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12K 12000lb Electric 12V Winch with Steel Cable by Carbon Offroad

Please note images show the 9500lb steel cable winch, the 12000lb has all the same features. We will update images shortly.

The Carbon Winch is the newest brand on the Australian Market. Backed by KPD Industries, they have spent 4 years developing this product to the point where it is now. They're highly confident it will fit your needs whatever they may be.

Carbon have spent time making sure that the little things have been addressed, fully sealed wireless receiver units, not just a split electronics box, rotating ring gear clutch making freespool engagement as easy as it can get, seals on all joins on the winch, making it as resistant to water and dust ingress as possible. 


  • Designed by KPD Industries for our harsh Aussie conditions
  • Fully sealed to resist water, dirt and dust ingress into motor, drum and gearbox mechanisms. 
  • 12000lb fast line pull 216:1 planetary gearset ratio
  • 6.2HP series wound electric motor
  • 3 position solenoid box mounting bracket
  • Battery Isolator Switch
  • Wireless remote control unit with lanyard- FULLY SEALED RECIEVER UNIT
  • Rotating ring gear clutch for easy low drag freespool
  • Electroplated planetary gearsets for long life
  • Now with new Cast Iron Steel Cable Specific Hawse Fairlead 

No Fuss Warranty

  • 5 Year Water Ingress Warranty 
  • 5 Year Electrical Warranty on motor / solenoid unit
  • Limited Lifetime gear train warranty 
  • Supported nationwide from Melbourne. Fast support via phone or email.

Understanding the tech features of the winch will help you to decide if this winch is suitable for your requirements. From line speed to dimensions all specifications are important in helping you to understand what you are getting.

Carbon Winches 12K Winch is a 12000lb line pull winch and can meet the rugged demands of off-road and utility use in Australian conditions. It is designed to deliver the best value, reliability and service life for an entry level winch user.

The Main Features Include:

6.2 HP Series Wound motor

  • 216:1 ratio 3 stage planetary gearbox

  • Automatic brake in the motor housing drum plate – (No heat build up on drum)
 Rotating ring gear freespool clutch assembly which minimises freespool drag and completely eliminates clutch engagement issues.
Power in and power out via a plug in hand remote or a wireless remote controller. Remote controller has auto off and failsafe operation features built in. The receiver is fully sealed and impervious to water.
500amp sealed solenoid unit with a 3 position mounting bracket allowing you to mount the control box over the motor, over the drum or remote mounted on the bull bar.

  • Includes handle remote control and wireless remote control.

Carbon 12K 12000lb Electric Winch with Steel Cable Specifications

  • Part number: CW-12K

  • Rated line pull: 12000 lbs, (5450 kg) single-line
Motor: 12V DC 6.2HP series wound motor

  • Remote Control: Remote Switch, 12’ (3.7m) lead.

  • Wireless Remote Control: Included

  • Geartrain: 3-Stage Planetary.

  • Gear Ratio: 216:1

  • Clutch (freespooling): Rotating Ring Gear

  • Brake: Full load automatic brake installed in the motor housing end plate. No heat on drum.

  • Drum Diameter/Length: 2.5’’/8.8’’ (64mm/224mm)

  • Wire Cable: 24m x 10mm diameter - 80’, 3/8’’ diameter ( 24m, 10mm diameter)

  • Fairlead: Cast iron heavy duty cable specific hawse fairlead

  • Recommended Battery: 650 CCA minimum for winching

  • Mounting Bolt Pattern: 10’’ x 4.5’’ ( 254mm x 114.3 )

  • Winch Dimensions ( L x W x H ): 21.7'' x 6.3'' x 6.8'' (552 x 160 x 172mm )

  • Packing Dimensions( L x W x H ): 24.2x 14.5' x 9.8' ( 615 x 370 x 250mm )

  • Winch weight with wire rope attached: 25.9kg - still lighter than most other brands of winch with synthetic rope. 
Winch weight including wire rope, control box complete with cables, mounting bolts &  cast iron fairlead: 30.45kg


12V DC Performance Specs (first layer of drum)

Line Pull
Lbs. (Kgs.)
Line Speed
Pull by layer
 0  43.3 (13.2)  70 amps  1/12,000 (5450)
 2000 (910)  11.5 (3.5)  130 amps  2/9800 (4450)
 4000 (1810)  9.2 (2.8)  170amps  3/8300 (3770)
 6000 (2720)  7.9 (2.4)  220amps  4/7200 (3270)
 8000 (3630)  6.9 (2.1)  265 amps  
 10000 (4540)  5.6 (1.7)  320 amps  
 12000 (5450)  4.6 (1.4)  390 amps  

Carbon Winch 12k – Package contents included in purchase price

Description Quantity Comment
Carbon Winch CW-12K 1 24x10mm Synthetic Dyneema Rope
Control box 500amp 1 1pc 500A solenoid and battery cables + wireless remote 1 x long black battery cable
Hand remote control   Wired
CNC Billet Black Plate Hawse Fairlead   Laser Etched Carbon Winches Fairlead
Hardware bag 6sets 4 pieces for mounting winch and 2 pieces for mounting fairlead on separate fairlead mount. 2 x extra long winch mounting bolts for mounting fairlead to winch mounts.
Owners Manual 1pc  
Carbon Winch Hook 1pc  
Red Hook strap 1pc  
Battery Isolater Switch Kit 1pc Included  


Carbon 12K 12000lb Electric Winch

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