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    Anybody here mounted a winch on the back of their late model Ranger 800 6x6?
    Considering it & looking for mounting ideas. Pics would be great :-) :-)
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    Most all of us have them. Myself included. Several different ways to mount them. I wouldn't own one of these things without a rear winch.

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    Well then I need to take a look at yours!
    I'm finally got back in town this past Saturday after being gone off & on for most of the last 3 months since we found out my mom had cancer.
    My executioners were waiting for me when I got back & had them mounted yesterday.
    Front winch & mount are sitting on the garage floor waiting for me to get to them.
    What's your rotation schedule look like? I'd still love to come check out your machine & pick your brain.
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    I have my winch mounted to a plate so that I can move it to the front or the back as I need it. I will try and get some pics tonight and post them


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vance in AK View Post
    Well then I need to take a look at yours!
    I'm finally got back in town this past Saturday after being gone off & on for most of the last 3 months since we found out my mom had cancer.
    My executioners were waiting for me when I got back & had them mounted yesterday.
    Front winch & mount are sitting on the garage floor waiting for me to get to them.
    What's your rotation schedule look like? I'd still love to come check out your machine & pick your brain.
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    Here is what I have! IMG_1796.jpgIMG_1797.jpg
    Like I said, the winch is mounted to a plate that will fit a 2" receiver hitch.
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    IMG_1798.jpgIMG_1799.jpg
    I have to install it upside down in the front due to my brush guard. Then I just plug it in for power.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adison View Post
    IMG_1798.jpgIMG_1799.jpg
    I have to install it upside down in the front due to my brush guard. Then I just plug it in for power.


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    Thank you sir!
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    The only problem I have with the winch being changeable from the front to the rear is that by the time I am stuck...the receiver is also buried.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskankid13 View Post
    The only problem I have with the winch being changeable from the front to the rear is that by the time I am stuck...the receiver is also buried.


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    That's my theory too. I can see pros & cons to the receiver mount but I think I will probably go with a permanent mount. Hopefully something high enough between the frame rails to keep it out of daily water & be able to get to it when the machine is buried.
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    EMP Makes one like this makes it so you can still use your hitch.


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    I welded up a receiver for my Big Boss 6 wheel on the front. It's up high. Thinking of doing another under the rear cargo box. Usually I just pack a come-a-long.
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    Lots of ideas guys & thanks!
    I was going to hold off on this one for a while & just keep the HD come-a-long in the rig but Cabela's had the Superwinch Terra 45 (same as I have for the front) on sale for $207 shipped so it's wandering this way.
    Will let you know what I come up with!
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    Congrats on scoring all your parts on the cheap. Don't over think the rear winch mount. Pretty **** simple to do it. I'll see it I can find some pics on my phone.

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    Just a thought but I used a cable come along that would pull about 6' at a time. One day I realized if I used synthetic winch line I can do twice as much with each pull and I won't be sticking frayed cable in my fingers. Bought 50' of 1/4" line and I got 27' on the come along without over filling it. It weighs less and is easier to use with the synthetic line...think the line was $30 on Amazon...YMMV.
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    I put a plate between frame members as high as I could to allow room for winch then wired in, ran the switch to drivers area & its on a 8-10' cord so easy to be looking at rear winch & operate

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    Quote Originally Posted by excav8tr View Post
    I put a plate between frame members as high as I could to allow room for winch then wired in, ran the switch to drivers area & its on a 8-10' cord so easy to be looking at rear winch & operate
    Sounds a bit like what I'm thinking. Any pics?
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    Funny how I stumble on this thread while looking for a rear winch mount for my 6x6 Ranger. I have searched and searched. I bought the universal bracket that runs in a receiver and I despise that thing unless I use it on the car trailer. I would like to permanently mount the Warn 3.5 on the rear just above the hitch. I know people have fabricated them as I have seen them, but they are not for sale. Vance in AK did you find one?

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    here ya go
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    I took the mounting plate and positioned it atop the receiver hitch. Made sure I have clearance for everything and welder it on there!


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