Q: Why can't I just run a shackle through the end of the winch line?
A: Most thimbles are designed to collapse under hard pulls. When this happens trying to run a standard 3/4 shackle pin through the end of your winch line is impossible.
The 5/8 titanium double shear pin that comes standard with our most of our shackle mount products slides through with ease giving you the perfect mounting point for any standard screw pin shackle. Keeping forces in line and making sure your shackle cannot become side-loaded.
The integrated EPDM rubber pads allow the shackle mounts to be snugged tightly to your Fairlead preventing rattles and protecting your Fairlead from a metal to metal connection properly stowing your winch line behind the Fairlead protecting it from vulnerability to UV, road/trail debris, rocks, etc.
The FlatLink, featured in the second photo, is rated at 16K with an Ultimate Strength of 47,000 lbs. Typical 3/8 dyneema fails between 18-22K. Most conventional winch hooks do not bare a load rating, they are typically only rated at 4K and fail between 11-16K.
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Max Load: 16,000lbs
Ultimate Strength: 47,000lbs
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