Spool Me Once
How to Install a Winch on a Pickup Truck
few holes. While Warn’s engineers did a great job on their
precision parts, the installation
instructions needed a little help.
Here’s how we got it done.
Shown is the front of our
Super Duty before installing the
new winch. We found that the fog
light locations were OK, but the
driving lights would have to
By Larry Walton
I’m sure you realize that your truck is one of the best tools you own. Not only does it get
you to the jobsite or to the lumber yard and back, it hauls the
other tools and supplies for your
projects. You can improve the
working capability of your truck
by adding a winch. Not only can
a winch help you recover when
you’re stuck, you can perform a
number of other lifting, towing
and pulling tasks as well.
In fact, spend some time log-
ging and you get a good feel for
just how much work you can
accomplish with the aid of wire
rope and some blocks. I use my
winches for pulling trees and
shrubs, for dragging firewood
logs to the road, for big game
retrieval and for lifting heavy
objects with the aid of an over-
Removing the bumper involves
two bolts near each tow loop and
one bolt inside each fender well.
Find these angle brackets
inside the fender wells. A bolt on
each side needs to be removed
to detach the bumper.