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SX-20000H X-Lock© (20,000 lb WLL)

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  • How to shorten a winch line with the X-Lock
  • How to set up a v-bridle with the X-Lock
  • How to belay a vehicle with the X-Lock
  • X-Lock in use in the field
1.40 LBS

 Product Description

Meet the Patent Pending X-Lock©!  For use with synthetic line up to 1/2" in diameter, the X-Lock© is an incredibly useful and nearly indestructible piece of hardware, machined in the USA out of a single block of high-strength corrosion resistant aluminum alloy.  It's design was initially born from the understanding of the fact that a winch only pulls at its rated capacity on the first layer.  The X-Lock© allows the user to shorten a Synthetic Winch Line or Winch Line Extension between the winch and the anchor point, thereby allowing the winch to begin pulling on its first layer where it has maximum capacity.  However, the X-Lock© can do much more than this!  Other uses include: 

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©https://www.facebook.com/ARCOFFROAD/videos/2456530617794591/UzpfSTkzNzEwNDUxNjQyNDA3NToxNjY3NjU0ODgwMDM1Njk4/

These three listings simply scratch the surface of what the X-Lock© can be used for.  

The SX-20000H X-Lock© has a 20,000 lb Working Load Limit.  This is etched onto the X-Lock's surface, for reference purposes. 

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 design 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. 

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 field employment of any recovery gear - click here for a list of SX-certified Trainershttps://www.asroffroad.com/safe-xtract-training/




 Product Reviews

  1. Simple, Safe & Effective method to shorten winch line

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Apr 2021

    Used this for the first time the other day to shorten a 100ft winch extension line down to the exact length I needed for the pull. Simple, Safe, Easy to use, this is essential gear.

  2. Great device for recover situations

    Posted by ROBERT NOTMAN on 28th Sep 2020

    This is a well-made device. It promises to be very useful. The one thing that let's down on is there doesn't appear to be any guide to go with it. There are some pictures online but you have to work at it to package them into something useful. At this price for the 20,000 lb, it seems like it should come with the use cards.

  3. X-Lock Doesnt dissapoint!!!

    Posted by Rob R Pilkington on 17th Sep 2020

    Very well built device that works exactly like it is supposed to. The X-Lock is the very best answer to shortening your winch extension, and a great solution to load bearing redirection anchor.

    Outstanding quality of build, and finish.

    Would be five solid stars is it was a bit less spendy..... should be 100 bucks.

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