January 7, 2008Does anyone have this setup or know anyone with it? I saw it on this site under 'Articles'. Seems pretty versatile; you can mount it in either the front or rear receiver. You're not limited to one or the other, since you can run the quick-disconnects to both ends of the vehicle. I just don't know how risky it would be to stick a winch in a receiver. Anyone have facts or opinions on this?
January 8, 2008There is a guy here in NC that runs one and he seems to like it. I have seen him use it on the front and rear of his vehicle. The only thing I do not like is that it sticks out really far on the front due to the reciever mount.
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January 8, 2008If that's the only drawback, this might be a good option for me. If it can be removed, there's less chance of it being tampered with when not wheelin'. Heck, I could even keep it inside while wheelin' until it's needed.
Something to look into after the lift.
January 8, 2008yeah i had a similar mount on my fourwheeler. it was really nice came in handy so much. i made a little bracket that mounted on teh front rack when not in use and it was not in the way.
January 9, 2008Talk about turning a five minute stuck into an hour??!!
The other down side is lateral forces. Receivers pull great and are strong with a straight front of back pull. But if God did not choose to grow a mounting point for you in those directions then you'll pull lateral.
With the reciever, all those forces are transmitted to it and I would not want to depend on that as the wink link.
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January 9, 2008Good point.
I can visualize a bad situation there.
January 10, 2008I have a 9500 lb Warn multi-mount winch for my 2500 hd pick-up and my cj. I also have a mid-size backhoe that weighs 8000 lbs. I had the backhoe swamped and used the Warn MM Winch on my pickup to pull it out. I winched the 8000 lb tractor out as a side load with absolutely no problems and no damage to the receiver.