Meet the Patent Pending X-Lock©! For use on synthetic lines up to 1/4" in diameter, the SX-8000H 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-8000H X-Lock© has an 8,000 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.
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 Trainers: https://www.asroffroad.com/safe-xtract-training/
*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.
USE WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS USE. USE THE BEST. USE SAFE-XTRACT.
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)