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winch plate Q'

Discussion in 'HardCore Corner' started by 2badfjs, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. 2badfjs

    2badfjs

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    what would be the minimum thickness of a winch plate/mounting system?
    1/4" ?
     
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    Warn manual specifies 1/4"
     
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    1/4" seems thin to me but it also depends on the details. I think 3/8" would be better and what I plan to go with. I'm afraid a flat 1/4" plate (i.e. without flanges front and especially the back which is the compression side)) might be susceptible to local buckling under a winch pull. I'm sure it is "strong" enough but it's buckling I'd worry about.

    Pete
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Which is why you run a gussett under the plate.

    And that leaves a nice hole under the winch to run the winch line to the axle to suck the front end down..

    :D

    I used 1/4" plate
     
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