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01-31-2019 07:25 AM
virginiabri
Winch Install

Sprechency- I did not purchase the wiring kit from JD at this point and was going to use the wiring diagram and instructions on the SuperATV site. I did purchase the additional dash switch and plan to just wire that up direct with the wireless remote option as well. I will try to post photos and a report as I go through this process early next week.
01-30-2019 08:42 AM
sprechency Virginiabri - did you purchase the JD Winch Wiring Kit as well, or are you just using what comes with the winch? Thanks. I'm trying to decide if it is worth it to spend the $160 for the JD wiring kit, or just go with what comes with the winch.
01-30-2019 05:30 AM
virginiabri Thanks! I pulled the trigger last week and called your customer service line. The customer service rep was super helpful and got me taken care of. I hope to get my new SuperATV 3500 winch this week and will try to post pics of my install after I get it in. Thanks for everything!
01-29-2019 12:00 PM
SuperATV
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Originally Posted by virginiabri View Post
That sounds great, guys. Thanks for the help. I am going to return the mount that I purchased at Harbor Freight as the holes did not line up with my 2011 JD 825i. I purchased a KFI Mount (100860) that seemed to get good reviews and shows is matched up to my UTV. I was going to install a Harbor Freight Badlands winch, but after looking at the compatibility chart for the mount, but if there is a SuperATV Winch that will match up with that mount (https://www.kfiproducts.com/john-dee...nch-mount.html) maybe I'll just buy one of those as they look pretty nice and have positive reviews. The Badlands reviews seem a little hit and miss.



Hey!

The winch mounts should have the same bolt patterns. They're pretty standard industry wide, so you just choose whatever you need... 3500 or 4500, and I'm sure it'll bolt right up to your existing KFI mount. Shoot me a PM if you want to pull the trigger and I'll get you the updated discount code.
01-25-2019 09:58 AM
virginiabri
Thanks for the help!

That sounds great, guys. Thanks for the help. I am going to return the mount that I purchased at Harbor Freight as the holes did not line up with my 2011 JD 825i. I purchased a KFI Mount (100860) that seemed to get good reviews and shows is matched up to my UTV. I was going to install a Harbor Freight Badlands winch, but after looking at the compatibility chart for the mount, but if there is a SuperATV Winch that will match up with that mount (https://www.kfiproducts.com/john-dee...nch-mount.html) maybe I'll just buy one of those as they look pretty nice and have positive reviews. The Badlands reviews seem a little hit and miss.
01-24-2019 03:46 PM
SuperATV
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Originally Posted by marcust90 View Post
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Originally Posted by virginiabri View Post
do you have the part number for the wiring harness and mounting kit for the 825i? I have a 2011 and want to install the same winch that you have.
The which mount and wiring harness are you referring too? With the older 825i they didnt come pre-wired for winches and really all you need to do is run some wires that come with the winch. Last Winch i put on a gator was a @SuperATV 3500 lb along with their mounting plate. It was super easy to install and the instructions are plain as day. Plus it was a one stop shop.



Thanks marcust90! I can definitely hook some people up with a little discount on a winch and winch mount if needed.
01-24-2019 01:34 PM
Pmedic4 It was just the standard John Deere winch mounting kit. Not really sure you need it, but it did make it easier. Of course $150 easier? I'd get your winch and see if it was tho difficult.
01-24-2019 11:38 AM
marcust90
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Originally Posted by virginiabri View Post
do you have the part number for the wiring harness and mounting kit for the 825i? I have a 2011 and want to install the same winch that you have.
The which mount and wiring harness are you referring too? With the older 825i they didnt come pre-wired for winches and really all you need to do is run some wires that come with the winch. Last Winch i put on a gator was a @SuperATV 3500 lb along with their mounting plate. It was super easy to install and the instructions are plain as day. Plus it was a one stop shop.
01-23-2019 07:49 AM
200mph
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Originally Posted by virginiabri View Post
do you have the part number for the wiring harness and mounting kit for the 825i? I have a 2011 and want to install the same winch that you have.
Please realize you're responding to a 1.5 year old post and some of these members haven't participated to the forum in some time. You might get more responses by starting a new thread.

Also suggest you be specific to add clarity on what your question is.
Example: "...want to install the same winch that you have" could be I'm planing on installing a Bad Lands 3500 winch...

Just trying to help, so you get a good quality answer.

Perhaps you can write up a nice winch install with a few pictures to help others.

