Kinedyne LLC has introduced new winches with a working load limit (WLL) of 6,670 lbs., consistent with the 6,670-lb. WLL of its Rhino Max and K-Force winch straps.
All of Kinedyne’s three-bar winches have also been redesigned and feature the “Thumb Saver” thumb pawl and increased spacing between bars from 0.75 to 1.13 inches. The three-bar winch reel design allows for easy strap insertion, even when slots have ice buildup, the company says.
Kinedyne has engineered each winch frame using heat-treated carbon steel, and the design includes a single piece rolled, heat-treated, split-mandrel with a welded cap and a forged steel thumb pawl. Most of Kinedyne’s winch lines have been converted to the new design, which features a black matte powder-coated finish. The new mandrel retains its optimized web-slot radius, which minimizes cutting and abrasion on webbing. The material and design are also resistant to “egging,” or the elongation of the mandrel cap hole, which helps improve operator safety when using a winch bar.
Slider winch frame thicknesses have been decreased to 7 mm, reducing their weight by 19%. While weld-on winch frame thicknesses remain at 8 mm their weights have still been reduced by 25%, resulting in increased strength for both.