No matter what brand of winch you have, it is important to locate and supply your serial number when ordering parts, discussing problems, or servicing your winch. Whether you have a WARN winch or a BRADEN winch, worm gear winch, or planetary winch, all manufacturers created a unique identifier for the build of your winch.
All winch manufacturers supply a data plate with the model and serial number engraved on the plate. Additionally, most winches have the serial number steel stamped into a housing or side plate. So, if you can’t find the data plate, use the pages below to assist in locating the steel stamping on your winch. Below are links to detailed information about how to find the serial number on the brand of winch you are working with.