mockingbird812 wrote: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.
Yours is an ex Dutch army 290GD looking at the front bumper, rh front fender etc.
The Dutch army (at least their Air Manoeuvre Brigade) is using a detachable winch mount, which has a similar clamping style as the old Rotzler winch MB used to offer in the early 460 days.
Here's a pic showing a later version one of these winchmounts (there are several winch types and mounts around I noticed, of course all these winches are 24V):
During Corona times I did some designing on such a winch mount design which fits Warn M8000, XD9500 and 9,5XP, see CAD picture below:
As said, it mounts and clamps pretty much the same way as the old MB style Rotzler.
I need to order all the parts for it and see how well it fits, works etc., but if you like it and willing to wait for me to have the design finalized, send me a PM and I'll keep you posted.
More details will follow later.
p.s. see for some Rotzler info here:viewtopic.php?f=18&t=4433&p=30952&hilit=rotzler+rebuild#p30952