Which Winch Will Fit On My ECB?
We're asked all the time what winch will fit on my ECB. The ECB Winch Bullbar is usually designed to accommodate up to a 10,500 lb low mount winch for most general applications, including offroad and light commercial vehicles. Larger American vehicles and trucks have a Winch Compatible Big Tube Bar® designed around a 16,000lb winch depending on the vehicle and some smaller vehicles are less. Please check ECB.com.au for specific limitations for your ECB product.
Our R&D department uses a Warn winch bolt pattern for our mounting due to the standardisation of most winches on the market. All ECB winch mounts will accommodate most Roller fairleads & Hawse fairleads and the ECB Winch Compatible Big Tube Bar® can accommodate most brands of low mount planetary gear winches or the Warn Zeon or Warn Evo series with the control box relocation kit.*
Warn standard hole pattern
When choosing a winch, it’s recommended to have a weight rating 1.5 to 2.0 times greater than the fully loaded capacity of your vehicle. This allows for a safe working load limit (WLL) to ensure your winch can safely pull your vehicle out of most situations and doesn’t consume more power than your vehicle's electrical system can provide.
Options To Look For When Choosing A Winch
- The use of a synthetic winch line can lighten the combined weight of your winch and is generally safer than the older steel cables.
- Carrying a snatch block can double the pulling power of your winch for winch weight ratings closer to the GVM of your vehicle, or long pulls where there are only spools of line wrapped around the drum.
- A Basic Winch Kit - A tree saver strap, several screw pin bow shackles (minimum of 3 ¾ T WLL), leather gloves, and a winch damper is all you need to handle most basic winch pulls.
For more information on winching and safe winching practices, Warn has created a Basic Guide to Winching PDF.
Now you know what winch will fit on your ECB, more information on Warn Winches please visit their international website.
East Coast Bullbars have Winch Compatible Bullbars for most offroad capable vehicles to suit popular models like the Chevrolet Silverado; Dodge Ram 1500 & 2500; Ford Ranger & F-Series F-200 & F-300; Holden Colorado & Everest; Isuzu D-Max & MU-X, Jeep Wrangler & Cherokee Models; Mitsubishi Triton & Pajero; Nissan Navara, Pathfinder & Patrol; Toyota LandCruiser, Prado, & HiLux, Volkswagen Amarok, as well as larger vehicles to suit Fuso, Hino, & Isuzu. Please see the ECB's Find My Vehicle Page for your Winch Compatible Bullbar Fitment.
*Weight ratings given are for winch mount strength and not a determining factor for the size of the winch due to variations in housing sizes.
** Some smaller vehicles, such as the Suzuki Jimny are designed around the Warn Tabor 10,000 Lb winch due to the vehicle's small size.