Need Ideas

Hey all, Its been awhile since I have posted, but here goes. I finally got my 15000lb (Ramsey, brand new in the box shipped for 900$$) winch for my
truck. '04 Dodge Quad Cab diesel, short bed 2500, and I need some ideas for a winch mount for it... Any ideas???
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Buckstop makes a bumper/mount for the winch. Roy
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DriveRamRideQuad wrote:

Install a receiver hitch on both ends. Install electrical plugs on both ends. Mount the winch to a hitch mount, and toss it in the bed where it's safe and secure. When needed, you can quickly put the winch in the reciever on either end.
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DriveRamRideQuad wrote:

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Bob wrote:

both ends.

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That's the setup I use w/ my little 3500# Superwench unit (the mounting base has a 2x2" stinger and carrying handle). The OP's winch has a lot more power, so he'll need to use *extremely* strong tubing for the stinger, and have a receiver capable of handling the strain. Dunno if a receiver hitch can handle an other-than-inline pull over a few thousand pounds...
Also, at 15000# pull, the OP's winch will pull 460A of current. To realize the winch's potential, we're talking 4/0 wiring, suitable connectors, and a *very* stiff source of 12V. I paid a visit to my local Interstate Batteries distributor, where I found they had all the electrical parts I needed. My system uses two group-27 batteries, 1/0 welding cable, and 175A connectors (~150A stall current). I ran the wire in, and returned for them to install the lugs on the ends of the cable.
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wrote:

Sorry to hear that your wench is so heavy. About the best that you can do is remove the tailgate on your truck and have her kneal on the edge of the bed. Then stand on a soap box to mount her.
Oh you said "winch". Never mind.
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Thanks for the replies to my seeking ideas. I guess I should have clarified a bit. I am a bit concerned with the added weight on the front, I understand that the weight of the stock bumper is around 75 pounds, so with a new bumper/winch combo, the overall weight is around 250-300 pounds (winch 150, bumper 150+/-). Has anyone heard of any problems associated with this kind of weight??? i.e. accelerated tire wear, steering trouble, excessive brake wear and tear? I have looked at all of the major aftermarket bumpers I know of, Reunel, Trail Ready, Buckstop, Road Armor, ARB, Warn... and am leaning toward a Road Armor, as I like the design the best... Any input, good or bad??? regarding the ones I listed, or do you know of others.... Thanks in advance.
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I've hung 900-1000 pound snow plows off the front of them with no problem. True, they don't stay on all the time but there have been times when a month has gone by with a plow mounted. Your 250-300 pounds is right close to the truck, right on the frame. I wouldn't worry about it.
Roy
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