Superwinch's LP8500 8500 lb (3856 kg) winch is designed to accommodate entry-level buyers shopping for excellent value. Meeting the rugged demands of off-road and utility use, the LP8500 introduces price conscious buyers to the quality, power, and performance advantages of the Superwinch brand.
The brake in this winch is designed to engage at approximately 45% of the rated line pull for off-road self recovery applications. In most trailer applications, you're dealing with a rolling load rather than pulling a dead weight. It is often said that one can probably push your vehicle but most can't lift it. The LP Series winch drum will "coast" after lifting off of the toggle switch in a trailer application as compared to the S5000 trailer winch which has literally no coast (instant stop). You should select those winch features that you find most beneficial and that allow you to load the trailer safely by yourself.
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Online registration of your product is no longer required. A copy of the original sales receipt will be required for all warranty claims; make sure you keep the original sales receipt in a safe place.
Warning: Synthetic rope cannot be used on this off-road winch. Synthetic rope can only be used on winches with steel drums designed specifically to withstand the rigorous forces created-by synthetic rope; for example the Superwinch Terra Series, the Danny O'Day S4000, the S4000SR or the Talon Series. In addtion, the heat generated by the brake which is located inside the Tiger Shark drum exceeds the heat limitations of Dyneema synthetic rope. Many of our competitors will sell you a winch with a similar brake in drum setup with aftermarket synthetic rope and will not warn you of the damage which may occur to the winch, rope, vehicle or injury to the winch operator.
|Rated Line Pull||3,856 kgs|
|Motor||3.36 kW Series Wound 12V|
|Solenoid||Weather-Sealed Solenoid and Circuit Breaker Protected|
|Clutch||Free-Spooling, Lever Shift|
|Brake||Mechanical, Automatic Load Holding|
|Rope||Wire Rope 7.9mm x 29m|
|Hook||Clevis Hook with Latch|
|Fairlead||Heavy Duty, Powder Coated Hawse|
|Remote||Rubber 3.6m Hand-held|
|Dimensions||541mm L x 160mm D x 218mm H|
|Mounting Bolt Pattern||254mm x 114.3mm|
|Installed Weight||33.11 kgs|
|Shipping Weight||36.28 kgs|
|Warranty||Two Year Limited Warranty|
|Line Pull: 0 kgs||84 Amps Motor Draw / 5.5 MPM Line Speed|
|Line Pull: 3,855 kgs||320 Amps Motor Draw / 1.1 MPM Line Speed|
|Lead Wire||6' (1.8m) x 4 guage (25mm² )|