Wranglers.

Line Pull Speeds
  • 0 lbs. - 33.3 ft./min
  • 4000 lbs. - 16.8 ft./min
  • 6000 lbs. - 12.8 ft./min
  • 8000 lbs. - 10.1 ft./min
  • 10000 lbs. - 8.8 ft./min
  • 12000 lbs. - 7.6 ft./min

Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • 12000lb winch and Steel Cable
  • Roller fairlead
  • Remote control lead
  • Solenoid
  • Wiring harness
  • Rope hook
  • Red line flag
  • Hardware
  • Installation Info
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • YJ - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
    • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06
    • JK - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • TJ Unlimited - 04, 05, 06

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    5/5

    Very Powerful Winch

    Had a great experience with the Barricade bumpers so I decided to try the new winch as well. Nice quality and looks good. Got a chance to try it out this week when we got 13" of snow. Pulled a Hyundai ...

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    5/5
    Great product! Great Look!

    I have owned a couple of winches in the past and I dare you to compare this to other brands. This winch looks great and works great. Plenty of fulling power and the install was a breeze on my Warn front ...

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    Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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    21 Questions / 5 Answers

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    Will I need to buy a winch mounting plate? Or is that included?

    ThomasP

    • The Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch (Item Number J100204) does not include the winch plate, a winch plate would need to be purchased separately in order to mount this on your Jeep.

      XTJEFF

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    My jeep doesn't look to have a place to mount the silver wire feeder for this winch... I have a DV8 front bumper. It does have a wench mount but doesn't seem to have a place to install the front silver guard... How does this install? Any photos of the part separately so I can see the bolt holes snd where i could mount it. Also, is that even required to be able to use the winch.

    BrandonL

    Sorry, I hit the wrong button earlier. I need to know if you have a submersible winch.

    fastfreddy58

    • The Barricade winches are not submersible at this time. The Smittybilt Gen2 X2O winch is a great submersible option.

      XTHelenW

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    I am in need of a replacement cabled remote for this Winch. how can I get a new cable or wireless remote for this setup?

    JefferyA

    • Thank you for your question! At this time we do not offer a replacement cable remote for the 9,500 lb winch.

      MeridethXT

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    hey, will this fit the smittybuilt stinger bumper???

    IsaiasRodriguez

    • The Barricade 12,000 lb. Winch is larger than the Smittybilt stinger can accept. Typically winches 10,000lbs and lower are the best fit with this bumper.

      Rob D

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    I do not intend to take my winch under water, but sometimes you cannot help it. which winch would be submersible.

    fastfreddy58

    • The Barricade winches are not submersible at this time.

      XTHelenW

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    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Pulling Power 4.883929 4.9
    • Fit 4.921052 4.9
    • Appearance 4.912281 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.877193 4.9



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 23, 2014

      Very Powerful Winch

      Had a great experience with the Barricade bumpers so I decided to try the new winch as well. Nice quality and looks good. Got a chance to try it out this week when we got 13" of snow. Pulled a Hyundai out that had slid off the road into a ditch. it pulled it out like it was a toy. Very Powerful, highly recommend.

      PhillyJK

      Year: 2007Philadelphia, PA, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 20, 2014

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      Great product! Great Look!

      I have owned a couple of winches in the past and I dare you to compare this to other brands. This winch looks great and works great. Plenty of fulling power and the install was a breeze on my Warn front bumper. Don't let the price fool you. This is an awesome product. I also have the barricade rear bumper as well. All of their stuff is great. I highly recommend giving this a shot!

      SiskaBob

      Year: 2008Glen Mills, PA 19342, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 08, 2014

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      Terrific Winch

      Best bang for your buck indeed, nothing is better priced than this is as far as 9500lb winches go. It's quality isn't a joke, I was rather impressed and installing was easy. Only down side was the paperwork that came with it from Barricade were pretty generic to all the winches they sell and not too specific on how to wire it up. You'd think it would be straight forward but I screwed it up once and had to use Google to figure out how to fix it. Once we got past that though it was smooth sailing and everything works great. I look forward to this winch being very reliable and useful when I really need it on the trails. THANKS EXTREME TERRAIN!

      signingspock

      Year: 2013San Angelo, TX, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      September 01, 2016

      Fairlead fit issue

      This winch is exactly what I expected. High quality, lots of power, and superior ruggedness. What I did not expect, however, is that this winch is not 100 compatible with my Barricade HD bumper (the one with all the LED lights). Specifically, the roller fairlead hits the top of my lower built-in lights such that I can't bolt down the fairlead completely. I had to rig a temporary fairlead offset until I can buy one online (they ain't cheap). Other than this, no issues and the fit/finish work great. Cable lengths were spot-on and reached right to the terminals of my 2014 Wrangler 4-door. Note that there is no winch cover with this unit, so you will need to buy one, especially if you live in a salty/wet environment. If I had a change anything, it would be to my bumper and not to the winch, though a synthetic winch and fairlead would have been a better choice on my part.

