FACTOR 55 FLATLINK E

Sale price$232.00
Color: Gray

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The Expert version of our popular FlatLink winch shackle mount offers a safe and secure alternative to the conventional winch hook. By replacing it with a screw pin shackle, the FlatLink E creates a closed system for winching operations. The large pear-shaped mounting hole allows for attachment to pin or bow ends of common shackles, as well as OEM recovery points. This adds versatility compared to the standard FlatLink, but also introduces the potential for dangerous shackle side loading (as shown in the picture) during slack moments. Our standard FlatLink, with its shackle pin mounting constraint, eliminates the possibility of side loading. We highly recommend it for recreational off-roaders, so they don't have to worry about monitoring shackle movement during recovery. The FlatLink E is only available in a military-grade hard anodized gray finish.

Conventional winch hooks can cut and fray recovery straps and often allow strap ends to escape during momentary slack cycles of a typical winching recovery.  Screw pin shackles do not allow strap loops to escape due to their secure screw pin attachment.   The FlatLink E does not require splicing and is compatible with steel cables or synthetic ropes up to 3/8 inches in diameter.  The cable eye is retained in the FlatLink E by a 5/8 inch diameter 6Al4V Titanium double shear pin and internal snap ring.  Installation takes only minutes.  The EPDM Rubber Guards protect alloy fairleads and are securely attached to the FlatLink E with 4 barbed tips each.  The FlatLink E stows neatly against either roller or Hawse type fairleads and is designed to be used with common 3/4 inch shackles.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • MADE IN THE USA

  • Precision machined from 6000 series billet aluminum

  • Compatible with all roller fairlead license plate mounting brackets

  • When folded flat – less than 1.75 inches of thickness

  • Weight – 26 ounces

  • Dimensions: 6.75 x 4.25 x 2.25in

  • Max load rating : 16,000 pounds

  • Ultimate failure : greater than 40,000 pounds

  • Fits steel cables and synthetic winch ropes to 3/8 inch diameters

  • EPDM Rubber Guard protects alloy fairleads and cushions line stowage

  • Simple snap ring removal for shear pin

  • Fits common 3/4 shackles/D-Rings

  • Eliminates hook rattle and fairlead damage