Warn M12000-S 12V Winch 97720 Specs
|Rated capacity||12000 lbs. @ 3.86 ft/min|
|Max GVWR||8000 lbs.|
|Power||4.6 HP 12V Electric|
|Line||100' 3/8" Premium synthetic|
|Size||24.08" X 8.44" X 10.53"|
|Attributes||Electric Not Waterproof Wired Premium Synthetic|
|Price||@4 Wheel Parts @Amazon|
Last updated: Aug 22, 2019
Warn M12000-S 12V Winch 97720 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.
Warn M12000-S 12V Winch 97720 Pulling Power per Cable Layer
Warn M12000-S 12V Winch 97720 Winch Lines ↑TOP
In the next chart, we look at when different winch line configurations will break when you use the Warn M12000-S 12V Winch 97720.
Stock winch line: 100' 3/8" diameter Premium 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
Warn M12000-S 12V Winch 97720 Power ↑TOP
|Gear system||3 Stage Planetary|
|Clutch||Rotating Ring Gear|
|Brake||Automatic Mechanical Cone|
|Fastest linespeed||30 ft/min pulling 0 lbs.|
|Slowest linespeed||3.86 ft/min pulling 12000 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
|0 lbs.||30 feet/minute||67 A|
|2000 lbs.||14 feet/minute||140 A|
|4000 lbs.||8.62 feet/minute||210 A|
|6000 lbs.||6.92 feet/minute||250 A|
|8000 lbs.||5.8 feet/minute||320 A|
|10000 lbs.||4.39 feet/minute||370 A|
|12000 lbs.||3.86 feet/minute||440 A|
Warn M12000-S 12V Winch 97720 Control ↑TOP
|Wired remote lead length||12'|
|Can add wireless remote?||✔|
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||Contactor|
|Control pack pin count||5|
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.
Warn M12000-S 12V Winch 97720 Dimensions ↑TOP
Read more about how winch line and fairleads affect the weight of your winch.
|Fairlead type||Aluminum hawse|
|Fairlead mount distance||10"|
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.
Warn M12000-S 12V Winch 97720 Details ↑TOP
|Finish||Argent Gray Powdercoat|
|See Is Warn Made in the USA?|
- Premium Warn Spydura Synthetic Winch Rope
- Warn Epic Winch Hook
- Warn Polished Aluminum Fairlead
In the Box
- ✔ Winch
- ✔ Winch hook
- ✔ Mounting hardware
- ✔ Battery cables
- ✔ Aluminum hawse fairlead
- ✔ Wired remote
Limited Lifetime Warranty for Mechanical Components. Limited Seven (7) year warranty for Electrical Components.
Warn M12000-S 12V Winch 97720 Installation ↑TOP
|Mounting hardware||4 - 7/16"-14x1.5" bolt, 2 - 7/16"-14x1.75" bolt|
|Mounting hardware torque||55 lb-ft|