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VRS 12500lb 4wd Winch With Steel Cable | V12500 | IP68 Rating

by VRS
$1,499.00

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12500lb 4WD Winch with Steel Cable V12500 by VRS

When you’re out there in the thick of it, you need some serious machinery on your side. With an impressive 5670kg of pulling power and fast line speed under load, the VRS 12500lb winch is the one vehicle recovery winch no driver, from the novice to the serious off-roader, should be without. Even in the most extreme conditions, this tough nut has the muscle to haul your vehicle back on track; fast. Get serious with your safety and get yourself a VRS winch.

Designed in Australia to suit our tough conditions and environment, the VRS Winch comes with a fully sealed contactor pack, 5.3hp motor, sealed and insulated drum and a 3 stage planetary gear system.

This winch has a steel cable and is rated up to 12500lbs of load.

The drum of the winch experiences small horizontal movements while under load. This side to side movement has presented a challenge to keeping water out of the gearbox and motor housing up until now. The VRS IP68 waterproof winch has a new double lipped seal design that keeps the water and silt out of the gearbox during this sideway movement.

This winch is IP68 Approved, meaning it's dust, dirt and waterproof.

FEATURES

  • Heavy duty sealed high amperage contactor (winch relay) controller
  • Textured UV and corrosion resistant finish
  • Sealed to resist water penetration
  • Stainless steel hardware and fittings
  • Multi-segmented cam activated brake
  • Designed in Australia for the World
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty (lifetime mechanical, 2 year electrical)
  • Full parts inventory and back up
  • Sealed IP68 to STOP water penetration

STANDARD ACCESSORIES

  • Detachable Contactor Pack
  • Remote control
  • Wire Rope with Hook
  • Roller fairlead
  • 1.83m (6′) 25mm battery lead
  • Handsaver strap

SPECIFICATIONS

Line Pull 12,500lb / 5,670kg
Motor 12V Series Wound 5.3hp/3.9kw 12v DC
Gear Train 3 stage planetary gears
Gear Ratio 273 : 1
Freespool Sliding ring gear
Brake Automatic, in the drum
Battery Recommended 650 CCA minimum for winching
Battery Lead 25mm, 72″ (1.83M)
Wire Rope Size 3/8″ x 85″ (9.5mm x 26m)
Drum Size 2.5″ x 9.0″ (64mm x 224mm)
Mounting Bolt Pattern 10″ x 4.5″ (254mm x 114.3mm)
Dimensions

23″ x 6.6″x 8.4″ (552mm x 168mm x 214mm)

 

LINE PULL AND ROPE CAPACITY

Layer of wire rope Line Pull kg / lb Total Rope on the Drum m/ft
1st Layer 5,670 / 12,500 5.4 / 17.6
2nd Layer 4,536 / 10,000 11.4 / 37
3rd Layer 3,629/ 8,600 19.4 / 63
4th Layer 3,402 / 7,500 26 / 85

 

LINE SPEED AND AMP. DRAW (1ST LAYER OF ROPE ON THE DRUM)

Line Pull kg/lb Line Speed mpm/fpm Amp. Draw 12V
No Load 10.8 / 35.4 80
1,814 / 4,000 2.8 / 9.19 180
2,722 / 6,000 2.3 / 7.55 210
3,629 / 8,000 2.1 / 6.89 250
4,536 / 10,000 1.9 / 6.23 290
5,670 / 12500 1.7 / 5.58 340

 

PACKAGE

Winch Weight 41 kg
Box Dimension 620 x 220 x 400 mm

 

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Does this VRS Winch include everything I need for installation?

Unless you're purchasing a specific part, or accessory, VRS winches come in packs ready for installation. This will typically include everything you require for a standard installation to get up and running (leads, bolts, control box, remotes, cable etc). This also includes installation instructions.

How do I know if the winch will fit my vehicle?

While VRS winches are built to global standards and should fit 99% of winch compatible bull bars on the market, there is always the chance yours may be one of the few that it won’t fit. Please check the specifications of the winch, and compare with your vehicle and bar to confirm it will fit. Most of the winches include a blueprint diagram with the winches measurements. 
Note: ARB bull bars usually require an Offset Fairlead (click here to view). 

What does the IP68 rating of the winch mean?

VRS Winches feature an IP68 water and dust rating (IP Rating).

6 = Totally dust tight. No dust entry all.

8 = Protected from prolonged immersion under water.

The IP rating of a winch is a technical term that indicates how dust and water resistant the winch is. Without going into great detail an IP68 rating means the equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects.

What battery do I need to run my winch?

The minimum battery size to run a 4x4 electric winch from is a 650CCA. A poor power supply could prevent your winch from working and could also cause damage to the winch motor.

