Replace conventional winch hooks with a safer more secure shackle/D-ring
Lightweight – Precision CNC machined 6000 series aluminum
No splicing required – titanium double sheer pin design
Designed for both steel cables and synthetic winch ropes
Integrated EPDM rubber boot for fairlead protection
Connects to either the pin or bow end of common ¾” screw pin shackles
Connects to the pin ends of 7/8” and 1” screw pin shackles
Fits over most OEM tow hooks
WARNING: Keep forces in line. DO NOT SIDELOAD SHACKLE
For rope and cable diameters up to 3/8’’
Fits common 3/4’’ screw pin shackles/D-rings
Mil-Spec anodized or powder-coated
5/8” diameter 6AI-4V titanium double shear pin
Max Load: 16,000 pounds
Ultimate Strength: 40,000 pounds
This makes the new FlatLink E more versatile than the current FlatLink design, but it also adds the possibility of a dangerous shackle side loading condition (See Picture), especially during momentary slack conditions. A shackle side loading condition is not possible with our standard FlatLink shackle mount due to the shackle pin mounting constraint. For the recreational off-roader we highly recommend the safer standard FlatLink product, not the FlatLink E. This way the winch operator does not have to monitor whether the shackle may have shifted and rotated in the recovery tackle.
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.
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
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