How to Install Custom ATV Winch Bumpers
As formidable as ATVs are, sometimes that mudhole you just drove into or the creek crossing you are about to fjord just demands a bit more muscle. That muscle is often provided by some sort of winch system.
A winch is a mechanic device that draws in a metal cable attached to a tree or another solid object, effectively pulling the ATV along with it. As ATVs are not all equipped with winches from the factory, it becomes necessary for ATV owners to install their own winches and consequently, their own winch bumpers in order to capitalize on this piece of useful equipment.
Luckily there are numerous winch bumper manufacturers which carry mounting kits for most any ATV model on the market today. Learn how to mount a custom ATV winch bumper on your ATV in a single afternoon.
Tips & Warnings
Squirt a small amount of LocTite on each of the bolts as you mount both the bumper and the winch itself in order to keep the mounting hardware from working loose.
Do not skimp when purchasing a winch bumper. Due to the increased torque being put on the bumper by the winching action, it is necessary to have the strongest bumper that money can buy.