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Carbon 12K Winch with Synthetic Rope | CW-12K

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Experience the best in Australian winching technology with the 2nd Generation Carbon 12K 4x4 12v Winch

When you're travelling in the country, whether in mud or sand, ice or gravel, it's vital that you're covered should your vehicle get stuck. That's why having a tough and reliable winch in your bull bar is not only important, it's crucial.

Carbon Offroad and their Carbon 12k 4x4 Winch have been making a big impact on the off-road community. Backed by KPD Industries, they have spent 4 years developing this product to the point where it is now. You can be confident that 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.

The Carbon 12K Winch is a 12000lb/5450kg line pull winch that 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 a winch user.


  • Designed by an Australian offroad business for our harsh Aussie and international conditions
  • Fully sealed to resist water, dirt and dust ingress into motor, drum and gearbox mechanisms. 
  • 12,000lb fast line pull
  • 216:1 planetary gearset ratio
  • 6.2HP series wound electric motor
  • 5 position solenoid box mounting bracket
  • Battery Isolator Switch
  • Wireless remote control unit with lanyard- FULLY SEALED RECEIVER UNIT built into the control box. 
  • Rotating ring gear clutch for easy low drag freespool
  • Electroplated planetary gearsets for long life
  • Breather kit pre-fitted to the electric motor
  • Multi Fit Fairlead no need to worry about which suits you bullbar! Simply install as standard fitment or move up to offset the rope outlet by 20mm. 
  • All internals fully zinc electroplated for corrosion protection.
  • High performance motor brushes with copper impregnated contacts and corrosion plated brush mount. 
  • Bearing supported fully balanced armature for superior performance.
  • Hoist style brake unit mounted to the drum endplate provides superior holding power by braking through the geartrain with no heat generated on drum. No contact to drum no damage to synthetic rope. 
  • 4 position mounting for the control box bracket over the motor or over the drum on top for flat mounting plates or on front of winch for top mounting control box when winch is mounted vertically. Alternatively 700mm cables allow remote mounting of the control box separately to the winch.


  • 5 year Water Ingress Warranty
  • 5 year electrical warranty on motor / solenoid unit
  • Limited lifetime gear train warranty
  • Supported nationwide from Melbourne & Queensland. Fast support via phone or email.


  • 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
  • 1 x wired remote control
  • 1 x wireless remote control

Carbon Winch 12K 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)
  • Synthetic Rope: 24m x 10mm diameter
  • Fairlead: CNC billet alloy black anodised with laser etched logo
  • 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 synthetic rope attached: 19.5kg
  • Winch weight including synthetic rope, control box complete with cables, mounting bolts & fairlead: 23.45kg

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)  170 amps  3/8300 (3770)
 6000 (2720)  7.9 (2.4)  220 amps  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 Note
Carbon Winch CW-12K 1 24m x 10mm Synthetic Dyneema Rope (Red or Silver/Black)
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  


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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Bernhard Kuepper (Sydney, AU)
Product Quality:
Product Review: Material and build quality appear to be high
Service Experience:
Shopping with 4x4 Down Under: Excellent
Carbon 12k wich with synthetic rope

Carbon 12k winch with synthetic rope for my detachable wich setup. Works beautifully.

James Hepple (Northwood, AU)
Product Quality:
Product Review: Great
Service Experience:
Shopping with 4x4 Down Under: Small issue with my order and they were very responsive and sorted it quickly. Good price, good product, great service. Will buy from you again.
Great product, great service

Small issue with my order and they were very responsive and sorted it quickly. Good price, good product, great service. Will buy from you again.

Hey James. Thanks for the great feedback! Apologies for the hiccup with your order, however I'm glad it was all sorted. If you need anything else don't hesitate to reach out.

Roger Wilkinson (Melbourne, AU)
Product Quality:
Service Experience:

Good price...
Good delivery ...
Fitted but not used yet

Hi Roger! Thank you for your review. We hope you'll get to use your Carbon 12K Winch soon. Please feel free to contact us should you require any further assistance.

Russell Holmes (Melbourne, AU)
Product Quality:
Product Review: Extremely happy
Service Experience:
Shopping with 4x4 Down Under: Excellent, understood when I placed the order there was a wait. 4x4 Down Under kept me posted and was great customer service.
The Winch

Decided on the carbon 12000lb after a great amount of research.

Rhett Rattray (Ferntree Gully, AU)
Product Quality:
Product Review: Great quality
Service Experience:
Shopping with 4x4 Down Under: Excellent - they even helped me change my order after I made a mistake
Carbon 12K Winch

Really happy with the service and product

G'day Rhett! Thanks for the excellent review! If there's anything else we can assist you with please don't hesitate to reach out.

Shane Walsh (Brisbane, AU)
Product Quality:
Product Review: Great quality
Service Experience:
Shopping with 4x4 Down Under: Great service and easy to deal with. Will use them again
Carbon 12000lb winch

Great company to deal with and considering it was over the Xmas period and the covid thing going on it arrived reasonably quickly. Worth the short wait. Great winch, havent put it to the test yet but looks the biz and easy install.

Thanks for the great feedback Shane!

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