RED WINCH ATOM (12V)
Designed primarily for the ATV, Polaris, Yamaha UTV vehicles this ATOM winch is capable of being used in the most demanding conditions.
This page is for our 12v version of the ATOM, standard length drum driven . The winch motor voltage and the winch IN and winch OUT signal voltage from your vehicle have to be all 12v dc.
The ATOM is an excellent choice for high speed and power when it comes to the best competition single motor electric winch for your ATV vehicle.
RED Winches has designed and developed this high performance Mil Spec winch for 4×4 competition use and serious motorsport events.
All products at RED winches have been through an extensive design and testing program before going on sale so you can use all our winches with confidence they will not let you down (engineered to meet J706 standards).
Drum is capable of holding:
30m length of 8mm diameter synthetic rope
40m length of 6mm diameter synthetic rope
ATOM PACKAGE YOU WILL GET:
- ATOM winch Anodised RED, with ‘Patented’ air brake system
- Air Switch for free-spool and solenoid for brake operation built (to be mounted separately next to winch)
- Albright Heavy Duty Solenoids x 1
- Hard Anodised Aluminium fairlead (Included with Price)
As with all our winches, the ATOM winch does not come with a rope, this has to be purchased separately.
THE AIR BRAKE SYSTEM:
Spring pressure applies a steel disc to the brake material when the winch is not in use.
This applies the brake and stops the winch from spooling out.
When you winch in or out you energize your Albright solenoids this also energizes the air solenoid valve for the brake. This then allows air to go into a specially designed chamber that releases the brake instantly. When you remove your winching finger from the controls the air solenoid dumps the air and the springs apply the brake disc onto the brake pads. We can vary the number of springs in the brake to suit the weight of the vehicle if necessary but so far this has not be needed. More springs equal larger braking force but more abrupt stopping which can cause snatching which we do not recommend.
One nice feature is when you are lowering out you can switch your isolator off to the winch (no power to the motors) and just flick the winch out button on your dash. This fires the air solenoid and releases the brake and your vehicle only pulls out rope for the amount of drop your vehicle needs or moves. This means compared to normal winching you do not get overrun or excess rope causing snatching and jerking as the vehicle takes up the slack rope that has been spooled out. This design has been submitted for full patent and is currently protected and patent pending.
We would expect a set of brake pads to last at least 2 seasons due to the material they are made from.
Brake pad sets and all spare parts can be ordered if needed.
- 30M/MIN (12V ON 12V OX MOTOR)
- 60M/MIN (24V ON 12V OX MOTOR)
- 1,500KG (12V ON 12V OX MOTOR)
- 1,800KG (24V ON 12V OX MOTOR)
For your UTV or possibly a center winch, this winch can easily get you out of trouble very quickly, quietly, and with minimum effort time and time again.
The winch body is CNC machined from high-grade heat treated aluminium from solid billets. We only use the best machine tools and machining processes to ensure stress is kept to a minimum and strength to its maximum. With its patented air free spool and brake system, the ATOM offers something previously unavailable on a winch to the off-road and motorsport sectors.
THE AIR FREE-SPOOL
A piston on the end of the winch housing moves a large dog clutch in and out.
The winch is always engaged under spring pressure until air pressure is applied which pulls back the dog clutch and allows the drum to freely rotate.
When the air is off the spring will re-engage the dog clutch.
The drive is provided by a large splined drive shaft.