Re: Mile Marker / Harbor Freight Winch Questions
Something to consider.
The other day I was up near the Hammer trails. A guy got
stuck in sand, high centered. His buddy parked about 50
feet away and dragged out the cable on his new winch.
When he started pulling there was a loud BANG.
The winch, remote control, the big bull bar bumper with the
winch mount, his grill, driving lights, and part of his
radiator went flying.
Nobody hurt, just embarrassed.
He'd mounted the winch to the bull bumper, then mounted the
bumper to the frame and radiator bracket with 1/4" bolts.
Small pickup, Toy? Nissan? I don't remember.
He said that was how the bumper manufacturer's instructions
showed how to do it.
I yanked the stuck guy out with a stretchy, then he pulled
the "Hero?" back to camp.
Remember - the winch mount and attachment point should be at
least as strong as the winch rating. And if a snatch block
is used, it's even that much more.
When I got home I took a look at a Tracker I recently bought,
mainly for parts. It too has a bull bumper with winch mount
- yup - (4) 1/4" bolts!