RENEGADE HEAVY DUTY Series Drum Anchor Winches for Boats to 60'

The ONLY Drum Anchor Winch 100% MADE IN THE USA!


  • All RENEGADE Winch Bases & Drums are Designed, Manufactured and Assembled in Jacksonville, FL
  • All RENEGADE Aluminum Gearboxes are Designed, Manufactured and Assembled in Union Grove, WI
  • Every gearbox is coated in NYALIC to help prevent corrosion. Order a 120z can here for yearly maintenance           

  • All RENEGADE Aluminum Motors are Designed, Manufactured and Assembled in Rockford, IL

Permanent Magnet Motors Vs. Series Wound Motors

Drum Anchor Winches use two types of DC motors, Permanent Magnet Motors and Series-Wound Motors. All electric DC winch motors consist of one set of coils, called an armature, inside another set of coils or a set of permanent magnets, called the stator. It is the job of the stator to produce a magnetic field which will cause the rotor (or armature) to rotate when an electric current flows through it. Applying a voltage to the coils produces a torque in the armature, resulting in motion. With all types of motors, the higher the horsepower rating, the more torque and power the motor will have. The winch rating is a combination of motor torque and gear train gear ratio reduction. Motor horsepower has a direct effect on both line speed & pulling power.

Our Hero, Patriot and Rebel series winches are like the Lonestar winches, they utilize 2 wire permanent magnet motors.
  • Permanent Magnet Motors - In a permanent magnet motor, the stator uses permanent magnets and there are no field coils. With permanent magnet motors, the drain on your battery tends to be less than series wound motors, which uses field coils in the stator rather than magnets. 
  • Permanent magnet motors are better suited for light to medium duty winching because they tend to generate more heat and overheat. Winching time & load should be carefully monitored as they have the tendency to overheat. 
  • The magnets in permanent magnet motors can lose their field strength over time and repeated use.
  • These motors are most frequently used in items like cordless drills and manufacturing process machinery with constant power needs.
Our Classic series winches (1990-2016) and our NEW Renegade series winches utilize 4 wire series wound motors.
  • Series Wound Motors - With a series-wound motor, the field coils are connected in series with the armature coil. A series-wound motor will use more current over a permanent magnet motor because they use field coils to generate a magnetic field. 
  • Series wound motors are powerful and efficient at high speed and generate the most torque for a given current. 
  • Series wound winches are heavier duty winches and tend to be more expensive.
  • These motors are used when high torque and low starting speed such as pulling heavy loads is required.

Why Do the Renegade Winches Have 4 Wires When the Hero, Patriot & Rebel Winches Only Have 2 Wires?

Reversible Series-wound motor generally have 4 wires. Two for the armature and two for the field. Reversing the connections to either the field or the armature will reverse the motor.

A new and cold permanent magnetic motor will pull the same as a series-wound motor, at less of an amperage draw on the battery and charging system. However, as the permanent magnet motor gets warmer, the power will drop as the amperage draw will increase. The amperage draws on a series-wound motor will stay the same throughout the duty cycle.