When you absolutely, positively need your winch in a recovery situation — you expect the thing to be flawless. And Smittybilt's XRC winch series has been thoroughly updated with heavy-duty features to enhance performance and durability just so it can be that good for you. Every time. These high performance winches range from 9,500lb to 17,500 lbs capacities, so you have plenty of winch options to handle any situation. Every XRC winch features a Series Wound 6.6 HP motor and 3-Stage Planetary Gear System with revised gear ratios for increased pulling power and lightning-fast line speeds. Each winch is also 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 controller, four-way roller fairlead, forged steel tow hook, and a redesigned solenoid box that can be mounted in 3 different positions for maximum versatility. If steel cables are not your thing, then look to the XRC Comp Series for the ultimate in lightweight synthetic cable 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. Limited lifetime warranty.
Built For Recovery: Smittybilt XRC Winches utilize a Series Wound 6.6 HP Motor in addition to a cable line made from tough steel wire rope. The XRC Comp series features a durable synthetic rope that give it lightweight pulling strength.
High-Quality Components: Winch includes a forged steel tow hook, four-way roller fairlead, heavy-duty winch controller and a versatile solenoid box that can be mounted in multiple positions with sliding ring gear mounting clutch.
Superior, Eye Catching Design: Smittybilt XRC Winches are constructed with stainless steel hardware and feature oversized aluminum crossbars. They have a 10 by 4.5-inch bolt pattern, IP67 waterproof rating and are also covered with a textured, matte black coating that can stand up to the elements and resist damage from UV rays.
- Line Length: 93 ft
- Line Pull: 9,500 lbs
- Max Line Speed: 32 ft/min
- Current Draw: 435 amps
- Remote: Wired
- Intended Usage: Occasional
- Solenoid: Remote
- Line Type: Steel Cable
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Smittybilt XRC-9.5 Gen2 Winch Reviews
FINALLY had a chance to use my new Smitty winch. I live in Northern Michigan and use my lifted 2000 Cherokee to explore the hundreds of miles of forest trails just across the road from me. I am about 5 miles back in and find a wallowed in one ton commercial van with a very distressed young female driver. The thing had street tires with no lug pattern and in the soft sand road it just buried. Asked how she got there and she said she was following the GPS to make a delivery on the eastern side of the state. Her GPS actually took her off the right paved road to be on and took her into the boonies. (a word of caution to all about blind faith in a GPS) Anyway I tried just pulling her out and no go. I just spun in also. Laid out about 80 feet of winch line and after the Cherokee wallowed in again from skidding it popped the van free from its holes. She tried driving off the soft and it just spun in again. 3 times I had to run line and pull her back until she finally hit solid ground. There was no cell coverage where she was so she could have been there a while without me stumbling across her. The winch pulled strong and never gave a bit of hesitation. This is the second 9.5 Smitty I have had on a Jeep. I also had one on my LJ when I sold it this summer. I have no problem trusting it to get me out of any trouble I may get myself into.
Haven't used it yet, but quality seems good, and shipment was very fast. I almost gave it four stars because of what I think are inadequate instructions. I wound up installing it, taking it off and re-installing it because two of the wires (the two black wires) had to be connected on the under side of the unit, with very little room to work and get the bolt started in the threaded port. I wound up taking everything apart (mounting plate off of bumper; winch off of mounting plate) to attach the wires.
Great entry level winch. Don’t expect to do much rock crawling or mudding. Most use would be to clear debris, pull cars out of the canal by the house when it rains and they park in the wrong spots and thing this will serve quite nicely. Install was a breeze, highly recommend you mount onto bumper before mounting bumper itself. Got an extra long positive wire after reading reviews but didn’t need it. Installed on a JL Sahara