This recovery product was developed to find a compact, high rated a solution for those vehicles that are on the large size of life that cant really self recover when in trouble.
We have all seen winches on the front of the larger overland or commercial trucks, knowing that in real world conditions, without some mechanical advantage or heavy help, the winch itself would never recover the vehicle all on its own.
What this “Force Multiplier” pulley system does is allow a normal road going vehicle either using its own winch or by driving / towing the rope to recover a much larger vehicle… so when in trouble, and you need recovering, the next guy you manage to flag down could have a Flatbed, Ranger, Audi Q7, Amarok, or even a road car….etc, etc… rather than not being able to help your stranded truck, they now can with this product… allowing pretty much anybody passing to now help you, rather than only a select few with larger vehicles…….
Our RED Winch “FM-50” offers a class leading, high rated, lightweight recovery package that can be used in conjunction with a winch or with a second vehicle if no winch is available.
The system makes use of mechanical advantage to give a 4 to 1 or 5 to 1 force multiplication depending on the rigging orientation. Please see download for more information on rigging and forces.
It can also be used as a traditional snatch or pulley block, in a 2:1 configuration.
Making this a very versatile recovery product to carry.
In use we have found the recovery line / rope to use with the FM50 is a synthetic rope extension with a small soft loop at both ends.
To secure the load bearing top rings to the casualty vehicle and to the anchor point or recovery vehicle we recommend using our 20mm soft shackle rated at 500KN (50t /80,931.2 lbs)
The FM-50 is fully field serviceable requiring only 2 hex tools. The pulleys run on self lubricating bearings. All steel parts are zinc plated for corrosion resistance.
It is easy to store in your truck, supplied in a ABS plastic case with foam inserts.
The FM-50 has been extensively tested by RED WINCHES and destruction tested by a independent LOLAR facility.
Sizes / Strength
- MBS 50KN (50,985kg /112,402lbs)
This is the minimum breaking strength between the two main recovery points)
- Weight 15KG
- Rope Running Diameter: 10-14mm
- Soft Shackle Rope Diameter, Top Pulley: 10-20mm
- Rope Diameter, Bottom Pulley: 10-14mm
This “FM-50” is published and rated / certified to the figures above.
WARNING: This product is not to be used with steel D-Shackles or Bow Shackles. Only Soft Shackles should be used
Tough, practical, quick, safe and with multiple uses
The “Force Multiplier” FM50 pulley system has become a vital part of your recovery kit in the field.