March 4th, 2014
We have been begging our dealership contacts for months to send us a 2014 Silverado for prototype work, but they hadn't been able to keep the vehicles on their lots. Fortunately, one of our local buddies bought a new one and let us borrow it a day or two. We have completed a base model winch mount design for the new Silverado 1500:
Our prototype build is Sterling Equipment's base model winch mount with our added Jammers feature and lower third bar. The winch mounting platform is 3/8" steel fully welded to the 5/16" steel side profile plates. Our winch cradle will hold a majority of low profile electric winches with pulling capacities of 6,000 to 12,000 pounds. If you wanted to mount a heavy duty winch like the Warn M12000, 16.5sti, or the M8274, we can upgrade to a 'feet forward' winch cradle. All of our guard models will soon be available for the new Chevy's.
In a year, we get to do this whole process again for the 2015 Ford F150s!