New item for your winch line - Factor 55 ProLink - Rubicon Owners Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
Rubi Bad Ass
Overland Gear's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 323
New item for your winch line - Factor 55 ProLink

Here's a new product, recently introduced to the OHV market:

It's a device that takes the place of the hook on your winch line. They are manufactured by Factor 55, a company in Idaho.

See it here: ... _p_84.html

I've got red, black and silver in stock.


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 hooks
Conventional hooks are too small to safely fit both ends of a recovery strap
Recover straps cannot slip out of a shackle like they can with hooks
Hook safety latches are not rated for loads and can tear recovery straps
Conventional 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 loosening
Conventional winch hooks are designed for chains not commonly used recovery straps

Engineered, Tested, and Made in USA Patent Pending
Stress analyzed using COSMOS FEA and destructively tested for confirmation
Billet construction precision machined from 6061-T6 Kaiser Aluminum round bar
16,000 pound max load rating
Fits all steel cables and synthetic ropes up to 3/8" in diameter
Fits eyes equipped with standard or tube thimbles to 3/8 inch diameters
1.2 inch shackle tab thickness virtually eliminates "shackle rattle"
Massive 5/8 inch diameter carbon steel double shear pin - 6Al-4V Titanium upgradeable
Optional EPDM "Rubber Guard" protects alloy Hawse fairleads rubber barb attachment
Can be installed and removed in minutes simple snap ring removal
Cinches neatly against all types of fairleads Hawse or Roller
Beautifully anodized and zinc plated in the USA

Overland Gear is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Rubicon Owners Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winch line bob1340 Safety and Recovery 2 11-15-2009 04:59 PM
synthetic winch line nickk Safety and Recovery 11 08-17-2009 01:22 PM
Winch line Crushed. saltycelt Safety and Recovery 8 10-17-2006 11:51 PM
Synthetic Winch Line Paul R Safety and Recovery 13 12-02-2005 09:35 AM
Which Synthetic Winch Line needforspeed Safety and Recovery 4 02-13-2005 10:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome