A winch is an essential part of your Jeep. Winches are complicated wonders of engineering, and like all wonders of their kind, winches are made up of a dozen complex little pieces of metal that clink and move in unison to give you that strength of 50 men. Winches themselves can get expensive, ranging from $300-$2000. So we have assembled together some of the best entry level winches for under $600. Come Up, Self Recovery Winch DV-9, 9,000 LBs 12 Volt 4.6 HP Patented Cone Brake Structure - allows rapid heat dispersion. Industrial grade waterproof remote control comes with a thermometric LED indicator on the hand-held switch that automatically alerts when the motor is over-heated. Features:
  • Fast, powerful and high efficiency performance.
  • Integrated Bridge Assembly
  • Heavy duty series wound motor delivers superior torque output and faster line speed.
  • Submersible construction ensures weather resistance.
  • Patented Cone Brake Structure - "Brake outside the drum" - allows rapid heat dispersion.
  • Tough Aluminum alloy housings.
  • Industrial grade waterproof remote control comes with a thermometric LED indicator on the hand-held switch that automatically alerts when the motor is over-heated.
  • Rugged and quiet 3-stage steel planetary gears for maximum mechanical efficiency.
Come Up, Self Recovery Winch DV-9i, 9,000 LBs 12 Volt 4.6 HP with Integrated Bridge Assembly CUP-856363 Patented Cone Brake Structure - allows rapid heat dispersion. Industrial grade waterproof remote control comes with a thermometric LED indicator on the hand-held switch that automatically alerts when the motor is over-heated. 3-stage steel planetary gears for maximum mechanical efficiency  with Integrated Bridge Assembly. Features:
  • Heavy duty series wound motor delivers superior torque output and faster line speed.
  • Submersible construction ensures weather resistance.
  • Patented Cone Brake Structure - "Brake outside the drum" - allows rapid heat dispersion.
  • Industrial grade waterproof remote control comes with a thermometric LED indicator on the hand-held switch that automatically alerts when the motor is over-heated.
  • Rugged and quiet 3-stage steel planetary gears for maximum mechanical efficiency.
  • An ergonomic T-handle positively engages the free spool clutch through multiple evenly spaced locking holes for rapid rope payout. The entire clutch can be rotated to reposition the T-handle in multiple locations.
Warn VR8000 Winch, (Entry Level Series) W86245 Full 8,000 lb. pulling capacity makes this winch great for lighter trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs. Quick line speed, durable construction, and WARN dependability ensure this winch will come through time and time again. Features:
  • Low-profile design will fit most trucks and SUVs
  • Separate control pack for various mounting options
  • Exclusive brake design for superior winching control
  • 3-Stage Planetary Gear Train
  • Series-wound motor for plenty of power and fast line speed
  Warn VR10000 Winches (Entry Level Series) W86255 For those looking for more pulling power without having to break the bank, there's the WARN VR10000. With a 10,000 lb. capacity, this winch is ideal for heavier trucks, SUVs, and Jeeps. Features:
  • Motor 12V DC, Series Wound
  • Solenoid Electrical Controls
  • Remote switch, 12 in. (3.7m) Lead
  • 3-Stage Planetary Gear Train
  • 261:1 Gear Ratio
  • Clutch (free spooling): Sliding Ring Gear
  •  Automatic Direct Drive Cone Brake
Superwinch LP8500-8,500 lbs/12V SW-1585202 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. Features:
  • 4.5 HP Series Wound Motor
  • 3-Stage Planetary Gearing
  • 235:1 Gear Ratio
  • Clutch: Free-Spooling, Lever Shift
  • Wire Rope 5/16" x 94' (7.9mm x 29m)
  • Clevis Hook with Latch
  • Heavy Duty, Powder Coated Hawse Fairlead
Rugged Ridge Performance 8500lbs. Winch with Pre-wound Synthetic Rope 15100.02 The Performance 8500 LB Winch from Rugged Ridge is everything you could want in a competition winch. It is driven by a durable 5.5 HP Series Wound motor for long life and extra pulling power. A tough 3 Stage Planetary Gear box with a 172.8:1 gear ratio delivering power, and reliability on each and every pull. The Performance 8500 LB Winch has more power and exclusive features than any other winch in its price range: Stainless Steel Hardware- All the exterior winch body screws and bolts are Stainless steel to prevent rust and provide a long life. All Rugged Ridge synthetic rope style Winches include hawse fairleads. Features:
  • 5.5 HP Series Wound Motor
  • 3 Stage Planetary Gear box with a 172.8:1 gear ratio
  • Includes 100' of 11/32" diameter synthetic rope and latched hook
  • 12-strand braid rope is lighter and stronger than steel
  • Automatic load holding brake system (in the drum brake system)
  • Includes hawse fairlead.
