How To: UTV Winch Installation
The very first thing I like to add to any big machine is a winch. The Polaris Ranger Crew that is used around deer camp always gets in the toughest spots. With it weighing in at hefty on the scales, it needs the extra help in case it gets stuck.
The winch we’re using in the install came to us from the wonderful world of eBay, and I personally had not heard of the brand but hey, it is worth a shot. I have laid out a multi-step process to get the machine apart and back together with the least amount of problems. The engineers at Polaris included a winch solenoid mounting spot with the machines under hood plastics as they offer a factory winch. This will make our job just a little bit easier. So here we go.
Remember to take your time and really think of the placement of each wire and whether it will be affected during a ride. You want a tidy install so that no wires get hung up on anything in the great outdoors, and also so it looks like you really care about your ride. Take pride in the work and that in itself will add light years to your machine’s existence!