Attaching a winch to your vehicle just got easier with Smittybilts new Winch Cradle. This heavy duty unit gives you a variety of mounting options for front or rear installation because it works with any 2" receiver hitch. Its designed to accommodate most winches and includes a mounting plate for your roller fairlead. The Smittybilt Winch Cradle is constructed from thick 3/16" and 1/4" cold rolled steel and is finished in a durable two stage satin black finish for maximum durability.
I have a Warn Winch, and the handle and fairlead mounting bolt heads on this carrier did not allow clearance to install the winch. I had to weld the handles and fairlead studs on this carrier and cut a section away to allow clearance for the wiring. After all of that, it worked fine. But if I had it to do over again, I’d buy a pre-welded carrier.
This is a very handy part of my hunting gear.
Locally the price was over double.
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Product meets all needs related car safety and self reliance.
Hello Joe, the Smittybilt Winch Cradle part# S/B2811 is recommended for winches up to 12k lbs. The x20 15k winch does have the same bolt pattern as the 12k winch though. Hopefully this answers your questions. Thank you.
Thanks for the question Judy
Smittybilt Winch Cradle, S/B2811
With that winch you are going to have to drill two holes on the one side to make the mount bolt up to the winch.
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This winch cradle will fit the Warn M15000 winch but you need to remember that that winch weighs 136 pounds and will be hard to move around. i would recommend a smaller comp winch for the weight. the M1500 winch will also require you to re clock the motor and selector to accommodate the bottom mounting the M1500 uses a face mounting. Thank You
Will this work with the smittybilt xcr8 winch and can you mount offroad lights on this?
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Yes this winch cradle will work great with the XRC8 Winch. I would recommend the S/B98281 http://jo.my/grjr2q over the S/B97281 mif you can swing it mainly due to the weight. The S/B97281 weighs 88 pounds were the S/B98281 Competition Winch weighs 63 pounds. As far as mounting lights the receiver mount does not have a provision for lights but you can use the S/B2814 http://jo.my/hnkkjm if you go with the comp winch Thank You
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