Mile Marker Winch Review

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Being based in Pompano Beach, Florida, Mile Marker is a true American brand. They’re using quality USA made materials for their winch line-up.

And for overlanding, you must have a winch at your disposal. It will get you out of the most desperate situations. Now, there is an array of brands that offer winches. 

Among them, Mile Marker is one of the notable ones.

So, in this review post, we will be reviewing some of the best Mile Marker winches. By the time you have read this post, you will be much familiar with the Mile Marker brand and their top-rated winches.

Mile Marker Winch Reviews

Review of Mile Marker Maverick12 12,000 Pound Jeep/Truck/SUV Electric Winch

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The first winch from Mile Marker on our review is a sturdy and powerful one. Matter of fact, this winch comes with one of the highest capacities among all of their winches. 

The Maverick12 has a pulling power of up to 12,000 lbs. It is equipped with a 3 stage planetary gear train which has a gear ratio of 210:1. On top of that, the gear train system has all-metal construction.

In addition, you will find a 400 AMP solenoid with this winch that is fully sealed. So, there will be no issue in using this winch in harsh environments. It comes with a handheld remote control. 

Thus, you will be able to operate the Maverick12 from a safe distance. Speaking of remote control, the remote control connectors on this electric winch are also fully-sealed and submersible.

It uses the automatic load-holding brake and center focused drum, which makes it safer and smoother while operating. The electric winch comes with an 80 feet long galvanized steel cable with a diameter of ⅜ inches. 

Thus, it includes a 4-way roller fairlead. The main body of the winch is coated with corrosion-resistant black powder coating. Besides, the clutch handles are also coated with black zinc coating for durability and long-lasting service.

This winch comes with a 4.9 Hp motor (12 V DC). As a result, it has a very fast line speed. You will get a clevis hook and strap as well with this. 

The net dimension of the winch is 20.8 x 6.34 x 7.86 inches. It weighs about 67 lbs. or 41 kg. It is compatible with the 10 x 4.5 inches mounting bolt pattern. 

The drum size on this winch is 2. 64 X 8. 7 inches. Whether you are looking for a truck winch or a winch for Jeep, this could be the answer you are looking for. 

But don’t forget to get a battery for electric winch with this as it would require a huge amount of power.

What Previous Buyers Said?

Most of the former buyers of this winch have admired the performance of this winch. They have said that it pulls like a beast. Also, they praised the build quality of the winch. 

The users also talked positively about the build quality of the winch saying it could take a beating without any performance issue.


  • Rugged build quality
  • Comes with corrosive-resistant black body
  • Comes with a handheld remote control


  • Comes with steel cable

Review of Mile Marker Maverick5 5000 Pound ATV/UTV Electric Winch

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This is the Maverick5 from Mile Marker. That means it has a pulling power of up to 5000 lbs. This electric winch comes in a very compact form factor. For the record, the size of this one is 15.62 x 4.61 x 4.72 inches. 

Whereas it weighs only 24 lbs. or 10.8 kg. That means it is a very lightweight and small winch that is suitable for ATV/UTVs. The winch features a 12 V DC 3.8 Hp motor and 250 AMP solenoid which can offer both power in and out function. 

In addition, it comes with an all-metal 3-stage planetary gear system and the ratio of the gear is 165:1. 

You will also love the inclusions of the center focused drum and automatic load-holding brake functionality. As a result, it will be very easy to maneuver this winch.

This electric winch has a fast line speed. For your information, the no-load line speed of this gear is up to 20.7 ft./mn. 

And the full-load line speed is up to 9.2 ft./mn. On top of these, it comes with a steel cable of 50 feet and 1/4 inches diameter. As usual, there is a 4-way roller fairlead included. 

You will also get a clevis hook, and all the necessary wiring and mounting accessories.

As with most other Mile Marker electric winches, it also comes with handheld remote control. The drum size of this winch is 2.01 x 5.4 inches. It comes with a 3 x 6.61 inches mounting bolt pattern. 

For longevity, they have used corrosion-resistant black powder coating on this winch. Overall, this could be a top pick as it comes with a very affordable price tag.

What Previous Buyers Said?

This electric winch is a very popular product to many of the previous customers. Some of them even were surprised that this compact winch could pack such power. 

They also liked the affordable pricing of the winch. In their words, you can’t go wrong with this powerful and budget-friendly UTV winch.


  • Reasonably priced
  • It has power in and out function
  • Comes with a handheld remote control
  • Submersible control box
  • Compact yet powerful


  • Not synthetic cable

Review of Mile Marker 77-53120W PE5000 (ES) UTV/Side-by-Side Premium Sealed Electric Winch

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This is another compact yet powerful electric winch on our Mile Make winch review post. This one has a lot in common with the winch we have just talked about right before it. But there are a few distinctions as well. 

First of all, it has a pulling power of up to 5,000 lbs. The 3.8 hp 12V DC motor can handle the most daunting tasks without any difficulty.

This electric winch comes with a handheld remote control with power in and power out buttons. Also, the length of the remote switch cable is 12 feet long. So, you can maneuver the winch from a long distance. 

It also features a 3-stage planetary gear train system with a gear ratio of 165:1. Now comes the best part about this electric winch that this one comes with a synthetic rope.

The synthetic rope is 50 feet in length and ¼ inches in diameter. The drum size on this one is 2.01 x 3.15 inches. 

The net weight of the winch is 19.5 lbs. and the net dimension of this one is 13.5 X 4.5 X 4.3 inches. 

Plus, it is compatible with the 3 x 6.61 inches 4 bolt mounting pattern. As it comes with a synthetic cable, it features an aluminum hawse fairlead.

What Previous Buyers Said?

The majority of the past buyers of this winch are thrilled about this one. They have stated that it performs as it should. 

