Kinedyne has introduced newly designed winches made that are lighter in weight and work with the company’s Rhino Max and K-Force load securement straps.
The winches have a working load limit of 6,670 pounds that matches the working load limit of its Rhino Max and K-Force winch straps.
The company offers a wide variety of weld-on, portable, sliding, double “L” sliding and combination winch styles to ensure that the appropriate winch is available for each application.
All of Kinedyne’s 3-bar winches have also been redesigned and feature the new Thumb Saver thumb pawl and increased spacing between bars from 0.75 inches to 1.13 inches. The 3-bar winch reel design allows for easy strap insertion, even when slots have ice buildup.
Each new winch frame has been engineered using heat-treated carbon steel, and the design includes a single piece rolled, heat-treated, split-mandrel with a welded cap and a forged steel thumb pawl. Most of Kinedyne’s popular winches have been converted to the new design, which features a black matte powder-coated finish.
The new mandrel retains its optimized web-slot radius, which minimizes cutting and abrasion on webbing, thus extending its life. The material and design are also resistant to “egging,” or the elongation of the mandrel cap hole, which helps improve operator safety when using a winch bar.
“With the addition of our newly engineered winch designs, Kinedyne now offers a range of integrated cargo securement systems, all with an industry-leading WLL,” said Bob Dissinger, director of U.S. sales for Kinedyne. “In addition to making our winch offering stronger and more durable, we’ve reduced their weight by an average of 22%, making them easier to handle, and we’ve added a new Thumb Saver pawl that is simpler to operate, even with gloved hands.”