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Front hitch for winch.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ChevyCaGal, May 7, 2001.

  1. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Anyone have one of those front hitch set ups for a winch? I like the idea the more I look for winches. That way I can move the winch to the rear if needed to be pulled out. I see Warn makes this...anyone else make it? I'm trying to find the best product for the best price......

    While I'm at it...who makes the best winches? Mile Marker, Superwinch or Warn? I'm looking for about a 9,000lb to 9,500lb winch..... Thanks! [​IMG]

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  2. lasvegas

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    Hey - I have a front receiver for a winch. I had mine custom built by a hitch shop when I had the rear receiver installed. It was welded in across the frame and braced in up behind the bumper and is barely visible. Works well. Cost about $120.00. How is Sacramento doing without me? I went to law school there. Graduated in '90 and missed Sacto ever since.
     
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    Go for the Warn winches. They are proven and work very well. MileMarkers are hydraulic and therefore wont work for what you are wanting to do. They also arent as good as they sound for serious off-road use. Super winch are also good, I just dont know them very well.

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  4. ChevyCaGal

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    Did you go to McGeorge? I hear that is a great school to attend. As for how is Sac...it's hot here. Was over 90 today. Gas is about $2 a gallon. PG&E and SMUD are killing us and everything is insanely over priced! Oh yeah, the Kings are in the play offs. So there ya go! [​IMG]

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  5. muddin4fun

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    I'm planning to do the same thing with a warn wench. Wenches are a favorite thing among theives around here so I'm gonna bolt mine down inside the back of the truck and pull it out when i need it (I'm going to have to work out some to so I can heave that thing around! LOL! Something like 80 or 90 lbs?). I wasn't much help was I? I saw a Warn 9000 lbs wench pull a blazer out of a deep set of ruts sideways, so I was convinced that's the brand I want to use.

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    I have a receiver mounted Ramsey pro plus 8000 that i used on my 1998 Z-71 pick-up. That thing saved my ass last year in the woods. I havent found any body that makes a front receiver for my 87 jimmy so it has to be fabricated. As far as what brand winch i can only say the ramsey hasent failed me yet, only problems i've had was a poor electrical connection between the battery and winch due to corrosion. One other thing if you run cable to the rear you can put your winch on the back, kinda nifty huh?

    Craig

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  7. JoeAngelicchio

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    Hey Lara, start powerlifting and take steriods. You'd be able to fling it over your shoulder then with no problems....haha

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  8. muddin4fun

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    Ha ha!! Okay! I'll try that! LOL!

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  9. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    take a look at the pics in my link below i am running the warn multi-mount setup with a warn xd9000i winch the winch pics are in the first album hope this helps

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  10. 79Jimmy

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    Hey Muddin'

    (in a pirate accent)....

    "Ey Mattie!!! I'd like a wench mounted on my front as well..."[​IMG]


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  11. muddin4fun

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    Ya'll are too much! Ha ha ha ha!!!

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    These set-ups only a 2" reciever correct? Nothing else fancy? Been thinking about going this way since then I only need one winch for both of mine (even though a 9000 lb winch is probably overkill on a Bronco II)

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    B*onco II! And you admit owning one on here??!! You should be ashamed!!! Just kidding! LOL! You'll prolly catch some flac for that..[​IMG]

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    I used the warn multi mount setup for my F250 and HS9500 (Warns rock). I going to put a little more custom setup on my blazer though. Mudhog has it figured out on his K5, send him a email I'm sure he has pics. He customized his front reciver for better clearance, way cool.

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    Hey Craig
    Warn makes a frt receiver for the 81-91 stuff.
    Part # is 25855
     
  16. K1Orion

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    I built my front reciver in the past couple weeks.

    I used an old 2" reciver from the back of a truck and cut it down to length to fit in between the front framerails.I cut the horns off the front of the frame rails and clamped a piece of 1/4" angle inside each frame rail. I made the angle iron extend from the crossmember under the front of the motor out to where the factor tow hooks are bolted on.

    Next I put the 2" reciever between the 1/4" angle from one side to the other and tacked it in and added some gusssets front to back. I used the holes for the factory tow hooks in the front and the bumber braces in the rear to bolt it in. Then i drilled holes in the horizontal section of the frame and the 1/4" angle to bolt it in and hold the new bumper brackets which i needed to make to keep the stock bumper.
    The front of the truck looks stock and the bottom of the reciever is flush with the bottom of the bumper. I notched the bumper around the reciever and cut the license plate to fit around it also. I considered leaving the plate whole to cover the hitch but then it would need to be removed to use the hitch.

    And the whole thing can be unbolted if it needs to be.

    I don't have a winch but liked the idea of a multi mount if I ever get one. For now I just use the hitch as a place to hook a strap in a clevis. I also built a step with a piece of 2" tubing and some catwalk stuff my neighbor was going to throw out. It makes a great platform to stand on when working under the hood and a place to put a cooler of beer when just standing around in the garage.

    Hope this gives some ideas.


    mile marker is selling 12,000lb electric winches with roller fairlead and rmote in magazines for $699.
    9,000lb for $499
     
  17. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    If you want to cover the hole get a plate mount from a car that had the filler neck coming out of the rear bumper. They are spring loaded and will pop back up after you pull whatever out of the reciever.
     
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    I payed $610 delievered for my MM E12000.

    Cabella's sells hitches for the front.

    I personally am putting the winch in my front bumper and welding the bolts so they'd have to have a grinder to steal it.
     
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    Just an FYI; the winch makers recomend welding a "hat" over the bolts. You still need a torch or grinder to steal it but you don't mess up the temper of the fasteners.
     
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    I have a 12k Milemarker W I N C H on a Ramsey multimount cradle. I just finished putting it in the rear. It's still in the shop so I haven't yanked anything around with it, but it's an $800 investment with everything and a second battery.

    Got the winch for $600, free shipping and the special on the new model.

    I can get pics if you want.
     

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