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Thread: Who is building Smittybilt winches?

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    Registered psuoffroad's Avatar
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    Default Who is building Smittybilt winches?

    My boss is considering buying the new Smittybilt XRC 10 HD winch with the compressor built in and I was wondering who they bought out or contracted with to build their winches.

    For the money, that looks like a pretty good winch.
    33 spline super 44 rear 4.88s & ARB, HP 44 front 4.88s & ARB, Tera Low 4-to-1 & 2WD Low Range, crossover steering, Long Arm Lift (3-link w/ trackbar F & 4 link triangulated R), Skyjacker high clearance skid, 35" Toyo Mts, Currie Anti-Rock, PS rocker guards, Warn 9.5 Ti, Garvin rear tire carrier bumper, PS stinger front bumper, CB, rear Kilby rack (for the dog), Mastercraft seats, 48" high lift, recovery gear, Power Tank, rock lights, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, customer stereo and a VERY LIGHT WALLET!

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    Geezer Jeeper Jerry Bransford's Avatar
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    Someone gave the name of the factory on a different forum a month or so ago but it's just another Chinese factory so far as I am concerned. It's definitely made in China just like most of the other low-end winches are.
    No longer active on Jeep Forum.

    When you have a choice, buy American.

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    Here ya go (and don't forget the weight difference is due to the first one having steel cable, the second has synthetic line)...


    Smittybilt XRC 10 Winch
    Revolutionary planetary gear system boasts an 10,000 lb. line rating and 218:1 gear ratio
    5.5 hp, 12-volt, Series Wound Motor
    23/64" x 94' galvanized aircraft cable with replaceable hook included
    Intuitive design ensures a simple, hassle-free installation of the Smittybilt XRC-10 Winch
    A heavy duty winching system with great features at an incredible overall value
    Drum size: Diameter/Length: 2.5" (64 mm) x 8.8' (224 mm)
    Mounting bolt pattern: 10" x 4.5" (4 bolts, 3/8") (254 mm x 114.3 mm)
    Overall Dimension (LxWxH): 21.15" x 6.3" x 8.6" (537 mm x 160 mm x 218 mm)
    Total shipping weight: 94 lbs (42.5 kgs)
    Includes Wired Remote Control, Roller Fairlead, and Hook
    **Roller Fairlead Does Not Mount To Winch**

    Electric winch 9500lbพร้อม Wireless Remote Control ราคาขาย
    Motor*: 5.5HP Series Wound Motor, Sealed
    Controls: Wireless remote and handle remote control
    Gear train: All-metal 3-stage planetary
    Gear Ratio: 172.8:1
    Clutch (freespooling): Rotating Ring Gear
    Drum Diameter/Length: 2.51"/8.8" (64mm / 224mm)
    Fairlead: Aluminium
    Rope: 98.5' Dyneema Synthetic Rope, 3/8" diameter (28m, 9.5mm diam.)
    Recommended Battery *: 650CCA Minimum for Winching
    Battery Leads: 2 gauge 72'' (1.83m)
    Duty Cycle: Intermittent
    Mounting Bolt Pattern: 10” x 4.5” ( 254mm x 114.3mm )
    Winch Dimensions: 22" L x 6.3" D x 8.1 H (557mm L x 160mm D x 205mm H)
    Shipping Weight: 66lbs. (30kgs)
    Packing: Carton 26.4" L x 12.6" D x 9.6 H (670mm L x 320mm D x 245mm H)
    *Designed for use with 12V/24V DC battery systems only. No other voltage systems recommended

    Haisen Winch Thailand
    70/74 ม.16 ต.คูคต อ.ลำลูกกา จ. ปทุมธานี 12130
    Tel : 081-684-2272 ( นัย ) : 081-855-1409 ( ศักดิ์ )

    Factory : Since 2000 has been developing electric winches that have been tested to the extreme and abused world wide. High quality, low prices winches made by a professional manufacture with in China. Now we have our clients covering North America, Europe, South Africa and Ocean etc.
    We also do OEM for some brands, such as Warn winch (,
    superwinch ( and Smittybilt winch ( etc.

    2003 Jeep Rubicon "Stinky

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    Remember. Made in the USA does not mean made in the USA. Nearly everything is made in China or overseas somewhere, then the product is shipped to the manufacturer in the US and they place the stuff in a box and put the USA sticker on there. Sometimes there may be actual assembly of some kind but there is very little manufacturing left in the US.

    I think the main thing is how the manufacturer supports/warranties the product.

    Also I think t-max may be done at the same place.
    06LJ Rubicon. LOADS of stuff.

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    Registered phall92139's Avatar
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    Actually, not same place but same country for sure...

    T-Max Products Pty Ltd is the exclusive Distributor of T-Max...

    T-MAX (Hangzhou) Industrial Co., Ltd.
    15/F, B&M Mansion, No. 55 Hunan Road
    311401 Hangzhou

    2003 Jeep Rubicon "Stinky

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    Huh. So you mean Smitty don't bilt 'em?
    97 Sahara,original owner. 285/70/R17 on an OME kit + 1"bl. 4.56, Truetrac F/R + other assorted crap.


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