The Viper is the ultimate choice when it comes to the best competition single motor low line electric winch for your vehicle. The RED Winch engineers have designed and developed this high performance twin motor electric winch for the 4x4 competition and motorsport markets. It has been designed with the competition in mind and has many features ideally suited to high performance motorsport events.
The winch body is CNC machined from high grade heat treated aerospace aluminium from solid billets. We only use the best machine tools and machining processes to ensure stress in the material is kept to a minimum and strength to its maximum. With its air free spool and air brake system the Viper offers control and reliability previously unavailable on a winch to the off-road and motorsport sectors.
Air Free-Spool . A piston in the end of the drive shaft moves a large clutch plate in and out.This clutch plate locates over 4 drive pins that are mounted into the drum. The clutch plate moves in and out on a splined shaft that is greased.
The Red Air Brake System - The brakes work in a way that they only come off or release when a voltage is applied to the motor solenoid signal terminals. When a signal is sent to the winch to operate either forward or reverse that same signal is used to energise the air solenoid that feeds the brake system. An air solenoids is fitted in-between the motors at the top of the winch. This is fed by an air supply from your truck or remote compressor. Min 5bar (70 PSI) required.
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 still activates the air solenoid and releases the brake and your vehicle only pulls out rope off the drum for the amount of drop your vehicle needs or moves. This means compared to normal winching you do not get overrun or excess rope coming off the drum and out the back of your truck causing snatching and jerking as the vehicle takes up the slack rope that has been spooled out.