Warn VRX vs Axon Winch Review

In this article, we shall feature two types of series of Warn winches and they are the VRX series and Axon series.

Warn VRX Series

The Warn VRX series are winches that offer recovering power sports vehicles. They have launched the following winches which VRX 45, VRX 35 and VRX 24 are included in their VRX series.

The VRX winches are similar to the Warn Axon series. They are also similar with the Provantage/Vantage series. They come with cool features and benefits such as the following:

  • Powerful motor
  • Quiet
  • Corrosion-resistant finish
  • 3-stage planetary gear train system
  • Integrated compact spring brake
  • Hub lock style clutch dial
  • Remote controls such as corded, dash switch and mini rocker switch
  • 50′ line – steel cable and Spydura synthetic rope
  • Zinc plated hook
  • Good line speed
  • Easy to install
  • Roller fairlead and VRX synthetic rope version with hawse fairlead

Warn VRX 45 Winch

this winch has the ability to tow your vehicle as long as it weighs about 3000 lb and below. This winch also comes with both corded remote control and dash switch.

Warn VRX 35 Winch

This winch is very handy especially when you need to recover your UTV/ATV. It could handle any vehicle that weighs 2333lb and below. Moreover, this winch comes with handlebar-mounted mini rocker switch.

Warn VRX 25 Winch

This winch has the ability to recover any type of vehicle as long as your vehicle weighs 1666 lb and below. Just like the VRX 35, the VRX 25 version comes with handlebar- mounted mini rocker switch.

Warn Axon Series Winch

This series is considered as the upgraded version of Vantage and Provantage series. In fact, three parts from Vantage and Provantage series have been upgraded in all new Axon and VRX series which has provided new winching experience. In fact, both Axon and VRX series have 30 percent less power draw at full load.

Features and Benefits of Warn Axon Series:

  • IP68 rated winch
  • Easy to use
  • Fully sealed winch which makes it waterproof
  • Compact design
  • Black powder coated finish
  • 90mm permanent magnet motor and digital contractor
  • Reduced installation time through its reduced wiring requirement
  • Digital control which allows you to monitor the motor’s temperature, load and speed
  • Hub lock style clutch dial
  • 3-stage planetary gear
  • High performance mechanical brake
  • Different capacities with either steel cable or Spydura synthetic rope versions
  • Built-in load limiter
  • Roller fairlead or synthetic rope version with hawse fairlead
  • Increased structural rigidity

The Axon series is very impressive especially with its durability and overall performance. It is made of metal which makes it very strong and durable. It has introduced the Motoctor technology which is the combination of motor and digital contractor into one unit. This type of technology has increased the level of performance and efficiency of their winches. Moreover, Axon series use digital control which would allow you to monitor the load. In fact, you would see an LED light which would notify you whenever you winch is on.

Warn Axon 55 Winch

This winch is very powerful and it has the capability to tow any vehicle that weighs about 3666 lbs. It has a digital corded remote control and rockerbar digital control switch. They are easy to use and it makes it more comfortable to use. This winch is light and it has good line speed at no load and full load.

Warn Axon 45 Winch

This winch has the ability to tow Big ATVs and side x side which weighs 300 lb and below. It comes with rockerbar digital switch and wired remote control switch. It offers both steel cable (45) and synthetic rope (45-S) version. The newest version is 45-RC. This version is specifically made to be mounted in tight space. Its synthetic rope is a little bit shorter with 27′

Warn Axon 35 Winch

This winch is perfect for ATVs that weighs about 2333 lb and below. It comes with handlebar mount adapter and rocker bar digital control switch. Unfortunately, with this, you will not be getting any wired remote control. However, you could purchase one separately. This series is strong, good quality, extreme powerful, equipped with modern technology.


Overall, these winch series are perfect winch options. However, since they are created by the legendary Winch brand, WARN, it could be pricey compared to other winches.

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