Heavy Duty Winching Made Easy: The Superwinch Tiger Shark Series

Heavy loads demand the strongest of winches. Let’s all say it together: It’s better to have and not need, than to need and not have. Tiger Shark winches from Superwinch are the heavy-duty equipment you need to handle big loads and get the job done. Tiger Shark series winches are engineered for a wide variety of jobs and applications. Their highly dependable and easy to use in situations where you need increased pulling power for the heaviest loads. 

The Tiger Shark Series is available with wire or synthetic rope. It features a heavy-duty controller designed for use in all-weather. It also features a dependable and easy-to-operate twist and turn-free spool clutch and is backed by a limited lifetime mechanical warranty. 

Tiger Shark Series Details

The Tiger Shark Series winches are ready for heavy work. This series features winches with ever-increasing line pull power – offering 9,500lbs, 11,500lbs, 15,500lbs and finally 18,500lbs of line pull. All Tiger Shark Winches come with a limited lifetime mechanical warranty and 3 or 7 year limited lifetime electrical warranty. The Tiger Shark winches are among our top selling models, and it’s easy to see why with their durable, high-quality construction. Let’s take a closer look at the 18000 model and the features that make it a unique.

The Superwinch Tiger Shark 18000 isn’t just any winch; it’s made for yanking higher GVW vehicles out of trouble, hauling trailers like toy wagons, or handling roll-off containers with ease. The Tiger Shark 18000 is a powerhouse. The Tiger Shark 18000 offers faster line speeds and a 30-foot handheld wired remote so safe distance operation is made easy. It’s available with wire or synthetic rope and features the “Kick-N-Flip” style freespool that allows for wither hand or foot clutch operation. This super strong winch is not super heavy – it’s approximately 18lbs lighter that its competitors.

Take a moment to review the other Tiger Shark offerings in the chart below or on our website here. We also offer an online catalog – you can browse it here.

Features And Specs

Rated Line Pull9,500 lbs11,500 lbs15,500 lbs18,500 lbs
Motor5.2 hp5.8 hp6.8 hp6.8 hp
Free SpoolErgonomic pull and turnErgonomic pull and turnLever shift twist and turnKick-N-Flip style
ControllerRugged rubberized hand-heldRugged rubberized hand-held30’ wired hand-held30’ wired hand-held
Gearbox3-Stage planetary gearing3-Stage planetary gearing3-Stage planetary gearing3-Stage planetary gearing
Gear Ratio218:1218:1262:1345:1
BrakeMechanical, automatic, load holdingMechanical, automatic, load holdingAutomatic cone brakeAutomatic cone brake
Rope95’ x 21/64” wire or 80’ x 3/8” synthetic 84’ x 3/8” wire or
80’ x 3/8” synthetic
82′ x 7/16” wire or 78′ x 15/32” synthetic85′ x 29/64” wire or 79′ x 33/64” synthetic
Weight59 lbs59 lbs110 lbs132 lbs
Mounting Bolt Pattern10 inch x 4.5 inch (254mm x 114.3mm)
WarrantyLimited lifetime mechanical and 7-year limited electricalLimited lifetime mechanical and 3-year limited electrical

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For over 40 years, we’ve partnered with Westin to lead the automotive aftermarket product industry as manufacturers of quality winches and accessories. All of our products are designed and tested in the USA and are backed by a comprehensive warranty policy.

Still have questions? Contact our expert team today for the gear you need for your truck, trailer, shop, or ATV.

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