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Posted: 12/29/2005 3:35:49 PM EDT
I bought a snow plow for my suzuki vinson a couple weeks ago and bought a winch to operate it with. Instead of taking the easy route and buying the mounting brackets for it I made some at work. It didnt take long I just found a 3/4" plate of cold rolled steel and sawed it to length and put some mounting holes in it. After wiring and mounting it I realized I needed a fairlead for the wire cable.

That took me some time to fabricate but it turned out good. I used 3/4" solid cold rolled steel bent on the ends and welded to the front roll bars. I made the fairlead rollers and axles out of stainless steel and they can be removed at any time.

After all this was done I wanted to test the winch out. Its a superwinch with an 1800 pound pulling capacity. I figured this would be plenty for a 610 pound ATV. I hooked the cable hook onto our 10 ton crane at work and lifted it up off the ground a little bit. With the motor off but ignition on I hit the handlebar mounted winch switch. It went up about 2.5 feet and started bogging a little bit. I imagine it was draining the battery pretty bad.

I figure if I ever upgrade to metal skid plates this will be the ideal position to have the quad in.












Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:58:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 4:00:00 PM EDT by kingoftheroad]
nice! first thing I did with my winch was to pull out some old rosebushes for me ma
ETA: I know of some older guys that got drunk and did the same thing, but it was with a jeep and a big tree
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:09:17 PM EDT
Funny, When the girlfriend had the idea of me pulling some old shrubs out, I used the companys $300,000 heavy duty wrecker. Took ten shrubs out all at once. I had about 45mins of rigging all together, but the look on her face was priceless.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:10:48 AM EDT
I want to find a place to do that with my pickup
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