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A very good friend of mine GAVE me an old Warn A2000 winch yesterday, and I couldn't wait to install it. I've always wanted a rear winch (I have a Warn 4K on the front), but never wanted to spend the money for one. Although a 2K winch is a little light, I couldn't argue with the price (FREE!). It also gave me a chance to play with my welder.

This is the bracket I welded up for the winch. I didn't want to weld 'ON' the Ranger in case I want to remove the winch later on, so I made the bracket such that it bolts to the Ranger's frame.








This winch is the old type that uses a heavy duty switch, rather than a relay and a light duty switch. I decided that I would use this switch because I won't need to worry about confusing the two winches.




This little winch might come in handy during hunting season for any number of reasons.
 

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Ran - A very smart move. I have had to pull my ATV and others out backward several times, it usually doesn't take much to do the job as they "just got there" and it is clear going.
 

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Nice job Randy! I can see where having one on the back could come in very handy.


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Very good job i like that
 

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Really nice install, looks good.
 

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Thats a nice job. I can think of a few times that would have come in handy.
 

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Great job! Nice weld too! I noticed you put a fan up front too. For the motor?
 

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Nice Job Randy! I love my Multi Mount Winch. Give me a minute and I swith it that quick! I love having the ability to winch from the front or behind. You did good on you installation.
 

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Ran, That is as fine a "fab" work as I've seen! Neat and clean. I like it!!!!
 

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Thanks for the kind remarks, folks. I tested my welds by hooking the winch cable around a tree, setting the brake on the Ranger, and then pulling the unit towards the tree. I was impressed with the power of this little 2K winch. I dug two pretty deep ruts in the ground from dragging the Ranger.

Hey 'Bound4dirt,' the little fan is for cooling in the summer and heating the cab in the winter. It works very well for heating and fair for cooling.
 

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Randy,
Real nice installation!!!
Looks like you'll keep adding a few things here
and there every year ... eh???
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by nhhunter

Randy,
Real nice installation!!!
Looks like you'll keep adding a few things here
and there every year ... eh???
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Yes Paul...and the thing is that its only a 500. It must weight about 1800 pounds by now I figure, and although I've not checked, my top speed is probably down to about 30 MPH! I don't care about that though....especially now that the RZR is on its way!!!
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Ran

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by nhhunter

Randy,
Real nice installation!!!
Looks like you'll keep adding a few things here
and there every year ... eh???
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Yes Paul...and the thing is that its only a 500. It must weight about 1800 pounds by now I figure, and although I've not checked, my top speed is probably down to about 30 MPH! I don't care about that though....especially now that the RZR is on its way!!!
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Randy,
It may only be a 500 but its still still doing the
job for ya, right!!! "Gotta" love these machines!!!

Tell me, did you really order a RZR???
Allan (fiberguy) advised me to be careful around the RZR
as it can cause a large hole to form in your or check book.
He said if I ever tried one that I'd want to buy it?
That nice huh?
 

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Very nice, that would come in handy when having to pull Commander around. [8D]
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by deadlytedly

Very nice, that would come in handy when having to pull Commander around. [8D]
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Ouch..........[xx(] I would have said "pulling them Rhinos around"!![:D]
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"> Randy,
It may only be a 500 but its still still doing the
job for ya, right!!! "Gotta" love these machines!!!

Tell me, did you really order a RZR???
Allan (fiberguy) advised me to be careful around the RZR
as it can cause a large hole to form in your or check book.
He said if I ever tried one that I'd want to buy it?
That nice huh?
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Paul...If you'd rather hang on to your money, I caution you NOT to test drive the RZR. And YES...I have one coming as early as the end of this week.
 
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