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Hi, I have a 2013 Polaris Sportsman 800 and am looking to put a winch on. I'm interested in the SuperWinch Terra 25 SR but was also looking for recommendations, and or if anyone had experience with SuperWinch and could give me some feedback on quality, mounting, etc.

Also I was wondering on wiring the winch? Is it pretty easy to install?

Basically anything you could think of to help me out. I've never had a winch on any of my ATV's and will be doing alot of riding next year with my 4 year old son and I don't want to get stuck out in the woods with him. Thanks.
 

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I bought the warn 3.0RT that polaris sells as a kit for our bikes. Chk the warn site out they have a couple of different model lines.

As far as install my warn bolted right up and the bike is pre-wired for a winch.
 

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I bought the warn 3.0RT that polaris sells as a kit for our bikes. Chk the warn site out they have a couple of different model lines.

As far as install my warn bolted right up and the bike is pre-wired for a winch.
Don't make it sound too easy. The only thing pre-wired is the main positive and negative wires. Get a winch that is model designed and most of the problems are over. I have a 3500 # venom that was sportsman specific and it went together easily. The hardest part is planning how to run the control wires, and where to locate the contactor and switches. It's not too hard just a little time consuming on your first install. Get a good kit, watch some install vids on you tube and follow the directions and you will get it done
 

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Just installed a superwinch terra 3500 lb winch, can't have to much winch in my opinion, it was 179 from amazon free shipping, comes with handheld remote, handlebar mounted remote, and all wiring. IMO very nice setup, most guys on here are mounting the solenoid on the radiator support, I put mine under the front rack (850 xp) I plasti dipped the solenoid and fuse block. The mounting plate was only 59 bucks free shipping as well, I also got a hook rubber stopper. I would also recommend at a minimum a tree saver strap, gloves, snatch block for double line pull or angle pull.
 

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SuperWinch is a good quality brand at a fare price..... I had either a #2500 or #3000 ATV model SuperWinch on my last Honda (2005 Foreman). It worked flawlessly for the 4-5 years I used it for lifting/lowering the plow for winter plowing and the few times a summer I'd need it for a little assisance getting un-stuck!

I'd say you coun't go wrong with a SuperWinch for the price!!

But another highly recommended winch (no personal experiance) is the Bad Lands #3000-3500(??) by Harbor Freight.
 

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I just installed a 3000# winch on my buddies 2012 800, he found it at summit racing, even had a rope instead of cable. was easy to install with a battery cable kit & contactor kit
 

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Just installed a superwinch terra 3500 lb winch, can't have to much winch in my opinion, it was 179 from amazon free shipping, comes with handheld remote, handlebar mounted remote, and all wiring. IMO very nice setup, most guys on here are mounting the solenoid on the radiator support, I put mine under the front rack (850 xp) I plasti dipped the solenoid and fuse block. The mounting plate was only 59 bucks free shipping as well, I also got a hook rubber stopper. I would also recommend at a minimum a tree saver strap, gloves, snatch block for double line pull or angle pull.
I actually put my contactor inside the front rack storage. Never have to worry about it getting too dirty in there and also well protected from the weather and trial debris and obstacles. Ran the wires up through the storage drain holes and it made for a very clean installation.
 

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Just installed a superwinch terra 3500 lb winch, can't have to much winch in my opinion, it was 179 from amazon free shipping, comes with handheld remote, handlebar mounted remote, and all wiring. IMO very nice setup, most guys on here are mounting the solenoid on the radiator support, I put mine under the front rack (850 xp) I plasti dipped the solenoid and fuse block. The mounting plate was only 59 bucks free shipping as well, I also got a hook rubber stopper. I would also recommend at a minimum a tree saver strap, gloves, snatch block for double line pull or angle pull.
I actually put my contactor inside the front rack storage. Never have to worry about it getting too dirty in there and also well protected from the weather and trial debris and obstacles. Ran the wires up through the storage drain holes and it made for a very clean installation.
That's where I put mine, but the xp doesn't really have a storage box
 

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The LE came with a box but you can buy it for $150 or so. It is much better than the one on my 08 500HO.
 

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Thanks for the help guys.
Huntr, the venom 3500# winch was 186.00 and that price included the model specific mounting plate. They are definitely worth looking at. Good kit and had everything included for the sportsman
 

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Thanks for the help guys.
Huntr, the venom 3500# winch was 186.00 and that price included the model specific mounting plate. They are definitely worth looking at. Good kit and had everything included for the sportsman
Wow..... 3500 lbs. winch and machine specific mounting plate for $186, not to mention it recieves great reviews!!! That's a "sore [email protected] deal"..... you just can't beat it! :wank: :D
 

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Are there any differences between the winches made specific for my ATV and say the SuperWinch? ex. Polaris winches, and or Warn winches? Do they bolt on without needing an additional mount or wiring, or are an easier install in general? thanks
 

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My vote is the Terra Superwinch. Mine has exceeded my expectations.
 

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Warn is cheapest at Rocky Mountain ATV. I had a viper, a warn and a stock polaris(maybe a warn). My Viper was a POS, the warn was great and the polaris has been good to me.
 

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Are there any differences between the winches made specific for my ATV and say the SuperWinch? ex. Polaris winches, and or Warn winches? Do they bolt on without needing an additional mount or wiring, or are an easier install in general? thanks
Winches are winches, and they either come with a universal mount or a model specific mount, or you have to buy a mount or make your own. All winches need a mount of some kind so that you can attach them to your atv


Superwinch, Warn, Polaris, are just names for the winches. Undoubtedly Pure Polaris winches probably mount the easiest of any model specific, because of the contactor actually designed to mount on the existing holes of the frame, but other than that any model specific winch will be fairly easy to mount. All model specific winches should come with a model specific plate, and all the hardware to make it work. As far as a superwinch being something special compared to the others, they aren't, just another company producing winches. Some people like them and others like other brands
 

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I'm just looking for a quality winch and not paying extra money just for the name brand. I like Warn also but just don't want to pay more for similar quality because it has "Warn" stamped on the side.
 

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Are there any differences between the winches made specific for my ATV and say the SuperWinch? ex. Polaris winches, and or Warn winches? Do they bolt on without needing an additional mount or wiring, or are an easier install in general? thanks
Winches are winches, and they either come with a universal mount or a model specific mount, or you have to buy a mount or make your own. All winches need a mount of some kind so that you can attach them to your atv

Superwinch, Warn, Polaris, are just names for the winches. Undoubtedly Pure Polaris winches probably mount the easiest of any model specific, because of the contactor actually designed to mount on the existing holes of the frame, but other than that any model specific winch will be fairly easy to mount. All model specific winches should come with a model specific plate, and all the hardware to make it work. As far as a superwinch being something special compared to the others, they aren't, just another company producing winches. Some people like them and others like other brands
The Warn winch mount was a spectacular piece of engineering and the directions were amazing and specific to my ATV. The Viper mount was a POS and the directions were as bad as it could possibly be. Luckily I'm mechanical so I was able to figure it out but about a week after the difficult installation on my Honda rancher the freespool went out and my only option was to fix it myself or ship it back to viper at my expense. The Warn winch was of much better quality and the instructions were amazing. The warn was only $288 on Rocky Mountain and that was with synthetic rope (which I don't like by the way). You do pay a bit for the name but you usually get what you pay for so beware of those cheap ebay prices.
 
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