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2 inch Receiver Front Bumper

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Mac90, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. Mac90

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    Hi there!

    So I'm looking for a front bumper for a 110 300tdi (non air con) with a 2 inch hitch receiver, as the yanks call it. I want to use it for a few reasons, but it has to be capable of withstanding the forces of a demountable winch set up.

    Does anyone know any suppliers? I've found a steering guard with one integrated, but I think this might be a little low to the grounds for my needs. http://www.extreme4x4.co.uk/Store/P...f-steering-guard-with-built-in-shunt-receiver

    Here is a pic of the kind of thing that I'm after for reference, with the 2 inch receiver in the centre of the bumper, . Sorry for poisoning the site with a pic of a JEEP!!!!
    Screenshot 2019-02-11 at 10.16.48.png
     
  2. leeds

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    I am not aware of a Defender bumper made with a 2" receiver build in .

    The standard Defender bumper is typically made from 3-5mm mild steel.

    A winch mounting plate system is typically made from 8-10mm mild steel.

    To fit a demountable winch on a 2" receiver mounted on a front Defender bumper would be a special one off job as you would need a big spreader plate between the front chassis leg.

    Doable at a cost but since a special order it would be money upfront.


    Brendan
     
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    flat Well-Known Member

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    Why do you want to fit a demountable winch by the way?

    Wouldn’t it actually end up being a pain in the butt lugging it on and off? They aren’t light and trying to do that while your stuck etc might be a right faff
     
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    No way, I have a mod spec one on my mod spec defender and it’s not a recovery point for anything serious, it’s only reinforced around the pin - not the bumper mounts so its possible to banana your front bumper if you use it as a recovery point.
    It’s meant for either straight bar pulling on roads or for shunting trailers about etc

    I don’t use mine, I use the jate rings on the chassis and a strop to make a Y pull
     
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    Thanks @flat
    Looks like it's a make your own then for the OP then ;)
     
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    Contact someone like Dixon fabrications. They might be able to do something on one of their std bumpers.

    Cheers
     
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    They are designed for the numpty drivers who can’t reverse trailers into parking/service bays. The army has loads of them. I wouldn’t use it for anything really.
     
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    Nope it don’t, apart from zip tying a poppy on for rememberance day. Otherwise I don’t use it either.
     
  10. windy81

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    I would be interested in this too.
    As much of a pain it would be to mount it, for the sake of having it in the cabin in a dry environment appeals to me for it would be for emergencies only.
    Not only that i have a 2" receiver on the back so in essence i could chose either front or rear giving much greater flexibility.
    I can only see advantages. And i would be interested in a light winch, not these massive fast ones that can pull Mars into earths orbit.
     
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    No winch with a load rating capable of recovering a bogged down defender will light. Even with a synthetic rope they are inherently heavy items. Some are lighter than others (I have a husky which is very heavy worm drive) but when mounted the receiver carrier tray it is not going to be a light combination and will potentially need two people to mount it even in good conditions.
     
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    I had a quick gander and ATV winches, a around 40KG :eek:
    the 6t ones more akin to a defender are arond 70KG :eek::eek:
     
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    Still if you use a pulley block or 2, the small winch would give you the pulling power of the big one.
    I've honestly never used a winch or ever seen anyone use one so I might be dreamin
     
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    Just another thought, If you are going to have a demount-able one that is carried in the vehicle taking up space you might as well get a Tirfor, good strong and far more versatile. And they are probably just as much physical effort during the recovery as loading the electric one to the receiver would be!
     
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    Cost of having 2 winches, security of them being nicked off the vehicle, longevity of condition, being able to keep inside the vehicle.
     
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    I've messaged Douglass motors about it and they are looking into it for me. They make a rear bumper that is Dixon bates tested, so they would be aware of the loads required.

    https://www.douglassmotors.co.uk
     
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    Yahtzee!!!! That is a fair weight!!! Definitely something to consider!
     
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    http://www.extreme4x4.co.uk/Store/P...f-steering-guard-with-built-in-shunt-receiver

    This spreads the load between the chassis legs, and is marketed as for a detachable winch tray. I would just like something integrated into a bumper.
     
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    This winch wouldn't be a bad compromise. 40Kg is 2 cement bags, no problemo.

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