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adding winch to wood deck car hauler

adding winch to wood deck car hauler

Postby Maddog56Maddog56 is online! [OP] » Oct 14 2020, 5:39am

So I am trying to add a 12000 lb winch to wood deck car hauler. I know it is a big winch but I bought it on a sale. I would have put it in my tongue box but if I did that then a lose all the use of the box as the winch fills it up.

I went and bought a universal mount from tractor supply and was thinking of just mounting it the the wood floor with another piece of metal sandwiching the wood. I also had thought about cutting the middle boards out to the next support beam and putting a metal plate there to mount to but I wanted the plate to be level to the deck floor. To make it level I need to make up the difference of 1/1/2 above the next support beam that the wood takes up. Maybe using some big angle and then plate on top? I was unsure of that because the angle I put in would go above the supports and only be relying on the weld on the support

Any advice on how to go about mounting it.
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Re: adding winch to wood deck car hauler

Postby 19trax9519trax95 is online! » Oct 14 2020, 12:50pm

I'd definitely attach whatever mount you make to the frame of the trailer and not the wood.
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Re: adding winch to wood deck car hauler

Postby Bradley21sanders » Oct 14 2020, 1:45pm

either way like this would work fine.. 1/2" plate may seem like overkill but at least use 1/4" thick angle and plate.

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Re: adding winch to wood deck car hauler

Postby Larry-Cleveland » Nov 01 2020, 5:31pm

I have welded on a standard 2"X2" hitch receiver on my trailers. This allows me to move the winch around to different trailers/trucks/tractors. Your winch mount will need the bar to go into the receiver.

I don't like my winch out in the weather if it does not need to be.
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