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Rugged Ridge 15100.01 8,500Lb Winch with Steel Cable

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85 pounds
Brand Name
Rugged Ridge
Limited 3 year warranty against manufacturing defects

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Key Features

  • Automatic load holding brake system
  • Tough 3 Stage Planetary Gear box
  • Light mount roller fairlead included
  • Tough stainless hardware
  • Durable 5.5 HP Series Wound motor

Package Details

Shipping Weight: 90.3 pounds
Package Size: 25.9 x 13.2 x 10.2 inches

Product Description

Light weight. Durable. Affordable. All these things come to mind when thinking of our Performance Winch from Rugged Ridge. If you’ve ever been off-roading, then you know the importance of having a winch you can rely on for any unforeseen circumstances you may encounter. Constructed of a durable HP series wound motor for long life and extra pulling power, our winch offers more exclusive features than any other winch in its price range. Our winch features a tough 3 stage planetary gear box delivering both power, and reliability on each and every pull. All the exterior winch body screws and bolts are corrosion resistant stainless steel and provide a long life.

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Rugged Ridge 15100.01 8,500Lb Winch with Steel Cable
Durable design, proven performance
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Durable 5.5 HP series wound motor for long life and extra pulling power
Heavy-duty motor for extended life
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Tough 3 stage planetary gear box with a 172:8:1 gear ratio delivering power and reliability
Includes 94' of 5/16" diameter wire rope and a latched hook
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Safety Features
Safety is the most important consideration with all Rugged Ridge products. Our winches feature automatic load holding to minimize the possibility of winch line slippage in the event of power failure. Winches also include a rubberized remote switch with a 12-foot extension cable allowing for safe use during winch operation. A full instructional manual is included for easy installation.

Standard Features:

  • Durable 5.5 HP series wound motor for long life and extra pulling power.
  • Tough 3 stage planetary gear box with a 172.8:1 gear ratio delivering power and reliability.
  • Includes 94’ of 5/16” diameter wire rope and latched hook.
  • Automatic load holding brake system (in the drum brake system).
  • Exclusive light mount roller fairlead included; allows for easy no-drill mounting of up to 2 off road lights.
  • Tough corrosion resistant stainless steel hardware used on the body of the winch.
  • Each winch includes a remote solenoid box that can be mounted in multiple positions (over roller fairlead or over motor; can be angled to accommodate most winch bumpers including the Rugged Ridge XHD Bumper System).
  • 12-foot remote switch.
  • Limited 5-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Included Items
1-Rugged Ridge 15100.01 8,500Lb Winch, 1-light mount roller fairlead, 1-94' length of 5/16 wire rope, 1-heavy duty latched control hook, 1-12' all weather handheld cable remote, 1-tether/hook strap, 1-users manual.

8,500LB Features & Specifications:
Rated line pull: 8,500LB (3852 kg) single-line
Motor: 5.5 hp, 12V series wound
Control: Remote Switch, 12' lead (3.7m)
Solenoid Style: Integrated Solenoid Module (ISM)
Gear Train: 3-Stage Planetary
Gear Reduction Ratio: 172.8:1
Clutch: Shift Pin Ring Gear
Braking: Automatic In-the-Drum
(534mm L. x 160m D. x 193mm H.)
Drum Size: Diameter 2.52" (64mm), Length 8.82" (224mm)
Cable: 94" 21/64" Diameter (28.5m, 8.2mm)
Fairlead: 4-Way Roller Fairlead
Remote Control: Included
Recommended Battery: 650CCA minimum for winching
Battery Leads: 25mm 72" (1.83m)
Finish: Dark Grey
Weight: 80.5lbs (36.5kg)
Overall Dimensions: (L x W x H) 22"x 6.3"x 8.1" (557 x 160 x 205mm)
Mounting Bolt Pattern: 10.00 / 0.015Nx4.50 / 0.0101N (254 x 114.3mm)
8,500LB Line Speed & Amp Draw - First Layer:
Line Pull
Line Speed
Motor Current
lbs (kgs)
ft/min (M/min )
37.2 (11.4)
2000 (910)
18 (5.5)
4000 (1814)
13.1 (4)
6000 (2720)
10.2 (3.1)
8000 (3630)
8.2 (2.5)
8500 (3850)
7.2 (2.2)
8,500LB Line Pull & Cable Capacity:
Layer of Cable
Rated Line Pull/Layer
Cumulative Cable Capacity
lbs (kgs)
ft (m)
8500 (3850)
16 (5)
7432 (3370)
42 (12)
6730 (3050)
72 (21)
6245 (2830)
94 (28)

Mounting Bolt Pattern
Omix-ADA, Inc. warrants to the initial retail purchaser (“purchaser”) only that when installed and used on purchaser’s vehicle according to supplied product installation instructions and/or warnings, purchaser’s Rugged Ridge Vehicle Recovery Winch shall be free of defects in material and workmanship for: (a.) five years with respect to the mechanical components and (b.) one year with respect to all electrical components including motor, solenoids, switches and controls.

About Rugged Ridge
Rugged Ridge develops and sells Jeep parts accessories for the growing Jeep and off road enthusiast market. Rugged Ridge is a division of Omix-ADA, the market-leader for replacement and restoration Jeep parts. With this know-how and experience the Rugged Ridge pedigree is well established in the Jeep market and with the Jeep enthusiast. Realizing that there was a need for new Jeep accessories, the Rugged Ridge brand was established in 2005 to fill that need. Rugged Ridge has designed and manufactured over 3,000 products for the Jeep market and continues to develop hundreds of additional Jeep accessories each year. Many of the recent developed Jeep accessories are patented, like the Jeep floor liners, Jeep snorkel and Jeep XHD modular bumpers. Count on Rugged Ridge to provide you with true and proven Jeep parts and accessories.

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