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nbutze
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Warn Winch and Tow Pin Bumper Mount

Post#1 » Thu May 07, 2020 11:49 am

Warn Winch and VTS Winch Mount Plate for any G wagon with a Tow Pin front bumper. Never actually used.

$1000 plus shipping
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nbutze
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Re: Warn Winch and Tow Pin Bumper Mount

Post#2 » Thu May 07, 2020 11:50 am

Plate alone looks like this
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Otiswesty
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Re: Warn Winch and Tow Pin Bumper Mount

Post#3 » Thu May 07, 2020 6:37 pm

Its nice to leave the winch in the garage between trips.
GLWTS, I really like mine.

Is that a 300GD?

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Re: Warn Winch and Tow Pin Bumper Mount

Post#4 » Fri May 08, 2020 5:55 am

So the 290GD that I will be taking delivery of “soon” (see COVID-19 news reports!), also has the tow pin bumper (see photos) and G-Mercedes also makes a detachable receiver for a winch. I was wondering how solid/strong these are and are there any trade-offs to using this style vs. a more permanent mount? Nick’s winch looks more robust (higher winching rating) than the G-Mercedes winch.

Thanks.

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Sam (in Dayton, Ohio, USA) '94 W461 290GD (ex Dutch Mil) Turbo (added) 3Dr LWB 5spd A/C; '69 Chevelle SS “L78” 4spd Orig Paint 32K mi; Former owner: '71 Pinz 710K.

Camil212
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Re: Warn Winch and Tow Pin Bumper Mount

Post#5 » Fri May 08, 2020 8:25 pm

I was really looking into that G mercedes plate for a future winch. Wonder if anyone had any experience with it?

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mogwild
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Re: Warn Winch and Tow Pin Bumper Mount

Post#6 » Fri May 08, 2020 8:43 pm

That VTS unit looks beefy.

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diesel_jim
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Re: Warn Winch and Tow Pin Bumper Mount

Post#7 » Sat May 09, 2020 12:22 am

Calling Bram.....

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nbutze
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Re: Warn Winch and Tow Pin Bumper Mount

Post#8 » Sat May 09, 2020 4:35 am

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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mockingbird812
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Re: Warn Winch and Tow Pin Bumper Mount

Post#9 » Sat May 09, 2020 9:30 am

Good info. Your VR10 winch is 12V, I assume?
Sam (in Dayton, Ohio, USA) '94 W461 290GD (ex Dutch Mil) Turbo (added) 3Dr LWB 5spd A/C; '69 Chevelle SS “L78” 4spd Orig Paint 32K mi; Former owner: '71 Pinz 710K.

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Re: Warn Winch and Tow Pin Bumper Mount

Post#10 » Sun May 10, 2020 5:25 pm

mockingbird812 wrote:Good info. Your VR10 winch is 12V, I assume?

Yes, it is 12v
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