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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Winch options for 2013 Sportsman 500HO

Is there any fitment issues with say a 3K Lbs warn winch? Waiting on bike to be delivered, haven't measured anything.. any recommendations?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 06:13 PM
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You should be able to mount just about any "ATV" sized winch.

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You should be able to mount just about any "ATV" sized winch.
I heard that some ATV sized winches could require some sort of body or frame mods to make proper fit,, wasn't sure, thanks..
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I'd personally buy a brand that also fabricated a winch mount for your machine..... than you shouldn't have any problems!! If your concerned.... after you have a model chosen, call the manufacturer or distributor and ask. Knowing is half the battle!!

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Badlands 3000# winch from Harbor Freight has some pretty good reviews for a little over $100 bucks. Just have to buy the mounting plate and install it. Just scroll down in this performance section and read all about it.

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I have put Promark Offroad winches on all my machines over the past years. No failures and very well priced. The mounting plate comes with it.
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