Good luck!
01-22-2019 08:33 PM
virginiabri do you have the part number for the wiring harness and mounting kit for the 825i? I have a 2011 and want to install the same winch that you have.
06-07-2017 07:49 PM
Hugh I have a JD 590i S-4. I previously had a 550 S-4. I did buy the JD Winch mount since I looked at others and thought the JD would be best for my application. The JD mount has tie down rings made into the mount which I use for securing my 590 on my trailer. I agree it is over-priced but it does securely mount to the frame. I did have the dealer swap it from the 550 to the 590 since the mount does take a little time to mount.

I am still trying to get my winch mounting worked out. My 590i is factory pre-wired for a winch. I got a Warn Remote control switch that does plug into the receptacle in the glove box. I have not been able to find out what I need to do to connect the wires somewhere in the battery compartment. I also have tried to find the plug that will plug in to the factory plug on the front of the Gator I have talked with a couple of JD folks and they all seem clueless as to what I need to do now.

I will be using a Harbor Freight 3,500 Badlands but would love to use the factory wiring and this remote I purchased. Always open for suggestions.
02-02-2017 07:13 PM
Pmedic4
OK, Finally pulled the trigger on buying an Aftermarket hitch

As you can see, several months ago, I asked the question about buying an after market Winch for my 825i Gator. What I did was:

Bought the John Deere Winch mounting kit. Yes it was expensive, about $150 after a year end sale pricing for buying the mounting plate and wiring harness, but I'm glad I did. The wiring harness moves many of the connections to the front of the machine, and has a dedicated cable, which is nice and neat.

For a winch, I bought the Harbor Freight 'Badlands 3500 ATV' winch. It has many of the wiring components needed, such as the longer battery connections leads, and most importantly the Contacter for powering the winch. I didn't use many of the wiring components, except for the contactor and remote switch connector, since I got the JD kit wiring components.

Overall, it was very a positive experience. The physical winch installation is fairly easy, with the exception of placement of the nuts and bolts, whew! One item the John Deere kit includes is an extra bar, which goes at the back of the bumper winch mount location. Without it, your Badlands winch would likely not be mounted with nothing more than just 2 bolts, since the standard mount doesn't have enough room for all 4 bolts in the winch plate. I mention it's difficult, since there is very little room for you to get your hands to manage all the bolts. Even removing the front skid plate doesn't give you much room to fit the bolt and start the nuts. You can, it just takes some effort to get the bolts through the holes and the nuts in place, with no room for a ratchet and socket, it's all wrenches and, hundreds of little wrench placements. It will just take some time.

Electrical, you'll need to install the contactor, which is the electrical relay, that is initiated by the remote control. The Badlands winch comes with 2 switches, a wired button you can mount on your dash, and also a wired remote plug, which allows you to operate the winch from outside the Gator with a remote handheld switch. My choice was not to install the mounted switch, only the remote plug. There are some questions regarding these switches, as the John Deere kit assumes you use the JD Warn winch, which I assume the wiring cable includes connectors for those remotes - there clearly are differences for the wiring, but it isn't difficult to figure out the connections you need. As I said, I only used the remote connector, and it uses a 12 volt connector, and I had no issues figuring out the power requirement, and the contactor relay connection. The only issue is I wish I had the same type of connectors for attaching them, but ended up just using spade connectors for the those points. I'm sure I could buy those connectors somewhere, just didn't seem worth the trouble.

When I get the Gator out, I post some pictures!
01-01-2017 07:01 AM
Woodiedux You are correct Hobbytime. I welded a 2500 lbs Harbor Freight winch onto a foot long piece of 2 inch square tubing and can now mount the winch on the front or rear of my Gator 590i, using the 2 inch square hitch receivers I have there. Total cost around $75.00
It works great.
12-31-2016 09:39 PM
Pmedic4
Update - Purchased the John Deere 825 mounting plate

Thanks for the comments. I was looking at the information, and noted the mounting plate from SuperATV didn't include any of the wiring harnesses, figured I could also purchase those aftermarket.

After looking, the cost for what it included was less, yet had questions about getting what I needed. In the end, JD had a sale on the 825 mount kit, so I've order it. Now, probably going to the Harbor Freight winch.

Again, Thanks for the background.
11-16-2016 08:54 AM
marcust90
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Originally Posted by hmatthew8 View Post
Marcus, thanks for making me feel stupid. lol I didn't even see the 825i note in there before.

Please disregard my post for the mount.
LOL anytime jk jk i was looking up part numbers and double checking my aftermarket vendors i go through then i reread the post and saw at the end he said a 825i. I almost had the stuff up for a rsx.
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