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WARN 97035 VR12-S Series 12,000lb. Gen II Winch

Catalog #: 92136.0125
WARN Part #: 97035
The new WARN VR12-S offer enhanced styling, upgraded performance, and legendary WARN reliability that you can trust. The new convertible control pack looks great and allows upright or low-profile mounting configurations. A waterproof Albright® contactor provides the most reliable winch control available. The one-piece tie plate replaces multiple tie bars for increased strength, and a best-in-class cone brake holds the full-rated load. And with a 12,000 lb. capacity, the VR12-S is great for three-quarter ton and one-ton pickups and bigger, heavier rigs.
  • 12,000 lb. capacity
  • Black tactical look puts you at the head of the off-road pack
  • Waterproof Albright® contactor control for the ultimate in reliability
  • One-piece tie plate replaces tie rods for added strength and rigidity
  • Convertible control pack allows upright or low-profile winch mounting
  • Standard Duty 3/8" X 90' synthetic rope with cast iron hawse fairlead
  • Powerful, efficient series-wound motor
  • Best-in-class load-holding cone brake for superior control
  • Designed, engineered, and field tested by Warn engineers in Clackamas, OR
  • Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty

Part Numbers: PN 97035 (12V DC)
Rated Line Pull: 12000 lbs. (5443 kgs.) single-line
Motor: 12V DC, Series Wound™
Electrical Controls: Contactor
Remote Control: Remote switch, 12" (3.7m) Lead
Geartrain: 3-Stage Planetary
Gear Ratio: 216.1
Clutch (freespooling): Sliding Ring Gear
Brake: Automatic Direct Drive Cone
Drum Diameter/Length: 2.5"/9.0" (6.73cm/23cm)
Weight (kit shipping): 68.12 lbs. (30.9 kgs)
Rope: Synthetic 3/8" x 90' (9.5mm x27.4m)
Fairlead: Cast Iron Hawse
Recommended Battery: 650 CCA for winching
Battery Leads: 2 gauge, 72" (1.83m)
Finish: Powder coat over primer undercoating
Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Line Pull
Line Speed
Pull by layer
0 28.4 (8.6) 65 amps 1/12000(5443)
2000(910) 12.6 (3.8) 144 amps 2/11120(5044)
4000(1810) 9.5 (2.8) 215 amps 3/10340(4690)
6000(2720) 7.5 (2.2) 281 amps 4/9770 (4432)
8000(3630) 5.8 (1.7) 349 amps 5/9250(4196)
10000(4540) 4.4 (1.3) 415 amps
12000(5440) 3.6 (1.3) 457 amps

Above performance specs are based on first layer of drum
Installation Notes
Installation Difficulty:
Level 2Intermediate
Installation Time: 1-2 hours
Parts Included
  • WARN VR12 Winch
  • Hawse Fairlead
  • Wired Remote Control
  • Line Length: 90 ft
  • Line Pull: 12,000 lbs
  • Max Line Speed: 4 ft/min
  • Current Draw: 457 amps
  • Remote: Wired
  • Intended Usage: Occasional
  • Solenoid: Integrated
  • Line Type: Synthetic Rope
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