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The history of the WARN M8274 winch
Written: March 02, 2011
by Andy Lilienthal
The WARN M8274 is probably the best-known and most recognized winch Warn Industries makes. Introduced in 1974, it replaced the original Belleview winch that was made from 1959-1973.
The M8274 has remained basically unchanged since '74, with only minor tweaks including upgraded electrics throughout the years, and a few cosmetic revisions. In 1998, to celebrate Warn Industries' 50th anniversary, the name was changed to M8274-50, and there were some slight cosmetic changes. In 2008, to celebrate the company's 60th anniversary, a limited-edition M8274-60 was offered, each individually numbered, equipped with synthetic rope, painted black, and shipped in a special wooden crate.

By the way, have you ever wondered what M8274 stood for? The M stands for "model," 8 is for its 8,000 lb. capacity, 2 is for "two-way" (freespool and power-in), and 74 is the year it was introduced.

Identifying early M8274s
Since the M8274 has been around for nearly 40 years, there are quite a few of them out there, many still performing regular recovery duty. We get a fair amount of requests to identify how old a specific M8274 is. Here's a way to identify them up until about the early 1990s.

  • On the top of the upper housing there will be a code with two letters and a number. For example, we'll use FB6.


  • The first letter stands for the month the winch was made (A=1, B=2, C=3, etc.). Therefore, with our example, F would equal the sixth month: June


  • The second letter stands for the working day of the month, not including Saturdays or Sundays. Our example says "B," which would be the second working day of the month.


  • The ending number represents the year the winch was made during the '70s or '80s. In this example, it's 6, so that'd be '76 or '86. (Remember, M8274 production started in '74 and this coding system stopped in the early 1990s, after that, Warn used serial numbers.) Beginning in about 1980, Warn switched from a metal socket on the control pack to a plastic socket. So, depending on which one your winch has would determine which year your M8274 was manufactured.


  • So an M8274 with the code FB6 and a metal socket on the control box would've been made in June of 1976 on the second working day of the month.

    A big thanks to the WARN Customer Service team for the information on decoding the older models. Here are a few photos of M8274s through the years.

    WARN M8274 winch ad from 1974 WARN M8274-50 winch WARN M8274-60




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    #1
    Jeff Hiltz
    says
    March 03, 2011 at 07:49 AM
    Awesome history lesson!! We love our OLD m8274!! She's a workhorse!!

    Cheers!
    Jeff

    #2
    says
    March 03, 2011 at 10:02 AM
    Thanks so much for this. All these years of selling these and always wondered what the scoop was.

    #2
    says
    March 03, 2011 at 10:02 AM
    Thanks so much for this. All these years of selling these and always wondered what the scoop was.

    #3
    Steve
    says
    March 03, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    I have a '78 vintage 8274 on my D-90. All it took to bring it back to life was a new motor, and a little paint so it would look as good as new.

    #3
    Steve
    says
    March 03, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    I have a '78 vintage 8274 on my D-90. All it took to bring it back to life was a new motor, and a little paint so it would look as good as new.

    #4
    William Noble
    says
    April 19, 2011 at 08:46 PM
    I recently inherited a Warn winch model 8273,serial #130643 and date code DK9. It has a 4-prong remote control connector that I need a remote for. Please send me information on where I may purchase one. Thank you,Bill Noble.

    #4
    William Noble
    says
    April 19, 2011 at 08:46 PM
    I recently inherited a Warn winch model 8273,serial #130643 and date code DK9. It has a 4-prong remote control connector that I need a remote for. Please send me information on where I may purchase one. Thank you,Bill Noble.

    #5
    james
    says
    June 18, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    i have a model 8274 serial 295831 gp7 i need a remote were can i get one i

    #5
    james
    says
    June 18, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    i have a model 8274 serial 295831 gp7 i need a remote were can i get one i

    #6
    null
    says
    June 20, 2011 at 07:22 AM
    @James,

    Give Customer Service a call at 1-800-543-9276 and they should be able to point you in the right direction.

    #7
    jIM wAGNER
    says
    July 18, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    I won a 8274 winch in 1980 at a 4X4 rally. It is still on my 1951 flat fender Willy's. date code A09 With a Prestolite 12V motor pn # MBL 4401.... Last month at a swap meet I bought a basket case 8274 with a WARN motor pn # MRV-B-4 (12-86)... I want to put the motor with the most horse power into my winch.
    QUESTION: Which motor has the most horse power?
    Or when did you switch to the biggger motors.
    I have used this for 31 years and it is the best..
    Thanks Jim

    #7
    jIM wAGNER
    says
    July 18, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    I won a 8274 winch in 1980 at a 4X4 rally. It is still on my 1951 flat fender Willy's. date code A09 With a Prestolite 12V motor pn # MBL 4401.... Last month at a swap meet I bought a basket case 8274 with a WARN motor pn # MRV-B-4 (12-86)... I want to put the motor with the most horse power into my winch.
    QUESTION: Which motor has the most horse power?
    Or when did you switch to the biggger motors.
    I have used this for 31 years and it is the best..
    Thanks Jim

    #8
    null
    says
    July 18, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    Jim,

    One of our resident 8274 experts, Steve Schoenfelder, said:

    The Prestolite motor was rated at 2.1 HP. The Bosch motor (MRV-B-4) appeared around 1987 and was rated 2.5hp. The Bosch motor has a splined armature shaft, where as the Prestolite motor has a keyed armature shaft. To convert to the Bosch motor the splined pinion gear part number 15879 is required. The winch just bought should have this pinion gear.

    Now the fun part, if the Bosch motor has been used hard, (it’s on a basket case winch) even though it is rated higher for HP, it may be on its last legs and not perform as well as the original Prestolite motor. The only way to tell which would perform better would be to test both motors on the winch to see which runs best.


    #9
    Matt Taylor
    says
    August 08, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    THANKS I just bought one of these. your info is great , thanks for taking the time to list it.

    #9
    Matt Taylor
    says
    August 08, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    THANKS I just bought one of these. your info is great , thanks for taking the time to list it.

