Superwinch LP 8500 12v Winch - Steel Rope - 1585202

The Superwinch LP8500 8500 lb (3856 kg) winch is designed to outperform a cheap winch while making it easy on entry-level buyers shopping for excellent value. Meeting the rugged demands of off-road and utility use, the LP8500 fuses a cheap winch with quality, power, and performance advantages of the Superwinch brand. The LP8500 is a great winch for those looking for a 8000lb winch class performer. 
Bold Features
  • 12VDC/4.5 hp weather-sealed series wound motor with a 8,500-lb pull rating
  • 94' of 5/16" steel wire rope with heavy-duty latched hook and rope thimble and automatic, mechanical load holding braking
  • 15' rubber handheld remote for safe operating distances
  • Weather-sealed solenoid and circuit breaker
  • Powder-coated hawse fairlead and a free spooling lever action clutch

Now in it's Second Generation

The Superwinch 8500,1585202, LP8500 series winch is designed to accommodate the needs of entry level 4x4 and utility customers who need power. The second generation of the LP8500 product line, the 1585202 LP8500 winch is designed to fit most any 4x4 vehicle, as well as trailers, RVs and other similarly sized vehicles. Its ease of use also makes it an excellent utility winch. Along with a hefty 8,500-LB line pull rating via 94-feet of 5/16" steel wire rope and a 4.5 hp sealed series wound motor powered by an easy to establish permanent connection to your vehicle battery, the LP8500 features the power and reliability of a heavy-duty all-metal 3-stage planetary gear train. Additional features include, a lever action freespooling clutch allowing users to quickly disengage the motor and manually draw out as much winch rope as needed, at any time, a hawse fairlead (mounting plate sold separately), a heavy-duty latched hook with thimble and a two-year limited warranty.

Important Safety Features
As with all Superwinch products, safety is an important consideration of the LP8500 series winch. With this in mind it contains a wealth of valuable safety features standard, more than just a cheap winch. These include automatic load holding braking to minimize the possibility of wire rope slippage in the event of power failure or surge, and to provide quick stopping of the drum; a sealed solenoid and circuit breaker protection to ensure safe, reliable, electromagnetic power in all weather conditions; and a rubberized remote switch with a 15-foot extension cable, allowing for safe distances and positioning between the user and winch during off vehicle use.

The brake in this winch is designed to engage at approximately 45% of the rated line pull for off-road self recovery applications. In most trailer applications, you're dealing with a rolling load rather than pulling a dead weight. It is often said that one can probably push your vehicle but most can't lift it. The LP Series winch drum will "coast" after lifting off of the toggle switch in a trailer application as compared to the S5000 trailer winch which has literally no coast (instant stop). You should select those winch features that you find most beneficial and that allow you to load the trailer safely by yourself.
Performance features, bargain price 
  • Powers load in and out
  • 5/16" x 94' (7.9mm x 29m) steel wire rope
  • Automatic, mechanical load holding braking
  • A quiet, efficient, full metal 3-stage planetary gear box
  • Level shift freespooling clutch for fast steel wire rope payout
  • Efficient 4.5 hp series wound motor
  • Sealed solenoid
  • Durable handheld rubber remote switch with 15-foot cable
  • Heavy-duty latched hook with thimble
  • Heavy-duty powder coated hawse fairlead
  • Mounting bolt pattern: 10" x 4.5" (254mm x 114.3mm)
  • 2-year limited warranty
What's in the Box
1-Superwinch 1585202 LP8500 series winch, 1-powder coated hawse fairlead (mounting plate not included), color-coated leads for connection to battery, 1-94' length of 5/16 (29m x 7.9mm) steel rope, 1-heavy-duty latched hook with thimble, 1-rubber handheld remote with 15' cable, 1-4" handsaver strap, mounting hardware, 1-sealed solenoid, 1-circuit breaker component, 1-users manual.


Rated Line Pull 8,500 lbs (3,856 kgs)
Motor 4.5 HP Series Wound
Gearing 3-Stage Planetary
Gear Ratio 235:1
Solenoid Weather-Sealed Solenoid and Circuit Breaker Protected
Clutch Free-Spooling, Lever Shift
Brake Mechanical, Automatic Load Holding
Rope Wire Rope 5/16" x 94' (7.9mm x 29m)
Hook Clevis Hook with Latch
Fairlead Heavy Duty, Powder Coated Hawse
Remote Rubber 12' Hand-held
Dimensions 21.3" L x 6.3" D x 8.6" H (541 mm L x 160 mm D x 218 mm H)
Drum Diameter 2.5" (67mm)
Drum Length 8.8" (224mm)
Mounting Bolt Pattern 10" x 4.5" (254mm x 114.3mm)
Installed Weight 73 lbs (33.11 kgs)
Shipping Weight 80 lbs (36.28 kgs)
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
UPC 0 22705 00340 7
Line Pull: 0 lbs 84 Amps Motor Draw / 18.0 FPM (5.5 MPM) Line Speed
Line Pull: 8,500 lbs 320 Amps Motor Draw / 3.5 FPM (1.1 MPM) Line Speed

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