Superwinch 1140230 Black LT4000ATV Winch Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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As number 5 in the best atv winch buying guide, the superwinch lt4000 atv winch is a utility winch that can be used for atv, utv, and side-by-side applications. The increased range of applications is due to the carefully selected parts used to assemble the winch and provide long-term use. This makes it a popular car winch among car owners.

Why We Like It – Superwinch 1140230 Black LT4000ATV Winch

This winch has a 4000 lb load capacity and can be used for more than just ATV vehicles/ applications. It comes with a 12 foot handheld remote for convenience, a handlebar rocker switch, and a sealed solenoid for circuit breaker protection.

  • Mechanical and dynamic brakes
  • Sealed solenoid
  • Handheld remote included
  • Mounting plate not included
  • Aluminum hawse fairlead


This 12 vdc lt4000atv sr winch has a 4000 rated pull line and has a permanent magnet motor with 1.4 HP. While the motor is slightly slower, winches such as the Smittybilt 97495 XRC winch, this winch makes up for it by having safety measures that prevent incidents that can occur during power surges and outages by having a sealed solenoid. It also comes with a handheld remote switch for easy access to the winch’s functions from a distance.

Related: If you like what this unit promises to offer, you may also want to read our Superwinch 1140220 black 12 Vdc Lt4000atv Winch review.


Like the Smittybilt 97495 XRC winch, this superwinch has a 3 stage planetary gear train, but also like the smittybilt winch, it doesn’t come with a mount plate. Also, unlike the Superwinch 1135220 Fairlead Handlebar Handheld winch, it only uses synthetic rope and doesn’t have the option to be able to also use steel rope. This is due to having an aluminum hawse fairlead, which won’t last as long compared to the sturdier steel roller fairlead.


What makes this winch stand out is that it has a weird combination of parts of varying quality, though none of them are of bad quality. It has a sealed solenoid, mechanical and dynamic brakes, and a sealed permanent magnet motor, but it also includes a synthetic wire rope instead of a steel wire rope, and uses an aluminum hawse instead of a roller fairlead. This balance is what makes it cost more than the Superwinch 1130220 LT3000ATV Fairlead Handlebar Winch.

Related: Check out this Warn 89020 Vantage 2000 Winch review.

Superwinch 1140230 Black LT4000ATV Winch Wrap Up

While the motor doesn’t have the most horsepower, and the quality of certain parts aren’t the best, this winch offers both stability and great performance. However, if customers want to ensure the stability when using the winch, some parts of the winch can be customized to make the overall product last longer, although some customizations will make the winch heavier.

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