Discover what else distinguishes DRAGON WINCH
The overall dimensions of both winches are similar and they are 540 mm x 160 mm x 160 mm. Add about 80 mm to that, which is the height of the relay box. What is striking for sure is the colour. DRAGON WINCH products cannot be confused with any other brand, here for the MAVERICK line, a black and red high gloss finish is reserved, whereas the HIPER SUPER is dominated by a grey, mat finish. Apart from the gear lever (more about this later), the relay boxes are positioned differently. In DRAGON WINCH DWM 13000 HD, the relay is mounted directly on the motor body.
The HIPER SUPER 13000 has the relay box mounted above the winch drum. The relays are connected to the motor with cables. DRAGON WINCH uses this solution in weaker models of the MAVERICK line, i.e. DWM 8000 HD, DWM 10000 HD and DWM 12000 HD. Both solutions have theirstrong and weak points. With a relay mounted directly on the motor, cable clutter is avoided and you have a clear vision over the winch drum and how the rope is being wound on it. On the other hand, relays mounted above the drum are in a box which is easy to move out of the winch.
DRAGON WINCH 13000 HD with steel rope and relay box
roller guide with counter-bolts
rubber wired remote control
wireless control – remote control
multi-language user manual in Emglish with CE Declaration
5 year warranty
mounting plate for proper installation of the winch and roller guide
8T head block which allows doubling the winch pull
a shackle necessary to use the head block
current breaker – emergency switch
waterproof cover for the winch, marked with DRAGON WINCH logo
winch with steel rope and relay box
roller guide secured with snap rings
wired remote control
wireless remote control
a photocopy of manual in Polish
24 month warranty
no CE Declaration of conformity although it is indicated by stickers on the winch, and no specification
mounting plate ~ 149 PLN
8T head block ~ 79 PLN
shackle ~ 30 PLN
current breaker ~ 40 PLN
winch cover ~ 40 PLN
The HIPER SUPER winch comes with lower quality rollers, secured only with snap rings, worth roughly 70 PLN. If you decide to replacethem with counter bolts, you will have to pay about 140 PLN. For comparison, let’s assume you are lucky enough to exchange the rollers purchased with bolted ones at an extra fee of 70 PLN. All that makes the amount of 1708 PLN.
DRAGON WINCH comes with a rubber remote control with a convenient switch. With this switch, the winch can be operated even in thick gloves.
There is 5-year warranty granted for DRAGON WINCH. Shipping to and from DRAGON WINCH service under warranty is free.
The HIPER SUPER winch comes with a plastic wired remote control which breaks into pieces when it falls on the ground or is driven on.
The HIPER SUPER winch comes with a 24-month warranty. The customer pays for shipping to the service.
Dragon Winch has a steel motor body. The motor is sealed, so it remains clean and dry even after many years of use in extreme conditions.
The HIPER SUPER motor, unfortunately, is not sealed. There is also much to be desired about the motor itself and its rotor. It’s size indicates much lower power than that found in Dragon Winch. There is no doubt which motor is more powerful when comparing both. The power of the Dragon Winch DWM 13000 HD motor is 6.8 HP.
The brake of Dragon Winch is a separate construction and it is located in the winch drum. On the motor shaft, there is a socket-coupling connecting the motor with the brake. There are 3 friction liners similar to those used in disc brakes. The brake causes the liners to rub against the drum and stop unwinding the rope.
The brake of the HIPER SUPER winch is a simple construction mounted to the motor. There is no brake in the drum. This solution will encounter difficulty at the first climb.
The first difference in both gears is the weight. Just this fact makes us think a lot about the quality of both gears. Dragon Winch has a much heavier steel gear than that in the HIPER SUPER winch. A complete gear of Dragon Winch DWM 13000 HD weighs 8.74 kg, whereas that of the HIPER SUPER weighs only 6.26 kg. Okay, you can say this is because of the rope release lever or the gear legs. It is not much better after removing those parts. The HIPER SUPER winch still shows material deficiencies. For the Dragon Winch, in this form it is 7.81 kg vs. 5.37 kg in the HIPER SUPER. After dismantling the gear housing, the individual wheels of the planetary gear are put on the scale. Visually they are similar. The material in both Dragon Winch and HIPER SUPER is steel. However, the scale tells the truth. The quality of the materials used is shown with no mercy. In Dragon Winch, the weight is 5.61kg, in HIPER SUPER 4.85kg.
The new Dragon Winch models are provided with new rope release levers, as in the presented model DWM 13000 HD. This means two things: comfort and safety. The lever can be released at any time, just lift and turn. Then the spring in the knob disengages the locking pin of the gear. There is no need to rotate the drum to “hit” the release point as is the case in the HIPER SUPER unit. The new lever complies with safety standards as it cannot be accidentally activated. While in the HIPER SUPER winch the lever can be accidentally pushed and turned, this is virtually impossible in the Dragon Winch units. The motor can be started or stopped only by purposeful action.