WHEREVER THE TRAILS TAKES YOU
Warn is at your side no matter what trail you decide to take. Whether it’s a mud covered, path, we can handle it or one with rocks, we can handle it. With Warn, you don’t have to worry about getting stuck. We offer you only the best when it comes to winches, cables and accessories so you can outfit your ride the way you want to. Our gear not only will help get you unstuck but it does it quicker than the competition because we know that time is important. So wherever your adventures leads you, you know you will be able to push the limits, live life on the edge and get out of anything with Warn. We’ll see you out on the trails.
PREPARE FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE
HOW TO STRETCH WINCH ROPE
THE WARN HOOK STRAP
To some this might be obvious. But you'd be surprised at how many people don't know what the red strap on their WARN winch is actually for.
The WARN hook strap (WARN part number 69645) isn’t meant for decoration on your winch’s hook. It is an essential item for proper handling of the rope’s hook. It’s made to keep your hands and fingers far away from the winch and fairlead when spooling line in. So, when you’re done with your pulling task and need to re-spool your line onto the drum, hold onto that hook strap as the hook comes back toward the fairlead. It’s a simple, effective precaution.
Over the years, we’ve seen some other rather creative uses for our hook straps. This includes luggage tags, dog collars (using multiple straps), and even door straps on Jeep Wranglers.
But the hook strap’s original intention was to keep hands and fingers at a safe distance when putting line back onto a winch. All of our pulling products include the strap, whether it’s a truck, powersports, utility, or industrial winch. We highly suggest you use it, and replace yours if it has fallen off or become damaged.
LAST LAYER, MORE POWER
A winch's maximum capacity is always rated at the last layer of the rope on the drum. So if you need to get the most power out of your winch, you’ll need to get down closer to that last layer. This can be done in a couple of ways.
First, you can simply pull out a single line to your anchor, assuming the anchor is far enough away. But if your anchor is close to you and you don’t have the ability to simply pull out lots of line, using a snatch block, such as our Epic Snatch Block (available for both truck and powersport vehicles) can help get more line out, since you’ll double it back to the vehicle, using more line. (You’ll also double your pulling power, but half your line speed.)
No matter how you do it, always remember to leave at least five wraps of wire rope—or a full layer of synthetic rope—on the drum. Otherwise, you run the risk of pulling the line off the winch.