Skip to content

Factor 55 Hawse Winch Fairlead | Standard or Offset

Original price $199.00 - Original price $279.00
Original price
$199.00
$199.00 - $279.00
Current price $199.00
4x4 Down Under Buy Now Pay Later Options

    WHY SHOP WITH US?
  • Fast shipping with tracking and insurance.
  • Shop Securely with 256Bit SSL Website Encryption
  • Expert before & After Sales Service
  • Quick & Easy Returns with Full Warranty Support
  • Need Assistance? Call Us: 1300 76 86 41

Aluminium Hawse Winch Fairlead by Factor 55

Factor 55 introduces a new line of Aluminium Hawse Fairleads. The 1.0 and 1.5 fairleads are CNC machined from 1 and 1.5 inch thick USA 6000 series aluminium bar. The industry standard fairlead thickness is .75 inches thick.

The thicker aluminium bar results in a larger outer fillet radius for the synthetic rope to slide against. This results in less stress on the rope fibres during high angular pulls, increasing the life of your synthetic rope. The 1.0 and 1.5 fairleads are the industry’s first Hawse fairleads compatible with larger ½ inch diameter rope tube thimbles.

The rope slot height opening is taller to allow the larger ½” tube thimbles to pass through. There is also a machined outer corner chamfer to reduce rope stress for those than plan on using the winch as a front suspension “suck down” device. These fairleads come in a durable MIL-A-8625F TYPE III gun metal gray hard anodised finish with a laser engraved logo.

What is the best surface finish for Hawse aluminium fairleads?  Without a doubt it is a Type III hard anodised coating. Not cosmetic Type II anodised finishes, not powder coated, and not raw or polished aluminium. Why? Because a hard coating can resist the abrasion damage from a dirty/gritty synthetic winch rope rubbing across it. Especially during extreme side pulls where rope fibre stresses are extremely high.

A Mil-A-8625 Type III hard anodised finish leaves a .002” thick Al2O3 ceramic coating that is in the top 5 hardest materials known to mankind.  Not too far away from diamond hardness actually. Another valuable material property from hard anodised coatings are the low coefficients of friction. Low friction = lower rope heat.

Only drawback? Hard anodising is not offered in typical bright and fancy anodised colours.  All Factor 55 fairleads only come in Mil-A-8625 hard grey finishes. Not fancy, but it is the proper finish to extend the life of your synthetic rope.

Overall Dimension: 12.35″ x 3.25″

Standard 10″ Bolt Mount Spacing

For synthetic winch rope only.

FEATURES

 

  • Factor 55 introduces a new line of Aluminium Hawse Fairleads.
  • The 1.0" and 1.5" fairleads are CNC machined from 1 and 1.5 inch thick USA 6000 series aluminium bar.
  • The industry standard fairlead thickness is .75 inches thick.
  • The thicker aluminium bar results in a larger outer fillet radius for the synthetic rope to slide against.
  • This results in less stress on the rope fibres during high angular pulls, increasing the life of your synthetic rope.
  • These fairleads come in a durable MIL-A-8625F TYPE III gun metal grey hard anodised finish with a laser engraved logo.
  • For synthetic winch rope only.
  • MADE IN THE USA
  • WARNING! Always confirm that the synthetic rope cannot make contact with any sharp edges like the opening in the steel fairlead mounting plate or bumper opening.

Note: Includes fairlead only. Does not include winch shackles as seen in photo.

*Fairleads DO NOT come with mounting hardware.

*The reason for this is depending on your vehicle, bumper, and fairlead mounting thicknesses the shank length of the bolts may need to be longer or shorter to prevent the bolts from contacting the body of your winch.  In most cases, the mounting bolts that are supplied by your winch manufacturer are adequate in strength and length.  In some cases, longer bolts are required and 3/8″ Grade 5-Grade 8 bolts in 1.25-1.5″ shank length is a good starting point for fitment.  7/16″ bolts may also be used. 

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)

Why Shop at 4x4 Down Under?

We know that you have a lot of options out there, and we’re incredibly grateful that you’re considering spending your hard earned money with us. We like to think we stand out from the crowd in a few ways.

Excellent & Honest Service

We try and provide the best pre and after sales service possible. If you have a question we’re here to help, and if we don’t know the answer we’ll tell you and then do our absolute best to find the answer for you. We’re also here to guide you to the best possible outcome for you. A lot of stores will simply try to up-sell you on the most expensive option. That’s not how we operate. We want to build a relationship with our customers, and the only way to do that is by being honest and direct.

4x4 Down Under is built on honesty and integrity. For example when you make a purchase with us we only charge your account once we confirm the product is ready for dispatch. Although we like to guarantee everything on our store is available we’re not perfect and mistakes do happen. If something turns out to not be available we’ll let you know immediately and you have the option to cancel your order or wait for more stock to arrive. Should you not want to wait the order is voided, and there’s no waiting a week to get your money back (it’s instant!).

Aussie and Proud!

We're Australians, and we like to support our fellow Australians, which is why all our products are sourced locally from the official Australian distributors. Nothing is imported directly and we don't stock any grey imports. This also means that all manufacturer warranties are fully honored by the brands themselves.

No Sales Gimmicks 

When you shop at 4x4 Down Under you don’t have to worry about:
  • Annoying and dishonest ’Sales Timers’ that simply reset every few hours and are there to coerce you into buying.
  • Dishonest “low stock” labels, another coercive sales gimmick.
  • False “John just bought a…” alerts. Our customer alerts (bottom left) are 100% true and we're proud of them.
  • Being bombarded by trust badges and labels everywhere you look that mean nothing. 
  • We don't spam! Your information is safe with us. It will never be shared or sold, or used to fill your inbox with garbage.

Fast Shipping with Insurance!

We've partnered with some of Australia's best couriers and freight agents to ensure your purchase reaches you in super-quick time. Once your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information which will allow you to track your order online every step of the way. And if something should happen to your order while in transit you can rest assured that it's insured and you won't lose a dime!

If you still have any doubts feel free to give us a call on 1300 76 86 41, or contact us here. We'd love to hear from you.