Also, they have admired the build quality and the inclusion of the synthetic rope. All in all, they are recommending it.


  • Comes with synthetic cable
  • IP68 certification (water/snow/mud/weatherproof)
  • Compact and lightweight yet monstrous power


  • A bit pricey

Review of Mile Marker PE2500 ATV/UTV/Side-by-Side Electric Winch

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Are you looking for an electric winch for your side-by-side, or ATV/UTV? Then this Mile Marker PE2500 from our review would be a great choice. This winch comes with a 3 stage planetary gear system and the ratio of the gear is 242:1. It has a 2.4 Hp permanent magnet motor. 

The 200 AMP solenoid is fully sealed, which makes it submersible. Along with that, it has an IP68 waterproof rating. So, you will be able to use it in the harshest outdoor conditions.

The automatic load-holding brake and fast line speed make it a little monster. In addition, it has a center focused drum. Speaking of the drum, its drum size is 2 x 3.15 inches. 

Plus, the no-load line speed of this electric winch is 24 ft./mn and the full-load line speed is 7.5 feet/mn. It is compatible with the 4.88 X 3 inches mounting bolt pattern.

It is integrated with a 42 feet steel cable that has a diameter of 3/16 inches. There is a handheld remote switch included with this as well. The remote control has 12 feet or 3.7 meters long cable for safety purposes. 

Moreover, you will like that it has both power in and out functions. The net dimension of the winch is 13.0 X 4.18 X 4.3 inches and it weighs about 15.1 lbs. or 6.8 kg. 

They also have another version of this electric winch with synthetic rope. But this one comes with a 4-way roller fairlead as it features a steel cable.

What Previous Buyers Said?

According to the previous buyers, it is a high-performing winch. They said it could be a bit pricey. But for the features and functionalities it offers, it will be worth it. 

Most users mentioned that it is a very powerful winch for its size. They have been using it for a long time without any potential issues.


  • Comes with a 2-year limited warranty
  • It comes with IP68 certification (water/mud/snow-proof)
  • Very lightweight and easy to install


  • Doesn’t come with a mounting bracket

Review of Mile Marker 70-52000C H Series Hydraulic Winch

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The last one on our review is a hydraulic winch from Mile Marker. This hydraulic winch comes with a pulling power of 12,000 lbs. It has 2 Speed functions. Plus, you will like the inclusion of the 10 x 4.5 inches mounting bolt pattern.

They have also included a 19.5 cubic inch motor. This powerful winch features a planetary gear train with a gear ratio of 6:1. The drum size of the winch is 2.5 X 9 inches. 

It needs 3.5 GPM @ 1500 psi of minimum power from the steering system.

The winch has a net dimension of 15 x 28 x 10 inches and it weighs about 98 lbs. or 44.45 Kg. You can use the winch underwater. 

Plus, it is corrosion-resistant. For safety reasons, it has been equipped with a mechanical lock. Also, it requires the 34 Series valve adapter kit to operate, which is not included.

This is a free spooling hydraulic winch. You will get stainless steel tie bars and fasteners with the package. 

Moreover, it comes with a 100 feet galvanized steel cable and a 4-way roller fairlead. So, if you are looking for a hydraulic winch, it could be a great choice.

What Previous Buyers Said?

As per many of the previous buyers, this is one of the most powerful and durable winches out there. Some of them even said that this is far better than any same load capacity electric winches. 

They have liked the robust build quality and the monstrous pulling power of this winch. In addition, they also liked the ‘2 Speed’ feature.


  • Universal fit
  • Can be used underwater
  • Free spooling clutch
  • Mechanical lock function for safety


  • A bit expensive
  • Have to buy the control pendant valve adapter kit separately

Buying Guide – Mile Marker Winch Reviews

A Brief Introduction of Mile Marker Brand

Mile Marker has been in the winch and recovery gear industry for over 30 years. In the process, they have been manufacturing and supplying all kinds of winches and winch accessories. 

Normally, they sell both electric and hydraulic winches. Additionally, you will find winch accessories like winch mount, ropes, snatch blocks, locking hubs, and more from them.

For the record, Mile Marker is ISO 9001:2015 certified and TACOM approved manufacturer and supplier. They are a Florida, USA based company who have dealers all over the world. 

Interestingly, the only approved hydraulic winch for the U.S. Military’s HMMWV (Humvee) is manufactured, designed, and patented by the Mile Marker. So, you can see that all of their products go through rigorous testing. You can definitely rely on their product.

Availability of Parts and Accessories

Fortunately, Mile Marker manufacturers and supplies replacement parts and accessories for all of their winches and recovery gear.

So, there is no worry if you are in need of a replacement part for your Mile Marker winch, they are widely available.

Conclusion – Mile Marker Winch Review

Mile Marker is a well-respected brand in the winch and recovery gear industry. They have been in the game for over 30 years. They have all types of winches in various capacities as well. 

At the moment, they cover winches ranging from 2500 lbs. capacity to 12,000 lbs. On top of that, they also offer hydraulic winches for all kinds of different tasks. So, Mile Marker is a highly recommended brand.

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Ferenc Elekes has been a devout Overlanding enthusiast for many years. During that time, Ferenc has explored 75 countries on six continents, with overland travel involved in 40 countries on three continents. From his trusty 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado with a roof-top tent, he’s blogged about experiences that can only be found in the remotest regions on Earth. Along the way, he's gained in-depth knowledge of the novel challenges overlanders encounter and practical ways to meet them. On his website, he shares informed opinions about everything from the best overland gear to how to get a vehicle unstuck. Ferenc has also written for Ih8mud, the Expedition Portal, the Overland Journal, and he is often invited as a guest to outdoors-related podcasts.
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