How often do I need to service my VRS winch?

We strongly recommend that you service your winch at least once a year especially if the winch is submerged quite often during use. Servicing your winch will help make it last for many years of trouble free use. If you are not able to service it yourself, any auto electrician or 4WD service agent will be able to do this.

If I need to how do I make a warranty claim?

The first step is to go through the Trouble Shoot Guide as the problem may be non-warranty related and easily resolved.
If you are still having problems you can make a warranty claim by emailing a copy of your receipt along with the full fault description to info@vrswinch.com.au. If you need any assistance with your warranty claim please reach out to us at 4x4 Down Under.

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Keeping You on Track

In a tight spot the VRS winch can be relied upon to deliver fast line speed and powerful pulling power. In the most extreme conditions this high speed, powerful winch has the muscle to haul your vehicle back on track – FAST.  VRS winches and accessories were designed in Australia for the world. This brand will suite the novice four wheel driver right through to the extreme off-roader.

All VRS 4X4 winches are IP68 rated and have double lip seals. Providing you with ultimate water and dust proofing for your winch.

Whether you’re stuck in the mud or trying to climb up a steep hill, the VRS Recovery Gear range has everything you need to get you back on track.

Designed and tested in Australia to the highest standards, all VRS products are suitable for recreational and competition use.

Why Shop at 4x4 Down Under?

We know that you have a lot of options out there, and we’re incredibly grateful that you’re considering spending your hard earned money with us. We like to think we stand out from the crowd in a few ways.

Excellent & Honest Service

We try and provide the best pre and after sales service possible. If you have a question we’re here to help, and if we don’t know the answer we’ll tell you and then do our absolute best to find the answer for you. We’re also here to guide you to the best possible outcome for you. A lot of stores will simply try to up-sell you on the most expensive option. That’s not how we operate. We want to build a relationship with our customers, and the only way to do that is by being honest and direct.
4x4 Down Under is built on honesty and integrity. For example when you make a purchase with us we only charge your account once we confirm the product is ready for dispatch.
Although we like to guarantee everything on our store is available we’re not perfect and mistakes do happen. If something turns out to not be available we’ll let you know immediately and you have the option to cancel your order or wait for more stock to arrive. Should you not want to wait the order is voided, and there’s no waiting a week to get your money back (it’s instant!).

No Sales Gimmicks 

When you shop at 4x4 Down Under you don’t have to worry about:
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  • False “John just bought a…” alerts. Our customer alerts (bottom left) are 100% true and we're proud of them.
  • Being bombarded by trust badges and labels everywhere you look that mean nothing. 
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High Quality Products & Free Shipping

Aside from the above we also offer free shipping to almost everywhere in Australia, have a great range of high quality products at excellent prices and LOVE what we do! If you still have any doubts feel free to give us a call on 1300 76 86 41, or contact us here. We'd love to hear from you.

VRS LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

The VRS Warranty warrants the original purchaser that the mechanical components will be free of defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the winch and the electrical components will be free of defects in material and workmanship from a period of 2 years from the original date of purchase.

OFFICIAL VRS WARRANTY DETAILS

Warrants the original purchaser that the mechanical components will be free of defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the winch and the electrical components will be free of defects in material and workmanship from a period of two (2) years from the original date of purchase. This Warranty only
applies to the original purchaser of the winch.

To obtain warranty service you must provide VRS with proof of purchase such as a copy of your purchase receipt with a date of purchase acceptable to VRS. This warranty does not cover removal or reinstallation of the winch. VRS will, at its option, repair, replace, or refund the purchase price of a defective winch or component, provided you return the defective winch or component during the warranty period, transportation charges prepaid, to VRS Winch Service Department or a Factory Authorised Service Centre. Attach your name, address, telephone number, a description of the problem, and a copy of your receipt showing the VRS part #, serial # and the date of purchase.

This warranty does not apply to 1) finish 2) wire rope 3) if the winch has been damaged by abuse, accident, misuse, overloading, collision, modification, misapplication, improper installation, or improper service 4) if used in commercial or industrial applications 5) if used as a hoist. This warranty is void if any VRS serial number has been removed, defaced, or altered.

THE WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY. THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY WHICH BY LAW MAY NOT BE EXCLUDED IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO TWO (2) YEARS FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL RETAIL PURCHASE OF THE PRODUCT.

No VRS dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty.

VRS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS OF USE) UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF VRS WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

VRS reserves the right to change product design without notice. In situations which VRS has changed a product design, VRS shall have no obligation to upgrade or otherwise modify previously manufactured products.

For more information contact VRS at info@vrswinch.com.au, or call 1300 669 951.

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