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Front winch on a Land Rover

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I have just seen a Land Rover supposed to be ex MoD with a front winch on it, I have never seen one before on any picture.

Being curious what would you look for to ensure winch is in good condition, does the cable need to be tested from time to time?

What would you look for on the attachments to the bumper?

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Winches  were fitted to Rovers

EMER WHEELED VEHICLES

Q 029 Truck, ¼ & ¾ Ton, 4x4, Rover.Misc, Instr, No.18 Mounting winch. July 1963

Q 027 Truck, ¼ & ¾ Ton, 4x4, Rover. Mod, Instr, No.54 Mayflower winch. Sept. 1973

Q 027 Truck, ¼ & ¾ Ton, 4x4, Rover. Mod, Instr, No.55 Wombat winch. Aug. 1973

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The Mayflower winch required a different bumper. The original bumper together with the bumperettes were removed & returned to stores. The replacement was Bar, bumper, heavy duty Part No. 390-A1, which was contained in the modification kit Winch assembly 4000lb LV7/RU 2590-99-820-2894.

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5 hours ago, Surveyor said:

Great info, apart from a bent bumper, what else would you check,

£ cost of a  4x4  winch training day..

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The guy in the photo is breacking Rule One , Chapter One Page One, NEVER step over or stand astride the line.

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