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XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch

By Smittybilt

Part Number: S/B97212

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Overview

The new Smittybilt XRC 12 is a 12,000 lb thoroughbred that has the looks and performance to handle any situation you get into. It is really the total package! We start off with one of the largest motors in its class - 4.8 State-of-the-Art Series Wound Motor and equip it with 3-stage planetary gear system with a 295.75:1 gear ratio that delivers lightning fast line speed. The XRC 12 is the next generation in winching technology!

Technical Details

  • Rated Line Pull: 12000LBS
  • Winch Motor: 6.6 hp
  • Control: Remote Switch, 12ft/3.6m lead
  • Gear train: 3-Stage Planetary
  • Gear Reduction Ratio: 265:1
  • Clutch: Sliding Ring Gear
  • Braking Action:Automatic in-the-drum
  • Drum Size: 2.52" (64mm)
  • L 8.82" (224mm)

Product Specs

Line PullLine TypeFairleadRemote ControlLine LengthLine DiameterGear RatioGear RatioMotorVoltage
12000CableRoller12 ft lead983/8265:1295.75:16.6 HP12-volt

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SmittybiltXRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Can withstand use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Truck (8)
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      • Auto enthusiast (5), Mechanic (4)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    4.0

    i wolud buy again, replaced a defective

    By benji

    from tarzana, ca

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Truck

      Comments about Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch:

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      4.0

      Fits great!

      By n/a

      from Oregon

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Great value and power

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Truck

        Comments about Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch:

        It really pulled my truck with out any problems.

         
        4.0

        Great winch for a great price!

        By Cory

        from North Bend, WA

        About Me Diesel truck enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good price value
        • Installs Easy
        • Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Truck

          Comments about Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch:

          You cannot beat the quality of this winch for the price, there are better winches out there but not for this cheap! I put this one on my 06 duramax crew cab long bed on 37s, haven't actually had to use it but i have tested its capabilities, it has no problem pulling my big truck! If it can pull my truck it will have no problem pulling yours! i would recommend this winch to anyone that is looking for a great product without a big price tag!

           
          5.0

          overall a great winch

          By nveon91

          from indianapolis, in

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Comfort
          • Improves Performance
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Truck

            Comments about Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch:

            the bottom of the solinod box should be sealed up, but no problems, ive used it about 8 times now to get out of hairy sitions or help buddys out were a tow strap wont do

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great winch for the money!

            By Dunn4

            from Moab, Utah

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jeep
              • Truck

              Comments about Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch:

              This is a great winch for the money! You can find a better winch but not for the money. I went with the 12,000 # winch. It was [$] more but made it much more useful. I would recommend this winch over the smaller winches. Plus it looks great on my Jeep.

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              "Best bang for the buck"

              By Phat Boy

              from Las Vegas,NV.

              About Me Weekend Warrior

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Grate for self recovery

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Off road 4x4
                • Truck

                Comments about Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch:

                I love it it beats the hick out off a tow bill.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Winch

                By Marsh Boys

                from Luling, Louisiana

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Truck

                  Comments about Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch:

                  I bought the winch to put on my 6in lifted k1500 z71. i didnt have the money to buy a warn and dont mud ride every day. i have used it a few times and have had no problems at all. it is a bit slower than my buddies warn 8000 but will definetly out pull his any day. great winch for the price and love it so far

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I recomend this to all my customers

                  By Wild Bill

                  from Las Vegas

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garage
                    • I use it in my work
                    • Keep In The Trunk
                    • RV
                    • Truck

                    Comments about Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch:

                    I build Custom Bumpers.. I recomend this winch to all my customers.. i use them and its great.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    well buit

                    By dimster

                    from portland, ore

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                    • There is none

                    Best Uses

                    • Vehicle recovery

                    Comments about Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch:

                    this winch was extremely easy to install first use was to pull a 13" tree down it pulled my f150 truck with the e brake on and locked in 4x4 i had to strap the back of my truck to a tree that was bigger it pulled the root system up too

                    • Car & Truck:
                    • 4x4 Enthusiast

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great buy

                    By xsr

                    from broadway,va

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch:

                        great winch for the money have used 2 times so far works great for my 6,000 lb truck

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                        • Q:

                          I was wondering if you have longer remote control cords. I am wanting to use your wench for a little different reasons than most.I am going to be dragging dead horses into a 14 ft stock trailer and would like to have a longer remote cord . Thanks Ken from California.
                          Asked on 6/2/2014 by ken from madera ca

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Hi Ken
                            Smittybilt does not have a remote with a longer cord available. You could buy another remote and splice them together. Smittybilt just released a new line of H2O GEN2 winches that have a built in wireless remote. There is a plan to offer a retro kit for their older winches but that will not happen till next year unfortunately. Thank You

                            Answered on 6/3/2014 by Stevie from Compton Ca. U.S.A.
                        • Q:

                          I have a xrc12 smittybilt winch and lost the remote control do you stock those and what is the part number.

                          thank you
                          Asked on 5/6/2014 by mike from rockwall texas

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Hello Mike,

                            Thank you for the question. You will need the Smittybilt XRC Winch Replacement Remote Control Part Number: S/B97281-50

                            Answered on 5/6/2014 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          Can the solenoid box be moved off the top of the winch?

                          I want to use the winch for boat retrieval and have a clearance issue.

                          Thanks,
                          Mike
                          Asked on 3/3/2014 by waterboy from Great Lakes

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Hello waterboy,

                            Thank you for the question. Yes, the solenoid box can be moved, however you will need to custom build a set of cables that will reach the location you'd like to mount it. Since this winch will be used near water I would suggest the X2O 12,000 lb. Amphibious Winch S/B97312

                            Answered on 3/3/2014 by RRK from Compton, CA
                        • Q:

                          Hey I plan on using this winch for offroading like most do.. will this winch work well in water and any other messy stuff?
                          Asked on 1/20/2014 by jim

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Hi Jim
                            The Smittybilt XRC 12000 winch is an excellent winch but it is only weather resistant and not recommended for regular submersion in deep water. I would recommend the Smittybilt H20 12000 winch which is designed to be handle regular submersion in water for long periods of time. http://jo.my/oevxp3

                            Answered on 1/21/2014 by Stevie from Compton Ca.
                        • Q:

                          is this whinch too heavy for a 2013 Silverado 1500 ext. cab
                          Asked on 1/11/2014 by Art from Bay St. Louis, Ms.

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Hello Art,

                            The Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch S/B97212 is a very good option for you 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500. You always want to have a winch that can pull double the weight of the vehicle. Thank you for the email.

                            Answered on 1/12/2014 by SD from Compton, CA
                        • Q:

                          What's the winch weigh
                          Asked on 12/8/2013 by kp

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your question. The Smittybilt XRC12, 12,000 lb. Winch part number S/B97212 weights in at 95 pounds.

                            Answered on 12/9/2013 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          I have an XRC12 in the mail to me at the moment and i was wondering if a winch mounting plate is included with it or if i need to buy one separately.
                          Asked on 9/24/2013 by Ross

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Ross-

                            Thanks for asking. You would need to purchase a winch plate separately from the Smittybuilt XRC12 winch. You can find them here http://jo.my/kpjkgb

                            Answered on 9/24/2013 by DP from Compton, CA
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