The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is the only pickup truck that offers a winch from the factory. Ram worked with WARN Winch company to produce a Power Wagon-specialized 12,000 lbs winch with 90-feet of steel cable.
Ram organized the following rollover winching demonstration during the 2017 Power Wagon first drive event near Las Vegas, NV. The rollover victim was an older Toyota 4Runner with an external cage. This is a specialized vehicle that is used for off-road rollover training. The Power Wagon winch was used to get the SUV back on its wheels.
The Power Wagon WARN winch has a wired controller that is normally stowed inside center console or elsewhere in the truck. The controller plugs in to the winch in the bumper opening on the passenger side of the Power Wagon. The winch is capable of “free spooling” in order to pull our the winch cable. The driver is then is able to get into the driver’s seat and operate the wired controller (the controller wire is long enough to reach).
If your recovery truck is stationary (in this case the Power Wagon) it’s wise to protect the transmission and put it in neutral, leave the engine (6.4L HEMI V8) running to provide extra juice to the electric winch, and use the truck’s brakes while you are using it as the anchor.
Check out the video above for all the winching antics.