Meet the Functionally Patented X-Lock©! Designed for use with synthetic line up to 1/4" in diameter, the SX-8000H X-Lock© is an incredibly useful piece of hardware, machined in the USA out of a single block of high-strength corrosion resistant aluminum alloy.
Winches achieve maximum pulling power with only one layer of line wrapped on the drum. However, when you extend your winch line, you often end up needing a way to shorten your winch line (or winch line extension). minimal line on the drum. The X-Lock© allows the user to shorten a Synthetic Winch Line or Winch Line Extension between the winch and the anchor point. This allows an operator to properly configure their line to begin pulling with only one layer of line on the drum, the condition for which it has maximum pulling power. Beyond this purpose, the X-Lock© can do much, much more!
V-BRIDLE CONFIGURATION: A V-Bridal recovery configuration is used when it is necessary to reduce the load by using two anchor points instead of one. The X-Lock© can be used to attach a winch line to another line that has each end serving as an anchor. Snatch Blocks are often used in this way, however they are prone to unwanted travel, while the X-Lock© will remain firmly in place. No other component on the market offers this capability.
JOINING WINCH LINE, WINCH LINE EXTENSION OR SAFETY LANYARD: The X-lock© allows two or more synthetic lines with eyes to be safely connected. This is most useful in complex recoveries where several winches from different angles may be required.
MANUAL BELAY OF VEHICLE: Using the Winch Line Extension and Pully Block in conjunction with the X-Lock©, in an emergency a user can can manually lower / belay an object [vehicle] down a slope in a controlled manner. Should a vehicle have to descend a very steep slippery slope, controlling the decent with a belay is appropriate. No other vehicle recovery kit component offers this feature. Check out this video demonstration created by the experts at Arc Off-Road Training regarding how to belay a vehicle using the X-lock©: Safe-Xtract Trainers
These are only four of the many ways the versatile X-Lock© can be used. The SX-8000H X-Lock© has a 8,000 lb Working Load Limit, which is etched onto the X-Lock's surface for reference purposes. It is sized for use with SX-8000 series Safe-Xtract (SX) kits.
This X-Lock© is compatible with both the SX Recovery App (Android and Apple iOS versions coming soon) and the SX Training Program. Users should be professionally trained before they employ any recovery gear in the field - click here for a list of SX-certified Trainers: https://www.asroffroad.com/safe-xtract-training/
USE WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS USE. USE THE BEST. USE SAFE-XTRACT.
MILITARY TESTED: When you choose a Safe-Xtract X-Lock©, you are in good company. Hundreds of Safe-Xtract X-Locks© are currently in service with US Military SOCOM units, and this item has been incorporated as a US Military Vehicle Program of Record component.
*Do not use the X-Lock© with a covered or sleeved synthetic line, or with a metal/wire cable. Coated or uncoated synthetic lines are fine.
ReviewsBrian RThis spring my jeep club hosted a 2 day Trail Leader Class taught by Bill Burke. Durring the class Bill and Chris introduced me to the X-Lock device, so I purchased the 8,000 WLL model. Oh boy what a game changer to build a rig with, to be able to infinity adjust your pull line and of course all the other configurations it will do. I have a few more ideas I want to try out with it too. Should of probably bought the 20,000 WLL model but this one will work in my rigging quiver for now.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: SX-8000HUPC:Weight: 0.60 LBSWidth: 3.00 (in)Height: 4.00 (in)Depth: 0.70 (in)