Eliminate the conventional winch hook and replace it with a safer and stronger FlatLink shackle thimble and D-ring. The FlatLink shackle mount is the Industry’s first folding shackle mount for recovery winches. With less than 1.75 inches of thickness, the Flatlink will work with all roller fairlead license plate mounting brackets.
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 the secure screw pin attachment. The FlatLink 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 by a 5/8 inch diameter grade 5 steel double shear pin and internal snap ring. It is installed easily in minutes. The EPDM Rubber Guards protect alloy fairleads and are securely attached to the FlatLink with 4 barbed tips. The FlatLink 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, the FlatLink is constructed of 6000 series billet aluminum and is anodized/powder coated in 5 different colors.
MADE IN USA
U.S. Utility Patent No. 9,388,025
Foreign Patents Pending
*LIMITED EDITION color options– Limited Edition Colors can be out of stock frequently. If you have any questions you can call 208-639-1674 for availability and pricing.
Really, really nice addition for your winch. Put this on because I don’t like the hook locked on to the side or the synthetic line hanging out. seems like minor fender bender could damage your rope or some d bag backing into it when parallel parking. This took all of 2 minutes to install. So easy I did it twice just to make sure it was correct. The rubber bumpers are perfect up against the hawse fairlead.Was thinking of the thimble, but wanted it to fit behind the front plate. With the ARB bumper there is probably plenty of room to go with the thimble. However, this flat link is really nice. Pricey and worth it if you have the extra money laying around.
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Tyson Hennings –
Mounted to my AEV bumper, right behind my license plate bracket… no one will ever see it under normal conditions but I know it’s there ready and waiting. Makes for a really cool surprise as people expect a regular hook when I remove my license plate. Quality is outstanding.
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