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THE SPLICER

The world’s first splice on synthetic rope shackle mounting thimble with rope protection and integrated rubber pad.

The unique machined rope passage provides a tough outer barrier to protect against rope impact and abrasion as well as UV exposure protection. Compatible with synthetic ropes up to 1/2″ in diameter.

NOTE: Unlike the Factor 55 ProLink and Flatlink shackle mount products, The Splicer requires synthetic rope splicing knowledge. We recommend either the locking Brummel Splice or Long Bury Splice. There are many rope splicing video tutorials available on the web.

Made in USA

Patent Pending

THE ULTRAHOOK

The world’s safest winch hook.

Featuring Industry first Closed System Shackle Mount hole machined into the body of the hook, safety latch retraction pocket resulting in a clear throat opening, integrated secondary safety latch locking feature-latch locking pin stored in the body of the UltraHook which can be removed and inserted in to the hook tip, locking the latch into place.

EPDM rubber pads for fairlead protection, titanium double shear pin, and a finger grip feature that promotes proper “Hook Up” orientation.

The first winch hook that can be stored against your fairlead protecting either your hawse or roller style fairlead from a metal to metal connection.

Made in USA

Patent Pending

FLATLINK XXL

The world’s first foldable winch shackle mount with self centering load spool.

Compatible with wire rope diameters of up to 3/4″ and synthetic rope tube thimbles up to 5/8″ in diameter. Fits shackle pin diameters of 1 1/8″. 7/8″ diameter titanium double shear pin. Minimum breaking strength of 65,000 lbs.

Made in USA

Patent Pending

FACTOR 55 SYNTHETIC ROPE SPOOL

To thimble or not to thimble – that is the question.

First, a little bit of info on D/d ratios.

There is a common belief that a synthetic rope eye termination should possess a diameter D/d ratio in the 6-8 range. Most synthetic winch ropes come with metal thimbles providing this ratio when new. The trouble is that the metal thimbles eventually yield and collapse onto the retaining pin, thus reducing the D/d ratio considerably.

Is this so bad? What happens to synthetic rope strength when the D/d ratio is reduced?

Luckily for us off roaders, many technical papers have been written on this by rope manufacturers and cordage experts and corresponding tests have been completed. Even when a single leg rope eye is pulled against a D/d of 1 (3/8 rope eye pulled against a 3/8 pin), the rope still retains almost all of its original strength.

Why is this? It’s because you have the load of the pin being carried by two legs of the rope, similar to basket loading a synthetic sling. In fact, the testing standard for pull testing synthetic rope single legs is to use a shear pin in the (1.5 – 2) X d.

So what’s the bottom line, and what does this mean to us off roaders?

It means that if your rope retaining pin is smooth, and at least as big as the rope diameter or greater, you can run a soft thimble-less eye on the end of your rope and lose little to no breaking strength. We just released a rope spool with a D/d ratio of 2.6 for those who would like to run soft eyes onto the following Factor 55 products –ProLink, FlatLink, FlatLink E, Bridle, and UltraHook. GTK

NOTE: This product will NOT work with ProLink XTV, ProLink XXL, or FlatLink XXL

XTV and XXL Rope Spools coming soon

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