A UTV winch is a device mounted on the front or rear of a utility vehicle that can be controlled wirelessly or with a portable unit. It works similarly to an ATV winch and can be used to pull heavy objects or move the UTV itself. The winch must be mounted to a solid part of the vehicle.
A UTV winch is a device mounted to the front or rear of a utility vehicle or UTV. The UTV resembles a golf cart in many ways, but this vehicle is much more durable and capable of handling heavier loads than a golf cart. It can hold two or four passengers, and very often has a bed or cargo area. The UTV winch can be used to add versatility to this already useful light vehicle; The winch features a retractable cable wound around a pulley that is turned by a motor.
The motor is usually controlled by a portable unit that is connected to the motor unit. In some cases, the UTV winch can be operated wirelessly, allowing the user greater ability to move around the vehicle or avoid being too close to the winch. When the user presses the control that rotates the pulley in one direction, the cable can exit the vehicle. The user can then attach that cable to a heavy object or another vehicle using the hook attached to the end of the cable. Once the UTV winch cable is securely secured, the user can activate another button that rotates the pulley in the other direction, thus retracting the cable. This feature can be used to pull the UTV forward or to pull another object towards the UTV itself.
The UTV winch works similar to an ATV winch that is typically mounted on larger ATVs. In many cases, in fact, the winch system is the same compared to an ATV winch. However, sometimes the UTV winch is much smaller and will only be capable of moving a certain load. ATV winches can carry a heavier load, although the units are likely to be larger and heavier. In either case, the winch itself must be mounted to a solid part of the vehicle.
On a UTV, the winch can be mounted directly to the frame of the vehicle. On some larger vehicles, the UTV winch may be mounted to the front bumper, although the bumper will need to be properly secured to the frame to ensure it does not separate from the rest of the vehicle while under load. Winches can also be mounted to the rear of a vehicle, although this configuration is much less common.