    #10
    Cody Robinson
    says
    September 09, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    I now have my dads old work truck and it has this winch that he has used for years and its still strong enough to pull me and my buddies out of the mud and ruts when we get stuck. I even used it to finish pulling down an old barn that had been partially knocked over by a tree. This thing is still strong as can be and I love it. So I have to say thank you WARN.

    #10
    Cody Robinson
    says
    September 09, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    I now have my dads old work truck and it has this winch that he has used for years and its still strong enough to pull me and my buddies out of the mud and ruts when we get stuck. I even used it to finish pulling down an old barn that had been partially knocked over by a tree. This thing is still strong as can be and I love it. So I have to say thank you WARN.

    #11
    sopia
    says
    September 24, 2011 at 05:50 AM
    nous vous prions de nos donner vos meilleur prix pour des treuils 8274-50 12v et 8274-50 24v
    avec nos remerciement

    #11
    sopia
    says
    September 24, 2011 at 05:50 AM
    nous vous prions de nos donner vos meilleur prix pour des treuils 8274-50 12v et 8274-50 24v
    avec nos remerciement

    #12
    says
    September 25, 2011 at 06:44 PM
    I would like to know if you can still get parts for the belleview winch? Father in law has one said that I could mount on my F150. It seams to work fine has not been used in about 20 years. Do you think it is worth messing with? It only has one solenoid is that correct. Thank You, Ted Dukes

    #12
    says
    September 25, 2011 at 06:44 PM
    I would like to know if you can still get parts for the belleview winch? Father in law has one said that I could mount on my F150. It seams to work fine has not been used in about 20 years. Do you think it is worth messing with? It only has one solenoid is that correct. Thank You, Ted Dukes

    #13
    null
    says
    September 26, 2011 at 08:02 AM
    Ted,

    We do not offer parts for the Belleview winches anymore. However, give the folks at the 4 Wheel Drive Center of Minnesota. They do a lot with the older WARN winches.

    (952) 927-8811
    www.4wdcenterofminnesota.com

    #14
    Fernando Davila
    says
    October 05, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    Tengo una 8274
    Part # 8631
    Serie #

    #14
    Fernando Davila
    says
    October 05, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    Tengo una 8274
    Part # 8631
    Serie #

    #15
    Fernando Davila T
    says
    October 05, 2011 at 06:45 AM
    Tengo la WARM 8274:
    PART # 8631
    SERIE # 193697
    MFG CODE# GF1 7/6/71
    COMO DOY MANTENIMIENTO A ESTA WINCHA, POR FAVOR ESPERO DE SU AYUDA
    GRACIAS
    ferdacom63@gmail.com

    #15
    Fernando Davila T
    says
    October 05, 2011 at 06:45 AM
    Tengo la WARM 8274:
    PART # 8631
    SERIE # 193697
    MFG CODE# GF1 7/6/71
    COMO DOY MANTENIMIENTO A ESTA WINCHA, POR FAVOR ESPERO DE SU AYUDA
    GRACIAS
    ferdacom63@gmail.com

    #16
    null
    says
    October 05, 2011 at 01:47 PM
    Fernando,

    E-mail Rosanna McNew (en español) a McNewR@Warn.com. Ella es nuestro Director de Ventas para América Latina.

    #17
    Fernando Dávila T
    says
    October 06, 2011 at 06:49 AM
    Gracias Andy
    me pongo en contacto de inmediato

    #17
    Fernando Dávila T
    says
    October 06, 2011 at 06:49 AM
    Gracias Andy
    me pongo en contacto de inmediato

    #18
    CJ Thrasher
    says
    October 12, 2011 at 05:35 PM
    Picked up a used one on Oct., 9th.... Maybe used but in good working condition... I'm glad I got a piece of history...

    #18
    CJ Thrasher
    says
    October 12, 2011 at 05:35 PM
    Picked up a used one on Oct., 9th.... Maybe used but in good working condition... I'm glad I got a piece of history...

    #19
    Fernando Dávila T
    says
    October 22, 2011 at 04:13 PM
    Andy Lilienthal, por favor no me he podido comunicar con Rosanna McNew, podrias ayudarme con el # telefono de Rosana o por favor pasar mi correo para que ella pueda contactarme
    ferdacom63@gmail.com
    +59395162144 /+59391487234

    #19
    Fernando Dávila T
    says
    October 22, 2011 at 04:13 PM
    Andy Lilienthal, por favor no me he podido comunicar con Rosanna McNew, podrias ayudarme con el # telefono de Rosana o por favor pasar mi correo para que ella pueda contactarme
    ferdacom63@gmail.com
    +59395162144 /+59391487234

    #20
    John Paul
    says
    November 10, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    I have a 8274 (DA5) on a c20 chev. A friend borrowed the pickup and it returned winch not working. The spool had been pulled into itself so tight, I had to hook to a tree to pull the hook free. I try to operate winch (in or out), a click in the solenoids is all I hear. Tried to hook up jumper cables from battery to motor... nothing. What to do?

    #20
    John Paul
    says
    November 10, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    I have a 8274 (DA5) on a c20 chev. A friend borrowed the pickup and it returned winch not working. The spool had been pulled into itself so tight, I had to hook to a tree to pull the hook free. I try to operate winch (in or out), a click in the solenoids is all I hear. Tried to hook up jumper cables from battery to motor... nothing. What to do?

    #21
    null
    says
    November 11, 2011 at 07:49 AM
    John, give Customer Serivce a call at 800-543-9276. They'll assist you.

    #22
    r crumley
    says
    November 21, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    I have a warn winch p/n 8631 s/n 185922 mfg code ck1 and would like to sell it . it is good condition and works great. what is it worth ?

    #22
    r crumley
    says
    November 21, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    I have a warn winch p/n 8631 s/n 185922 mfg code ck1 and would like to sell it . it is good condition and works great. what is it worth ?

