5000 for the vi. And the stock mounts don't bolt right up easily buy one that is made for the Viking. Choose ur brand. There are many out there. Everyone has their own opinion on brands. My main winch is viper max wide spool 5k. Rear 3500 mad dog
I just finished installing an Eagle Winch on my new VI Ranch Edition. I purchased the plow, plow mount, motion pac (for power angle), 3500# winch and winch mount. Went together with little fanfare. The instructions show installing the winch mount, then installing the winch to the mount. That didn't work per the instructions because the negative post on the winch was in hard contact with the vehicle frame. I removed the winch and the front bolts which mounted the bracket to the Yamaha brush guard, moved the winch forward to effectively "sandwich" the winch bracket between the brush guard and the winch. Discussed with the folks at Eagle Plow and the only suggestion was to obtain a 1/4" or so longer bolt to ensure good engagement in the winch body. My intent is to use for lifting and lowering the plow but in a pinch it should pull me out of a stuck situation.