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WARN’s Multi-Tool For Your Rig

Few would argue the value and versatility of the basic multi-tool. Whether you need a screwdriver, a knife, pliers, whatever – it’s nice to have them combined in one compact package. That’s the idea behind WARN’s PowerPlant series – you have your handy winch and compressor all in one slick, bumper-mounted unit.

WARN Winch

The WARN booth always draws a big crowd to see their latest tools at SEMA.

If you’re an off-roader, this is a no-brainer, but these units have become pretty useful in the construction and home improvement arenas in the past few years, too. Being able to hoist or pull large loads with a powerful winch makes total sense. Add a compressor to the mix, and it’s a dream tool that’s with you wherever you go.

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The PowerPlant series is designed not only for off-roaders, but for tradesmen, as well.

We stopped by the WARN booth at SEMA this year to see what’s new with their PowerPlant series. We were impressed.

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PowerPlant Features

The two units – the 9.5 and the HD 12 – are pretty much identical except in terms of capacity, with the 9.5 able to pull 9500 pounds and the 12 able to pull 12,000 pounds.

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The WARN PowerPlant 9.5 is the perfect tool for off-roaders.

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The PowerPlant 12 has enough guts for tradesman to take advantage of its usefulness on the job site, as well.

Compressor Specs: MAX 100 psi, 5cfm @ 90psi

A conveniently oversized switch makes it easy to change from compressor to winch and back, even while wearing gloves.

A conveniently oversized switch makes it easy to change from compressor to winch and back, even while wearing gloves.

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The newly redesigned hose is more user-friendly and tougher than its predecessor.

Our Opinion

As always, WARN has put a lot of thought, money, and common sense (a rarity sometimes) into the PowerPlant’s redesign. The unit looks fresh, with its updated flat black finish, and the features seem to make sense for the end-user. At close to $2000, it’s quite an investment. That said, it’s a big comfort knowing it has the WARN badge on it. Thumbs-up.

For more information from WARN about PowerPlant 9.5: CLICK HERE

For more information from WARN about PowerPlant 12: CLICK HERE

Check price / availability for PowerPlant 9.5 at Amazon: CLICK HERE

Check price/availability for PowerPlant 12 at Amazon: CLICK HERE

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