      PerfessorM

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 12, 2016

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      Broken

      Installed on ET bumper, easy bolt on hooked up electrical and one of the posts to motor was very loose. I am thinking that I just received a bad one. Called customer service, and they were extremely helpful. ET has my new one in the mail. I believe that it will be just fine, I just got one of those flukes that was broken. If I can update when I get the working one, I will.

      Hecko

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 11, 2016

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      Good bang for your buck

      Nice quality winch for the money and was easy to install on the Barricade bumper. Haven't been able to use it yet but based on all the good reviews I'm sure it'll work fine.

      Gasman

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 17, 2016

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      Easy install with the Barricade Bumper

      Very easy install, although the wiring is a tight reach to the battery. Winch hasn't let me down yet.

      Jeepguyva

      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon UnlimitedVirginia, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 08, 2015

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      Awesome Winch

      This is a great winch, pulls smooth, easy install and wiring. Good bang for your buck for pulling jeep out of mudhole.

      Restoridesnc

      Year: 1994Wilmington, NC

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 27, 2015

      Great Winch

      East install, monster pulling power a great winch at a great price.

      David21

      Year: 1999Westport Wa

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 14, 2015

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      Looks just like the picture

      Looks really good once installed. It was fairly easy to install. Looks like the pictures for the product on the website.

      BigJim

      Year: 1999CA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 21, 2015

      I'm definitively

      I'm definitively a beginner and not an experienced mechanic at all. I can do some very basic things. Never installed a winch before. The installation is very simple. I straggled aligning the screws from the bottom up (getting them to "grab" the thread). After a few attempts on each screw I secured the winch to the Barricade Trail Force HD Front Bumper. It fit very nicely! Then I proceeded to wire the winch and realized that the ground terminal was on the bottom of the motor. It was very difficult to attach the ground terminals Learning: Make the winch connections prior to securing it to the bumper.... The winch fit perfectly and worked the first time! Great looking winch. I have to say that the written instructions provided with the winch need improvement. The winch is awesome!

      Gerardo

      Year: 2014Portage, MI, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 17, 2015

      Great value for a winch

      Haven't used this winch yet, but install was smooth and easy. I'm actually waiting to get stuck somewhere! Will review again after it gets used.

      220combat

      Year: 2014Cheshire, CT, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 09, 2015

      Good winch good price

      Easy install looks good and works great. Went perfect with my barricade front bumper

      Wildman80

      Year: 2005Elmira ny

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 05, 2015

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      Barricade 9500lbs winch

      I have had this winch a little less than three weeks. this past weekend we went camping and ended up having to pull two full size 4 door trucks up a slick muddy hill and the winch didn't bog down at all. it pulled strong all the way up the hill. installation was very easy, the hardest part was planning where to run the wires under my TJ's hood. I would highly recommend this for someone who wants a winch but cant justify paying $1,000 for other brands.

      brockw65

      Year: 2003Fayetteville, AR, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 18, 2014

      Quality Product

      I've been using this winch for a long time, always happy with the performance. Looks sweet too! This winch has gotten me out of numerous situations. Definitely a great buy.

      JoeyB

      Year: 2013New Lebanon, New York

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 24, 2014

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      ... looks great...

      ... Looks great on the Barricade trail force HD bumper... Easy Installation...

      fbcoach

      Year: 2013Glendale, AZ, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 23, 2014

      looks and works great

      It was easy to install and the instructions made it clear and easy to hook up all the wiring. Took about 45 minutes with a friend helping me.

      Jani

      Year: 2004Atlanta

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 31, 2014

      Easy to install

      Took me about an hour and a half to install.works great!!

      Smoky420

      Year: 2007Denver, CO, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 19, 2014

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      fantastic winch and great price

      Install was very easy. Looks great and pulls very well. Haven't tested the upper limits on it, let's hope I don't need to.

      blackJKUR

      Year: 2011Chicago, IL, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 18, 2014

      Review from Barricade 9,500 lb. Winch

      9500 winch

      What a greay product. One afternoon and it is installed . Great fit in the barracade HD bumper. I can't wait to use it again. It has all the power you'll ever need. Thanks for such a great winch.

      ed17

      Year: 2005Price, UT 84501, USA

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