    #23
    justin dugan
    says
    December 06, 2011 at 09:45 PM
    I have what i think is an 8274 but is a jeep special equ. manufactured by Warn industries with a serial # 119680. Can you tell me what i have and what it might have been made for. Thanks justin

    #23
    justin dugan
    says
    December 06, 2011 at 09:45 PM
    I have what i think is an 8274 but is a jeep special equ. manufactured by Warn industries with a serial # 119680. Can you tell me what i have and what it might have been made for. Thanks justin

    #24
    null
    says
    December 07, 2011 at 07:08 AM
    Justing,

    We're sure it is an 8274 by the serial number. For a few years we supplied these directly to Jeep and they were installed onto Jeeps possibly at the factory. The ID tag said Jeep on it. We can’t tell how old the winch is by the serial number, but there should be a 3 digit date code on the winch.

    #25
    John Neisler
    says
    January 20, 2012 at 01:37 AM
    Hi,
    I have a warn 8274 high mount, motor runs but with insufficient power, although had little work, mounted on nissan patrol 1993 model.
    Could advise me of the cause, I have had new solonoid fitted.
    Regards John Neisler

    #25
    John Neisler
    says
    January 20, 2012 at 01:37 AM
    Hi,
    I have a warn 8274 high mount, motor runs but with insufficient power, although had little work, mounted on nissan patrol 1993 model.
    Could advise me of the cause, I have had new solonoid fitted.
    Regards John Neisler

    #26
    null
    says
    January 20, 2012 at 07:18 AM
    John, if you're in the U.S., give WARN Customer Service a call at 800-543-9276. If you're outside of the U.S., talk to your local dealer or call WARN at 1-503-722-1200.

    #27
    Matt McConnell
    says
    February 10, 2012 at 06:36 PM
    I have a older warn winch model# 6000 serial# 10530869 rated capacity: 6000 powered by 12 volts. If any knows more about it. Plz respond

    #27
    Matt McConnell
    says
    February 10, 2012 at 06:36 PM
    I have a older warn winch model# 6000 serial# 10530869 rated capacity: 6000 powered by 12 volts. If any knows more about it. Plz respond

    #28
    BETO
    says
    February 11, 2012 at 01:30 PM
    Hola, soy el afortunado poseedor de un 8274, con codigo del dia 31 de agosto del 84 (HW4) el cual todavia funciona en su totalidad, muchas gracias por esta nota historica..

    #28
    BETO
    says
    February 11, 2012 at 01:30 PM
    Hola, soy el afortunado poseedor de un 8274, con codigo del dia 31 de agosto del 84 (HW4) el cual todavia funciona en su totalidad, muchas gracias por esta nota historica..

    #29
    Bill C.
    says
    February 21, 2012 at 04:23 PM
    Thanks or the Info! I just decoded my working $100 8274. Built on Nov. 12th 1978. I picked it up few years ago Used it once worked an got me out of a pretty hairy steep hill exit. Seemed a little extra slow but IT WORKED ! I would like to do a full run through of seals solenoids grease an oil. Is there a full kit with bearings/seals/o rings/ball bearings? I also noticed a few times the metal plug area had to be wiggled for contact.Is there a new sol.plug package i can buy as a unit complete? Any help would be Great Thanks again WARN !

    #29
    Bill C.
    says
    February 21, 2012 at 04:23 PM
    Thanks or the Info! I just decoded my working $100 8274. Built on Nov. 12th 1978. I picked it up few years ago Used it once worked an got me out of a pretty hairy steep hill exit. Seemed a little extra slow but IT WORKED ! I would like to do a full run through of seals solenoids grease an oil. Is there a full kit with bearings/seals/o rings/ball bearings? I also noticed a few times the metal plug area had to be wiggled for contact.Is there a new sol.plug package i can buy as a unit complete? Any help would be Great Thanks again WARN !

    #30
    James G. Alford
    says
    March 31, 2012 at 09:13 AM
    I am a happy owner of one made long ago...Model 8274 its # is 186201 its been sitting on a bench in my garage and now I want to play with it and it will not work......I purchased it for my first Jeep 1978 cj5. sold the Jeep but kept the winch replaced the solanoid swiches and rewired the plug........but no luck....any suggestions .....Does a 12 volt motor go bad from sitting log period of time? This was not used very much, but purchased in 1978.

    #30
    James G. Alford
    says
    March 31, 2012 at 09:13 AM
    I am a happy owner of one made long ago...Model 8274 its # is 186201 its been sitting on a bench in my garage and now I want to play with it and it will not work......I purchased it for my first Jeep 1978 cj5. sold the Jeep but kept the winch replaced the solanoid swiches and rewired the plug........but no luck....any suggestions .....Does a 12 volt motor go bad from sitting log period of time? This was not used very much, but purchased in 1978.

    #31
    JASON RUMPCA
    says
    April 05, 2012 at 05:49 AM
    I recently purchased a warn winch and cannot read the model #. The serial # is 140670 and the date code is HW9. Is this an m8274 8000 lb winch or is this something else? It looks like a m8274 just not sure any insight would be great?
    thank you Jason

    #31
    JASON RUMPCA
    says
    April 05, 2012 at 05:49 AM
    I recently purchased a warn winch and cannot read the model #. The serial # is 140670 and the date code is HW9. Is this an m8274 8000 lb winch or is this something else? It looks like a m8274 just not sure any insight would be great?
    thank you Jason

    #32
    null
    says
    April 05, 2012 at 07:12 AM
    James, I'd call our Customer Service number (800-543-9276). They'll help you out.

    Jason, they did change the way the serial numbers were done later on, so it's very possible you still have an M8274.

    #33
    Joe
    says
    April 12, 2012 at 03:14 PM
    wanting to get parts for my warn 8000
    when i put the serial number in i get nothing .
    on the sticker/stamp in aluminum the numbers read as follows.

    part# 8403
    serial #42624
    code date-- AB7
    Am i missing something? can u tell me what i have with these numbers.

