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I will need some sort of mount for a heavy duty winch as well as a winch.

Has anyone done this? I have searched the archives to no avail.

I have a section of road to my farm that looks like this. The Promaster can do it by itself, but bogs down when pulling a trailer.


Please advise.
 

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I would love to find something myself just for those just in case times. I have been bugging Van compass to come up with something for the promaster.
 

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Keep us posted of your progress. I would like to put a hitch mount bike carrier on the front but the crossmember under the bumper just seem beefy enough. Maybe modding a tow hitch to work ???
 

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I just emailed them about the skid plate. Isn't the Ducati the same as a Promaster?

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MM has a metal fabricator to make it.


If I still owned my Mig welder, my stick welder, my 3’ heavy duty brake, my plasma cutter, and my pile of steel, I'd do one this afternoon! LOL
 

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Will show that image to our young master machinist this week when he is doing more diamond plate
installs. When I asked him last week about putting a spare tire carrier onto a grill guard he said 'that's what
we do!' with glee and 'not diamond plate trim :)'

So the image above/the mechanical drawing ....I would simply need to add a 2 inch hitch receiver and then this-

Shame, I love the looks of the Ex-guard grill guard :)
But maybe one could have both ?
 

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The winch presents the same issue although it is not as cantilevered away from the attaching plate as far and probably is heavier than the spare. The moment of inertia may not be much different. Just remember the moment increases as the square of the distance from the axis of rotation, in this case the mounting plate. Find the weight of a representative winch, spare tire and estimate the distances from the diagram and the picture of the winch mount face plate and Voila!
Rough and dirty estimate?
The “average" winch is about 100 lbs. and the spare must be 60 lbs. If the distance to the spare mount is 2X as far then the moment is 4X or the spare weight presents 2.4 times the moment of the winch. These are all estimates of course and the winch puts tremendous forces on the bracket in use that the spare does not. If that bracket can withstand the winch’s 8,000 lb. pull at even a small angle I would guess it can hold the spare.
BTW, many here would like to make their PM into a Land Rover.
 

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So, about that winch...
Any info/input on a rear hitch mounted temporary winch?
What about side loads on the stock hitch mount?
Winter is coming...
Heck, winter is here.
 

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Harbor Freight sells a receiver mounted hitch mounting plate. It works with all the hitches that they sell. So, if you have the receiver in the back that is frame rail attached, you should be good to go.
 

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I just finished mounting a Smittybilt 10,000 lb. winch on my 4 Runner desert rig. It has the newfangled synthetic rope which saves about 25 lbs. It probably weights 65# and would be a bit more with the hitch adapter. I am not sure I would ever need that much pull on the van but if you go off a snowy road it requires a real tug. It draws a lot of current when under load so some arrangement for power cables would be needed too.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K150VAI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I paid almost $100 less as it was on a deal.
 
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