Yes, so I had the original Mercedes plate and it was wobbly with out pulling on it. So, I sold that on eBay...
The VTS plate is WAY stronger. It has the double plate as you see in the picture above and also the big bushing. It makes the winch fit in tight.
The removable winch plate is really awesome. Winches always get weathered, full of road grime, and its not exactly sleek looking to drive around with them on the front of the bumper. (to each their own)
So this plate lets you drop in the pin and go.
I always wanted to rig up something to be able to pull from the back too. That would be the real ticket. To be able to drop a pin in the back and winch out that direction too.
And in regards to the winch... I can't remember what it is rated for, but I just doubled the rating recommended for a G and went with it. Any place that I am out wheeling I am probably the only one, and if someone comes buy and I am stuck... It probably isn't an unimog...
The only reason I am selling this set up is because my new "Offroad" G has a winch bumper already built in and the effort to find and get another tow pin bumper just doesn't pay to ship a tow pin set up over from Europe
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G63 - G280 - G500