    #33
    Joe
    says
    April 12, 2012 at 03:14 PM
    wanting to get parts for my warn 8000
    when i put the serial number in i get nothing .
    on the sticker/stamp in aluminum the numbers read as follows.

    part# 8403
    serial #42624
    code date-- AB7
    Am i missing something? can u tell me what i have with these numbers.

    #34
    null
    says
    April 16, 2012 at 07:24 AM
    I believe this only works for the M8274 and not the M8000.

    #35
    Dan
    says
    May 04, 2012 at 11:37 AM
    I have an old 8274 complete with box and remote. not sure what it is worth.
    I would like to sell it

    #35
    Dan
    says
    May 04, 2012 at 11:37 AM
    I have an old 8274 complete with box and remote. not sure what it is worth.
    I would like to sell it

    #36
    Keith C
    says
    June 22, 2012 at 01:39 PM
    Can someone tell me what I have? Warn M-MRV-B-7 N 16543 S-7-84 And I have lost my round connector wired control, what do I need to replace it with? Thanks

    #36
    Keith C
    says
    June 22, 2012 at 01:39 PM
    Can someone tell me what I have? Warn M-MRV-B-7 N 16543 S-7-84 And I have lost my round connector wired control, what do I need to replace it with? Thanks

    #37
    null
    says
    June 22, 2012 at 03:05 PM
    Keith,

    It sounds like you have an '80s-vintage MX6085, MX8000 or MX8085.

    If the winch has a plastic clutch lever, it is an MX6085. If it has a steel clutch lever and mid-frame size drum supports, it is the MX8000. If it has a steel clutch lever and large frame size drum supports, it is the MX8085.

    As for a remote a WARN 83665 remote will work.

    #38
    danny
    says
    July 29, 2012 at 06:34 PM
    need some help on a Warn model 8274 1974
    s# 2385 12v
    mrv-b-1 7536
    lb 8000
    lb16000 2 lines

    something are not working right need some help with what to do

    #38
    danny
    says
    July 29, 2012 at 06:34 PM
    need some help on a Warn model 8274 1974
    s# 2385 12v
    mrv-b-1 7536
    lb 8000
    lb16000 2 lines

    something are not working right need some help with what to do

    #39
    null
    says
    July 30, 2012 at 08:24 AM
    Danny,

    Give our Customer Service team a call at 800-543-9276; they should be able to help you out.

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    #41
    Darryl
    says
    August 16, 2012 at 07:26 PM
    On the 1974 8274 there is a boss near the brake. This boss is on the opposite side of the brake from the brake pawl. See eBay item # 190713991968 or this URL http://preview.tinyurl.com/9v4nk99

    What is the purpose of this boss? Newer 8274's do not have it.

    #41
    Darryl
    says
    August 16, 2012 at 07:26 PM
    On the 1974 8274 there is a boss near the brake. This boss is on the opposite side of the brake from the brake pawl. See eBay item # 190713991968 or this URL http://preview.tinyurl.com/9v4nk99

    What is the purpose of this boss? Newer 8274's do not have it.

    #42
    says
    August 16, 2012 at 08:52 PM
    Top History lesson, shame the above mentioned stats arent on my WARN Unit. On mine, is a metal plate with the following details:

    M MRV-B-4
    N 15877
    V 12
    A
    S 088

    SO, i gather V is for volts, but the rest... lol. Can anyone help me identify this unit so i may repair it.
    Cheers, Brett, Australia

    #42
    says
    August 16, 2012 at 08:52 PM
    Top History lesson, shame the above mentioned stats arent on my WARN Unit. On mine, is a metal plate with the following details:

    M MRV-B-4
    N 15877
    V 12
    A
    S 088

    SO, i gather V is for volts, but the rest... lol. Can anyone help me identify this unit so i may repair it.
    Cheers, Brett, Australia

    #43
    william
    says
    October 28, 2012 at 12:59 PM
    I have a 8274 SEr er# 29476 needing plasiic cover and control cable also pulling cable

    #43
    william
    says
    October 28, 2012 at 12:59 PM
    I have a 8274 SEr er# 29476 needing plasiic cover and control cable also pulling cable

    #44
    says
    December 13, 2012 at 08:18 AM
    I have an old Warn 6000 lb. winch on my 1975 Toyota FJ 40. The winch does not have a remote. The top of the winch has a 6 hole outlet and it looks like 3 of the holes have metal showing in them, so I assume it's a 3 wire plug? Anyway, I need a remote! Which remote(s) will work with my winch? Thank you!

    #44
    says
    December 13, 2012 at 08:18 AM
    I have an old Warn 6000 lb. winch on my 1975 Toyota FJ 40. The winch does not have a remote. The top of the winch has a 6 hole outlet and it looks like 3 of the holes have metal showing in them, so I assume it's a 3 wire plug? Anyway, I need a remote! Which remote(s) will work with my winch? Thank you!

    #45
    null
    says
    December 13, 2012 at 08:30 AM
    Johnny,

    Give WARN Customer Service a call at 800-543-9276 and they'll be sure to get you the correct info.

    #46
    danny d deleon
    says
    December 26, 2012 at 07:51 PM
    i need a remote i bought a 94 gmc some stole the remote

    #46
    danny d deleon
    says
    December 26, 2012 at 07:51 PM
    i need a remote i bought a 94 gmc some stole the remote

    #47
    says
    February 17, 2013 at 03:51 PM
    I have had the winch on quite a few of my 4x4s since 1984 and this is my first problem I need to replace the power plug on front of the unit as one of the pins has broken. can I purchase this. I cannot read the model no.

    #47
    says
    February 17, 2013 at 03:51 PM
    I have had the winch on quite a few of my 4x4s since 1984 and this is my first problem I need to replace the power plug on front of the unit as one of the pins has broken. can I purchase this. I cannot read the model no.

    #48
    jeff kuehl
    says
    February 19, 2013 at 07:24 PM
    just was wondering where i can get a new winch cable from. i live in lincoln ca.

    #48
    jeff kuehl
    says
    February 19, 2013 at 07:24 PM
    just was wondering where i can get a new winch cable from. i live in lincoln ca.

