Recovery gear from Ironman 4X4
Whether you get stuck by accident or design Ironman 4x4 has a range of Recovery options to help you get mobile again.
Ironman 4x4 products have been developed in the harshest proving ground in the world – Australia, and have been the first choice for customers for over 50 years. Sold in more than 120 countries, Ironman 4x4 will deliver the comfort and safety you demand as well as quality and value for money.
Ironman 4x4 Monster winches
Ironman 4x4 has totally redesigned and upgraded its range of monster winches, including stronger motors, heavy duty casings, synthetic ropes, competition style solenoids and are the only winch on the market with a motor breather.
With two in the range, a 9500lb and a 12000lb and with the option of steel or synthetic cable there is a winch to suit your needs.
The greatest new feature of the range of winches is the fully sealed motor with a breather that allows the motor to equalise changes in temperature and pressure by means of a remote breather hose which can be placed high in the vehicle away from water. The Ironman Monster winch is the only winch on the market with this feature.
Issues tend to arise when winches come into contact with water or when they heat and cool drawing in moisture resulting in corrosion, especially when they are not used or serviced regularly.
The sealed motor keeps the motor dry while the remote breather allows it to breathe to outside away from water.
The 12000lb monster winch has a 6hp ( 4.5kw) series wound motor while the 9500lb uses a 5.5hp ( 4.1kw) series wound motor. Both have sealed waterproof bearings at both ends of the armature for better stability and reduced friction.
The armatures are individually balanced for high speed operation and all wiring is coated for heat protection. With prolonged operation winch motors heat and Ironman have added an external heat sink with increased surface area to transmit heat away from the engine.
The winch gearbox has been designed with precision machined hardened gears which eliminate float and give smooth operation. The clutch mechanism used to engage and disengage uses a sliding system with straight cut gears which eliminates any gearbox slip and the handle has been notched to ensure it remains in the selected position.
The rotatable gearbox allows positioning of the clutch handle to allow fitment to most bars and easy hand access and the redevelopment has resulted in a low profile clutch handle allowing for a more universal fit.
Gearboxes are completely sealed and use premium high quality lithium grease to reduce the effect of heat, water and oxidization. The gear reduction is 265:1 and utilises a 3 stage planetary system.
The Ironman control box is waterproofed and sealed to resist water contamination reducing the risk of shorting out. The solenoid used is completely sealed and has tungsten tipped contacts providing long life and resistance to arcing.
Operation of the winch is by means of one controller where the plug in and wireless remote are integrated into a single hand piece for ease of operation. It can easily be switched to wireless mode and used up to 30 meters away and also comes with an inbuilt LED light. Wireless remotes are individually programmed for each winch.
Drums and Cable
Drums are fitted with an automatic ‘ Cam Lock’ which holds the drum in position when winching stops. This cam lock system produces very lit tle heat and activates quickly. Winches can either be specified with 28 metres of 8.3mm ( 9500lb) or 9.4mm (12000lb) of wire cable or 28m of synthetic rope which is ultra light and 45 percent stronger by weight than steel.
All winches come with full wiring kits and instructions, four-way roller fairlead or alloy hawse fairlead, winch damper blanket and a five-year warranty. Spare parts are carried in New Zealand and are readily available should they be required. Ironman Monster winches have a standard bolt mounting pattern which will allow them to fit to most bars and vehicles.
Snatch recovery straps
Made from 100 percent nylon and giving 20 percent stretch, snatch straps are the easy way to recover stuck vehicles. Two sizes are available, an 8000kg which is 75mm wide and a 11,000kg which is 100mm wide both being nine metres long and have reinforced eyelets.
Large Recovery Kit
This recovery kit contains all the essentials in an easy to carry durable kit bag. Content includes a nine metre x 8000kg snatch strap, two x 4.7T Bow shackles, a 20m 4500kg winch extension strap, a three metre 12000kg tree trunk
protector, winch snatch block, 5m x 8mm drag chain and long length leather gloves.
All components have been NATA tested and proven in the harsh Australian outback.
High Lift Jack
These simple and easy to use jacks have a 1050kg lif ting capacity and can be used for lif ting, pushing, pulling or winching. They have a low pick up point just one cm from the base and a long lif ting nose for positive contact with the load.
Two units are available, a 48-inch or a 60-inch, both with a 12 month warranty and complying with Australian and NZ safety standards. The jack has a large square base and comes complete with a carry bag.
Rated Recovery Points
Recovery is an inevitability when fourwheel-driving. You need rated recovery points that can safely withstand and distribute the loads of a recovery – which is something stock tow points aren’t designed to do.
Ironman 4x4 has recently released a new range of recovery points that are both rated and designed to be fitted ( and sold) in pairs, allowing an equalisation strap to be used and provide multiple attachment points during a recovery.
Powder coated red for ease of identification – especially when covered in dirt and mud, Ironman 4x4 recover points are perfect for winching and snatch recoveries.
With holes to suit a 4.75t shackle, hooking up is simple and compatible with your standard recovery kit.
For more details and the full range of products see the website www.ironman4x4.com or phone 0508 IRONMAN.
An Ironman 4x4 Monster HeroSR winch.
Ironman 4x4’s large Recovery kit.
An Ironman 4x4 Recovery hook.