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post #1 of 9 Old 06-16-2017, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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A new custom-made winch for my XC450i

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I just mounted my ne winch on my AC XC450i. The installation was a little tricky. So a neighbor build a custom made stainless steel winch holder. We were able to bring that thing behind the front bumper. Super strong attachment to the chassis and almost invisible. Now I am excited to test it outdoors under heavy conditions.

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Here is the picture of the stainless steel holder....German perfection combined with American design...see the Arctic Cat cut-out!

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where is the front part that the roller mounts to?

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You are right. This was the prototype. A steel plate with a window was finally welded on top of the two side plates. Ob that plate the roller was mounted.

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Nice touch with the leaping Cat! I've only had to use a winch 2 times. Each time, saved my butt. Excluding plowing snow.

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-16-2017, 06:15 PM
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Nice work. Why not use the factory cat mount ?

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Which factory cat mount? Could not find something like it.

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Stainless is pretty brittle your going to have to watch it closely for cracking around the bolt holes and the bends. Thats why winch mounts are always made out of steel and then covered with a alum or other material when making bumpers. Looks good though
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