    #49
    null
    says
    February 20, 2013 at 07:15 AM
    Ed: Call our Customer Service team at 800-543-9276.

    Jeff: Check out our Where to Buy link. It will have online vendors as well as a dealer locator for local stores.

    #50
    Billy Norman
    says
    February 21, 2013 at 05:44 PM
    I have an Old 8274 Warn Winch with a 4 prong metal trailer plug. This winch was made for Jeep and instead of having warn written on the top it says Jeep and a serial # of 91438 I was wondering if you could tell me what year it may be and how many were made for Jeep, also would like to find a remote that is close to original. Please respond I have totally rebuilt this winch and it is powder coated and is looking beautiful on my fully restored 86 cj 7.

    #50
    Billy Norman
    says
    February 21, 2013 at 05:44 PM
    I have an Old 8274 Warn Winch with a 4 prong metal trailer plug. This winch was made for Jeep and instead of having warn written on the top it says Jeep and a serial # of 91438 I was wondering if you could tell me what year it may be and how many were made for Jeep, also would like to find a remote that is close to original. Please respond I have totally rebuilt this winch and it is powder coated and is looking beautiful on my fully restored 86 cj 7.

    #51
    Murray
    says
    February 22, 2013 at 05:40 PM
    I have a M8274 12v Belleview winch, the motor is shot, I need to know what the rpm and torque of the motor would have been. I think that it is the Bosch motor but it has a '83 date code (FP3) which would make it the Prestolite motor. It doesn't really matter what motor it was I just need to know what the rpm and torque would have been. Can anyone help.

    #51
    Murray
    says
    February 22, 2013 at 05:40 PM
    I have a M8274 12v Belleview winch, the motor is shot, I need to know what the rpm and torque of the motor would have been. I think that it is the Bosch motor but it has a '83 date code (FP3) which would make it the Prestolite motor. It doesn't really matter what motor it was I just need to know what the rpm and torque would have been. Can anyone help.

    #52
    herman
    says
    February 23, 2013 at 03:01 AM
    i used 8274 series for many years, the only problem if merged into the water for long time/ when we cross the river. it will not be operated

    #52
    herman
    says
    February 23, 2013 at 03:01 AM
    i used 8274 series for many years, the only problem if merged into the water for long time/ when we cross the river. it will not be operated

    #53
    null
    says
    February 25, 2013 at 07:43 AM
    Billy, Murray, and Herman: I'd suggest you all give WARN Customer Service a call on these specific questions. 800-543-9276.

    #54
    Chris
    says
    March 02, 2013 at 10:35 PM
    Hi Warn, i was hoping there was a link available if you could please advise on the older warn 8274, mrv-b-4, and a wiring diagram, thx Chris

    #54
    Chris
    says
    March 02, 2013 at 10:35 PM
    Hi Warn, i was hoping there was a link available if you could please advise on the older warn 8274, mrv-b-4, and a wiring diagram, thx Chris

    #55
    null
    says
    March 04, 2013 at 07:28 AM
    Chris, we do have current M8274-50 info on the winch's page.

    WARN M8274-50

    However, if you're looking for something more specific, give our Customer Service team a call at 800-543-9276.

    #56
    says
    March 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM
    a quien corresponda
    tengo un warn modelo MRV-V7 NUMERO 16543 LUEGO TIENE KF-8 Y UN NUMERO 132110 . NO ME APARESE NI EN LOS MODELOS ANTIGUOS ALGUIEN ME PUEDE AYUDAR NESECITO COMO VA LA CONECCION ELECTRICA NO ES COMO LOS QUE APARESEN ARRIBA ESPERO COMENTARIOS O RESPUESTAS GRACIAS

    #56
    says
    March 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM
    a quien corresponda
    tengo un warn modelo MRV-V7 NUMERO 16543 LUEGO TIENE KF-8 Y UN NUMERO 132110 . NO ME APARESE NI EN LOS MODELOS ANTIGUOS ALGUIEN ME PUEDE AYUDAR NESECITO COMO VA LA CONECCION ELECTRICA NO ES COMO LOS QUE APARESEN ARRIBA ESPERO COMENTARIOS O RESPUESTAS GRACIAS

    #57
    Canol109
    says
    April 12, 2013 at 08:51 PM
    Great winch...used one on the Canol Expedition 2009 on my Land Rover 109 and trust me, it got worked hard. Picked up another when i sold the 109 and will be mounting it up to my Defender 110.

    #57
    Canol109
    says
    April 12, 2013 at 08:51 PM
    Great winch...used one on the Canol Expedition 2009 on my Land Rover 109 and trust me, it got worked hard. Picked up another when i sold the 109 and will be mounting it up to my Defender 110.

    #58
    Alejandro Gutierrez
    says
    April 22, 2013 at 09:06 AM
    Recien consegui un M8274, lo encontre en ruinas y lo eche a funcionar, pero no encuentro las pastas de frenado, ¿donde las puedo conseguir?
    gracias

    #58
    Alejandro Gutierrez
    says
    April 22, 2013 at 09:06 AM
    Recien consegui un M8274, lo encontre en ruinas y lo eche a funcionar, pero no encuentro las pastas de frenado, ¿donde las puedo conseguir?
    gracias

    #59
    says
    May 14, 2013 at 03:20 AM
    I have a warn winch which I am trying to identify. It looks the same as a 8274 but it has a blank where the 8274's freespool handle is. Can you let me know what model this is. Thanks for any help on this id problem.

    #59
    says
    May 14, 2013 at 03:20 AM
    I have a warn winch which I am trying to identify. It looks the same as a 8274 but it has a blank where the 8274's freespool handle is. Can you let me know what model this is. Thanks for any help on this id problem.

    #60
    null
    says
    May 14, 2013 at 07:34 AM
    Jeff,

    That would be an 8074. Same as the 8274, but without the clutch handle.

    #61
    Chris Willett
    says
    May 20, 2013 at 06:21 AM
    Brilliant thank you for your help kind of reassuring when you know what your using.

