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12,000 lb. Winch with Synthetic Rope and Wireless Remote

BADLAND APEX™ is built for the most extreme conditions. Featuring a wireless remote, 80 ft. of UHMW synthetic rope, and an oversized forged alloy steel hook, count on BADLAND APEX™ to get you through the harshest terrain

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The BADLAND APEX™ 12,000 lb. winch is designed to help you tackle the toughest terrain with confidence. Equipped with 80 ft. of 3/8 in. UHMW synthetic rope, forged alloy steel hook and wireless remote, so you can confidently adventure farther off the beaten path. Engineered with a powerful series-wound motor and durable machined all hardened steel planetary gears, BADLAND APEX™ pulls fast and hard keeping cool under the toughest conditions. Receiving waterproof ratings of both IP68 and IP69K, this winch is not only dustproof and waterproof, but also tested to stand up to 1450 PSI water streams for peace of mind, day in and day out.

  • Powerful series-wound motor optimizes power delivery to minimize excess heat while maintaining fast line speeds
  • A removable control pack allows for various mounting options in tight spaces with included bracket and relocation cables
  • All hardened steel machined planetary gears offer fast, quiet and reliable pulling power
  • Durable automatic composite cone brake designed to hold max rated load
  • Rotating ring gear for smooth freespool clutch operation and low drag when pulling line
  • Aluminum hawse fairlead is optimized to extend synthetic rope life
  • 3/8 in. x 80 ft. UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) synthetic rope is both stronger and safer yet still 80% lighter than standard steel rope
  • The forged high strength alloy steel, oversized premium hook is designed for easy rigging
  • Wireless or wired remote operation with 50 ft. wireless range for easy, cable-free winching
  • BADLAND APEX™ 12000 has 2x faster no-load line speed compared to the Badland ZXR 12000 winch

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Important Information

  • Oversized item: cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.

BADLAND APEX™ 12,000 lb. Winch With Synthetic Rope And Wireless Remote - 56385


12,000 lb. Winch
with Synthetic Rope
and Wireless Remote
ITEM 56385
ZEON 12-S*
31.5 ft./min. No-Load Line Speed 28.1 ft./min.
Yes Series Wound Motor Yes
IP68 / IP69K Waterproof Rating IP68
Yes Removable Control Pack Yes
Yes Synthetic Rope Yes
Yes Mechanical Cone Brake Yes
Wireless & Wired Remote Type Wired
Yes Oversized Premium Forged Hook No
*WARN ZEON 12-S stated specs.

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Line pull capacity (lb.)
12,000 lb.
Wireless remote
Accessories Included
Synthetic rope, Hawse fairlead, mounting hardware, premium hook, wireless/wired remote control, relocation cables, hardware, and control pack mounting plate
Brake type
Automatic cone
Cable gauge
3/8 in.
Cable length
80 ft.
Cable material
Synthetic rope
IP 68/69K – Submersible and protected to 1400 PSI pressure washer
Gear ratio
Motor type
Series wound
Product Height
10-1/4 in.
Product Length
23-1/4 in.
Product Weight
58.9 lb.
Product Width
6-1/2 in.
Shipping Weight
82.55 lb.
CA Residents
Warning - Prop 65 Info
Note: Specifications are approximate and subject to change

We guarantee this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship 90 days from the date of purchase. Limitations apply.