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  • 11/19/2015
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In the process of buying a bumper, I’ve been informed that WO policy no longer allows winches on vehicles, so even buying a winch-ready bumper is not allowed. Yet I see other units receiving new trucks with winches already installed. A search on Safenet didn’t come up with any incident that would precipitate this sudden lockdown. Does anyone out there know the impetus behind this, and how some places seem to be able to get winches anyway? I’m perplexed.

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  1. JP
    November 24, 2015 Reply

    I have a new vehicle winch bumper and winch.

  2. Michael
    February 11, 2016 Reply

    Could be different for each Region or Forest, so I would start by asking your Forest Fleet manager, then your Regional Fleet committee to see if it’s true. On my Forest, in R5, we still have winches.

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