Warn VR Evo

Beowulf

Expedition Leader
What are the general thoughts on the new Warn VR Evo? The price point is nice. Is this basically an overseas assembled Warn Zeon?



Warn VR EVO winch
 

Warn Industries

Supporting Vendor
I'm happy to field any questions you might have about the winch.

In short, VR EVO is our Standard Duty line of winches. This is the entry point to the WARN brand. It is made in China with premium parts in order to compete in the less expensive market segment. (All of our other winches leave our Clackamas, OR facility.) But as with previous VR, we wouldn't put a red W on it if we didn't believe it was a great product. Same limited lifetime warranty on mechanical parts, seven year standard warranty on electrical components. Parts are replaceable (it's not a throw-away product). Lots of new features on this guy.

Here's some more info about it along with a comparison of our other winches:

Finally, here's how VR EVO stacks up against our other winches: https://www.warn.com/compare-truck-suv-winches

- Andy
 

jadmt

Well-known member
I'm happy to field any questions you might have about the winch.

In short, VR EVO is our Standard Duty line of winches. This is the entry point to the WARN brand. It is made in China with premium parts in order to compete in the less expensive market segment. (All of our other winches leave our Clackamas, OR facility.) But as with previous VR, we wouldn't put a red W on it if we didn't believe it was a great product. Same limited lifetime warranty on mechanical parts, seven year standard warranty on electrical components. Parts are replaceable (it's not a throw-away product). Lots of new features on this guy.

Here's some more info about it along with a comparison of our other winches:

Finally, here's how VR EVO stacks up against our other winches: https://www.warn.com/compare-truck-suv-winches

- Andy
what is the difference between the VR evo and the VR series from before? I have had 2 VR's the VR10000S and VR10 both have been great.
 

aardvarcus

Adventurer
I ordered a Warn EVO VR 8 last week. I had intended to order a second gen VR (non EVO) which appear to be on sale right now to make room for the new EVO line, however after running some figures the new EVO VR winches appear to be significantly more efficient than the Gen 2 VRs. That means less load on the electrical system and less waste heat generated by the winch. The efficiency gains on the 8000 pounders seemed to be from 30% at moderate loads up to 90% at high loads.
 
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Warn Industries

Supporting Vendor
what is the difference between the VR evo and the VR series from before? I have had 2 VR's the VR10000S and VR10 both have been great.
The VR EVO is fully IP68 waterproof. The previous VR only had a waterproof contactor.
The VR EVO has a different motor and geartrain that allow it to be more efficient.
The VR EVO has a two-in-one remote that allows for wired or wireless operation. The previous VR only had a wired remote.
The VR EVO has different styling including a motor and gear end housing with aluminum armor which also helps to dissipate heat.
The VR EVO now comes with a roller fairlead for wire rope (this allows us to meet global compliance, and the winch will be sold internationally).

Hope this helps!

- Andy
 
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