How do I know if my bull bar is winch compatible?
Peter, if your alloy bar has the hole behind the number plate for the roller then it’s winch compatible. If not it is usually possible to add a steel winch cradle & adapt the alloy bar to suit.
Can you attach a winch to a bull bar?
A bull bar would not have sufficient strength to be used as a winch mount. Your best bed would be to install a front mounted receiver like part # 65062 and use a winch mounting plate like part # C31010.
Can you put a winch on a Toyota bull bar?
Sherpa winches will fit the majority of winch bull bars such as ARB, TJM, Toyota etc, with little or no modification. Sherpa 4×4 can also supply a universal winch plate to assist in installing Sherpa 4×4 winches when bolt patterns do not match your bull bar.
Can you mount a winch to a bumper?
You can mount the winch on the existing bumper or on a specialty bumper — as long as the bumper you choose is rated for and configured to accept a mounted winch. You can hire a welder to craft a custom winch mount/bumper for your vehicle.
Do I need a mounting plate for my winch?
Do I Need A Winch Plate? Yes, in order to securely mount a winch, you will require a suitable winch plate. The more high-end heavy-duty steel bumpers are pre-installed with a winch plate, however, many aftermarket bumpers are not. You will need to purchase a universal winch plate to properly install the winch.
Why choose a commercial winch bar?
Some commercial bars are available with electric winch provision, and have been specifically designed to accommodate the stresses of winching. ARB’s engineers give careful consideration to maintaining sufficient airflow to the vehicle’s radiator.
What is the ARB mounting system?
The mounting system is a vital part of any ARB bull bar design. ARB’s mounting systems are specifically engineered to spread impact and winching loads evenly over the vehicle’s chassis. This ensures the bull bar functions properly in extreme conditions.
What makes an ARB bull bar a commercial bar?
Some ARB commercial bars incorporate CB aerial brackets welded behind the top cross tube. Secure mounting points ideal for IPF or ARB Intensity driving lights. The mounting system is a vital part of any ARB bull bar design. ARB’s mounting systems are specifically engineered to spread impact and winching loads evenly over the vehicle’s chassis.
What are the dimensions of the ARB commercial bars?
76.1mm steel centre frame tube and 47.6mm outer frame tube for added strength. Some ARB commercial bars incorporate CB aerial brackets welded behind the top cross tube.