  Rugged Ridge 8,500 Lb Winch Off Road With Steel Cable 15100.01 The Heavy Duty 8500 LB Winch from Rugged Ridge is everything you could want in a winch. It is driven by a durable 5.5 HP Series Wound motor for long life and extra pulling power. A tough 3 Stage Planetary Gear box with a 172.8:1 gear ratio delivers power and reliability on each and every pull. The Heavy Duty 8500 LB Winch has more power and exclusive features than any other winch in its price range: Stainless Steel Hardware- All the exterior winch body screws and bolts are Stainless steel to prevent rust and provide a long life. Features:
  • 5.5 HP Series Wound Motor
  • 3 Stage Planetary Gear box with a 172.8:1 gear ratio
  • Includes 94' of 5/16" diameter wire rope and latched hook
  • Automatic load holding brake system (in the drum brake system)
  • Exclusive light mount roller fairlead include
  • Tough stainless hardware on the body of the winch to eliminate rust
  • Includes a durable 12' all weather cable remote.
  Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty 10,500 Lb Off Road Winch With Steel Cable 15100.10 The Performance 10500 LB Winch from Rugged Ridge is everything you could want in a competition winch. It is driven by a durable 6.6 HP Series Wound motor for long life and extra pulling power. A tough 3 Stage Planetary Gear box with a 218:1 gear ratio delivering power, and reliability on each and every pull. The Performance 10500 LB Winch has more power and exclusive features than any other winch in its price range: Stainless Steel Hardware- All the exterior winch body screws and bolts are Stainless steel to prevent rust and provide a long life. All Rugged Ridge synthetic rope style Winches include hawse fairleads. Features:
  • 6.6 HP Series Wound Motor
  • 3 Stage Planetary Gear box with a 218:1 gear ratio
  • Includes 94' of 23/64" diameter wire rope and latched hook
  • Automatic load holding brake system (in the drum brake system)
  • Exclusive light mount roller fairlead included- allows for easy no-drill
  • Tough stainless hardware on the body of the winch to eliminate rust
  • Each winch includes a durable 12' all weather cable remote.
  Smittybilt XRC 12,000 lb Winch System SB-97212 New Smittybilt XRC 12 is a 12,000 lb thoroughbred that has the looks and performance to handle any situation you get into. It is really the total package! We start off with one of the largest motors in its class- 6.6 State-of-the-Art Series Wound Motor and equip it with 3-stage planetary gear system with a 265:1 gear ration that delivers lightning fast line speed. Features:
  • Cable 94' Length, 3/8" Diameter
  • 4-Way Roller Fairlead
  • 6.6hp Series Wound Motor
  •  Remote Switch, 12ft lead
  • Gear Train 3-Stage Planetary
  • Gear Ratio 265:1
  • Clutch Sliding Ring Gear
  • Automatic drum brake
Mile Marker Winch, Sec8 Electric 8000LB 77-50141 Mile Marker launches their newest winch platform, the SEC8. This no frills, down to business, 8,000 pound (3629 kg) winch features a powerful series-wound motor, and the best in class performance in the 2000 pound to 6000 pound load range. Features:
  • 4.8 HP Series Wound Motor
  • 152:1 Gear Ratio
  • Lockable Gear Side
  • Automatic Load holding brake
  • Galvanized Roller Fairlead
  • 100 feet (30.5 m) aircraft cable
  • Integrated Kill Switch
Rough Country 9500LB Electric Winch (94 Feet, 5/16” Steel Cable) RC-RS9500 Each unit features Series Wound motors which are extremely efficient at higher speeds and less prone to overheating compared to Permanent Magnet motors. Rough Country Recovery Systems utilize a 3-stage planetary gear train, allowing enormous torque in such a small housing. All winches include a free wireless remote for easy operation, and a replaceable Clevis hook for convenience. Features:
  • 5.5hp Motor
  • 4-Way Roller Fairlead
  • 94 Feet 5/16" Cable
  • Wireless Remote
  • 265:1 Gear Ratio
  Rough Country 9500LB Electric Winch, (85 Feet, 3/8" Synthetic Rope)  RC-RS9500S Speeds range from 5.5 HP on 9,500lb capacity units to a staggering 6 HP on 12,000lb units. Better still, Rough Country Recovery Systems utilize a 3-stage planetary gear train, allowing enormous torque in such a small housing. All winches include a free wireless remote for easy operation, and a replaceable Clevis hook for convenience. Features:
  • 5.5hp Motor
  • Hawse Fairlead
  • 85 Feet High Quality 3/8" Synthetic Rope
  • Wireless Remote
  • 265:1 Gear Ratio
  Rough Country 12000LB Electric Winch, (94 Feet, 3/8" Steel Cable)      RC-RS12000 Speeds range from 5.5 HP on 9,500lb capacity units to a staggering 6 HP on 12,000lb units. Better still, Rough Country Recovery Systems utilize a 3-stage planetary gear train boasting a 265:1 gear ratio; allowing enormous torque in such a small housing. All winches include a free wireless remote for easy operation, and a replaceable Clevis hook for convenience. Features:
  • 6hp Motor
  • 4-Way Roller Fairlead
  • 94 Feet 3/8" Steel Cable
  • Replaceable Clevis Hook
  • · Wireless Remote