Alpha A/T Top Mount Winch Case
We took a long look at the traditional recovery winch concept and had some new ideas to bring to the equation. We start by giving you the choice between a traditional permanent top mount winch or our removable GearMount™ Winch System. GearMount allows you to attach the winch where and when you need it; front, rear, and sides of the vehicle, or simply leave it in the vehicle or at home when not in use.
Our Alpha A/T Top Mount Winch Case allows you to easily mount most low-mount planetary winches up to 9,500 lb rating (Contact us for compatible winches). Our system includes the Top Mount Winch Case and Reinforcing Plate. The Winch Case provides a high-strength structural aluminum frame and enclosure with a no-flex fairlead mount (Hawse or roller). This enclosure protects your winch cable/line from debris damage, as well as protecting synthetic winch lines from UV damage. Large view/access ports provide good spool visibility and access for proper re-spooling. We also offer an optional LED case light for illuminating the winch spool during low light operations.
Laser cut and CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the Top Mount Winch Case and Top Mount Reinforcing Plate are designed to provide high-strength and light weight performance. All aluminum components are 2-stage powder coated and available in recovery yellow. Fasteners are grade 8.8 and OE-grade triple coated for maximum corrosion protection (1000+ hr salt spray test). The Winch Case is can also be used with the GearMount Winch System by adding our GearMount upgrade kit. This includes all of the additional components required to use our Top Mount Winch Case with the GearMount System.
Top Mount, GearMount and Vehicle Performance
There are off-road applications where having a top mount winch permanently installed on the front of the vehicle makes sense, but for most of us we simply do not need or want to carry around that heavy winch. Adding the weight of a recovery winch (75-100 lbs) to the front of your vehicle is going to have a negative effect on the overall performance of your vehicle, especially in the area of on and off-road vehicle handling. And if you have not upgraded your suspension to account for the added weight the issue can go from a negative impact to being downright dangerous.
The best option for a winch mount would be to provide a system that lets you attach the winch when (and where) you need it and then remove it when you don’t. All the positives of a winch with none of the negatives. That is exactly what we have designed with our GearMount Winch System.
The GearMount Winch System allows you to quickly and easily attach your winch when you need it and when you don’t simply leave it secured in the vehicle or leave it at home. It also allows you to easily attach the winch to wherever you need it on the vehicle according to your recovery scenario. Simply attach the GearMount Winch System to any GearMount equipped front or rear-end system, as well as our side rail system, on any vehicle equipped with a GearMount system.
Our Top Mount Winch Case can be easily converted to a GearMount Winch System by adding our conversion kit.Features
- Fits Most Mid-Frame Size Planetary Winches (up to 10,000 lbs) (with removable control box)
- Enclosed Structural Case and Winch Plate
- Protects Synthetic Winch Line from UV Damage
- Protects Cable/Line from Debris Damage
- High Clearance Top Mount Design
- Large View and Access Ports
- Optional LED Interior Case Light
- High-Strength / Lightweight / No Rust Performance
- Laser Cut / CNC Machined 6061-T6 Aluminum
- Fits Most Low-Mount Planetary Winches (up to 9500 lbs)
- Fits All Alpha A/T Models
- Does not include winch or fairlead
- Made in USA
Service Applications and Configurations
The Alpha A/T Top Mount Winch Case is designed to provide a high-strength, no-flex winch mounting solution for all Alpha A/T models. Fits Most Mid-Frame Size Planetary Winches (up to 10,000 lbs) (with removable control box) (contact us for a list of compatible winches). The Top Mount Winch Case is compatible with any Alpha A/T Jeep Wrangler configuration not using a lower grill guard (C1, C1-S, C2, C2-S, C4, C4-S, C5, C5-S). All Alpha A/T Jeep Wrangler configurations are compatible with our GearMount™ Winch System. Top Mount Winch Case is not compatible with the Warn 8274, though the Warn 8274 can be mounted to the C1, C1-S, C4, C4-S if used with suitable fairlead mount.
The Alpha A/T Top Mount Winch Case and Winch Plate are constructed from laser cut, CNC bent 6061-T6 aluminum. This lightweight alloy provides excellent strength and performance. In addition, the aluminum construction provides a rust-proof structure, which is critical for long term durability for a component designed to endure frequent impacts and abrasions that will damage and remove protective coatings.
Corrosion and Coatings
Our all aluminum design requires no coating to withstand rust and we could ship them uncoated without issue. However, we provide a 2-stage powder coating to match all Alpha A/T models. Powder coating will be chipped and scratched in the off-road environment, especially in use with recovery gear. This cosmetic damage can be touched up with paint or left untreated as desired with no effect on the durability or performance of the component.
To ensure high-strength performance we use all grade 8.8 fasteners on the Alpha A/T Top Winch System. These are treated with a 3-stage OE-grade coating for maximum corrosion protection (1,000+ hr salt spray test certification).
- Top Mount Winch Plate
- Pronghorn Winch Case
- Grade 8.8 Fasteners
- Winch and winch components not included
- Winches up to 10,000 lbs
- 6061-T6 Aluminum
- CNC Machined, Laser Cut, and Laser Bent
Powder Coating and Protection
- Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Construction
- 2-Stage Powder Coating
- Triple Coated Grade 8.8 Fasteners
- 2007+ Jeep JK Wrangler (w/ Alpha A/T Jeep Wrangler)
- 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma (w/ Alpha A/T Toyota Tacoma)
- Compatible with Alpha A/T Jeep Wrangler models C1, C1-S, C2, C2-S, C4, C4-S, C5, C5-S. Not compatible with configurations using the lower grill guard.