Detachable front mounted winch in use
With the increasing popularity of 4x4 off-roading, more and more winches are being used for leisure purposes. But how many of us want a permanent bumper mounted winch on the front of our nice expensive, and lets be honest, mainly road going 4x4?
Here at Watling Engineers we have developed an ever increasing range of front mounted detachable towbars which, when used in conjunction with our range of portable winches provides a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and the challenges that off-roading brings, yet still keeps the looks of your vehicle.
After your front towbar is fitted, setting up the winch takes a matter of minutes.
The winch power leads are permanently attached to the vehicle battery at one end, and have quick release connectors at the other end.
The detachable sections of the winch system are very portable and can easily be stored in the vehicle to be used when needed.
With the winch unattached, there is very little to see at the front of your vehicle.
When the winch is needed, you firstly insert the detachable front towbar section.
The winch is then lowered onto the towball and secured with the locking pin.
With the battery leads connected and the remote wanderlead in place you are ready to go.
Winches available from Watling Engineers
We have a range of winches suitable for most leisure and light commercial applications with maximum load ratings ranging from 3500lb-8000lb (1500kg-3600kg). These are ideal for many purposes ranging from the launch and recovery of boats to pulling caravans up steep driveways to self recovery and commercial recovery applications.
All our winches come with a 2m heavy duty battery connection cable, quick release snap connectors for easy coupling and the appropriate towball mount.
C3500A Winch - £269 plus VAT
C3500A Winch - Max pull 1500kg
This handy little winch is ideal for the launch and recovery of trailerable boats down steep slipways or for pulling caravans up steep driveways or out of muddy fields or storage areas. Full steel planetary gearing, weather sealed solenoid sontactors and a heavy duty cam action clutch ensure maximum performance in the toughest environment.
This price includes: C3500A winch, 2m battery connection cable, quick release snap connectors, roller fairlead, remote wanderlead, applicable towball mount and all relevant fixings.
C4500EWX Winch - £329 plus VAT
C4500EWX Portable winch - Max pull 2000kg
This is the latest addition to the Champion Winch range. High quality three stage planetary gearing ensure this is one of the quietest and smoothest winches on the market. The silky smooth performance and the full load holding brake make it the perfect solution for high spec applications. 14.5m of 6.4mm cable and heavy duty waterproof contactors make this a very capable winch.
This price includes: C4500EWX winch, 2m battery connection cable, quick release snap connectors, roller fairlead, remote wanderlead, applicable towball mount and all relevant fixings.
C6000-S Winch - £419 plus VAT
C6000-S Portable winch - Max pull 2700kg
An excellent entry level winch. The waterproof sealed contactors ensure protection from the elements and potential impact damage.2.7 tonnes of pulling power make it ideal for trailers, light weight 4x4 and general applications.
This price includes: C6000-S winch, 2m battery connection cable, quick release snap connectors, roller fairlead, remote wanderlead, applicable towball mount and all relevant fixings.
C8000EWX Winch - £511 plus VAT
C8000EWX Portable winch - Max pull 3600kg
Superb high specification winch. Ideal for recovery and 4x4 applications. Outstanding features include high quality double sealed motor with brass fitting, heavy duty waterproof contactors, double sealed drum on maintenance free bearings, quiet, efficient full steel planetary gearing. Comes with stainless steel roller fairlead and fitting as standard. Complete with integrated wireless remote.
This price includes: C8000EWX winch, 2m battery connection cable, quick release snap connectors, roller fairlead, wireless remote, applicable towball mount and all relevant fixings.
A quick and easy method for light recovery work, towball mounted winches are adaptable and versatile.
Toyota HiLux Surf Mk2 fitted with front and rear towbars and a demountable winch system.
This vehicle is used for vehicle recovery from multi-storey and underground car parks where access is limited.
ALL OUR FRONT TOWBARS ARE AVAILABLE WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELF-FITTING. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A MAIL ORDER QUOTE.
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Designs are available for an increasing number of vehicles including the Landcruiser Amazon, Discovery 3 and Nissan Navara all pictured above.
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