Kinedyne has introduced the Ease-Z Winch Bar, a Z-bar shaped winch bar that rotates 360 degrees, to provide users with better leverage.
The bar comes in a standard model and two combination versions that have modified handles that can be sued to release tension on chain binders.
Traditional winch bars are straight with a slightly angled tip. The bars function as a classic lever, making it more difficult for users to exert the proper amount of force when in certain positions or when clearance is limited, according to Kinedyne.
The heat-treated carbon-steel and mushroom-shaped head of the Ease-Z Winch Bar is tapered for easy insertion, and helps keep the bar seated in the winch cap, and preventing it from slipping out during revolution and when the user is applying torque. A knurled non-slip handle with a flanged grip ring on the bar’s upper shaft helps prevent it from slipping out of users’ hands even in moist conditions.
The Z-shaped Ease-Z Winch Bar can be rotated up to 360 degrees, enabling users to position themselves and the bar for better leverage when tensioning winch straps. The rotation of the bar without having to remove it from the winch cap eyelet provides a pivoting action that lets users quickly orient the bar as needed to avoid obstacles and to achieve optimum posture while applying up or down force.
The bars are painted in high-visibility Kinedyne orange. The tool’s angled shape is stable and less likely to roll away when laid on the ground or on the deck of a flatbed trailer. The Ease-Z Winch Bar is available in three models. The 80177 standard bar comes in a length of 34 inches. The 80178 combination bar has a handle with greater girth, can be used to release tension on chain binders and comes in a length of 34 inches. The 80179 combination box-end model can also be used to release tension on chain binders and comes in a length of 39 inches.