The latest range of Sherpa 4x4 winches are a high quality, heavy duty, 4WD winch. Rated at 12,000Lb pulling strength they outperform the competition. The huge 6.6 HP motor coupled with a 3 stage planetary gearbox makes these units incredibly powerful. Available in 12V or 24V with a genuine Albright solenoid as well as rope or cable options. The Colt winches are IP68 rated.
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 Colt winch is designed to survive in all conditions, with 316 stainless steel fitting this winch will stand up to all environments.
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. Sherpa winches are IP68 rated.
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 gearboxresultsin 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) 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 Patrols with factory bullbars as well as 1993 80 series Landcruiser with ARB delux bars. Check mounting width and consider Mustang winch with the shorter motor for these vehicles.
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 offers a 5 Year warranty on the Colt winches. An economical range of spares can be supplied to get you out of trouble if ever required.
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.
What is included in the Sherpa winch kits:
Sherpa winches are supplied as a kit with all the items required for a standard winch installation. See the images here showing the parts included for synthetic rope and steel cable models.
Synthetic Rope Models
Steel Cable Models
-Winch (fitted with either synthetic rope or steel cable as per your choice)
-Aluminium hawse or roller fairlead (synthetic rope winches will have an aluminium hawse, steel cable winches will come with a roller fairlead)
-Control box with internal Albright solenoid
-Wired hand remote (wireless remotes are an optional extra)
-All cabling (5 cables are already incorporated into the control box, a separate earth cable is provided)
-Winch hook with strap
-Winch and control box mounting bolts
-Control box mounting brackets (In most cases the control box is flush mounted to the bulbar using bolts internal to the control box housing and DOES NOT require a bracket. See the winch manual on the Sherpa Data Sheets page for instructions on mounting. The brackets included allow you to mount the control box directly on top of the winch by attaching to the winch cross members).
Optional & Recommended Extras:
Sherpa provides a range of optional and recommended extras you may want to consider when buying a winch. You can order these using the tick box options near the 'Add to Cart' button. For full details on each item. See the Sherpa 4WD Accessories page.
Sherpa highly recommends the use of a winch dampener with all winches but it is essential with steel cable winches. It is best practice to use a battery isolation switch. This will make sure that nobody can interfere with your winch by crossing terminals on your winch or control box. This will also prevent shorting / sparking if the positive power cable were to be crushed and earthed in a collision.
Sherpa 4x4 Winch Range
Sherpa Winch Installation on Dodge Ram
Install & Wiring How To:
Winch Gearbox Rotation:
Salt Water Submersion Test:
Rated Line Pull
6.6hp series wound (12V or 24V options)
Gear reduction ratio
205:1 3 stage planetary gearbox
28m of 9.5mm synthetic fiber rope rated to 20,900lb
I recently purchased the 12,000lb Winch from Sherpa 4x4, and I must say it has exceeded all my expectations. As an avid off-roader, having a reliable and powerful winch is an absolute necessity, and this product delivers on every front.
First and foremost, the build quality of this winch is exceptional. The robust construction and durable materials used make it clear that Sherpa 4x4 has paid close attention to detail. The winch feels solid and capable of handling the toughest off-road challenges. It's clear that this product is built to last.
The pulling power of the Sherpa 4x4 12,000lb winch is truly impressive. I've used it in various recovery situations, from deep mud to steep inclines, and it has never let me down. The motor operates smoothly and efficiently, providing ample torque to get the job done effortlessly. Whether I'm rescuing myself or helping out a fellow off-roader, this winch has proven its worth time and time again.
Installation was a breeze thanks to the comprehensive instructions provided by Sherpa 4x4. The winch comes with all the necessary components and hardware, and the mounting process was straightforward. I was able to have it up and running in no time, ready to tackle any off-road obstacle that came my way.
Additionally, I would like to commend Sherpa 4x4 for their exceptional customer service. They promptly answered all my pre-purchase inquiries, and their post-purchase support has been fantastic. It's clear that they genuinely care about their customers' satisfaction.
Top-notch product that I highly recommend to any off-road enthusiast. Its outstanding build quality, impressive pulling power. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
The high quality is evident as soon as you unbox the winch. No cheap plastic parts like the Chinese winches. Just heavy duty. Performance is exceptional. Can't fault these winches.
Off Road Animal Toro bar fitting
The colt fitted awesomely in the bar, just had to make a custom bracket to fit the power box to the motor side to make access shit load easier
"The Colt" - 12000lb winch
Delivery was incredibly fast, product and all ordered items look in perfect condition. Winch looks to be of an incredibly high build standard.
I have not fitted yet, as the reason for purchase was becoming stuck in a mud hole for longer then I would have like, without having the onboard equipment to remove myself (my ambition not the lack of vehicle ability). Still chasing a few water logging issues on the Landie at the moment. Will be able to test on vehicle in a couple of weeks.