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Superwinch Husky 10 Worm Drive With Roller Fairlead - Bill Burke Edition

Superwinch Husky 10 Worm Drive With Roller Fairlead - Bill Burke Edition (2404BB) $1900

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Designed for both recreational and commercial use, the Husky 10 is one of the most powerful and smoothest winches available for your vehicle. Do not be misled by the nominal 10,000 lbs. rating. The Husky 10 will outpull most 12,000 lbs. and 15,000 lbs. planetary winches. Our Husky 10's are the Bill Burke Signature Series model, and come standard with the Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid, new ergonomic remote, roller fairlead, and AmSteel-Blue winch line with chafe guard and safety hook.

Superwinch Heavy-Duty Albright Solenoid

Superwinch Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid (90-14452) $150

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If you have an older Superwinch and want to upgrade to the new Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid, the part required for the conversion is available separately. The new Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid is both stronger and more water-resistant than standard solenoids. The Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid is also considerably smaller than other winch solenoids, making it much easier to install in confined spaces.

Heavy Duty Pulley Block

Heavy Duty Pulley Block (7750A) $75

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Even the most powerful winches sometimes need a helping hand. Double the pulling capacity of your winch with the compact and handsome Heavy-Duty Pulley Block. The unit scissors open to enable the insertion of a winch line. This unit is rated for both pulling and lifting, and features a 18,000 lbs. working load limit when used for pulling and 7,000 lbs. Working load limit when used for lifting.

Superwinch Receiver Shackle Bracket

Superwinch Receiver Shackle Bracket (2546) $48

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The Receiver Shackle Bracket inserts into a standard Class 3 trailer hitch and provides your vehicle with a very solid rear recovery point. A single 3/4" Bow Shackle is included. (Shown for illustration purposes with Curt Manufacturing 5/8" Hitch Pin, which is sold separately.)

 

 

Superwinch Husky 10

Superwinch Husky winches have been the choice of professionals for years, and were fitted to most of the Camel Trophy vehicles. Many recreational fourwheelers have discovered the advantages of the Husky's worm-driven design for pulling heavily laden vehicles like this Defender 110. Photo by Eric Delphin.

Superwinch Husky 10

The Husky 10 is our favorite winch. We have preferred and used the Husky 10 on both of our vehicles long before we became a Superwinch distributor. This is truly a wonderful winch.

Superwinch Husky 10 Worm Drive With Roller Fairlead - Bill Burke Edition Superwinch Husky 10 Worm Drive With Roller Fairlead - Bill Burke Edition

The Husky 10 we sell differs from other Husky 10 models in various ways, each more particularly described below.

Husky 10 Dimensions

Here are the exterior dimensions of the Husky 8 and 10. We opine that the Husky 10 is the superior choice of the two, since it is no larger or heavier than the Husky 8 but gives greater pulling power. The only advantage to the Husky 8 is that it spools slightly faster than the Husky 10. We prefer greater pulling power to faster spooling. The Husky 10 spools fairly quickly, about as fast as most planetary winches and substantially faster than other worm drives like the Ramsey RE12000.

Superwinch Husky 10 Owner's Manual

Above is the Husky 10 Owner's Manual in pdf format.

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The Husky is a very easy winch to use. The red lever above motor is the clutch lever. To free spool, simply pull this lever forward. To lock the unit, simply push the lever backward. No pull or twisting motion is required with the Husky. Within this section of the winch is heart of the Husky: the worm drive.

Husky Worm Drive

Unlike planetary winches, the Husky 10 drives the winch drum with a worm gear mechanism. The motor turns the worm, which in turn turns the splined wheel attached to the winch drum. The entire assembly is bathed in gear oil that can be drained and renewed at regular service intervals.

Husky Worm Drive

Here is a close-up of the worm. Operation is very smooth.

Husky Solenoid Cover

This box contains the Husky 10's solenoid.

Conventional Solenoid Mounting

This solenoid box is usually mounted to the side of the Husky, on the driver's side of the vehicle. John's Defender employs this method.

Superwinch Husky 10 Worm Drive With Roller Fairlead - Bill Burke Edition

Our Husky 10 comes standard with the Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid.

Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid

This unit is both stronger and more water-resistant than standard solenoids. The gasket bisecting the Albright's case seals out water and other contaminants.

Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid

The power cables feature water-resistant boots.

Waterproof Solenoid Waterproof Solenoid

The Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid is highly water resistant. A the 2003 SEMA Show, Superwinch displayed just how water resistant the Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid is. This entire assembly is contained within an aquarium and yet the solenoid operates properly.

Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid

The Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid is triggered by wires that lead to the remote plug on the solenoid box.

Late-Model Remote Plug

The Husky 10's equipped with the Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid feature a new plug, very similar in design to the WARN remote plugs.

Late-Model Remote Plug

The new plug features a different pattern from that of previous designs, and thus the new Superwinch male and female plugs for the remote are not interchangeable with older models.

Superwinch Ergonomic Remote Control

This is of little importance, as Superwinch also recently redesigned its winch remote. The new remote is a copy of the excellent WARN remote. The wire emanates from the top of the unit rather than from the bottom of the handle; the unit is coated with black rubber, and the there are shields flanking the toggle control to prevent inadvertently triggering the winch.

Momentary Toggle Switch

The remote is controlled with a single three-position, momentary toggle switch.

Winch Out

Simply push forward on the toggle to winch out.

Winch In

Pull on the toggle to winch in. This is a very simple and intuitive method of operation, and is far superior to the older Superwinch remote, white used both a direction selector and trigger actuator.

Wrist Lanyard

The bottom of the remote's handle features a slot that accepts a wrist lanyard.

Wrist Lanyard

To use the lanyard, simply insert your hand through the lanyard. If you do not like using a lanyard, you can simply ignore it or remove it completely.

Steel Wire Rope

Standard Husky 10's come with 3/8" x 90' wire rope. If you like, you can remove this wire rope and fit a synthetic winch line. Unlike almost all planetary winches, there is no heat issue with a Husky because there is no drum brake on this winch. The worm drive alone is enough of a brake to hold the drum stationary.

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The Bill Burke Signature Series Husky 10 comes standard with 3/8" x 100' AmSteel-Blue (and not the weaker AmSteel) winch line with chafe guard and safety hook.

Superwinch Husky 10 Worm Drive With Roller Fairlead - Bill Burke Edition

The hook is a very strong unit with locking gate.

Superwinch Husky 10 Worm Drive With Roller Fairlead - Bill Burke Edition

The hook attaches to the winch line's thimble with a clevis pin.

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The safety gate is a very sturdy affair and easy to operate.

Superwinch Husky 10 Worm Drive With Roller Fairlead - Bill Burke Edition

Superwinch manufactures the Husky with or without a roller fairlead. Our Husky 10's all come standard with the roller fairlead, which we opine is far superior to a hawse fairlead.

Superwinch Husky 10 Worm Drive With Roller Fairlead - Bill Burke Edition

Superwinch has also changed its roller fairlead design. The new roller fairlead features welded reinforcements at the joints. Furthermore, the rollers are now secured with C-clips rather than bolts.

Superwinch Husky 10 Worm Drive With Roller Fairlead - Bill Burke Edition

The roller fairlead is a good thing. Don't dispense with this very useful device to fit some ridiculous CNC'd "billet" hawse fairlead.

Superwinch Heavy-Duty Albright Solenoid

If you have an older Superwinch and want to upgrade to the new Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid, the part required for the conversion is available separately.

Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid

The Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid is both stronger and more water-resistant than standard solenoids. The parts are contained within a housing, and a large gasket bisecting the Albright's case seals out water and other contaminants.

Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid

The Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid is highly water resistant. A the 2003 SEMA Show, Superwinch displayed just how water resistant the Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid is. This entire assembly is contained within an aquarium and yet the solenoid operates properly.

Superwinch Heavy-Duty Albright Solenoid

The Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid is also considerably smaller than other winch solenoids, making it much easier to install in confined spaces.

Superwinch Heavy-Duty Albright Solenoid

Wiring the Albright Heavy-Duty Solenoid is not difficult. It wires just like your existing solenoids.

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Wire locations are color-coded.

Superwinch Heavy-Duty Albright Solenoid

If you want to upgrade your existing winch, this is one way to do it.

Superwinch Heavy-Duty Pulley Block

A very nice piece of equipment for your winch is the Heavy-Duty 7750A Pulley Block. This is a very compact and handsome unit, yet it doubles the pulling capacity of your winch.

WARN Pulley blocks

Other pulley blocks like the WARN units are very large feature lots of sharp edges on them. We much prefer the Superwinch Heavy-Duty Pulley Block.

Superwinch Heavy-Duty Pulley Block With Machined Pulley

The Superwinch Heavy-Duty Pulley Block is also a higher quality unit than other models. The pulley is not cast.

Superwinch Heavy-Duty Pulley Block

The Heavy-Duty Pulley Block scissors open so that you can insert your winch line.

