Superwinch 1135220 fairlead handlebar handheld Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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As number 1 in the best atv winch buying guide, the 4 way roller fairlead handlebar having winch, known as the Superwinch 1135220 Fairlead Handlebar Handheld winch/ superwinch terra 35, is a handlebar mnt toggle, handheld remote controlled winch with all steel planetary gear. Not only does it come with a remote control, but it also has a protected circuit breaker. But why should you use it on your top-tier car? Well, lets find out.

Why We Like It – Superwinch 1135220 fairlead handlebar handheld

This heavy duty winch has a 3,000 pound single line pull, has steel rope included with the purchase, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The 1.6 horsepower motor uses permanent magnets, which make it both efficient and reliable when combined with the brake and load holding features.

  • All steel planetary gear
  • Can use both steel and synthetic ropes
  • Water resistant
  • Doesn’t come with mounting plate
  • Confusing instructions


This terra 35 model uses a weather sealed solenoid that protects the circuit breaker and has a permanent magnet motor with 1.6 HP, which is slightly faster than the Superwinch LT3000ATV ATV Winch, which has 1.2 HP. Unfortunately, while it does have a weather sealed solenoid, the winch doesn’t have a waterproof rating. That means that while it may be water resistant at the very least, it’s not to the extent that it’s actually waterproof.

Related: If you like this unit, we also recommend the Smittybilt 97495 Xrc Winch Capacity review.


It has a dynamic brake and mechanical load holding to prevent incidents involving power surges and failures. Like the Smittybilt 97495 XRC Winch, the superwinch has a 3 stage planetary gear train and, while it has a winch mount, it doesn’t come with a mounting plate. However, it does come with a winch cable in the form of a 50-foot steel wire rope, and it can also use synthetic rope if the user prefers to not use the steel rope.


This 4 way roller fairlead heavy duty winch is more expensive than the champion 3000 lb atv utv winch despite the slight increase in line pull and the horsepower of the motor. This could be due to having both the dynamic brake and mechanical load holding, rather than just the dynamic brake like the champion winch. Speaking of parts: Some customers have noted that there are simple customizations, such as replacing smaller parts with a different brand rather than use what came with the winch, that can improve the product overall.

Related: You may also check our Superwinch 1140220 Black 12 Vdc Lt4000atv Winch review.

Superwinch 1135220 fairlead handlebar handheld Wrap Up

Though it’s expensive for what it does, it contains high quality parts and anti-error mechanisms in case of potential incidents such as power surges. However, for something as expensive as this, some customers have noted that the instructions this winch came with are confusing and a little hard to follow.

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