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The first mount I looked at was the one harbor freight sell to fit their badlands 12,000 winch. The square tube was obvioulsy too thin and would probably buckle during off angle full load pull. I was excited when I saw this one and read that it was constructed of 0.20" thick steel, that's over 3/16 of an inch. Turns out the cradle frame / body of it is that thick, but the square tube is something substantially less (though it is thicker than the harbor freight one). Second disappointment is the C-channel reinforcement that is welded on the center underside was welded in place crooked. I read many reviews of this item and similar portable winch mounts and saw that some of them came with poor alignment / crooked construction so I was not entirely surprised, but still disappointed. I returned it and bought the Warn version of the same thing at 3-4 times the cost, which is a bit tough to swallow, but it is much better design and quality. Incidentally, the badlands 12,000 it a little too tight a fit in the Warn cradle, but some grinding and some additional tabs welded on the fairlead frame will fix that.
It looks pretty sturdy. no instruction so pay attention which side your engage switch is from the winch as the cradle has two different handles. I tried to mount the badland Apex winch on it . if you use the supplied bolds for the fairing in front the nuts are sticking out to much in the back and the winch will not fit into cradle. I bought my own in store to make it work ( machine screws 10 mm with flatter head) Have not use it yet in set up . will update
Will NOT fit the WARN 103254 VR EVO 12. The mounting bolt pattern is correct BUT the platform is only 6 & 1/2 inches wide. The power cables hit on the back side and there is no room on the front side for the bolt heads to attach the roller frame. One person that commented to just "cut & grind, problem solved" doesn't have a clue! Both the front and back bent lips would have to be cut off and the base plate widened and then front and back lips welded back on. Once you do that, then the handles will not fit so you will have to cut them apart and widen them to match the width you make the base plate. To say I am more than disappointed with this mount is a huge understatement!
I paired this with a Warn Evo 8000, a midsize winch. I had to modify this plate to fit the winch otherwise the wiring on the winch would be smashed against the back likely causing a ground short that would send power to the winch. I used a grinder, welder, paint, and a few small pieces of steel. I needed the winch immediately and did not have time to order a different brand.