Smittybilt XRC 12K GEN2 Comp Series 12000lb Winch - 98412

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B98412
  • Fairlead:Hawse
  • Line Pull:12000
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Line Type:Synthetic Rope


The Smittybilt XRC winches have been thoroughly updated with heavy-duty features for enhanced performance and durability. Ranging from 9,500lb to 17,500 lbs capacities, Smittybilts XRC Series winches can handle any situation you can get into. Every XRC winch features a Series Wound 6.6 HP motor and a 3-Stage Planetary Gear System with revised gear ratios for increased pulling power and lightning-fast line speeds. Every winch is finished in a rugged UV-Resistant matte black coating with stainless steel hardware and oversized aluminum crossbars to provide you with a great looking system that will last you a lifetime. Every XRC winch includes a heavy duty winch controller, fairlead, forged steel tow hook, and a redesigned solenoid box that can be mounted in 3 different positions for maximum versatility. If you're looking for a winch equipped with a synthetic winch rope, look to the XRC Comp Series for the ultimate in pulling power and performance. A Smittybilt XRC winch is a complete recovery system with the muscle and reliability to bail you out of any situation. Winch includes a Lifetime Mechanical Warranty and 3 Year Electrical Warranty.



Question & Answers

3 Answered questions

What winch plate is needed to install this winch? I have a smittybilt S/B76721 front bumper.

Asked by 01TJ from Bartlesville,OK on

Hello, the Smittybilt XRC-12K WINCH SYN ROPE GEN2, WITH ALUMINUM FAIRLEAD will require part# S/B2801 winch plate for installation. Thank you for your inquiry.

Answered by mikey from Bartlesville,OK on

can i put this on a cradel to use on front and back receivers?

Asked by max from NW CT on

Hello Max, This Smittybilt XRC-12K WINCH SYN ROPE GEN2, WITH ALUMINUM FAIRLEAD is not rated for the cradle application. Smittybilt does not reccomend anything bigger than a 10,000 pound winch for the cradles. It will bolt in and fit , just not weight rated.

Answered by from NW CT on

Do you use authentic Dyneema rope? Also you have a drum brake. This will create heat. Heat is the enemy of rope. How do you get around this? Is there a movable abrasion sleeve on the rope? Is there a thimble? What material is the casing of the winch made of? Do you recommend keeping the winch covered when not in use? I had a competitors winch and in 2.5 years the housing cracked. Water and dirt got in and ruined the solenoid and motor. It was not kept covered when not in use.

Asked by Don't have one from on

Thanks for the question. Smittybilt XRC-12K WINCH SYN ROPE GEN2, WITH ALUMINUM FAIRLEAD S/B98412 Here is a link for all the information you will want to know about the winch. I would recommend keeping a cover on the winch while being outside. It keeps the winch clean also protect the winch line from UV rays, dirt and other elements that with time will break down any synthetic winch line. This is a nice winch. i think you will like the way it looks and work on your vehicle. Thank Answer box sales

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