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|Attachment Location:||Vehicle Frame|
|Maximum Gross Towing Weight Carrying:||5000 lbs|
|Maximum Tongue Weight Carrying:||500 lbs|
|Mounting Hardware Included:||Yes|
|Receiver Size:||2 in|
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Comments about Curt Front Mount Hitch:
Bought this product to use with a recovery winch for our 2001 F-150. My wife and I bought a cabin 2 miles back on an old logging road in Northwoods MN about 2 years ago and we've been living here since, learning everything the hard way. This winter I decided we needed a recovery winch before the spring thaw (I sure already could have used one a few times this winter). After considering the mounting options, I decided to go with a 2" receiver winch mount plate. So I needed a front hitch... Anyhow, I got it installed myself but it took longer than I had originally expected, although this is almost entirely because I didn't have the right tools and my lack of experience. I think it took me about 3-4 hours overall. I don't think it mentions in the description, but if you have a skid plate on your F-150, you will need to remove it for installation and you'll need an angle grinder to grind out notches in skid plate before putting it back after the hitch is intalled. I was also a little confused at first and thought maybe I would have to remove the plastic piece on the bottom of my bumper, but this was not the case. The skid plat and tow hooks were the only things I needed to remove to install the hitch. I also remounted the towhooks with the original bolts right on top of the hitch. First time I've seen or used a "fishwire" wish I woulda known about that trick before for some other projects!
I still haven't used this hitch as I am still waiting on my winch. I ordered a Warn VR12000. The rating on this hitch is 9000lbs. Too my knowledge, they don't make a front hitch receiver for my truck rated any higher than this.... this is a little disappointing, but I suppose the 12000lb winch should be overkill for my truck most of the time anyway.