Once you’ve picked out the ATV winch that’s right for your vehicle, it’s time to find a mount plate that works with both your ATV model and your winch model. The size and shape of the mounting space on your ATV, as well as the bolt pattern on your electric winch will determine what type of ATV winch mount you need to get your winch installed and ready to use.
1. Get the right fit.
Make sure the winch mount works with your ATV make and model. For example, if you own a 2009 Yamaha Grizzly 450 ATV, you’ll need a winch mount that’s designed to fit a Yamaha Grizzly 450 within the year range of your vehicle. For example, ProMark Offroad sells an ATV winch mount designed to fit Yamaha Grizzly 450 ATV models manufactured between 2009 and 2012.
Some manufacturers sell ATV winch kits that include a winch mount, but most are sold separately. You can also make your own winch plate if you’re handy with welding.
2. Match the bolt pattern.
Some ATV winch mounts use a 3-bolt pattern, and some use a 4-bolt pattern. The distance between the bolt holes also differs.
If you already have an ATV winch mount installed on your vehicle but you updated your winch, you might be able to use your existing winch mount. If the bolt pattern or space between bolts doesn’t fit your new ATV winch, however, you’ll need to get a new winch mount.
3. Install the winch mount.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the winch mount on your ATV. Don’t cut corners. Your winch mount must be securely mounted, since it will be under a tremendous amount of force when your winch is operating.
After the winch mount is installed, you can install your ATV winch using the bolts, nuts, and washers recommended by the manufacturer. Make sure the hardware that you use is rated for the capacity of your ATV winch.
ATV Winch Mounts
Need a winch mount for your ATV? Choose from our selection of ATV winch mounts for Polaris, Honda, Kawasaki, Arctic Cat, Can Am-Bombardier, John Deere, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kubota. Free shipping on all orders to the lower 48 U.S.!