    #61
    Chris Willett
    says
    May 20, 2013 at 06:21 AM
    Brilliant thank you for your help kind of reassuring when you know what your using.

    #62
    Dalton
    says
    May 21, 2013 at 09:16 PM
    I have an original 8074 that was a factory option on my 1976 cj7. It had no free spool but has power in and out. Same fast winch just no free spool knob. Does anyone have any info about this winch in particular?

    #62
    Dalton
    says
    May 21, 2013 at 09:16 PM
    I have an original 8074 that was a factory option on my 1976 cj7. It had no free spool but has power in and out. Same fast winch just no free spool knob. Does anyone have any info about this winch in particular?

    #63
    null
    says
    May 22, 2013 at 07:24 AM
    The 8074 was the winch that was after the Belleview and before the M8274.

    #64
    Dalton
    says
    May 27, 2013 at 09:25 AM
    Where would I be able to get the winch control for the 8074 with the metal hook up?

    #64
    Dalton
    says
    May 27, 2013 at 09:25 AM
    Where would I be able to get the winch control for the 8074 with the metal hook up?

    #65
    ellen
    says
    May 27, 2013 at 10:22 AM
    have warn winch part 8631 serial 108477
    Does not work. Gave to a service station years ago to fix, lost something and is now sitting in garage.

    Is it worth anything for parts etc.

    #65
    ellen
    says
    May 27, 2013 at 10:22 AM
    have warn winch part 8631 serial 108477
    Does not work. Gave to a service station years ago to fix, lost something and is now sitting in garage.

    Is it worth anything for parts etc.

    #66
    removed
    says
    May 27, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    May 27, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    #67
    null
    says
    May 28, 2013 at 08:36 AM
    Dalton,

    We do not offer a remote for the old 8074. You might want to call the 4 Wheel Drive Center of Minnesota at (952) 927-8811.

    #68
    null
    says
    May 28, 2013 at 08:37 AM
    Ellen,

    Some people collect and rebuild these old winches, so yes, it is possible it is worth something to someone! Check your local craigslist and 4WD enthusiast forums and see what the going rate is. That'd be my suggestion.

    #69
    lacy snyder
    says
    June 04, 2013 at 04:06 PM
    i need a power cord for a winch moble # mrv-b-7
    can i get one

    #69
    lacy snyder
    says
    June 04, 2013 at 04:06 PM
    i need a power cord for a winch moble # mrv-b-7
    can i get one

    #70
    says
    June 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM
    hello Warn reps: One questions -- would the M8274 be
    adequate to mount onto the back of a tractor which I
    will be using to do logging in my woods? Many logs
    need dragging from spots which the tractor cannot
    reach. Has anyone reported to you about the use of
    the M8274 for this purpose & how were the results?
    If positive I would be willing to purchase one of your
    units. thank-you, s. steinbacher

    #70
    says
    June 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM
    hello Warn reps: One questions -- would the M8274 be
    adequate to mount onto the back of a tractor which I
    will be using to do logging in my woods? Many logs
    need dragging from spots which the tractor cannot
    reach. Has anyone reported to you about the use of
    the M8274 for this purpose & how were the results?
    If positive I would be willing to purchase one of your
    units. thank-you, s. steinbacher

    #71
    Bill
    says
    June 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM
    Does this 8274 with the HZ4 no. on the tag have a 2 speed to it ? Mine seems to have another position on my push-pull knob but only has high speed with free wheel .

    #71
    Bill
    says
    June 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM
    Does this 8274 with the HZ4 no. on the tag have a 2 speed to it ? Mine seems to have another position on my push-pull knob but only has high speed with free wheel .

    #72
    Pete
    says
    June 22, 2013 at 01:01 PM
    I recently bought an old Bronco that's carrying a Warn winch with info: MRV-B-4 15877 A S 0684. There was no remote with it. How can I test it for functionality before I invest in a remote?

    #72
    Pete
    says
    June 22, 2013 at 01:01 PM
    I recently bought an old Bronco that's carrying a Warn winch with info: MRV-B-4 15877 A S 0684. There was no remote with it. How can I test it for functionality before I invest in a remote?

    #73
    neal bacon
    says
    July 02, 2013 at 04:51 PM
    So how do I order parts for an HM4 number m8274 winch?

    #73
    neal bacon
    says
    July 02, 2013 at 04:51 PM
    So how do I order parts for an HM4 number m8274 winch?

    #74
    null
    says
    July 03, 2013 at 07:40 AM
    Bill, Pete, and Neal—give our Customer Service team a call at 800-543-9276 and they should be able to point you in the right direction.

    #75
    Randy Simmons
    says
    July 05, 2013 at 06:16 AM
    Just rescued and refurbished a '77 8274 from obscurity and mounted it on my '06 Jeep TJ.. The winch I have always wanted. Oregon made, Oregon strong, Oregon proud .

    #75
    Randy Simmons
    says
    July 05, 2013 at 06:16 AM
    Just rescued and refurbished a '77 8274 from obscurity and mounted it on my '06 Jeep TJ.. The winch I have always wanted. Oregon made, Oregon strong, Oregon proud .

    #76
    matt miller
    says
    July 06, 2013 at 07:26 PM
    i am actually looking for an old promotional picture that had a jeep truck on a very narrow shelf road with a vertically up cliff on one side and the opposite on the other. I remember this picture when I was a kid and loved it. Where is it?

    #76
    matt miller
    says
    July 06, 2013 at 07:26 PM
    i am actually looking for an old promotional picture that had a jeep truck on a very narrow shelf road with a vertically up cliff on one side and the opposite on the other. I remember this picture when I was a kid and loved it. Where is it?

    #77
    null
    says
    July 09, 2013 at 09:54 AM
    Matt: I think you're talking about this one:

    http://www.warn.com/blog/2011/05/04/vintage_warn_advertisements.shtml

    #78
    says
    August 11, 2013 at 09:23 AM
    I'm looking at fitting a motor with a keyed output shaft to an 8274 that I'm rebuilding, but I can't find any information on where to get on old-style keyed pinion gear from (which I need to see if it can be made to fit). All I can find is people selling the splines gear, but I want to go the other way. Any ideas....?

