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Movable Winch, front to rear

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eshorvath, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. eshorvath

    eshorvath 1/2 ton status

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    Who has a movable winch? Are they anygood, or would you rather a fixed winch?
    Where can you get the front reciever?
    Any advice?

    After pulling another truck out of the river last week, with just a chain and 4x4, i'm tired of tearing up the truck...I need the winch :) at least that is what i am telling my fiance'

    Eddie
     
  2. mudslinger99

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    I am considering the same option myself.. Depending what year your truck is it might be hard to find a front receiver for it because most of the ones I have found are for newer trucks.. So you might have to get one of those universal mounts that are adjustable and try to make it work..
     
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    junk yard..... old hitch reciever, cut, weld, grind.
     
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  5. Geargrinder

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    I have my winch set up that way. I build bumpers with the recever built in (front and rear) so I didn't have any issues there. I love having it set up this way, I can take off the winch when I don't need it so it's out of the weather(and out of view from theives :mad: )
    The only PITA was runing the 0/1 gauge welding cable to the back of the trucks to power it @ the rear. I tryed 4 gauge 1st, that didn't hold up to well :crazy:
     
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    who make a winch like this? I think this sounds like a good option as well.. If I could get one heavy duty enough and fiigure out how to wire the thing up...
     
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    I would say it depends on the use of your rig whether or not a removable is preferred. Most of the winch companies have a multi-mount setup. I prefer Warn ( Clicky). Ramsey makes them, but I didn't see a listing for Chevy multi-mounts. MileMarker also makes them as well ( Clicky ). If you have a DD that you don't really need a winch in most of the time, not a bad way to go. If you wheel a lot, consider that you have to haul around the winch in the back of the rig along with your gear while you wheel. For a Burb or a Blazer, I probably wouldn't go anything less than a 8000 lb. winch or more. They aren't small and that takes up space plus you have to dig it out and put it on whenever you need it. I also don't like the fact that it sticks out pretty far and is exposed more than a winch in a bumper. But, you can also put it on the rear when you need to pull backwards and you can stick it on another rig with a receiver to pull you out if needed. So, there are pro's and con's either way. For wiring, I'd go with the setup that tow rigs use for attaching jumper cables using industrial quick connects. Wrangler Power Products carries them ( Clicky ). You route two setups, one for the front and one for the back, then put the other side of the connector on your winch wires. Wrangler carries all kinds of other wiring stuff too.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I use is the quick conects. I got them @ the local Batt. shop, MUCH cheeper than buying the set from the 4x4 shops :wink1:
    And yes, it IS heavy to move from front to back, but it's worth it moste of the time. I have 3 trucks, and 1 winch, and I can use it on all of them :D That was my main reason for seting it up this way in the 1st place.
     
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    front recievers

    I saw front recievers in the new Northern Tool catalog I got in the mail the other day.. :crazy:
     
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    they're not high tech just make one. if don't have welder, save money for that instead. then you can make all sorts of stuff
     
  11. dontoe

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  12. eshorvath

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    What was the cost for the front receiver?
    Warn has them for around 180.
    Id really like to know.
    Eddie
     
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    Nothing prior to 1988?
     
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    I built my own "receiver" (crossmember/bumper too) and used the high amp double conductor plugs with "0" fine stranded copper cable on my truggy. I also built the winch mount for my 9500hs. When things cool down a bit, and I get some motivation for a change, it will eventually have mounts and power in front and back of my truggy and K5 with additional mounts/power on my trailer and back of my tow rig. Those extra power plugs will make also convenient jumper, trailer, and camp power supplies (ala military style). Right now, the only "finished" (power AND receiver in one place) is the front of my truggy. I've got all the stuff to finish it, just gotta get it done...

    One of the big benes other than mounting is that you can take it of the front and improve appoach angles. I also want mine stored in the rear of my truggy to help weight distribution.
     
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    Wouldnt a cross member, less tall than 2 inches, be a better idea? Less leverage for bending the frame? Or am i seeing something else?
    My rear 2" bent towing a large ford out of a ditch.
    Edward
     
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    I've got the Warn Multimount with a Warn front hitch on my '89 Burb. The hitch was obviously more $ than brewing up my own but it was quick, painless and a perfect fit. Only downside is that it does sit a little lower than ideal. Definitely don't waste the cash on the Warn quick connects WAY over priced! Rear mounted, the winch is great for yanking the toys or wrecks onto trailors. Another plus is that I made a set of jumper cables with the same quick connect so I can jump the guy on the trail behind me or make regular jumps without popping the hood.

    I like how high Dontoe's sits. If it can be done (physics?) I'd like to build an piece to fit between the receiver and the multimount bringing it up higher. Essentially a receiver extension. I just don't know if it can be built strong enough. Any thoughts out there?
     
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    I would imagine that the leverage with adding the a piece for raising, kind of like a drop hitch, would add too much leverage. I am scared enough to break the frame using a 2 inch piece.
    Edward
     

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