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reciever-mounted winch?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by bmgreene, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    bmgreene [OP] Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2009
    First Name:
    L.A. Westside
    2010 PreRunner V6 SR5/OR
    Alcan Leaf Packs, OME884 Coils, 5100 shocks, U.S. Offroad Winch Mount w/Winch, Trail Gear Rear H/C Bumper, Prinsu Cabrack, DIY custom in-bed storage/sleeping deck, Sway bar delete, hidden "snorkel" intake mod, In-dash CB, Bestop Supertop, Undercover Swingbox, hood lifters, assorted lights and front spotting camera
    I've thinking about putting a front-end reciever on my taco and getting a reciever-mounting winch plate (as opposed to a Warn Trans4mer, which appears to be the only guard capable of mounting a winch). so as to have winching capability on either end as needed.

    Question is, since the hitch reciever is technically rated for 6500 lb, does it have enough extra strength to handle an 8000 lbf winch pull (or possibly a 16000 lbf pull using a single pulley block if necessary)?

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