Tuff Stuff Xtreme 4500 Winch TS-4500-XT Specs
|4500 lbs. @ ft/min
|1.6 HP 12V Electric
|50' 3/16" Synthetic
|None" X None" X None"
|Electric Not Waterproof Wireless Synthetic
Last updated: Feb 23, 2019
Tuff Stuff Xtreme 4500 Winch TS-4500-XT Max Weight Capacity ↑TOP
Maximum Vehicle Weight
You need a winch with a capacity of at least: 6750 Pounds
With your GVWR of 4500 pounds this winch is strong enough for your vehicle. This winch's capacity is times your GVWR.
Manufacturers recommend a winch capacity 1.5-2 times your GVWR.
Winch Pulling Power vs. Cable Layers
In our chart, you can see that this winch, like all winches, is more powerful with fewer wraps of cable on the drum.
More spooled out winch line = More pulling power!
⚠ Safety issue! The first layer should always have at least 5 wraps of cable on the winch drum when the winch is under load.
Tuff Stuff Xtreme 4500 Winch TS-4500-XT Pulling Power per Cable Layer
Tuff Stuff Xtreme 4500 Winch TS-4500-XT Winch Lines ↑TOP
In the next chart, we look at when different winch line configurations will break when you use the Tuff Stuff Xtreme 4500 Winch TS-4500-XT.
Stock winch line: 50' 3/16" diameter Synthetic
Winch lines break because they get overloaded.
Synthetic winch lines have higher breaking strengths than steel for a given diameter.
Some wheelers switch their winch line - some go up a size in synthetic (i.e. 5/16" to 3/8") to get more strength. Others will go down a size (i.e. 3/8" to 5/16") to get extra length while choosing a synthetic winch rope that has at least as much strength as the factory steel cable.
Winch Line Breaking Strength vs. Your GVWR
Tuff Stuff Xtreme 4500 Winch TS-4500-XT Power ↑TOP
|ft/min pulling lbs.
|ft/min pulling lbs.
We recommend electric winches for most fourwheelers.
Electric winches will work without the engine running, which may be necessary in certain situations like a rollover or with a water-flooded engine.
Winch Load vs. Motor Amperage and Line Speed
Tuff Stuff Xtreme 4500 Winch TS-4500-XT Control ↑TOP
|Wired remote lead length
|Wireless remote distance
Winches come with a wired remote, a wireless remote, or both.
Wireless remotes work at a further distance than wired remotes, and have no cables that get snagged. You do need to make sure that the batteries have a charge.
|Control pack type
|Control pack pin count
Your winch remote actually controls a control pack that uses either solenoids or contactors.
Solenoids are older technology, so you find them on older and budget winches.
Contactor packs are newer technology and are found on newer winches.
Tuff Stuff Xtreme 4500 Winch TS-4500-XT Dimensions ↑TOP
Read more about how winch line and fairleads affect the weight of your winch.
|Fairlead mount distance
You can use an aluminum hawse fairlead ONLY with synthetic winch rope. Steel winch cable will destroy an aluminum hawse.
You can use a steel roller fairlead with steel winch cable or synthetic winch rope.
However, note that every winch rope manufacturer DOES recommend that you switch to an aluminum hawse. This is likely because used steel roller fairleads often have gouges and burrs that can damage a synthetic winch rope.
Tuff Stuff Xtreme 4500 Winch TS-4500-XT Details ↑TOP
In the Box
- ✔ Winch
- ✔ Winch hook
- ✔ Mounting hardware
- ✔ Battery cables
- ✔ Aluminum hawse fairlead
- ✔ Wired remote
- ✔ Wireless remote
- ✔ Universal mounting plate