Warn Utility Winch Review [Updated 2020]

Warn calls these winches as trailer winch, which I believe is more accurate than calling them as utility winch.

These are perfect to be used for loading vehicles onto a trailer or winching the big loads on your jobsite.

I am going to review three trailer winches now. Warn 94000, Warn 92000, Warn 85330.

Let’s discuss them one by one.

i) Warn 94000 Winch Review

This winch is capable of towing any load weighing around 4000 lb. Performs best if you keep the weight below or equal 2666 lb.

Warn 94000 comes with 43’ high-quality steep cable going through a roller fairlead.

The 12’ wired remote control works exactly as per the expectation without any technical glitch or something like that.

Easy clutch lever, dynamic brake, 3-stage planetary gear makes it a cakewalk to control the towing process.

All in all, this one is a durable, powerful winch with a good duty cycle. Installing the winch is also easy, no doubt.


ii) Warn 92000 Winch Review

Warn 92000 winch is capable of pulling over any load weighing around 2000 lbs. To get the best performance you better keep the weight up to 1333 lbs.

This model comes with a 35’ steel rope going through roller fairlead. A nice and handy 12’ corded remote control that comes with the kit works flawlessly.

Differential planetary gear, multi-directional clutch lever, and dynamic braking are there for providing good control during the operation.

The only complaint about this winch is the cable doesn’t roll up consistently all the time. Otherwise, I think this is a good winch for little jobs.


iii) Warn 85330 Winch Review

A handy AC powered winch that can handle up to 1500 lbs during the towing process. However, I recommend you to use this winch against 1000 lb or less weight.

Warn 85330 winch comes with 43’ steel rope, a high quality 10’ remote control, 10’ power cord.

The remote control is super convenient to grip and use due to its bigger size even if you are wearing gloves.


  • Part Number: WAR85330
  • 1,500 lbs. (680kgs) Rated Line Pull
  • 0.8 hp 120V AC Permanent Magnet Motor
  • 10 ft. lead Wired Remote
  • Gear Ratio = 261:1
  • Size = 15.42 in x 5.7 in x 6.73 in
  • Product Weight = 29.1 lbs
  • 43 ft Galvanized Steel Wire
  • Roller Fairlead
  • Steel Grey Powder Coat Finish


Overall these Warn utility are pricey but they are the highest quality ones you will find on the market. If you are looking for long term usage, you should definitely go for these.

If you won’t use them that much and don’t need it for the long term then it will be better if you buy cheaper ones from other brands. No need to spend that much if you won’t use it enough much.

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