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Postby philmonger [OP] » Oct 25 2016, 11:14pm

So...I pulled the trigger on a front receiver. I am gonna get a snowsport plow for it, but am also considering a receiver mounted winch. I think it would be kinda cool to be able to put it on the front or the back as required. Questions is, has anyone done this? What do you do for power (especially for the rear? ) Any recommended brands? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Receiver mounted accessories

Postby idrivea2005sierra » Dec 18 2016, 4:38am

Slightly older post but i'll give a few tidbits for the winch. You're going to want what are called Anderson SB Connectors. Get 3 of them. Install one on the winch, one at the front bumper, and one in the rear (they can be hard mounted). 4 Gauge wire should be sufficient for the power draw of the winch. You'll want to run that to the front Anderson and the rear Anderson.

Put the winch in, connect the Anderson, viola you have a winch.

If you've ever had a jump from an AAA truck these are the connectors they have on their jumper cables so they don't have to open the hood to connect the battery. You may want to get 4 connectors and buy a set of jump cables as well, keep them in the cab for an emergency jump.
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Re: Receiver mounted accessories

Postby Jasen » Dec 18 2016, 4:40am

idrivea2005sierra wrote:Slightly older post but i'll give a few tidbits for the winch. You're going to want what are called Anderson SB Connectors. Get 3 of them. Install one on the winch, one at the front bumper, and one in the rear (they can be hard mounted). 4 Gauge wire should be sufficient for the power draw of the winch. You'll want to run that to the front Anderson and the rear Anderson.

Put the winch in, connect the Anderson, viola you have a winch.

If you've ever had a jump from an AAA truck these are the connectors they have on their jumper cables so they don't have to open the hood to connect the battery. You may want to get 4 connectors and buy a set of jump cables as well, keep them in the cab for an emergency jump.



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Re: Receiver mounted accessories

Postby wildchevy » Dec 18 2016, 6:11am

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Re: Receiver mounted accessories

Postby Copperhead » Jan 14 2017, 6:47am

Regarding the snow sport plow on the front, I had a bracket fabricated by a local shop and put a winch on it to raise and lower the snowsport plow for those times when I would like to have it up to maneuver.

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