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'The Steed' - 17000Lb Winch

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'The Steed' - 17,000Lb 4x4 Winch

The new model Sherpa 4x4 17,000Lb heavy duty winch is ideal for the tough pulls and is the most popular model supplied. Huge 6.6HP motor coupled with a 3 stage planetary gearbox makes this unit incredibly powerful. The winch is ideal for those running heavier 4x4's or towing boats and caravans. Available in 12V or 24V with a genuine Albright solenoid as well as 28m or 45m spools and rope or cable options. The 28m version is designed to bolt directly into common winch bars without any modifications so is a great option for customers considering a powerful and reliable winch.  

Winch Dimensions and Bolting Pattern


Overview

Why are Sherpa winches different to the competition?

  • Tried and Tested - Sherpa 4x4 winches have been designed and built with many years experience in the winching and lifting business. These winches have been through many stages of testing and improvements to deliver a product Sherpa 4x4 is proud to offer to our customers. They have been witnessed to perform under water in the muddiest rain forests on the planet recovering ladened trucks to safety. Sealed to water and mud ingress they perform reliably in the toughest outback conditions. 
  • Tough & Durable - The Steed winch is designed to survive in all conditions, with 316 stainless steel fittings, this winch will stand up to all environments. Sherpa winches boast a IP68 rating meaning they are suitable for dusty and wet environments with quality o-rings and seals.
  • Braking Design - Beware of cheap imitations! Many winches on the market use a ‘Brake in drum’ design which causes heat to build up in the winch damaging synthetic rope. ‘Brake in Drum’ winches are not designed for synthetic rope, this will become obvious at the most inconvenient time. Sherpa 4x4 winches are compatible with all types of synthetic rope as the brake is designed into the gearbox. This innovative design results in a trouble and heat free winch and braking combination.
  • Quality gearboxes - Other brands use sintered steel to make their gears. In this process heat and pressure is used to cast shapes from powdered steel. Sintered gears are no where near as strong as gears which are CNC cut from quality billet steel. Sherpa specify and demand the highest quality components for every step of the winch build meaning we can deliver stronger winches which last.  
  • Electrics - Sherpa 4x4 winches come standard with fully sealed, water tight, heavy duty, genuine Albright solenoids. The number one failure for winches is the solenoid so why use anything but the best. Sherpa only offer Albright solenoids across our complete range of winches because they work. Don't waste your time with imitations, demand the best. 
  • Powerful- Sherpa 4x4 winches come with massive series wound motors featuring higher amounts of copper in the winding's then others. By specifying the best motors across all our winches as a standard component, you are ensured a more durable winch motor which can withstand the extreme conditions winching brings. The fully engineer designed frame and gearbox results in incredible winching power. Why settle for 9,000lb when more pulling power is available. When other winches are stalling, the Sherpa 4x4 units are still loading up.
  • Simplicity - Sherpa 4x4 winches are supplied with the parts and materials making installation easy for the home mechanic. Made to fit the common winch bars (ARB, TJM, Toyota to name a few) in Australia, you'll be amazed how quickly it can be integrated into your set-up. The bolting pattern is the standard pattern used by almost all winches including Warn and Ironman. If unsure what winch will ft your bull bar please see our winch dimensions & diagrams on our website or contact a sales representative. Note: fitment issues have been reported with 2012 Nissan Patrol ST GU wagon with factory bullbars. Check mounting width and consider Mustang winch for this vehicle.  
  • Fair leads & Hawse - Depending on if you're after the synthetic rope or the steel cable a 4 roller fairlead or aluminium hawse will be supplied. An offset aluminium hawse can also be supplied on request.
  • Warranty and Parts - Sherpa 4x4 offers a 5 Year warranty on 17,000lb winches. Please see the Sherpa 4x4 Product Warranty. An economical range of spares can be supplied to get you out of trouble if ever required.
  • Options - A 'Plug n Play' wireless remote kit can be supplied if wireless operation is required. Battery cables can be upgraded to extra long 3 meter leads. Sherpa 4x4 also advises all winches be wired with a battery isolation switch rated to 500A continuous duty.

