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XRC8, 8,000 lb. Winch

By Smittybilt

Part Number: S/B97281

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The Smittybilt XRC-8 Winch encompasses all the best features you would want in a winch. Every XRC-8 (8,000 LB.) winch features a 5.5HP Series Wound Motor and a Planetary Gear System with 172.8:1 gear ratio that will deliver power and reliability at a premium price. For a recovery system with the muscle and dependability to bail you out of any situation, the Smittybilt XRC-8 Winch has all the heavy duty toughness you're looking for. The revolutionary planetary gear system boasts an 8,000 lb. line rating and 172.8:1 gear ratio. 5.5 hp, 12-volt, Series Wound Motor. 5/16 x 92' galvanized aircraft cable with replaceable hook included. Intuitive design ensures a simple, hassle-free installation of the Smittybilt XRC-8 Winch. A heavy duty winching system with great features at an incredible overall value. Drum size: Diameter/Length: 2.5 (63.5 mm) x 8.82 (224mm). Mounting bolt pattern: 10 x 4.5 (4 bolts, 3/8) (254 mm x 114.3 mm). Overall Dimension (LxWxH): 22 x 8.1 x 6.3 (557 mm x 205 mm x 160 mm). Total shipping weight: 89 lbs (39.09 kgs). Roller Fairlead does not mount to Winch. Includes Roller Fairlead, Wired Remote Control, and Hook. Winch will not work on all aftermarket bumpers. The solenoid box may need to be moved to a different mounting location.

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Technical Details

  • Rated Line Pull: 8000Lbs (3630kgs) single-line
  • Motor: 5.5hp Series Wound
  • Control: Remote Switch, 12' (3.7m) lead
  • Gear Train: 3-Stage Planetary
  • Gear Ratio: 172.8:1
  • Clutch: Rotating Ring Gear
  • Brake: Automatic In-The-Drum
  • Drum Size: Diameter 2.5 (63.5mm) Length8.75 (222mm)
  • Wire Rope: 94' 5/16 Diameter (28m, 8.2mm Diameter)
  • Fairlead: 4-Way Roller
  • Remote Control: Included
  • Recommended Battery: 650CCA Minimum for Winching Battery Leads: 25mm2, 72(1.83m)
  • Finish: Black
  • Weight: 89.0Lbs (36.5Kgs)

Product Specs

Line PullLine TypeFairleadRemote ControlLine LengthLine DiameterGear RatioMotorVoltage
8000CableRoller12 ft lead945/16172.8:15.5 HP12-volt

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    will the xrc8 mount to a factory front bumper of a 2004 wrangler sport jeep?
    Asked on 4/16/2014 by Capt. Dean from portland or

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      Hello Capt. Dean,

      Thank you for the question. Yes, this winch will fit your vehicle application. If you plan on running the factory front bumper you will need the Smittybilt Winch Plate Part Number: S/B2802

      Answered on 4/16/2014 by Anonymous
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