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Is this Winch mount any good?

Postby vanhack » 13 Jun 2016 11:25

Hi folks, I would like your opinion on the attached Winch mount that is up for sale here. This is available through a known offroad contact, used to be a LR fan, but has now seen the light and drives a Y61.

Anyhow he is selling this winch mount, it is unusal from most other mounts I have seen to be fitted to the chassis rails on a alloy bull bar with winch mount or the stock plastic bumper which is what I would do, as we have no need for bullbars here.

The price is fairly low, and probably the same as having one fabricated, I have option to buy an expensive winch cradle made in Portugal, or buy a used winch and factory Nissan winch cradle from a scrap yard, only issue is that the winch is a Warn M8000, therefore perhaps just a tad under for the patrols weight.
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Re: Is this Winch mount any good?

Postby Chris Skinner » 13 Jun 2016 12:20

Not sure about the winch plate... but don't be put off by the M8000, its a great winch. I been using one for 20 years on patrols and for pulling my 2 ton boat back on trailer.
I did just buy a new one in fact. I also added the 6hp motor from the Warn 9500i (buy on ebay) - and if you then do a calc using the new ones power, the winch is actually pulling 12tons. I also added a plasma rope --- will never use cable again!
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Re: Is this Winch mount any good?

Postby Bruin Beer » 13 Jun 2016 13:09

Van Hack,
Can not picture the fixture points on the Patrol where this plate would mount to but in my humble opinion the mounting points on the plate look a little light for the job with not enough triangular load distribution.
Maybe some of the more experienced guys will also comment.
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Re: Is this Winch mount any good?

Postby Peter Connan » 13 Jun 2016 17:36

I agree with Riaan. Can't quite figure where this mounts, but if it is just the two "outriggers" mounting to the chassis it's probably not going to do the job.

I would far rather go for the factory setup with the M8000. Just buy a snatch block to make up for the possible lack of power.
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Re: Is this Winch mount any good?

Postby vanhack » 14 Jun 2016 04:52

Thanks folks for the valuable feedback. I will get the m8000 with factory cradle. The scrapyard is asking for 15000 ZAR...of course heavy negotiations are due to bring the price down
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Re: Is this Winch mount any good?

Postby Tinus lotz » 14 Jun 2016 06:36

Hey? For a winch or just a cradle?
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Re: Is this Winch mount any good?

Postby vanhack » 14 Jun 2016 19:10

Price is for both winch and cradle...why?
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Re: Is this Winch mount any good?

Postby Tinus lotz » 14 Jun 2016 19:26

We buy a 9000 come up for about 6600 zar and winch plate 1500 zar that sounds a bit heavy for a second hand unit but its just my opinion hey ....
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Re: Is this Winch mount any good?

Postby vanhack » 15 Jun 2016 03:30

How much does a 9000lbs warn cost? We don't have come up distributor here. I did check the prices for new m8000 on Amazon US and they are zar9000.00 for winch only.

We do have the lesser known brands here, t-max...but the price was 9900zar for winch and fairlead only.
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Re: Is this Winch mount any good?

Postby Tinus lotz » 15 Jun 2016 06:17

You will never go wrong with warn winch very good quality a bit overpriced here about 11000 zar for a 9000 pound one .
We normally bolt them to bull bars but the odd wichplate is floating around ...try to get the plasma rope like Chris suggested ..
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