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front and back winch

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by stratton, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Oct 28, 2007 at 8:23 AM
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    stratton

    stratton [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey I have been looking and I cant seem to find a winch that can be mounted on the front and also the back. I just figured that it would be nice to winch from the rear bumber if i need to back out of a situation. Even if the winch was a temp design so you can just plug it into the reciever hitch. And then just store it inside the truck.
     
  2. Oct 28, 2007 at 9:09 AM
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    You can have only one or the other without major mod's. For rear, I'd only recommend a removable hitch mount. For the front, it would normally be mounted on a bull bar style winch mount, permanently. You have to consider aesthetics as well if you want to keep your truck looking good.

    The only other method I can think of is to install/weld a hitch receiver under the front bumper. This way, your winch becomes portable between front and rear.

    Let me know how you solve the problem because I am very interested in having one myself. I dont want to install one permanently due to added weight and effects on gas consumption. A permanent mount will add at least 300 pounds of unnecessary feel good weight :rolleyes:.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2007 at 9:32 AM
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    Ok so I looked around and I think I answered my own question. Most winches would bolt onto this winch mount that would fit into a 2" receiver. And if you wanted to have a front reciever the other link shows how that is done. So i would guess that the only thing left to do is have the truck wired with a harness for both front and rear winches.


    winch mount
    http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/...11886/p-2011886/N-111+10201+600002342/c-10101

    front receiver
    http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/...11882/p-2011882/N-111+10201+600002342/c-10101
     
  4. Dec 15, 2007 at 5:54 PM
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    did you end up putting on the front receiver hitch from JC Whitney? If so, I'd like to see a photo. I want to do the same thing, but I want to be able to put on a bull bar too,, maybe a skid plate. Do you think all three would be compatible?
     
  5. Dec 15, 2007 at 8:24 PM
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    stratton

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    i did not get that yet. but i found a better solution. I will have to get out the catalog that I seen it in, but they have a winch that is made for front and back. Even with handles on it to move it easier. If I get around to it I will post the name of it.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2007 at 8:53 PM
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    stratton

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    Ok I found it. I have this catalog called northern tool and equipment. They have a web site too. Its called a quick mount system. Kind of looks like the handles, roller bars, and winch are on one peice. Its a 8000 lb pull for $999.99 Its kind of the same idea I had before. But in a better package.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2007 at 9:15 PM
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    Go with a WARN - you won't be disappointed.
    http://www.gowarn.com/multi-mount-portable-winch-system.asp
     
  8. Dec 16, 2007 at 6:46 AM
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    stratton

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    hey thanks for the info. that is a better one.
     
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