Just a regular ol' receiver that I ordered through a buddy of mine who owns a hitch shop. I'm in the works of working out the plans for a proper winch bumper, at which time I will be cutting the receiver back so that it doesn't stick out so far and hang up so much in the bush, but its not going to happen for a while yet when I get enough spare time off of work.
It works absolutely fine for the winch. Guys always say that they'll bent doing side pulls, no you'll most likely stall your winch out first. The only way would be a 9500# plus winch with a snatch block, and then perhaps. I had the same setup on my previous '93 and it worked just as well, plus I have a PA tow ring in it when the winch isn't installed to hook a tow strap up to because its FAR stronger than the OEM front tow hooks - or more accurately, the crossmember that's tack welded in that they're attached to. The front receiver also stiffens up the front end as well, and would make for a hell of an increased buffer for any possible frontal impacts.
The cons? It hangs down low, and you need to trim the front skidplate to make it fit (plus your bumper too a bit IIRC). If you make your own, it'd be pretty easy to build one that sits up higher which would be a good thing. LR
'09 Ford Ranger FX4 with a mean owner