Superwinch 1140220 Black 12 VDC LT4000ATV Winch Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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While not included in the best atv winch buying guide, the superwinch lt4000 is a utility winch with a rated line pull of 4000 Lbs. that can be used for atv/ utv applications. This winch is easy to install and has carefully selected parts to ensure that it’s as convenient as it is durable. Thats why you will find it in most modern cars.

Why We Like It – Superwinch 1140220 Black 12 VDC LT4000ATV Winch

This steel cable winch has great pulling power, comes with a 4 way roller fairlead, a handlebar switch, and a 12 foot handheld remote control that allows the user to use the winch for applications that require the user to operate the winch from safer distances. It also has a 4,000 pound pulling capacity.

  • Sealed solenoid
  • Mechanical and dynamic brakes
  • Comes with steel cable
  • Heavy


This 12 vdc 1t4000atv winch has a 3 stage planetary gear train and a 4000 lb load capacity. It contains a permanent magnet motor with the horsepower of 1.4 and contains a sealed solenoid which offers circuit breaker protection. However, it’s a little heavy for a winch, as it weighs 24 pounds.

Related: You may also check our Superwinch 1135220 Fairlead Handlebar Handheld review.


Like some winches such as the smittybilt 97495 xrc winch capacity, this is a universal fit type of winch comes with a steel cable and can’t be used as a synthetic rope winch, but unlike the smittybilt 97495 xrc winch, this winch that even comes with a mount plate. It also contains a 4 way roller fairlead, a handlebar winch switch, and has both dynamic and mechanical brakes instead of just one or the other.


For only about a 20 dollar difference, the specifications between this winch and the Superwinch 1130220 LT3000ATV Fairlead Handlebar Winch are noticeably different, such as the line pull capacity, the number of stages in the planetary gear train, and the horsepower of the motors. In addition to that, people found that the fact that this winch came with a mounting plate can be very convenient when it turns out to be compatible with their vehicle/ application, according to some of the customer reviews.

Related: If you feel this unit doesn’t offer the best value for money, read the Superwinch 1140230 Black Lt4000atv Winch review.

Superwinch 1140220 Black 12 VDC LT4000ATV Winch Wrap Up

Plenty of customer reviews of this verified purchase have recommended to please try this winch, as it is easy to install and is powerful despite being smaller in size. However, before buying the winch, make sure to check if your vehicle/ application is compatible with this winch, and to also see if you may need a different winch mount if it isn’t compatible.

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