The 10 Best ATV Winches

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We spent 22 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Winches are one of the most important items you can equip your ATV with if you often spend time in the backwoods alone. Being able to self-rescue can ensure that you are never stuck in a precarious situation waiting for help to arrive. All of the models on our list are designed to use minimal battery power, so you can always start that engine and go once you are out of the mud. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best atv winch on Amazon.

10. Bravex 3500

9. Extreme Max Bear Claw

8. X-Bull AM0004

7. Keeper Corporation KT4000 Trakker

6. Superwinch LT3000

5. Champion 14560

4. MotoAlliance Viper Max

3. Warn VRX 25

2. Superwinch Terra 45SR

1. Warn Axon 45

Editor's Notes

November 15, 2018:

After pulling power, the most important thing in a winch is reliability. There is nothing worse than a winch that fails on you when you are trying to get yourself out of a mud pit. For that reason, we did not include any models where there were too many reviews of failure during normal operation. After that, we just made sure to include a variety of different capacities to suit light and heavy ATVs alike.


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Last updated on November 16, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

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