Rough Country Winch Review [Updated 2020]

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Choosing a winch considering it’s all features and price is never an easy task. Lots of people get confused to choose the right winch according to their budget.

This is a common problem that people face in the present time because of the availability of winches in the market.

However, in order to get you out of this problem, I am going to review two winches from Rough Country. Go through the review to know if they are worth buying or not.

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Rough Country Winch Review

1. Rough Country 12000 LB Winch Review

Key Features:

  • 12000 lbs load holding capacity.
  • Durable synthetic rope.
  • Wired remote control.
  • Waterproof.

This winch from Rough Country comes to you with an excellent capacity. It got 12000 lbs for recovering purposes. Using this winch, you can easily recover your Truck/Jeep.

Although this winch has 12000 lbs load holding capacity, It is always a safe side to use this for weighing up to 8000 lbs. Because the winch which has 1.5 times more weight capacity than the gross weight, offers you a smooth and safe winching operation.

Apart from the high capacity, this winch is designed with all the standard features – Permanent magnet motors, three-stage planetary gear train and automatic load-holding brake for your better and safe winching operation.

However, the most fascinating thing about this winch is that it has both synthetic rope and steel cable versions available. Both synthetic rope and steel cable is 85 ft long and capable to cover a wide area. A hawse fairlead is also available with this winch that will guide the winch cable.

Whatever there is no wireless remote control with this winch and unfortunately you don’t have the option to purchase it separately. But this winch has a 12 ft long wired remote control to handle the winch.

Although this winch is marked as an IP67 rated waterproof, it is not fully waterproof.

In a nutshell, this winch is a balanced winch comparing all the features and price.

What I Like

  • Including all the necessary packaging, the installation process is a cakewalk.
  • Great product considering the price.
  • Massive capacity to deal with your heavy loads.
  • Equipped with all standard features- series-wound motors, three-stage planetary gear train and automatic load-holding brake.
  • A heavy and durable synthetic rope with a long coverage area.
  • It comes with both synthetic rope and steel cable version.
  • 12 ft long wired remote control.
  • Movable solenoid.
  • IP67 rated waterproof.

What I don’t Like

  • The power cable is a bit short.
  • A wireless remote would have been a great combination.

2. Rough Country 9500 LB Winch Review

Key Features:

  • 12000 lbs load holding capacity.
  • Durable synthetic rope.
  • Wired remote control.
  • Waterproof.

This is another winch from Rough Country comes to you offering 9500 lbs which is a bit low from the previously mentioned winch. Using this winch you can easily recover your small and medium loads like SUV, jeep and so on.

This winch holds all the properties, upsides and downsides of the previously mentioned winch except the load capacity and motor power.

The 12000 lbs winch had the series-wound motor of 6HP, whereas the 9500 lbs winch has a series-wound motor of 5.5 HP.

Moreover, this winch also has both synthetic rope and steel cable versions available in the market.

Overall, this winch is a good choice among its competitor considering all the features and prices.

About the brand

Rough Country is a reputed brand in the field of off-roading because of its quality off-roading products.

Rough country cares about their customer and producing quality products within its customer’s reach.

Except for winch, Rough country is also producing headlights, light mounts, LED lights, fasteners, light covers and so on. Without it, Rough Country also manufactures steerings, wheel and tires, etc.

Verdict

In this Rough Country winch review, I tried to mention all the upsides and downsides of these winches. These winches are quality winches in this price range. You can go for anyone according to your need without any hesitation.

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