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Author Topic:   Winch Installation
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 279
posted August 03, 2004 02:21 PM  
I bought a hauler. Now it's time to get to work! It has to be possible, so what's a good way to install a winch in an enclosed trailer? This one has 3/4" plywood floor and walls. Also,what's a good winch to go with?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 71
posted August 07, 2004 09:13 AM  
We sell the superwinch s5000 and install them. We weld a 1/8" steel plate between two crossmembers and then drill through the floor and into the plate. The superwinch uses 2- 3/8" bolts that mount just under the spool. Let me know if you would like pricing.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted August 29, 2004 08:18 AM  
In an enclosed trailer mount the winch on the side of your trailer as tight as you can get it to the wall 90 to the car, then put a tie down in the center running the cable to a pully block. This really frees up space, our winch we got from "Northern" for under $200.00. Always remember to take the tension off the cable after loading, leaving it tight will ruin the gears and should never be used for a tie down.

Ego Racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 724
posted August 29, 2004 04:43 PM  
We mounted ours in the center up front the same way 99EMBREY said and we just built a workbench over it and put the remote plug by the back door.

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