Replace conventional winch hooks with the new safer, stronger, and smarter Factor 55 ProLink shackle mount.
Factor 55 introduces the new ProLink shackle mount for winch cables and synthetic ropes. Engineered and machined in the USA from lightweight billet 6061 aluminum, the ProLink provides a safe means to easily attach a standard 3/4 screw pin shackle to existing winch cable and rope eyes The cable or rope eye is captured into the body of the ProLink by a removable oversized 5/8 double shear pin.
The front of the ProLink provides the precision shackle mounting hole and massive 1.2 thick mounting tab. The ProLink is compatible with both Hawse and Roller fairleads and snugs neatly against both versions. The advantages of winching with a screw pin shackle over a conventional winch hook are many: Screw pin shackles are up to 5X stronger than conventional winch hooksConventional hooks are too small to safely fit both ends of a recovery strapRecover straps cannot slip out of a shackle like they can with hooksHook safety latches are not rated for loads and can tear recovery strapsConventional hook surfaces add higher stresses to recovery strap fibers, resulting in decreased strap ratings
Shackles can be quickly removed and stowed away until needed for winching.Hooks do not cinch neatly against fairleads and are prone to rattling and looseningConventional winch hooks are designed for chains not commonly used recovery strapsEngineered, Tested, and Made in USA Patent PendingStress analyzed using COSMOS FEA and destructively tested for confirmationBillet construction precision machined from 6061-T6 Kaiser Aluminum round bar16,000 pound max load ratingFits all steel cables and synthetic ropes up to 3/8 in diameterFits eyes equipped with standard or tube thimbles to 3/8 inch diameters1.2 inch shackle tab thickness virtually eliminates shackle rattle5/8 inch diameter 6Al-4V titanium double shear pinOptional EPDM Rubber Guard protects alloy Hawse fairleads rubber barb attachmentCan be installed and removed in minutes simple snap ring removalCinches neatly against all types of fairleads Hawse or Roller.
Beautifully anodized and zinc plated in the
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