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Customer Reviews for Superwinch S-Series 12 Volt Winch - 5000-Lb. Capacity, Model# S5000

Superwinch S-Series 12 Volt Winch - 5000-Lb. Capacity, Model# S5000

Item# 14154
The Superwinch S5000 is a high-performance trailer winch and is ideal for truck and trailer loading. Features an all-steel planetary geartrain, integrated sealed switching contactor, dynamic brake and mechanical brake, and circuit breaker protection. 1-year limited warranty. Item is on back-order until mid-May. Rope Type Galvanized cable w/thimble end and latched hook, Braking Dynamic, mechanical, Line Pull lbs. 5,000, Switching Method Handheld remote control, Fairlead Type Roller, Mounting Hardware Included Yes, Volts 12, Clutch Power in, power out, freespooling, Gear Train Steel planetary gears, Rope Size L x dia. ft. x in. 60 x dia., Remote Length ft. 30. Integrated sealed switching contactor Cable tension plate Clear drum cover shield Protective motor cover Uses 7-hole plug-in connector Includes hand-saver strap Model S5000
Average Customer Rating:
3.333 out of 5
3.3
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5
(3 Reviews) 3
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Rating Summary (3 reviews)
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2 of 3(67%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Superwinch S-Series 12 Volt Winch - 5000-Lb. Capacity, Model# S5000
Review 1 for Superwinch S-Series 12 Volt Winch - 5000-Lb. Capacity, Model# S5000
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Superwinch for pontoon lift

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February 6, 2014
By Chides
from Fargo
"We purchased this Superwinch for our pontoon lift. The winch was very easy to install and required minimal effort. I did have to cut off the attachment clip to run the cable through the pulley system of the lift itself but that also required minimal effort. The winch had plenty of power to raise and lower the lift and pontoon. The power supply cables from the battery to the winch could have been a little longer, but the was only problematic as a result of the dock configuration we have and the distance between the dock and the lift itself. We also purchased a solar charger to make sure the battery maintains a charge and that also worked very well. I would suggest a solar charger for anyone using the winch for a boat or pontoon lift."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
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Review 2 for Superwinch S-Series 12 Volt Winch - 5000-Lb. Capacity, Model# S5000
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Poor Customer Service

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August 26, 2010
By Disappointedmechanic
from Boise ID
"Prepared the trailer floor for mounting the winch. When I tried to unspool the cable after releasing the clutch, it wouldn't move. I hooked up the power and unspooled the cable using the power out feature. I noticed a small pile of aluminum shaving had collected during the procedure. I spent the better part of two hours diagnosing & fixing the problem. One of the bolts they had installed on the fair lead was the wrong length causing it to jam into the drum. Obviously the winch had never been tested before boxing it up for sale. I wrote the company explaining the situation and felt some compensation was in order. They never bothered to answer !! That was my third and last Superwinch."
Describe Yourself: Professional
+13points
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Review 3 for Superwinch S-Series 12 Volt Winch - 5000-Lb. Capacity, Model# S5000
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

5000 lb winch

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March 28, 2009
By genghis
from MASSACHSETTS
"I mounted this winch on my auto trailer and have loaded over 50 cars and trucks over four years without any problem.
It is a strong reliable product and I highly recommend this Superwinch!!
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Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+4points
6out of 8found this review helpful.
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