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01-21-2015, 07:43 PM
Any point in mounting a 4500 lbs atv winch on a truck? Truck weighs 4000 gvw 5000. I know it won't pull it out of a mud pit. It will help with dragging fire wood out and light stuck. Don't want to mount a real winch due to weight at space. I do have a 8274 on a cradle for the serious stuff

01-21-2015, 07:49 PM
thaught the same thing with the toy....tried a 5000lb
waste of time...
so i put a 10500 lb winch on it....didnt notice any of the weight?

i think u will be dissapointed

Punk in Drublic
01-21-2015, 08:47 PM
mounted one in the back of my neighbours hunting truck for dragging game up into the box. had it right against the bulkhead. we used it to get unstuck a coue times but it didnt work very well.

01-21-2015, 09:39 PM
That total weight is only on the first wrap of cable anything after that it drops so..... Plus usually if yea have the winch u less likely to need to use it but it comes in handy if someone else does lol

01-21-2015, 10:44 PM
8000 lbs warn with synthetic is only 55 lbs :confused0006:

with multi mount still only 80 lbs

my 8274 in cradle is 139.5, i out weigh it by half a pound [34]

sounds more manageable