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Raised Winch Mounting And Reccomendations

Discussion in 'Winches' started by Tyler Vaughan, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Nov 19, 2020
    Tyler Vaughan

    Tyler Vaughan Mr. Vaughan

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    i would like to know 1)what kind of winch to get, and 2) whether it is possible to mount said winch above the bumper? I would like a crankstart, but a winch would get in the way. Thank you in advance for info
     
  2. Nov 19, 2020
    PeteL

    PeteL Member 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Personally, I would always opt for a PTO winch.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2020
    jeeper50

    jeeper50 jeeps 'till I die

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    Welcome to this forum!!! There are many choices for an above the bumper electric winch, most PTO winches need the room below the grill for the driveshaft, so they feed thru the bumper.
    Looking for new or used winch? Budget? Mounting on your CJ5?
     
  4. Nov 19, 2020
    Tyler Vaughan

    Tyler Vaughan Mr. Vaughan

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    i dont mind wether it used or not, but am looking to spend about $300 and mount it on the 5. mostly, i need some method of mounting above the bumper, where the hole for the crankstart needs to be.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2020
    Desert Runner

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    crank start is fun, until it kicks back, then not so fun.
    sprains and broken wrists can result.

    Welcome from Pa
     
  6. Nov 19, 2020
    Tyler Vaughan

    Tyler Vaughan Mr. Vaughan

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    yeah, but apparently there is a technique to it? and the jaw of the crank is rounded so that it (in theory) will get kicked out when the engine starts
     
  7. Nov 20, 2020
    jeeper50

    jeeper50 jeeps 'till I die

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    Winch mounts are avail alot of places, Badland winch from Harboe Fright is cheap and works good.

     
  8. Nov 20, 2020
    PeteL

    PeteL Member 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Not necessarily.

    My '56 has a Koenig PTO winch mounted mid-line behind the bumper. (The fairlead is in the bumper.)

    There is room to pass the hand-crank through, above the winch plate and beneath the cable reel, just slipping under the bumper. Just need a guide at the front.
     
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  9. Nov 20, 2020
    Tyler Vaughan

    Tyler Vaughan Mr. Vaughan

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    thank you for this advice. do you know if i could easily add a PTO? that seems like a reasonable option, but it requires a different T-case? also do they make this kinda stuff new, or will i have to look for it secondhand?
     
  10. Nov 20, 2020
    PeteL

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    You need the PTO unit that bolts to the back of the existing transfer. Then a shaft with UJ's and support bearing. And a winch. The mount can be fabricated by welding.

    Best to buy a used set-up complete. Parts of this are available as replacement repair parts from Herm The Overdrive Guy, but pricey. The shaft(s) can be generic parts..


    Relatively simple, except setting it up with the correct alignments and very tight clearances takes patience and care.
     
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  11. Nov 20, 2020
    Sierra Bum

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    What are your intended uses of the winch? Working on your land, utility type stuff? Occasional self recovery? No one will argue against a PTO winch being best for frequent use in a work setting. But if your budget is $300, and you just want something to pull you out of the mud here and there, there are lots of low profile, price point electric winches out there now you can mount above the bumper.
    A mount can made/fabricated pretty easily or there are universal mounts to get you going. Potential complications will include: Saginaw power steering, your battery/alternator/electrical set-up, and limiting air flow through your radiator.
    Just a few budget winches to look at in the 6k-8k range at are:
    -Smitybilt
    -SuperWinch
    -Badlands

    Remember, intelligent use of rigging (blocks, directionals, etc) can increase your pull capacity or facilitate effective and efficient winching.
     
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  12. Nov 20, 2020
    Tyler Vaughan

    Tyler Vaughan Mr. Vaughan

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    self recovery and possibly a small amount of work, as well as recovering other vehicles. i understand that pto is expensive, and electrical is easier to find and cheaper and whatnot, but really just dreaming
     
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