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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-21-2013, 10:08 PM
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Well got it done thanks to the awesome guide and the tips lol, quick question that extra layer covering the rope at the end can I wind that up into the winch also?

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Bryan, That looks NICE! Good Job. Now, you need to fix your signature so that it includes a Superwinch Terra 35! I also see that you got synthetic rope! Nice!
With the Bighorns and Superwinch, that's one good looking (and good working) Rancher.
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Nice work on the install, I'm glad the manual is finding its use!

As for the synthetic rope, I don't know exactly, I don't pull my wire all the way in. I have a bungee cord attached to the front rack and I attach the clevis to that and add just enough tension to keep it tight. The wire rope is certainly a different beast than the synthetic.

As for whoever mentioned the copyright thing, heck, I prefer this kind of knowledge to be open source! Copy it, modify it, whatever. If you ever run into something while you're working on your stuff, I would encourage you to make your own manuals. Nothing beats a little frankness, fun, and clarity when it comes to how-to's and guides. Technical documentation sucks, and always has. It's never personal and you feel like you're being talked at instead of talked to.


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So I set out to install my Terra 25 on the weekend and ran into some issues. I was not able to get it mounted to my my mount (superwinch mount). There wasn't enough room between the cross brace to get the winch in far enough to get the bolts in. I can get 3 bolts loosely if I don't put an spaces ( or washers as per Barrakoda's instructions). Once there is spacers in there, I am lucky to get 1 bolt in. I figure if the mount holes were moved a little bit, it would work. I emailed Superwinch, and they got back to me pretty quickly with a phone number for their tech department. And to give them credit, it was an actual tech, sounded like he was in a shop. He looked up in his records, and apparently, they have the Terra series as not fitting the Rancher. I'm a little bit disappointed, as I never saw this anywhere before. He said the mount is for the LT series, as well as Warn, and few others that are a bit smaller than the Terra's.

Barrakoda, did you have any issues like this? Anyone else?

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Dartnorth: I have a Superwinch Terra mounted on our Rancher AT just fine. It came out great. Also, as you can see above, Bryan and others' have also mounted a Terra on their Rancher. One thing may be different though.... most of us have used the KFI mounting plate (available from Amazon.com). Also, you may have to trim a little bit of the black plastic spash guard under the front end of the atv, but, it's not something that will show, and it definitely won't hurt the integrity of the spash guard. See if you can get a KFI mounting plate! It can be done!


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Thanks, I'll try to get that mounting plate. There is room there, just not where the holes are currently located, and I saw that others had mounted them just fine. I guess the mount is the difference.

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DartNorth: Yes, if you can get the KFI mount, I think you'll be in good shape. As you can see by Bryan's picture above, it really makes a nice installation. I see that you got the synthetic rope! Very Nice. You'll be very happy with it!

By the way, it is usually easiest to simply take the front plastic off the atv when you are putting the winch in - no matter what winch or atv you have. The little time it takes to take the plastic off is definitely worth it and will make it a lot easier for you to get the winch, and wiring in.


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So I had heard that Superwinch had good customer service, but I'm still finding it hard to believe how well they've treated me.
I emailed about my install, got given a number to a tech, and was asked to report back with my results. The tech said that the Terra doesn't fit the Rancher ( with their mount anyway). I said oh well, and reported this back to the guy I was emailing with. He was not happy with that answer, and the next day I get an email saying:
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" Hey, how about this. I'll send you a LT3000 for the front, and you can get a reciever hitch to mount your terra to the back."
No charge, the LT was sent out today. I'm still finding it hard to believe. I'll definitly be a Superwinch Customer for life after that.

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Dart: I highly recommend Superwinch; not only because they have a good product, but (as I've said in previous posts) because of their excellent service. When some guys on this forum hear me speak about Superwinch, they think I'm just 'tootin' my horn'. However, like you, I have also received service from Superwinch that is way above and beyond what anyone would expect from any manufacturer. Wow, you'll have a very nice setup.

Do keep in mind though that if you would like to put the Terra up front, you can put it on a KFI mount. (What would be exceptionally cool is to have the Terra up front, and the LT in back. Either way, you are set!


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So I had heard that Superwinch had good customer service, but I'm still finding it hard to believe how well they've treated me.
I emailed about my install, got given a number to a tech, and was asked to report back with my results. The tech said that the Terra doesn't fit the Rancher ( with their mount anyway). I said oh well, and reported this back to the guy I was emailing with. He was not happy with that answer, and the next day I get an email saying:
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" Hey, how about this. I'll send you a LT3000 for the front, and you can get a reciever hitch to mount your terra to the back."
No charge, the LT was sent out today. I'm still finding it hard to believe. I'll definitly be a Superwinch Customer for life after that.
Win win situation there...Plus it keeps Superwinch on another atv without the use of another companies winch plate,smart move by someone at Superwinch...

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