Winch Mounting success!
To make this winch and plate work together on your 2012 Rancher, you need to buy 4 longer Winch mounting Bolts. You need to buy M8-1.25 x 30 Metric Bolts. As I said before, the bolts that come with the winch are too short, and metric thread. The winch bolts coming with the mounting plate, are SAE. The winch has captive metric nuts that are staked in the winch body. So it's easier to get the new metric bolts.
The mounting plate kit has two rectangle spacers that install between the winch and the mounting plate. If you try to install these spacers, then there's not enough clearance between the winch end drum, and the upper bumper mounting arm on the left side. Instead, I was able to use a single flat washer between the winch and mounting plate, and using the longer bolts, mount the winch to the bumper.
By the way, to make this install easier, go ahead and remove the bumper and mount the plate and winch to the bumper, then reinstall the bumper. A slight amount of plastic trimming is needed on the front grill on one side, to clear the winch freewheel knob.
I was going to upload the installation PDF file to reference the process, but the file was too big.
Now to move on to the Winch electrical installation, and finish this project.
2012 Rancher ES
SuperWinch Terra 35
Kolpin 2" Receiver