SP12,000 – SP Series™ Sidepuller®

SKU: ITD4710


The Patented SP12,000™ is designed for those who want a more customized installation. We provide you the SP12,000™ without our Valve Body and Hydraulic Hoses, giving you the option of providing your own custom Hydraulic Controls. Typically this application is for those who order their Car Carrier or Wrecker with Factory Installed SidePuller® Controls. The SP12,000™ Includes Center Recovery Boom Head – Outer Removable Recovery Boom Head – 12,000 lb Winch with Tensioner Plate - Winch Free Spool with Easy Reach Handle – 7/16” x 100 ft Wire Rope – Adjustable SP Mounting Base– Installation Hardware - ITD Endurance™ Powder Coat Black Finish - Decal Package – Operation Manual (Online) – Shipping Stand.


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Features & Benefits

  • Optional Vehicle Specific Mounting Plates make installation much easier.
  • 3 new adjustable height light pylons, designed for the SP12000™. You can have a lightbar mounting height that is proportionate with the truck improving looks and aerodynamics of your truck.
  • New Stabilizer Leg gives more ground clearance when the leg is retracted while still maintaining full extension for those difficult recoveries.
  • Galvanized Stabilizer Foot Easily Converts from pavement Pad to Ground Penetrating Grouser.
  • Stainless Steel Pins prevent rust and make maintenance easier.
  • Winch Free Spool with Easy Reach Handle
  • Warn 12000lb Planetary Winch with Tensioner and 100ft of 3/8” wire rope.
  • Exclusive Removable Boom Head allows incredible recovery options.
  • Ability to Pull from Center of the unit or off the side
  • 10 Anchor Points to anchor your Snatch Blocks for that perfect line angle
  • Powder Coated in our “ITD Endurance Black Finish”
  • Stainless Steel Accent Panel with Built in LED Winch Light
  • Industries Largest Customer Support Network of Dealers

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Where can I purchase a SidePuller®?

You can purchase your SidePuller® from any Authorized <i>In The Ditch</i> SidePuller® Distributor.
We do not sell directly to end-users but we would be glad to help you with any questions you may have.

Is the SP Series SidePuller® Patented?

Yes! Patented under US Patent No. 8192135B2

Why did you make the SP12,000™?

We designed the SP12,000™ because of the popularity of the 14 to 16 ton class of wreckers and larger Carriers. The SP12,000™ not only helps with recoveries off the side, in most cases it adds extra weight to the front axle of your truck, increasing towing capacities.  I don’t believe there is a single person who has installed an SP12,000™ on their truck that didn’t think it was a great decision.

Why didn't you just offer bigger winch on the SP9000™?

That would have been the easy way out, but quite simply it would not have been the right thing to do.  The SP12,000™ is designed for larger Chassis and has different loads imposed than the SP9000™. From the Frame Structure to the Stabilizer legs, everything needed to be bigger to sustain the increased loads.  The SP12,000™ was designed from a clean slate.   Every Component is matched for the rated pulls that will be imposed on it. We do not feel that there can be a one size fits all!

What Size of truck is the SP12,000™ designed to fit?

Class 7 Truck Chassis from 26,000 to 33,000 GVWR with Frame Heights Between 36” to 42” Tall.

Are there any other reasons I should not put the SP12,000™ on a Class 6 truck?

The SP12,000™ requires a taller frame height than most class 6 trucks offer. We dramatically increased the Stabilizer Legs over the SP9000™. If you use too low of a chassis there is a risk that the Stabilizer Feet may contact the ground while driving. Another reason is the size and strength of the frame and suspension. The frame and suspension components on a Class 6 Truck are not as big as a class 7 truck and may not support all the force an SP12,000™ can put on it.

Can I pull straight back from the center boom head of the SP12,000™?

Yes! That was one of the main things we wanted from the design. We wanted to be able to run a line straight from the center boom head of the SidePuller® straight back to the wrecker boom and have 3 lines off your boom. This would be very useful when picking with the 2 wrecker winch lines-you would have the 3rd SidePuller® line to rotate the casualty. Pulling from the Center Boom Head on a Carrier is a powerful Recovery tool once you learn all of the Tips and Tricks. Pulling from the Center Boom Head would be my first choice for most recoveries; it works fantastic.

What is the optional hook slide tray?

The optional hook slide tray is an option on the SP12,000™. The hook slide tray bolts on to the SidePuller® and allows the operator to place the winch line on it and slide the hook and wire rope to the other side of the truck. I would recommend that anyone putting an SP12,000™ on a wrecker order the optional Hook Slide Tray.

Explain The Differences between the SP12,000™ with Integrated Controls and the SP12,000™.

Let’s Start with the SP12,000™ with Integrated Controls. We made this unit to be a totally self-contained, plug and play unit. We have already installed the valve body and plumbed everything. We also pre-wired the Wireless Remote Control system. All you need to do is mount the SidePuller®, supply incoming Hydraulic Pressure, add a Return line and supply 12 volt Power. That’s it; we’ve done everything else.

Now let’s talk about the SP12,000™. When you order a new wrecker or carrier from a manufacturer, you can have it equipped with extra controls. These controls are generally factory installed near the rear of the chassis. We offer the SP12,000™ without integrated controls (which means that this unit does not include a Valve Body or wireless remote control), for those who wish to plumb these factory-installed controls directly to their SP12,000™. All that is needed is to run hydraulic hoses from your wrecker or carrier’s valve body to the SP Stabilizer Leg Cylinders and Winch. This is a job that we recommend that you turn to your local Towing Equipment Dealership to do.


Why Should I buy an In The Ditch SidePuller®?

Nobody has been building the SidePuller® longer than us. We are not only the original inventors with a US Patent, but we have more years in the field and have perfected the design by listening to our customers. Point blank, we build the Best SidePuller® you can buy, and we back it with our love for the Towing Industry and our Commitment to you to not let you down.

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