    #78
    says
    August 11, 2013 at 09:23 AM
    I'm looking at fitting a motor with a keyed output shaft to an 8274 that I'm rebuilding, but I can't find any information on where to get on old-style keyed pinion gear from (which I need to see if it can be made to fit). All I can find is people selling the splines gear, but I want to go the other way. Any ideas....?

    #79
    miles
    says
    August 31, 2013 at 10:20 PM
    I have a warn winch with serial code 107286, and model number JUst. Can anybody tell me anything about it? Thanks.

    #79
    miles
    says
    August 31, 2013 at 10:20 PM
    I have a warn winch with serial code 107286, and model number JUst. Can anybody tell me anything about it? Thanks.

    #80
    null
    says
    September 03, 2013 at 08:52 AM
    Miles,

    Is it an M8274?

    #81
    tony
    says
    September 07, 2013 at 01:43 AM
    I have a 8074 warn winch seriel number 713683 can I still get parts... I need a motor gear and all ball bearings and 6 clutch lugs

    #81
    tony
    says
    September 07, 2013 at 01:43 AM
    I have a 8074 warn winch seriel number 713683 can I still get parts... I need a motor gear and all ball bearings and 6 clutch lugs

    #82
    null
    says
    September 09, 2013 at 07:53 AM
    Tony,

    We may offer some 8074 parts, as it's very similar to the 8274. Give our customer service team a call at 800-543-9276 for specific questions.

    #83
    Billy Blitchington
    says
    September 20, 2013 at 04:00 PM
    where can i find replacement parts for a 8274 winch

    #83
    Billy Blitchington
    says
    September 20, 2013 at 04:00 PM
    where can i find replacement parts for a 8274 winch

    #84
    says
    September 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM
    i am looking for a remote

    #84
    says
    September 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM
    i am looking for a remote

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    says
    September 29, 2013 at 05:38 PM
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    removed
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    September 29, 2013 at 05:38 PM
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    #86
    ROBERT
    says
    October 11, 2013 at 01:09 PM
    where can i find replacement parts for a 8274 winch, serial no 312029 MFG. CODE GE9

    #86
    ROBERT
    says
    October 11, 2013 at 01:09 PM
    where can i find replacement parts for a 8274 winch, serial no 312029 MFG. CODE GE9

    #87
    null
    says
    October 11, 2013 at 01:31 PM
    I would start by checking with an WARN Authorized Service Center.

    #88
    clint windle
    says
    October 12, 2013 at 05:22 PM
    hey I recently purchased an older worn high mount the only numbers I could find on it were 324380 and t1 just wondering if you could help me find out model year so can purchase rebuild kit
    cheers clint

    #88
    clint windle
    says
    October 12, 2013 at 05:22 PM
    hey I recently purchased an older worn high mount the only numbers I could find on it were 324380 and t1 just wondering if you could help me find out model year so can purchase rebuild kit
    cheers clint

    #89
    Tim
    says
    October 21, 2013 at 07:31 PM
    I have a customer with a high mount winch he thinks it's a MBJ4401 his question is the motor needs replacing can he put a bigger motor in

    Thank you

    Tim

    #89
    Tim
    says
    October 21, 2013 at 07:31 PM
    I have a customer with a high mount winch he thinks it's a MBJ4401 his question is the motor needs replacing can he put a bigger motor in

    Thank you

    Tim

    #90
    null
    says
    October 22, 2013 at 07:12 AM
    Tim,

    That's going to be a call for Customer Service: 800-543-9276.

    #91
    gary lowe
    says
    October 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM
    I have an old 8274 that works great after 25 years. I use it about once a year. I keep trying to lub it but it rejects grease...is the nipple plugged?

    I need a cover for it...what model cover fits?

    PLEASE REPLY TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS.
    Thanks
    Gary

    #91
    gary lowe
    says
    October 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM
    I have an old 8274 that works great after 25 years. I use it about once a year. I keep trying to lub it but it rejects grease...is the nipple plugged?

    I need a cover for it...what model cover fits?

    PLEASE REPLY TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS.
    Thanks
    Gary

    #92
    null
    says
    October 31, 2013 at 11:18 AM
    Gary, we do not have your email. It's best if you either call customer service at 800-543-9276 or e-mail them at cs@warn.com.

    #93
    Kristin Korber
    says
    November 04, 2013 at 01:09 AM
    I have been trying to figure out the make/model of the winch that came with my '85 CJ-7 for the last 3 years! Now I know!

    #93
    Kristin Korber
    says
    November 04, 2013 at 01:09 AM
    I have been trying to figure out the make/model of the winch that came with my '85 CJ-7 for the last 3 years! Now I know!

    #94
    Kristin Korber
    says
    November 04, 2013 at 01:28 AM
    Where can I get stickers for this model? My CJ came with one but no identifiers that let me know make/model...3 years later & a YouTube video & now I know! Can I order/download a user's manual for it? Any info is appreciated!

    kristin.korber70@gmail.com

    #94
    Kristin Korber
    says
    November 04, 2013 at 01:28 AM
    Where can I get stickers for this model? My CJ came with one but no identifiers that let me know make/model...3 years later & a YouTube video & now I know! Can I order/download a user's manual for it? Any info is appreciated!

    kristin.korber70@gmail.com

    #95
    Jim Scott
    says
    December 01, 2013 at 05:39 PM
    I recently purchased a 1981 Jeep Scrambler with a Warn winch.

    Warn Model 8274
    Part# 8631
    Serial #197850

    Bad news is that there is NO remote. Would you please provide me with the part number for the matching remote so that I can place an order?

    Thanks,
    Jim Scott

    #95
    Jim Scott
    says
    December 01, 2013 at 05:39 PM
    I recently purchased a 1981 Jeep Scrambler with a Warn winch.

    Warn Model 8274
    Part# 8631
    Serial #197850

    Bad news is that there is NO remote. Would you please provide me with the part number for the matching remote so that I can place an order?

