A winch dampener or recovery dampener is an essential item for any four wheel drive enthusiast that plans to use a cable winch during recovery. While cable winches have very large breaking capacities, the unlikely situation of a cable snapping during recovery is still a possibility and should be prepared for. A winch dampener is designed to absorb the energy from a cable if it were to snap, thus reducing recoil and further preventing the likelihood of harm to any user. As a part of common sense, it is also worthwhile ensuring users are well and truly clear of the area surrounding the cable.
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The Ridge Ryder Winch Damper is the perfect product for any four wheel drive enthusiast that uses a winch. The damper weight in at 1.1kg to meet competition standards and measures up at 500mm x 450mm when folded to provide the best possible absorption in the unlikely situation of a cable snapping. The bright orange colour and reflective tape on the damper also provides great visibility to any users in the vicinity to ensure no one is in the area during recovery. Hook & Loop strips also allow the damper to stay fixed in place while in use. Regardless of the experience of any four wheel drive user, the Ridge Ryder Winch Damper is a much for a safe winch recovery.
Overall dimensions: 500 x 450mm (folded)
Orange with reflective tape for increased visibility
Long internal hook & loop strips to reduce slipping
Used to avoid damage or injury by reducing the recoil of a failed winch cable or strap