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Old 02-05-2019, 09:46 PM
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Front trailer hitch mount and then a trailer hitch mounted winch
Thanks for the suggestion. This is a very interesting approach. I had pretty much given up on a winch do to both weight and intercooler blocking. My truck needs to tow at high altitudes, so I am very hesitant to interfere with the EcoBoost engineering. Being able to put the winch away when unneeded sounds great, not to mention the versatility of receivers at both ends.

The weight of the additional receiver and winch is too high for me while I'm towing, but might work when not towing. I'm not sure what the load rating is on the Warn hitch. A Curtis I found was rated at 9,000 lbs. Ideally, I'd prefer 12,000, but that's even more weight. I've read that a winch should be rated for at least 2x max vehicle weight.
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Thanks for the suggestion. This is a very interesting approach. I had pretty much given up on a winch do to both weight and intercooler blocking. My truck needs to tow at high altitudes, so I am very hesitant to interfere with the EcoBoost engineering. Being able to put the winch away when unneeded sounds great, not to mention the versatility of receivers at both ends.

The weight of the additional receiver and winch is too high for me while I'm towing, but might work when not towing. I'm not sure what the load rating is on the Warn hitch. A Curtis I found was rated at 9,000 lbs. Ideally, I'd prefer 12,000, but that's even more weight. I've read that a winch should be rated for at least 2x max vehicle weight.
I have a Warn 10,000 lb winch that goes in my rear hitch receiver. It works great. I only need to carry it with me when off-roading, which is perfect for me.

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Default Westin MAX winch-mount tray?

Has anybody tried, or know anyone who has used the Westin MAX winch-mount tray for the '09-'14 Ecoboost models?

https://www.jegs.com/i/Westin/978/46-23745/10002/-1

I'd like to see an image of it mounted. It mounts EXTERNAL to the factory bumper, which may or may not look cool.

Anyone consider this?
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I can't believe there are still no options for a good mountable winch for sn 18+ Ecoboost. After much reading, guess I'll go with a hit h mounted winch, and add a hitch on front for mudding. Rear only may not be the be the best option to get unstuck , so adding the reciever up ftont snd a plugin in both spots shoukd cover me pretty well.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:44 PM
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Think I found a receiver hitch that will work, just need to find a winch and receiver hitch mount next. Probably run power to the front and rear and strap the winch in the bed when I go off roading.
Not what I imagined I'd be doing when I got this truck, but too late now!

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Old 03-18-2019, 11:15 AM
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Looks like a bumper is available, got an email reply today with a few options. This is from Sterling Equipment, in Florida



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Looks like a bumper is available, got an email reply today with a few options. This is from Sterling Equipment, in Florida
If it matters to you, ask if you lose any ground clearance. My Westin Grille Guard lost about 4" (I was able to get 2.5" or so of that back by cutting off the bottom "horns").
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Looks like you found a good solution OP.

Mine's a '14, so a bit different, but I did the Full Race intercooler, RC 1010 Hidden Winch mount, with a SmittyBilt X20 10k winch (syn rope). I'm super happy with it and it's already come in handy a few times.



This one is before I threw the Intercoolr back in
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