When you’re thinking of which aftermarket upgrades to stick on your ATV, is a winch at the top of the list? Hauling, hoisting, and towing are usually tasks reserved for larger machines, like a side-by-side or truck. But what you may not realize is just how much you can accomplish with a winch installed on your favorite four wheeler.
There are lots of reasons why a winch is your best friend if you’re into hunting or camping with your ATV. But the perks aren’t limited to those activities! Let’s take a look at all the ways you can benefit from putting a Black Ops Winch on your quad.
When it comes to getting things done around your property, the possibilities for using a winch are endless. One of the biggest reasons: tension. When pulling out old fence posts or tensioning new fence line, having a winch with a wireless remote can make your job a million times easier.
You can also decrease your manual labor by using your winch to remove fallen logs or collect large amounts of firewood. Just like we suggested with hunting, you can pull out your winch rope (Black Ops Winches give you 50 feet of rope to work with) and use it to haul heavy loads up hills or over unsteady ground.
Having an ATV with a winch is great for landscaping, too. You can easily use it to rip stumps out of the ground. And if you have a large garden or lots of property to take care of, your four wheeler is perfect for transporting you from plot to plot. Not only will this save you some time, but you’ll save your legs, too.
They might not be as big as side-by-sides, but ATVs can be just as useful on the hunt if you have the right winch installed. If the animal fell somewhere that’s inaccessible, you can use your ATV winch rope to pull it closer, getting it in a better position to transport.
After the hunt, when it’s time to butcher, you can use your winch and an A-frame construction (or just a big, sturdy branch) to hoist the deer. You’ll need a snatch block—chances are you’ve got one in your recovery kit. Just run the winch line through the pulley, secure the pulley in the tree or A-frame, connect the winch hook to your gambrel hook, and use the winch to lift the deer.
We’re willing to bet you’ve taken your ATV camping once or twice, but have you truly taken advantage of the ways a winch can help on those trips? Here’s a life hack for you: pull out your winch line and hook it to a nearby branch to make a clothesline! You’ll never know when you need to dry out wet clothes or gear.
And we’re hoping you came prepared with a tent, but if something happens to it or you end up having to seek shelter at the last minute, use the same winch-on-a-tree trick and throw a tarp over it. Voila! You’ve got yourself a quick, impromptu, (very) rugged emergency shelter. Hope you don’t mind roughing it for a night or two!
Why break your back shoveling snow by hand when you can let your ATV do the work for you? With a Winch-Operated Snow Plow System from SuperATV, clearing your driveway (and your neighbor’s, and your grandma’s) is quick and painless. This is an extra special lifesaver if you have a really long driveway or if you live in an area where the city’s snow plows rarely visit.
Save your back this winter by investing in a winch-operated snow plow for your quad. It makes for a fast, easy, and kind of fun way to keep your driveway clear so that wintertime travel is a breeze.
We’ll end this list with the most obvious reason why you’d want to have a winch at your disposal at all times. Inevitably, you or someone you know is going to get stuck. And when that happens and a winch is your only way out, you’ll be glad you invested in one.
So the next time you start to think that a winch would be better suited for a side-by-side or truck, think again! With the right equipment, even smaller ATVs can prove to be the biggest workhorses.
And when we recommend always having a winch installed on your four wheeler, we don’t just mean any winch. We’re talking about SuperATV’s waterproof Black Ops Winches. They utilize flexible and rust-proof synthetic rope and are made to pull 2,500, 3,500, 4,500, or 6,000 pounds, making them the best ATV winch you can get. We’ve also got plenty of winch accessories for you to choose from, including mounting plates and rocker switches. When it comes to equipping your ATV to be the ultimate one-seater workhorse, SuperATV has got you covered.
Now head down to the comments and tell us what we missed! What odd jobs or random uses have you found for your ATV winch?