Winch stand for my trailer

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Winch stand for my trailer

Postby Smokeycub » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:31 pm

I bought a pretty serious electric winch from HF last year on sale. It's a Bad Lands brand which got really good reviews in the 4 wheel magazines. I planned to build a mounting apparatus for the front of my truck and one for the trailer. I had a hard time envisioning one for the trailer, partly because the trailer deck is about 6" higher than the tongue. Plus I wanted the winch to be mounted about a foot higher than the deck. Here's what I came up with.
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I laid out the trailer tongue on my "work bench" so I could place the struts.

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It's 36" wide at the front and 16" tall, the rectangular part is only 7" deep. There's nearly 20' of 2" angle iron in it, 4- 5/8" grade 5 bolts holding it onto the trailer, and 6- 1/2" bolts anchoring the two struts.

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I ran 4 gauge wire from the batteries and a bank of circuit breakers to operate it. I plan to only have the winch on the trailer when needed (the stand will stay). I have a quick disconnect on the front of the truck too for whenever I get that figured out, I'm thinking I might use an old A frame from a Meyers plow. I made up a set of 12' jumper cables to use with the quick disconnects (I've used those quite a bit this winter!). I primed and painted the stand to match the trailer.
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Re: Winch stand for my trailer

Postby ricky racer » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:11 pm

:applause: :applause: Nicely done. That looks rock solid and professionally built. :applause: :applause: :worthy:
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Re: Winch stand for my trailer

Postby dgrapes59 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:39 am

Nice job, that should drag about anything on the trailer!

Thanks for sharing,
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Re: Winch stand for my trailer

Postby Rudi » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:54 am

Ray:

A little late to this party ... but nonetheless .. beautiful job - well done. A project to be proud of. Not much going to stress that project out with :!: :lol:
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Re: Winch stand for my trailer

Postby Mr E » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:47 am

Ray,
Would like more detail on your wiring on truck to power this baby. I have the same winch but have yet to wire the truck.


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Re: Winch stand for my trailer

Postby Boss Hog » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:05 pm

Rudi wrote:Ray:

A little late to this party ... but nonetheless .. beautiful job - well done. A project to be proud of. Not much going to stress that project out with :!: :lol:



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I like it Ray. I have been pondering a winch for my trailer , that set up suits me I think
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Re: Winch stand for my trailer

Postby Smokeycub » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:44 pm

Thanks for the kudos guys. It does work really well. The only problem with the winch is the cable is too long. You really need to be careful spooling it in because it will bind on the cross bars of the winch if you don't. I think it should be 15 to 20 feet shorter. I got a snatch block too in case I need it. I saw where Badlands has a spring loaded guide of sorts to help it spool in better, it basically holds the cable down until it reaches the end of the spool. If I can get that separately I will.

Mr E wrote:Would like more detail on your wiring on truck

The winch came with a circuit breaker bar that I attached to the battery and ran my cables from that (one front and one rear). I only ran one 4 ga. cable to the back and I bolted a lead for ground at the back of the truck frame. It was mentioned that using a Ford type solenoid near the battery is a good safety protocol because the cables are always live otherwise, connected to a winch or not. Wouldn't wanna burn down my rig! :shock: I think 1800 CCA might do it (the breaker bar is rated at 150 amps I believe)! I'm going to install a solenoid.

Here's a pic of my son and I loading up a K3500. Semi flat tires and locked up brakes (it rolled eventually) and went on pretty well, and I don't think winch stand even flinched.
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