Hi guys Iwas wondering if anyone knows a way to mount an electric winch in the front of a pickup bed to load deer, atvs, boats ect in bed? Would like to get a ramp and use a winch. I have a 2011 chev Silverado. thanks in advance
I know what you want Jim. In New Mexico all the guides have winches in their PU truck beds to pull the Elk in. These are all work trucks. They weld the brackets for the winches on either the window protector (screen in front part of bed protecting the back window) or a plate is welded right to the top of the bed toward the front. Not sure how far you want to go with it.
Capt is right. They welded a receiver hitch on the headache rack. When they want to use the winch they had it in a craddle and mounted it. My guide kept a optima battery in the back for power. Add a plank to the tail gate and it took seconds to load a 1000# elk.
But a more versatile way is with a chain anchor plate. You'll find a bunch of ways to use it. I've used it a couple times off the front of my tractor after getting the bush hog hung up over a big log and over a stump. Used it off the back of the tractor after I got the front dangerously over a bank along a creek. Used it attached to the low front tie downs in the corners of the truck bed to winch up a few large cast iron radiators.
Here it is chained off to the front tie downs of the trailer, power coming from the tractor. Those slabs are 2 ton each, 6"x5'x12'.