    Thanks,
    Jim Scott

    #96
    osbel sivira
    says
    December 07, 2013 at 09:42 PM
    me interesa adquirir un winche 8274 donde lo puedo comprar y cual seria el precio soy de caracas venezuela

    #96
    osbel sivira
    says
    December 07, 2013 at 09:42 PM
    me interesa adquirir un winche 8274 donde lo puedo comprar y cual seria el precio soy de caracas venezuela

    #97
    null
    says
    December 09, 2013 at 07:20 AM
    Osbel,

    Usted puede encontrar una tienda aquí:

    http://www.warn.com/corporate/dealerlocator.jsp


    report #98
    says
    December 23, 2013 at 03:00 AM
    Recently purchased a Warn 8375, date code 1975, and from what I can tell it's basically a 8074 (no freespool handle). I'm just curious what is the history behind this winch? It doesn't seem to follow the numbering convention above.

    Also have a warn controller kit 21518, which I seems to be for the smaller ATV winches judging by the wire gauge. The control box looks identical, except it has 2 solenoids instead of 4. I was wondering can I use swap 3 pin plug and remote from this kit and replace the 4 pin plug on my 8375?

    Thanks for the help

    report #98
    says
    December 23, 2013 at 03:00 AM
    Recently purchased a Warn 8375, date code 1975, and from what I can tell it's basically a 8074 (no freespool handle). I'm just curious what is the history behind this winch? It doesn't seem to follow the numbering convention above.

    Also have a warn controller kit 21518, which I seems to be for the smaller ATV winches judging by the wire gauge. The control box looks identical, except it has 2 solenoids instead of 4. I was wondering can I use swap 3 pin plug and remote from this kit and replace the 4 pin plug on my 8375?

    Thanks for the help

    report #99
    Preston Zachary
    says
    March 09, 2014 at 07:51 AM
    Where can a bran new warn 8274 be purchased and how much central Ar.

    report #99
    Preston Zachary
    says
    March 09, 2014 at 07:51 AM
    Where can a bran new warn 8274 be purchased and how much central Ar.

    report #100
    Reid
    says
    March 31, 2014 at 05:55 PM
    I love my M8274! The code on the housing says GT8 and it has a metal socket, so it's from the 20th workday of July of1978. Works like it's new!

    report #100
    Reid
    says
    March 31, 2014 at 05:55 PM
    I love my M8274! The code on the housing says GT8 and it has a metal socket, so it's from the 20th workday of July of1978. Works like it's new!







    report #104
    says
    May 05, 2014 at 09:47 PM
    My Warn 8274 experience,
    I mounted an 8274 Warn on the front of my 77 CJ-5 when the jeep was new. Had a picture of it straight up into a big Hemlock tree up in the Alleghenies of PA around 79, back by the Big Rock Camp off LR179 somewhere. I took that winch to Alaska after I got married in Ohio and moved up there in 1982. Bought an 83 Toyota SR5 4x4 LB and took two mounting kit and mounted it up in the front with the universal mounting plate just about even with the top of the front bumper. Took some good looking fabrication to get it done but this one could have climbed a tree if I had to also. Here's a link to a page that I hope comes out if anyone is interested in seeing: http://www.turbodieselregister.com/threads/227703-Warn-8274-Remote-Wench-Mount?highlight=8274+winch >>> just copy and paste. Scroll down to the 4/9/2011 post by Crazy Horse and you can see the 8274 on the front of the Toyota. It stayed on that Toyota until 2001, that's when we sold the business, and the truck went with it, without the winch. We kept it never knowing when it might come in handy. In 2005 we moved way down to SC and it is now mounted in a HD receiver mount for the back of my 2002 Dodge 2500 QC SB 4x4 Cummins Turbo Diesel. IT's carry able and removable from the receiver so it doesn't need to be carried everywhere and it's semi-retired used only for emergencies here on our 25 acres of wooded land with trails. It still works like it did the 1st time I used it and even got used as a hoist when we had our business in Anchorage. It's seen allot more wear and tear than your ordinary winches do these days, and never failed anything I asked it to do. And I did on a few occasions need to double back through the snatch block which I also still have to get the pull ratings up around 16,000lbs. This is the best product Warn has ever Made in my opinion.

    report #104
    says
    May 05, 2014 at 09:47 PM
    My Warn 8274 experience,
    I mounted an 8274 Warn on the front of my 77 CJ-5 when the jeep was new. Had a picture of it straight up into a big Hemlock tree up in the Alleghenies of PA around 79, back by the Big Rock Camp off LR179 somewhere. I took that winch to Alaska after I got married in Ohio and moved up there in 1982. Bought an 83 Toyota SR5 4x4 LB and took two mounting kit and mounted it up in the front with the universal mounting plate just about even with the top of the front bumper. Took some good looking fabrication to get it done but this one could have climbed a tree if I had to also. Here's a link to a page that I hope comes out if anyone is interested in seeing: http://www.turbodieselregister.com/threads/227703-Warn-8274-Remote-Wench-Mount?highlight=8274+winch >>> just copy and paste. Scroll down to the 4/9/2011 post by Crazy Horse and you can see the 8274 on the front of the Toyota. It stayed on that Toyota until 2001, that's when we sold the business, and the truck went with it, without the winch. We kept it never knowing when it might come in handy. In 2005 we moved way down to SC and it is now mounted in a HD receiver mount for the back of my 2002 Dodge 2500 QC SB 4x4 Cummins Turbo Diesel. IT's carry able and removable from the receiver so it doesn't need to be carried everywhere and it's semi-retired used only for emergencies here on our 25 acres of wooded land with trails. It still works like it did the 1st time I used it and even got used as a hoist when we had our business in Anchorage. It's seen allot more wear and tear than your ordinary winches do these days, and never failed anything I asked it to do. And I did on a few occasions need to double back through the snatch block which I also still have to get the pull ratings up around 16,000lbs. This is the best product Warn has ever Made in my opinion.

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