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Old 08-16-2019, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Slowly getting my projects completed and I'm ready to start the next. I have a small ATV winch that I'd like to add to the front end to lift a snow plow. It will not be used for off-road recovery, so I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this without having suggesting I add a gigantic winch bumper. I'd like to place this little winch behind the factory bumper and use a roller fairlead to assist with lifting the plow. Wondering if anyone has tried something like this with a 15-2500 ATV winch?
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This is how my winch ended up, it's the HF 5,000




and the bumper.




I used 3/8" flat bar across the frame for the mount.
Be sure to upgrade the solenoid prior to using, it will save you from needing to replace them later, they come with ones that are not of the best quality.






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Don....why didn't you put a bit of tube in the chassis rail to stop it crushing?
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Now you need to hang it on a tree to show how well it works.
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Now you need to hang it on a tree to show how well it works.
Why am i now imagining a land rover called "the antichrist" hanging from a tree in a movie called "the gods must be crazy"

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that's pretty much what I imagined in my head I would do, but hadn't seen any pics as examples. One of my favorite movies, for sure
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Don....why didn't you put a bit of tube in the chassis rail to stop it crushing?

So much for notification on posts!!

The picture was taken without the hook connected to the eye, so it's not crunched.

(at least he didn't ask me why I don't have the new winch line on)



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Now you need to hang it on a tree to show how well it works.
Added to my to do list.

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in a movie called "the gods must be crazy"
I loved that movie!!!
Poor guy, can't imagine the pressure he was under to return the ,
you know, the thing the gods dropped on him. LOL!!

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One of my favorite movies, for sure
Good taste in movies.

Ranks up there . . . .

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So much for notification on posts!!

The picture was taken without the hook connected to the eye, so it's not crunched.
look at the left hand chassis rail Don, its squashed, thats what i was on about, where your mounting for the winch plate is attached. I would have a tube inside the rail to stop that happening.
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Oh, that squished.
Yeah, as you can see there is no nut on the bolt either, it was just a progress picture and the frame rail was re-shaped, tube fitted to the ID.
Then bolted up.

Keen eye!!

Thanks

There was a repair done prior to me getting the Tracker.
The plastic bumper was split and the metal behind the plastic was "repaired" by welding it together using a piece of re-bar for the filler.
It was news to the seller also, I found it when I went down and picked it up while attaching the tow bar.
He took out his phone and took a picture of the re-bar, he was as impressed with the repair as I was.

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Oh, that squished.

there is no nut


Keen eye!!

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well we all know you're nuts so I didn't mention that bit.

Someones got to mention the damaged bits otherwise people will think thats how its supposed to look. Just keeping you honest is all.
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