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Sweet, count me in!!

Thanks so much buddy for providing us fellow rangers with a sweet set-up for the winches!!

I would love to have the plans....email to [email protected]

I cant wait!!
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There you go guys. I believe Christian may be hosting it as well.

Read through it, let me know if anything seems wrong. They were kind of thrown together, so the drawings are basic. This should give you enough information to make a mount.

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Levino

I was looking over your drawing and everything looks good. I do see one thing that you left out though, I did not see a drawing for any way to mount a roller feed.
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only thing i see is that more then 9000 pounds can be exerted on the supports, so 4500 per support test is not enough. If you do a double line pull it adds "power" to the winch letting it pull more then 9000 pounds, and so on and so on for multi line pull.
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Levino

I was looking over your drawing and everything looks good. I do see one thing that you left out though, I did not see a drawing for any way to mount a roller feed.

I'm assuming roller feed is another term for Fairlead? I mention that you should come up with your own mount for whatever fairlead you are using. I don't pull in extreme angles, so mine is not very robust.

Even if you bought a kit from me, you would get simple universal brackets, like I use, with instructions saying make something that works best for you.

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only thing i see is that more then 9000 pounds can be exerted on the supports, so 4500 per support test is not enough. If you do a double line pull it adds "power" to the winch letting it pull more then 9000 pounds, and so on and so on for multi line pull.
Our trucks weight roughly 4,700 pounds. If you are double line pulling a greater load, I would expect the truck would move. If you are deciding to anchor your truck for more greater pulling, then you are making decisions on your own. I state in the plans to always use caution when winching.

I don't want to sound mean, but I'm not a company. I built one for me, a couple for others and did enough research to make me comfortable, and I've shared those results with everyone. Everyone should use the plans as a reference for making something yourself. I can't guarantee anything.

I hope this helps.

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yeah your fairlead mount didn't work for me so I had to make my own, no biggie though.
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i want it but will it work with a mazda also?
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Our trucks weight roughly 4,700 pounds. If you are double line pulling a greater load, I would expect the truck would move. If you are deciding to anchor your truck for more greater pulling, then you are making decisions on your own. I state in the plans to always use caution when winching.

I don't want to sound mean, but I'm not a company. I built one for me, a couple for others and did enough research to make me comfortable, and I've shared those results with everyone. Everyone should use the plans as a reference for making something yourself. I can't guarantee anything.

I hope this helps.

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im not knocking your design, I just wanted to point out that the calc u did is really not correct.the times you need a winch are usually not when your flat pulling 4700 pounds on flat ground. buried in mud can cause the winch to have to pull 3 or 4 times the weight of the truck to get out. so that 4700 becomes alot bigger really quick.
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im not knocking your design, I just wanted to point out that the calc u did is really not correct.the times you need a winch are usually not when your flat pulling 4700 pounds on flat ground. buried in mud can cause the winch to have to pull 3 or 4 times the weight of the truck to get out. so that 4700 becomes alot bigger really quick.
By all means, you are right, higher loads may be experienced. I hope that last message didn't sound like I was aggravated.

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anyone have pics of it on a truck with a body lift?
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Between Levino and Redranger4.0 - you both have points that are valid - just wanted to add something that might already be obvious - perhaps the hardest thing about designing something such as this is trying to factor in each and every real-world situation a product might experience. For me, knowing that Levino came up with this all on his own I was pretty [email protected] impressed at a stress test that was more sophisticated that putting the bracket between two 'dozers and seeing if it could be broken. That just says at least he is thinking about these issues - h#ll there are companies out there that don't go this far and sell their products - getting Money for crap.

I'm not taking sides - no way - like I said, you both have vaild points well taken. Fact of the matter is, it's nearly impossible to factor in every single real world situation and I'm sure somebody will break this bracket. So, you just have to use your own judgement.......
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sorry to post in an old thread but does anybody still have the plans for this i cant get the links to work and i am definitely interested for something like this in the future. thanks.
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sorry to post in an old thread but does anybody still have the plans for this i cant get the links to work and i am definitely interested for something like this in the future. thanks.
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I got 'em. shoot me a pm with your email.
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Thanks.
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Zach, Matt...you have mail! lol.


What W1CKY linked is correct...that's the plans. I renamed it for my reference.
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I have the plans somewhere, and I also have the winch plate.. that I'm most likely not going to use.
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That's good stuff there. I've got a winch plate for a jeep and 10,000 Smittybuilt. This should work great, maybe beef it up some.

Thanks.
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Yea i was thinking the same thing maybe betting some thicker steel and beefing it up a little after i have enough money to afford a winch.
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Click the link i posted and you can download it yourself.
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