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Tuff Stuff® Xtreme 12,500lb Waterproof Winch with Synthetic Rope

MSRP : $698
$489.00 $475.00

TUFF STUFF® X-TREME Wireless Waterproof winch for the highest in winching standards. The Tuff Stuff® Xtreme includes a high performance motor, gear drive, wireless remote and heavy duty rubber line stopper to protect your aluminum fairlead.

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Our best winch, just got EVEN BETTER! Now, the Tuff Stuff® Xtreme comes with a grey synthetic rope and a hawse fairlead to maximize strength, lower the weight and help ease the task of self recovery on the trail. All while still providing the same quality you’ve come to expect from the Tuff stuff® Xtreme!

With its heavy internal components, waterproof seals the Tuff Stuff® Xtreme series is even more durable than the competition yet extremely affordable for such high standards.

The Tuff Stuff® X-treme has been designed to stand up against the best winches in it’s class and and survive any of the harsh elements you can throw its way. Tuff Stuff®’s exclusively designed control box is built to protect all of it’s electronics, which is the life line of any electric winch. Using only the best quality electronics in the business, the Tuff Stuff® Xtreme winch will last for years to come, and still retains the BEST WARRANTY in the business. The Tuff Stuff® X-treme uses all rubber seals to keep this motor water tight to protect your investment from water, mud, snow and other damaging elements your winch may come into contact with.Tuff Stuff® has also increased the height of the drum support to allow more room for it’s 88′ of 3/8″ cable. This improved design has been implemented to eliminate damage to the winch body when the cable stacks up unevenly on the drum. This design was originally built to Military standards for longer thicker cables, which is the grade performance Tuff Stuff® demands for their customers!

Waterproof Winch Details:

  • 6.65HP Motor for X-Treme pulling performance
  • 12,500Lbs Capacity to recover most vehicles
  • Waterproof Seals to prevent water damage
  • 88′ of 3/8″ synthetic rope
  • Powers in & out
  • Built in heavy duty braking system for safety while winching
  • FREE Wireless Remote with 75’+ radius
  • High output waterproof solenoid for optimal performance and efficiency
  • 6′ of positive/negative 2 gauge battery cable included for easy installation
  • Rubber Line Stopper to eliminate damaging the aluminum fair lead with the hook
  • Heavy Duty Clevis hook tested to over 26,000Lbs of force


  • Single line rated pull: 12,500 lbs (5682 kg)
  • Motor: 6.65 hp/5.0 kw, Series Wound
  • Control: Remote switch,12 ft (3.7 m) lead
  • Gear train: 3 Stage Planetary
  • Gear reduction ratio: 265.2:1
  • Clutch: Sliding Ring Gear
  • Braking Action: Automatic In-The-drum
  • Drum size Diameter: 2.52” (64 mm) Length 8.82” (224 mm)
  • Rope: 88’ of 3/8” diameter Synthetic rope (27 m of 9.5 mm diameter)
  • Fairlead: Aluminum Hawse Fairlead
  • Remote control: Wireless & Wired Included
  • Recommended battery: 650CCA,130 Minutes Reserve Capacity minimum
  • Battery leads: 2 Gauge – 72”(1.83 m) each
  • Finish: Black
  • Weight: (NW/GW) 73 lbs /81.5 lbs (33.11 kg/37 kg)
  • Overall Dimensions: 20.5″ L x 6.75″ W x 10′ H (521 X 171 X 254MM)
  • Mounting Bolt Pattern: 10.00+/-0.015” x 4.50+/-0.010” +/- (254 x 114.3 mm)

1 review for Tuff Stuff® Xtreme 12,500lb Waterproof Winch with Synthetic Rope

  1. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just installed my winch with my Tuff Stuff TJ bumper. I really like the final product and it looks like the winch is really good. The reason for the 3 stars is three reasons:

    1. The included bolts for the fairlead were too big to fit the holes pre-drilled in the bumper. Had to spend the first 30 minutes of my install trying to drill the holes to the right size.

    2. The terminal on the ground wire under the cover was made of such poor metal that it snapped off when I tried to remove the nut to install the ground wire to the battery. I had to remove the cover (by the way, there is a screw UNDER the sticker on the front of the cover) and crimp a new, better quality terminal on the wire.

    3. I knew I was going to have to do this, but it was still an aggravation. You have to unspool the entire rope, disconnect it from the winch and respool it to get the hook on the right side of the fairlead. You can’t unhook the hook from the rope. While this wasn’t hard to do, it was just something that took more time to complete the install. Just thought you should know if you were considering purchasing it.

  2. 1. The bumper came with the bolts to match those holes that were too small for the ones provided with the winch. It is possible they were discarded after the installation.
    2. We would have gladly provided a replacement ground or terminal. They tend to run the nuts and bolts down rather tight but we are happy with them being too tight rather than too oose to prevent an electrical connection issue. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
    3. This is done to reduce airspace in the box and to reduce the dimensions. Either way, the rope would have to be spooled on, whether it is on or off the winch.

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