Smittybilt 97495 XRC Winch – 9500 lb. Load Capacity

The new Gen2 Winch of 9500 lb capacity weighs 78 pounds, and it's a complete recovery system that's versatile. The winch has a dimension of 25.8 x 10 x 13.8 inches as its length, width, and height. The winch is rugged, designed to handle heavy-duty loads and industrial materials conveniently. More so, it's fitted for safe operations with a reliable braking system that uses an automatic in-drum technique. 

Smittybilt 97495 XRC Winch

It's amazing to find heavy-duty features that come with a highly improved winching technology. The device comes with an installation package and a handheld remote control switch attached to a 12-feet (3.7m) lead.

Features of 9500-pound Load Capacity Winch 

Long battery Lead

There is a lead of seventy-two inches (1.83m) that connects this winch to a battery source. After a connection has been made, the lead doesn't over-heat during operation. Instead, the 25 square millimeters thick coil is a waterproof cord that fits any weather condition.

High-efficiency motor

The motor is rated at 6.6 HP and fitted with a 3-Stage planetary gear system. It's amphibious because it can be operated on dry land and when submerged in mud or flood. The highly efficient motor contains electric circuits and solenoids that are duly insulated to improve their electromagnetic capacity. The 6.6hp series wound motor works with its gear train that produces low noise during operations.

Tough and reliable

The new generation two series winch with a single-line pull ca overcome a load of at most 4,309 kilograms (9500 lb) capacity. The automotive and garage equipment is reliable for off-road towing and fitted on its side with a sliding ring gear mounting for safe operations.

Corded remote control

The winching tool has a remote switch that is completely waterproof. It's easy to use during recovery of vehicles from difficult and accessible terrains. The remote switch is attached to a 12-foot (3.7m) lead for easy control; roll in or release of steel wire rope.

Sturdy construction

The cable size is 94 feet long, and 5/16 inches thick. With this dimension, the winching system has tough cables for recovery. More so, the mounting bolts that hold the winch firmly have a fitting of 10 by 4.5 inches. The safety feature of a 2.5-feet (63.5mm) diameter automatic in-drum braking system ensures a smooth recovery operation. More so, electrical circuits and solenoid components are properly insulated; this feature increases the device's electromagnetic efficiency and prevents electric shocks during recovery operations.


The product is durable and has been designed to give enhanced performance. It can be operated in the rain or during winter because a complete recovery system must be durable. It winds in faster even with heavy loads and responds swiftly when the free spooling handle is engaged.


  • Good speed when pulling weighty objects
  • Amphibious motor with 6.6 HP rating
  • It produces low noise during operation; it has a 3-stage planetary gearbox that has better efficiency


  • The device doesn't have a synthetic (stretchable) cable except for steel wire design.

Final Verdict

This piece of equipment measures 25.8 x 10 x 13.8 inches (L x W x H); it's built for trailing, hauling and winching. It's fitted with heavy-duty features that allow for safe operations. There are a sliding ring gear mounting and a 3-stage planetary gear train that allows for smooth operations. This winching equipment is good value for money because it overcomes heavy loads when they are below 4,309 kilograms (9500 lb) weight. 

You can use the new generation two series winch in your garage or remote locations. The recommended specification is 650CCA minimum battery power for maximum output.

Dennis P. Baughman

Dennis P. Baughman is the Editor of UnbeatenRolling. His disabilities couldn't stop him to be self driven person. He started this blog to share his personal knowledge about all kinds of wheelchairs and different tips and advice about chairs.

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