DUAL SPEED WINCHES
Drivetech 4×4 speeds up a safe recovery
Drivetech 4×4’s range of Dual Speed Winches utilise a high and low speed gearbox, allowing off-roaders to safely recover a vehicle, then switch gears to quickly return the synthetic rope to the winch drum.
Available in a 5.5 horsepower 9500lb and six horsepower 12000lb option, Drivetech 4×4 says its Dual Speed Winches are a practical, safe and powerful recovery necessity for any serious off-roader.
Drivetech 4×4 Manager, Ben Lavis, loves the feedback he has received to date about the winch range.
“The dual speed is a simple concept, with many 4WDers hating having to wait so long for the rope to return to the winch. With the dual speed, you can almost halve the wait, then get back to the trails,” Ben said.
“The low speed gear ratio on both winches means a wide variety of vehicles can be recovered in a range of environments, even when a weeks’ worth of camping and touring gear is weighing them down.”
Supplied with an aluminium hawse fairlead, isolation switch, 26 metres of synthetic rope, and three control box mounting options, the winch also has a two in one hand remote that can be operated through a hardwired connection, or wirelessly.
“The remote is a feature that everyone is looking for. It provides another level of safety for users, allowing them to stand back at a safe distance during the recovery. Best of all, the winches still keep their IP67 rating with the remote,” Ben said.
Another feature that cannot be overlooked is the three-stage planetary gear train, which delivers its high-torque output.
Drivetech 4×4 says this feature is important, because without the use of planetary gears, the winch can burn out quickly or underperform when you need it most.
For the D9500 model, its low gear ratio is 201.6:1 providing up to 38.7 feet per minute line recovery. In high gear, you get a gear ratio of 100.8:1 which Drivetech 4×4 says returns an amazing 70.8 feet per minute line recovery.
Conversely, the D12500 model with its low gear ratio of 230.4:1 provides up to 33.7 feet per minute line recovery. In high gear, you get a gear ratio of 115.2:1 which returns up to an impressive 64.2 feet per minute line recovery.
With a contemporary red and black finish with chrome highlights, Drivetech 4×4 says its Dual Speed Winches are a great option for any off roader.
For more details and your nearest Drivetech 4×4 Dealer, visit www.drivetech4x4.com.au