ComeUp UW 5000si

We love to talk about vehicle-mounted winches here in the four-wheel drive world, but not every job calls for a 9,000-pound pull. Sometimes a lighter and more portable winch is needed, and that’s where the utility winch comes in. These products are perfect for hauling trucks and UTVs onto trailers, lifting and moving heavy objects in the field, and generally making tough work easier. Plenty of companies produce these handy models, but the latest comes from ComeUp USA, and it’s called the UW 5000si.
It’s a fully integrated, compact utility winch with a 5,000-pound line-pull capacity. Unlike some of the older models we’re used to, the 5000si is running a 50-foot 1/4-inch synthetic line, which helps reduce weight and improve safety during use. It also features an on-board battery strength indicator to reduce the chances of running out of power and a wireless waterproof remote which will make solo loading easier than ever before. The controller runs on a 2.4GHz transmission frequency and can be used reliably up to 90 feet from the receiver module.
At the core of this product is its high torque permanent magnet motor, which can deliver 5,000 pounds of pulling power with low amp draw and slip-free dynamic braking. It also uses a submersible sealed contactor, and built-in circuit breakers to prevent the drum from overheating during strenuous prolonged use.
The UW 5000si is set to hit the market in the spring of 2018, so keep an eye out for an announcement on their website soon. 

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.