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X2O 12,000 lb. Amphibious Winch

Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B97312
  • Technical Details

    • Rated Line Pull: 12,000 Lbs (5443.1kgs) single line
    • Motor:6.6hp Series Wound
    • Control: Remote Switch
    • Gear Train: 3-Stage Planetary
    • Gear Ratio: 265:1
    • Brake: Automatic In-The-Drum
    • Drum Size: Diameter 2.5" (63.5 mm) Length 8.82" (224 mm)
    • Wire Rope: 3/8" x 98'

The all new Smittybilt X2O 12 12,000 lb winch is the powerhouse of winches and has the performance to back it up as the best winch to buy in the category. It features our series wound amphibious technology which completely seals the 6.6 series wound motor as well as the three stage planetary gear system. It has an oversized, completely waterproof, state of the art 500-AMP solenoid that has the versatility to be mounted over the winch motor or winch cable. The control handle and hardware are manufactured out of marine grade 304 stainless steel. Heavy duty rubberized remote control with a front end magnet makes locating and controlling the hand held easier than ever. The new X2O 12 performance is as good as it gets, it has 265:1 gear ratio that delivers lightning fast speed and with our lifetime warranty you count on the X2O to be there every-time in every-situation.

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Line PullLine TypeFairleadLine LengthLine DiameterGear RatioMotor
12000CableRoller983/8265:16.6 HP

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By aac

from Groesbeck, Texas

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    Comments about Smittybilt X2O 12,000 lb. Amphibious Winch:

    mounted on Jeep

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    By Sheeprancher

    from Colorado

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        Comments about Smittybilt X2O 12,000 lb. Amphibious Winch:

        Went to rotate the geartrain (gear housing clocking)
        as directed in manual pg 14, found 2 strip screws
        out of 10 screws.
        Screws for side mount of control box not in package, or packing list.
        Called technical line: stated that they were metric,
        no idea on thread or pitch. tried M3X.50 (loose)
        and M4X.70(to big) ?

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        • Q:

          My Jeep wire connector is like the ones that WARN use it, Can I use same connector for X2O 12k?
          Asked on 10/6/2014 by Fish Hunter from Los Angeles

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            Hello Fish, The Smittybilt X2O 12,000 lb. Amphibious Winch can be used with the Warn Connectors.

            Answered on 10/6/2014 by Dave from Compton
        • Q:

          Is it possible to upgrade the length of the cable to 200 feet? If so, what would you recommend. Also, is this product salt water resistant?
          Asked on 7/8/2014 by Peter from Trinidad, WEst Indies

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            Hello peter, the Smittybilt X2O 12,000 lb. Amphibious Winch part# S/B97312 is salt water resistant. Unfortunately the cable can not be upgraded to 200 feet due to the fact that it will not fit on the drum. Thank you for your inquiry.

            Answered on 7/8/2014 by mikey from compton
        • Q:

          I would like to know the weight and overall length of the X20 12. I have to cut out mounting area from a 5" round front bumper/air tank.
          1962 Scout on a 1978 Scout II chassis. 35's w/6" lift, 345, .060" over, all Schneider internals, 727 Torqueflite with drag racing internals(bullet proof), 200 psi on-board air, rear bumper pressurized water supply, "Ma Deuce" gun mount.
          Asked on 3/22/2014 by Monchan from Fort Worth, TX

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            Thank you for your question. The overall dimensions of the Smittybilt X2O 12,000 lb. Amphibious Winch are 24 long by 9.5 high by 8.6 wide.

            Answered on 3/23/2014 by mike from compton
        • Q:

          when looking at the winch from the front the motor is on the left, what is the distance from the end of the motor to the first mounting hole on the base bottom? or asked another way, what is the length of the motor from the end of the motor to where it mounts to the frame (legs) of the winch? Thank you
          Asked on 3/16/2014 by Rob from Flint,Mi

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            Hi Rob The Smittybilt X2O 12000 winch is 6.5" from the center of the mounting hole to the very end of the motor cap. Hope this helps Thank You

            Answered on 3/17/2014 by Stevie from Compton Ca. U.S.A.
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