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Gladys



Member Since: 28 Nov 2015
Location: South Wales
Posts: 19

Wales 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Indus Silver
Removable winch mount

I have had a fairly chunky electric winch sat in the garage waiting for a rainy day. I would like to be able to use it but don't want to carry it around all the time, so a portable mount would seem to make sense.

I came across some adverts for the Bak Rak large winch mount which fits on the towball and would seems to do the job without structural mods. I am guessing I could fit Anderson connectors front and back and have quite a flexible system.

Anybody tried this particular mount?

Post #784681 3rd Aug 2019 5:34pm
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fatboyron



Member Since: 28 Jul 2018
Location: Aylesham Canterbury Kent
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no but I'm thinking the same sort of myself and I come across I think it's winchmax UK do portable carrier go on front your back with a 2in connector I was looking at the shadow bumper for the front and the terra Firma back

Post #784691 3rd Aug 2019 6:43pm
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Horneteer



Member Since: 10 Feb 2015
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 29

United Kingdom 1986 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Firenze Red

Hi Guys, I've done just that, the winch fits in a T Max winch mount that plugs into a 2" receiver.

I got some box section and made the front receiver picking up the 2 bolts each side on the chassis rails where the steering guard mounts and also added 2 more bolts through the bottom of the bumper. You can just see the receiver socket below the number plate. The winch mount is secured into the receiver with a 4" long 3/4"dia tractor pin as I didn't like the 5/8" pin that came with the mount.

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The winch is wired with 50mm² flexible cables via a 350A Anderson connector under the bonnet, with 50mm² cables back to the battery through an isolator. The winch has a stall current of 400A so even the 350A connectors could fry!! While the bonnet is open to connect the winch, I jam a wedge into the throttle linkage to raise the idle, also the open bonnet allows the engine heat to escape and protect the windscreen from flying winch gear Thumbs Up

I have a height adjustable tow hitch, so I've modified a spare slider into a rear receiver so the winch can be mounted at the back.

I can get some pics tomorrow of the rest of the set-up.


winch mount -
https://bearmach.com/quick-mounting-set-ba-2665
Anderson connectors -
https://www.altecautomotive.co.uk/anderson...5937-p.asp

Post #784728 3rd Aug 2019 9:57pm
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jst



Member Since: 14 Jan 2008
Location: Taunton
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2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Stornoway Grey

I used to run a demountable front or rear system on my 110. It's sat in the garage for a while now. All came new from frogs island. Cradle with male 2" , female dixon bate slider, and front female mount. If it's of use make an offer. Pm me if interested. Cheers

James
110 XS Utility
90 tdci Softtop
90 tdci Hardtop

Post #784912 4th Aug 2019 9:21pm
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Horneteer



Member Since: 10 Feb 2015
Location: Cornwall
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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Firenze Red

Here's some more photo's
Front Receiver


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Rear Receiver


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Winch in it's cradle


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Anderson connector in the engine bay. (Old photo taken before rebuild)


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Post #786524 12th Aug 2019 9:53pm
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Horneteer



Member Since: 10 Feb 2015
Location: Cornwall
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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Firenze Red

The set-up worked quite well and I managed to extract the Ninety complete with empty trailer one wet soggy January.
As for the tyres.... they were fairly new Discoverer STT's, not much good when clogged with mud Rolling Eyes



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