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.