If you are a 4WD owner, chances are that you have heard of Smittybilt. If not, let me give you some background. Smittybilt actually began in 1956 under another name. It was first known as Rock-ett Products and it was founded by a man named Bill Smith (Smitty). It began as a small machine shop with a basic product line of after-market 4WD equipment. Smitty’s son, Tom, grew up working alongside his father in the shop which by this time was Smittybilt. Tom started creating products himself and even built the very first Nerf Bar side step as well as tubular Jeep bumpers.
In the 56 years since its inception, the Smittybilt product line has grown by leaps and bounds and now includes over 2000 specific part numbers. While we are not going to delve into the mass of parts made by them today, we will be talking about the Smittybilt winch.
There are a total of 6 winches in this category. The X20 8 is for true off road enthusiasts and has an 8000 lb. line rating. The X20 8 Comp-Series adds to the X20 8. It is basically the same, but has both an aluminum fairlead as well as a synthetic rope. The X20 10 has a line capacity of up to 10,000 lbs. and the X20 10 Comp-Series has the same equipment with the addition of the aluminum fairlead and the synthetic rope. With the X20 12, you get up to 12,000 lbs. of line rating and for those truly serious off road people, there is the X20 15 which has a line rating of a whopping 15,000 lbs.
All of the winches in this category have the same ratings as the ones we just discussed. The only difference in each of them is the difference between the X20 and the XRC. There is a slight difference in the line rating ratio and the size of the cable. There are six winches in this category too and they match the ones in the previous category just replacing the X20 with the XRC in the names.
XRC ATV Winch
Smittybilt offers 5 different winches in this category. The XRC 2.0 is a small 2000 lb. winch. The XRC 3.0 has a line rating of 3000 lbs. and so does the XRC 3.0 Comp-Series; the difference between the two being the aluminum fairlead and synthetic rope in the Comp-Series. The same principle holds true with the XRC 4.0 and the XRC 4.0 Comp-Series. Both have a line rating of 4000 lbs.
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