Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Product Reviews

Notices

Receiver mounted winch. Anyone?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
trint99 [OP] trint99 is offline
Member
trint99 is on a distinguished road
 
trint99's Avatar
Name: Trint
Joined: Jan 2011, #48710
Location: DFW, TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 58
trint99's Tacoma Gallery
Receiver mounted winch. Anyone?

I'm looking for first hand experience. Has anyone used a receiver cradle mounted winch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KnzfN3vUZw

I think it would be much more practical to have a winch you could mount front or back, cuz, let's face it, sometimes you need to winch out, not through.

But, that said, I wonder how stable it would be. I imagine putting that kind of torque on your receiver hitch (because you can seldom winch straight out) could do some real damage.

Thoughts?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
41 Year Toyota/Chrysler Tech/ASE Master
Tacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoma Mike is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Tacoma Mike's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Aug 2011, #61230
Location: Southern Maine
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,914
Tacoma Mike's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by trint99 View Post
I'm looking for first hand experience. Has anyone used a receiver cradle mounted winch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KnzfN3vUZw

I think it would be much more practical to have a winch you could mount front or back, cuz, let's face it, sometimes you need to winch out, not through.

But, that said, I wonder how stable it would be. I imagine putting that kind of torque on your receiver hitch (because you can seldom winch straight out) could do some real damage.

Thoughts?
My buddy rock crawls. He has a front and rear setup.
Works great and he has a mount in the back of his 4runner to store it when he is not off roading. He has his plates on mounts to go in the receiver so the whole setup is hidden.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally got my hidden winch mounted!!!!!!!! Isaiasgon 2nd Gen. Builds 24 12-08-2013 09:54 AM
Winch, mounted on winch carrier, storage box? skytower Off-Roading & Trails 7 01-03-2013 09:05 AM
Receiver Winch AnotherSilverTaco 2nd Gen. Tacomas 9 04-22-2012 08:25 PM
rear mounted winch? Nitronick 1st Gen. Tacomas 9 12-10-2011 09:06 AM
reciever-mounted winch? bmgreene Technical Chat 0 11-25-2009 11:04 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.