The PVC bearing fits snugly inside the bore of an I.T.S. gusset or bracket. PVC is an excellent bearing material for this application. The shaft of the Work Winch is machined with a close tolerance to fit inside the PVC and rotate smoothly within it.
This linch pin or tractor pin allows you to easily remove the handle from the winch shaft in should you want to store it separately.
This special handle works better than the typical metal bar used in winches. It is always connected to the winch shaft and the keyhole incorporated in it is designed to both engage the hex on the winch shaft for tightening and to disengage from the hex for free rotation of the shaft. At the same time, it remains connected to the shaft for convenience so that you never have to search for it.
The body of the Work Winch is cast from 356 aluminum alloy and then heat treated. Its breaking strength is over 10 times its rated capacity of 400 lbs. The shaft of the winch body is turned on a lathe to a diameter that is a few thousandths of an inch less than the inside diameter of the PVC bearing it rides in.
The take-up wheel is part of the winch body and has fingerholds incorporated in it. It allows for quick take up of loose strap.
This is a 5/16” x 2” long stainless steel clevis pin that retains the ratchet’s pawl and serves as its pivot. It fits into a 5/16” hole in the I.T.S. gusset/bracket and is retained by the inner wall of the winch body.
A 7½’ x 1½” polyester strap is used with our Work Winches because they have a higher tensile strength than nylon and undergo significantly less elongation in wet weather. They are more expensive than nylon but their performance and longevity makes them worthwhile. There is a vinyl coated hook on the end made from 3/8” tempered steel.
System One's Work Winch Has A Virtually Unlimited Lifespan
Work Winches® “plug in” to any I.T.S.® series rack in 2 to 3 minutes. Each winch is an extremely tough assembly, constructed from aluminum alloy and stainless steel with a PVC bearing for rust free durability. As an integral part of the I.T.S.® rack, Work Winches® are absolutely the best tie-down system available.