Warn M12000 Self-Recovery 12000lb Winch - 17801

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  • Warn | Part Number: WAR17801
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Line Type:Cable
  • Line Pull:12000
  • Fairlead:Roller
  • Remote:12 ft. lead


This workhorse of a winch is great for heavy-duty jobs. The M12000 delivers plenty of power, torque and quick no-load retrieval - up to 30 feet per minute. Plus, with a low-profile design, it'll fit where you need it. Its powered by a 4.6 hp. Series-Wound motor and our proven 3-stage planetary geartrain for smooth, efficient operation. And with 125' of 3/8 diameter wire rope, the M12000 is the solution to recovering your big truck or SUV.M12000 Specs/Part Numbers Part Number: PN 17801 CE (12V DC)
Rated Line Pull: 12000 lbs. (5440 kgs.) single-line
Motor: 12V 4.6 hp Series Wound
Remote Control: Remote, 12' (3.7m) lead
Geartrain: 3-Stage Planetary
Gear Ratio: 261:1
Lubrication: Aeroshell # 17
Clutch (freespooling): Rotating Ring Gear
Brake: Automatic Direct Drive Cone
Drum Diameter/Length: 3.5/8.2 (9cm/21cm)
Weight: 136lbs. (62kgs.)
Wire Rope: 125', 3/8diameter (38m, 9.5mm diam)
Fairlead: Roller
Recommended Battery: 650 CCA minimum for winching
Battery Leads: 2 gauge, 72 (1.83m)
Finish: Argent Gray Powder Coat
Nuts/Bolts: PN 39572

Customer Reviews

5.0 5.0
4 Customer ratings
5.0 Worth every penny spent!

Funny thing about a winch, it's the greatest insurance policy to have in the middle of nowhere. But you hate to pull it out for yourself, that's like accepting defeat. I have friends that have had thier Warn Winch for more then 20 years. And every time they need it, it works perfectly. That's pretty comforting to know.

from Riverside,CA |
5.0 Love this product. Best winch ever.

Winching truch out o large mud holes. Pulling downed trees to cutting ares, etc.

from Port Vincent, Louisiana |
5.0 Great product

This is a great addition to our rescue truck at the fire house. it will help alot.

from Modesto, ca |
5.0 it's never let me down in six years

pulling through mud pits for me and my buddies loading trailers moving logs out of the way on trails

from fwb fl |


Question & Answers

5 Answered questions

Q: Do you have a 12,000lb. winch that comes with synthetic line and a wireless remote? (this appears to have wire line) Answer this question

A: Here is all 12k winches with synthetic lines: https://www.4wheelparts.com/b/winches/electric-recovery-winches/synthetic-rope/12000/_/N-cledkZ1z0s37mZ1yzdlv3

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 03/23/2021

Q: Is this the winch that fits in the Ford F350 TREMOR mount, or is it the Zeon 12, or other?  Any additional parts necessary to install (or is it plug and play with the Tremor)?  Answer this question

A: Both items are only available directly from Ford so you will need to acquire them through your local Ford dealer.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 03/24/2021

Q: I have a 25+ year old Jeep warn wench i have mounted to a bracket on the rear of my pickup to the 2" hitch. The 1 gage hot wire goes to my battery positive terminal.Is there a negative wire or is the ground the contact with the hitch/frame? Thanks JIM S Answer this question

A: Hello You should have a ground that goes onto the side of the motor. There is a flat spot machined for the cable. The hitch is a bad ground as it can move and not make contact.

Answered by Rody on 05/21/2015

Q: what does "self recovery" mean? Answer this question

A: Hello steverogers, Thank you for the question. Self Recovery means to "extract" or "remove" yourself without outside assistance.

Answered by RK on 05/18/2014

Q: Will this winch fit the warn hidden winch mount, the mount says that a m12 will, are they both the same m1200 and m12? Answer this question

A: Ray- Thanks for the question. The M12 and M12000 winch are the same physically so it should fit fine in your hidden winch mount.

Answered by DP on 10/17/2013


In 1948, Arthur Warn founded Warn Industries to construct locking hubs for surplus World War II Jeeps. Ten years later, the Warn winch was manufactured to fill the need for a reliable recovery tool to aid off-roaders stuck in challenging situations. Since then, Warn has grown to offer a wide range of gear with the hallmarks of durability and affordability. 1988 spawned the aftermarket industry's first ATV winch and today their PowerSports line of winches ranks among the most esteemed in the industry and jeepers call on Warn for electric, hydraulic and severe duty components that get the job done. Shop Warn Now


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