Originally developed to meet the needs of off-road racers who wanted the speed of a hook and functionality of closed system winching, the low-profile UltraHook XTV features an industry-first closed system shackle mount hole machined into the body of the hook, and installs in minutes. A latch pin, which is stored in the hook’s body, can lock the safety latch securely into place for a true Closed Loop System™. Integrated finger grips promote proper "Hook Up" orientation. UltraHook XTV is the first powersports winch hook that can be stored neatly against your UTV/ATV winch’s fairlead protecting it from a metal to metal connection, thanks to EPDM rubber pads, which also eliminate the UltraHook XTV from rattling.
Closed System Winching™ is a technique using rigging comprised entirely of closed link hardware. The non-closable opening of common winch hooks prevent them from qualifying as secure closed links. Hooks often come loose during vehicle recovery operations due to hook safety latch failures.
The Factor 55 UltraHook qualifies as Closed System Winching™. Once a shackle screw pin is installed, the common screw pin shackle becomes a continuous closed link that securely contains the winch load until the pin is unscrewed and removed.
Easy-to-install shackle mount with a hole machined into the hook’s body. Shackle pin mounting hole accepts screw pins from common 1/2" and 5/8", and soft shackles up to 7/16"
Safety latch with integrated latch lock pin allows for true closed system winching
Includes 7/16" diameter aerospace-grade 6AI-4V grade V titanium double-shear pin
EPDM rubber pads for fairlead protection, and a finger grip feature that promotes proper "Hook Up" orientation; also prevents rattling
Can be used with line diameters up to 5/16"
Intended for use with winches 6,000 lbs. in capacity or less