One of the most important tools when it comes to off-roading is a winch. Having one could definitely save you and your vehicle from serious situations. One of the best brand of winch which is highly considered as trustworthy and reliable is Westin.
In this article, we shall provide a review on Westin Winch by featuring the top three winches from Westin.
About the brand – Westin Winch
As mentioned earlier, Westin is a trusted and reliable brand in the automotive industry. In fact, Westin has been in the industry for about 40 years and counting. Their products are made with high quality materials and are tested and designed in the US. Westin is a mother company of other brands such as Fey, Brute and Superwinch.
Westin Winch Review
Westin 47-2109 Off-Road 12.5S Waterproof Winch
This model and version of winch is waterproof with a rating of IP67. This means that it could be submerged in water. Though it is not really recommended to submerge your winch, you could be assured that your winch is protected from rain.
This winch comes with a corded remote controller. It also runs on the powerful 6.6 HP series wound motor with 12V battery. It also comes with synthetic rope which does not kink nor it does not fray. This winch also comes with 3 years warranty.
- Comes with load capacity of 12500 lbs
- Features high quality lightweight synthetic ropes
- Comes with synthetic rope version and steel cable version
- Its instructions are unclear
Westin 47-2103 Black Off-Road 9.5 Waterproof Winch
This one is considered as a military grade equipment. It is also durable and yet affordable. It is IP67 waterproof rated and it runs on 6.6 HP 12V motor. It has the ability to handle up to 9500 lbs in a single line pull. Moreover, it offers three years warranty on all mechanical parts.
- 9500 lbs pulling capacity
- 3-stage planetary gear system
- Powerful 6.6hp 12V series wound motor
- Wired remote
- Automatic in-the-drum brake
- No synthetic rope version
Westin 47-1235 Pro-3500 ATV & UTV Winch
This winch comes with two tree trunk protectors, two 1/2 in D-shackles and 2 1/2 snatch block and gear bag. Take in mind, however, that this winch is not for full-sized vehicles. Its maximum load capacity is 3500 lbs and it runs on a permanent magnet DC 12V motor. It also has differential planetary gear train and its cable is 32.8 feet long cable. This winch has a three year warranty on mechanical parts and one year warranty on electrical parts.
- 3500 lbs capacity
- 4 HP motor
- Does not have synthetic rope option