Albright Solenoids for Sherpa 4x4 winches

Genuine Albright Solenoids

All Sherpa 4x4 winches come with genuine Albright solenoids! Incorporated into our electrics is a custom made version of the DC88P solenoid designed specifically by Albright International for the Sherpa 4x4 control boxes. With 70 years experienced in contactor design, these are by far the best winch solenoids available. Capable of handling up to 800 amps, almost twice the maximum capacity of the winch. Contact plating is second to none, increasing the duty cycle over other winches. As seen in our water submersion testing videos the Albright solenoids can be run for significant time under water without moisture ingress. The cheap Chinese solenoids used in the majority of winches will fail under extreme conditions and under high amperage load.

Videos


Sherpa 4x4 Winch Range

Sherpa Winch Installation on Dodge Ram

Product Testing:

Install & Wiring How To:

Winch Gearbox Rotation:

Salt Water Submersion Test:

Technical Details

Technical Details

Specifications Value
Rated Line Pull 17,000lb (7,700kg)
Motor 6.6hp series wound (12V or 24V options)
Gear reduction ratio 246:1 3 stage planetary gearbox
IP Rating 68
Rope/Cable

10.0mm Dyneema rope rated to 23,760lb

10mm steel cable 

Mounting Bolt Diameter 11.2mm
Drum Size (Dia x Length) 64mm x 224mm
Mounting Bolt Pattern 254mm x 114.3mm
Weight Winch Weight Table
Clutch 180 degree turn, free spooling, slide ring gear
Brake

Automatic in gearbox

6 Position indexible to users requirements

Solenoid Albright International Heavy Duty 800 amp
Duty Cycle Intermittent
Fairlead / Hawse Cable (4 way roller fair lead)  |  Rope (polished aluminium hawse)
Battery Leads 2m long (3m available on request)
Certification CE - designed to meet European standards
Warranty 5 Years

 

12V Winch Performance Data

Line Pull (Lb) Line Speed (m/min) Motor Current (A)
0 7.2 80
1,500 5.2 115
3,000 4.6 145
6,000 3.8 195
9,000 2.9 280
12,000 2.1 375
17,000 1.3 425

24V Winch Performance Data

Line Pull (Lb) Line Speed (m/min) Motor Current (A)
0 8.1 45
1,500 6.1 70
3,000 5.3 100
6,000 4.5 130
9,000 3.6 165
12,000 2.6 195
17,000 1.8 225

Data Sheets

Winch Owner's Manual

Grunter Boat Winch Owner's Manual

Winch Dimensions:

'Mustang' 9,500Lb with 28m spool

'Colt' 12,000Lb & 'Steed' 17,000Lb with 28m spool

'Colt' 12,000Lb & 'Steed' 17,000Lb with 45m spool

'Mule' 17,000Lb dual motor winch with 45m spool

'Stallion'  25,000Lb winch with 30m spool 

'Grunter' boat trailer winches

ATV Winch 4,500Lb

Wiring Diagrams:

Dual Motor Winch Wiring Diagram

Sherpa 4x4 single motor winch wiring instructional video

Winch Solenoid Wiring Diagram

Winch Weights:

Winch Type 12m Rope 28m Cable 28m Rope 30m Rope 30m Cable 45m Cable 45m Rope
ATV Winch 4,500Lb 7 kg X X X X X X
9,500Lb X 26 kg 19 kg X X X X
10,000Lb High Speed X X 23 kg X X X X
12,000Lb X 30 kg 23 kg X X 40 kg 26 kg
17,000Lb Single Motor X 30 kg 23 kg X X 40 kg 26 kg
17,000Lb Dual Motor X X X X X 46 kg 32 kg
25,000Lb X X X 31 kg 47 kg X X

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