Superwinch Receiver Shackle Bracket

Even with a winch and pulley block and solid front recovery Points like the Shackle Mounting Brackets or Safety Tow Hooks fitted to your vehicle, you still require a solid recovery point for the rear of your vehicle. You may need to pulled backward, or you may have to give other vehicles a tug with a recovery strap. Or perhaps a tug with a strap would be too dangerous and the vehicle behind you needs to use your vehicle as a winch anchor. Or what if you have to lift the rear of your vehicle with a Hi-Lift Jack and there is no lifting point on the rear of your vehicle? Or what if you need to use your Hi-Lift Jack, and Choker Chain as a hand winch to pull your rear? The possibilities are almost endless, but the need for a solid rear recovery point is absolute. The Superwinch Receiver Shackle Bracket fits such a purpose, and enables you solidly to mount a standard 3/4" Bow Shackle to your vehicle's Class 3 receiver hitch.

Matte Black Finish

Superwinch's older Receiver Shackle Brackets featured a matte black finish.

3/4" Bow Shackle

The latest Receiver Shackle Brackets feature a gloss black finish. A 3/4" Bow Shackle comes standard with the Receiver Shackle Bracket.

Class 3 Hitch

The Receiver Shackle Bracket is sized so as to fit a Class 3 receiver hitch.

Hitch Pin

Not included with the Receiver Shackle Bracket is a hitch pin for securing the Receiver Shackle Bracket to your Class 3 receiver. Superwinch omits the pin because some people prefer to fit locking hitch pins to prevent theft of the Receiver Shackle Bracket. We believe a quickly detachable hitch pin like the one shown above is a better way, as the Receiver Shackle Bracket can more easily be removed on the trail if required simply by removing the R-clip and pulling out the hitch pin. If you don't want your Receiver Shackle Bracket to get stolen, just take it off when you're not on the trail. Besides, it is the mark of a poseur to drive around town with this thing attached to the back of your vehicle for that "rugged look".

Hitch Pin

Attaching the Receiver Shackle Bracket to your trailer hitch is very simple. Here is a layout of the configuration with all of the elements separated.

Completed Assembly

And here are the same elements combined.

Completely Hitched

Just slide the Receiver Shackle Bracket into your trailer hitch, insert the hitch pin, and secure the hitch pin with its R-clip. You are now ready to attach your strap when necessary.

Odyssey Batteries

If you are fitting a winch to your vehicle, we recommend upgrading your battery to one or more Odyssey Batteries. The greater cranking amps and power reserve of these batteries will increase your winch performance.

Pull-Pal Land Anchor

The finest winch in the world is useless if you have nothing to anchor your winch hook against. There will not always be a tree or large stone or another vehicle handy when you need to recover your own vehicle. The best solution for this application is the Pull-Pal Land Anchor. Photo by Alan Stuart.

Desert

There are some who contend that a winch has very limited use in soft sand. We cannot agree. So long as your winch is powerful and you have a Pull-Pal, you can get unstuck using these two tools. And if you can winch off another vehicle, your winch will work that much better. Photo by Eric Delphin.

Pull-Pal

The Pull-Pal works even in very soft sand, as Ho found at Pismo Beach when he was stuck in the middle of nowhere and no suitable anchor was to be found. This Pull-Pal dug and dug and kept on digging until it was it was solidly secured to the ground. Ho then used it as an anchor to secure himself as he winched up a dune with his Husky 10. When there are no trees or other vehicles around, the Pull-Pal is priceless.

Bill Burke

Having the proper winch and winching tools is but part of the formula for safe and effective recoveries. No matter what recovery tools you acquire, you must possess the knowledge and skill to use them safely and efficiently. We believe there is no better teacher for inculcating such knowledge and skill than Bill Burke of 4-Wheeling America.

Getting UNStuck with Bill Burke

If you cannot attend one of Bill's training seminars, then the Getting UNStuck DVD is available. In this DVD, Bill has taken his almost half century of fourwheeling experience and condensed it into two hours of detailed vehicle recovery techniques. Traveling from Moab to the beaches of Cape Cod and back across the Colorado Rockies, Bill takes us through desert and barren mountain peaks to illustrate the proper recovery techniques and proper use of recovery products such as Superwinch Winches & Winching Tools, Bow Shackles, Pull-Pal Land Anchor, Hi-Lift Jack, Heavy-Duty Transport Chains, Protective Gloves, proper recovery points, and RUD 4x4 Grip Chains. This DVD is not a replacement for personal training with Bill, but it is a very good start in the right direction.