Warn's New Zeon Winch
The Future Of Winching Is Here
By Agustin Jimenez, Photography by Agustin Jimenez
So, just how do you reinvent the wheel? Well, that’s easy: Make it lighter, stronger, and better looking! that’s how we’d do it, anyway. Warn Industries decided to improve the construction of winches by innovating an all-new design to once again set the industry standard--something they’ve been doing since 1948. Since we’re pretty good at getting stuck off road, we’re always interested in the latest and greatest in recovery equipment. so, we jumped at the opportunity to get a firsthand look at Warn Industries’ newest product when they invited us up to their factories in Portland, Oregon, (which employs more than 500 workers) for the unveiling of their top-secret project. The Zeon line of truck and SUV winches are like nothing you’ve ever seen before!
The Warn Zeon winch features a full cast-aluminum housing for lighter weight and superior strength throughout. Not only does it feature an all-aluminum chassis, it also features a heavy-duty 3.15-inch aluminum drum spool to help dissipate heat under severe winching duties. After seeing the Zeon in action, pulling several trucks up steep hills (and even a tractor out of a mud pit), we can tell you it has plenty of pulling power and stays relatively cool to the touch—even under constant heavy winching—but one of the coolest things is just how quiet the new series wound motor is. There’s no doubt that the Warn Zeon winch is going to raise the industry standard again.
You’ll notice in this cutaway of the Warn Zeon that the electrical brushes are mounted inb
The new large aluminum winch drum measures 3.15 inches in diameter and is designed to redu
The newly designed geartrain features thicker gear plates as well as wider gear faces and
One of the coolest parts about the Warn Zeon winch is that it features a convertible contr
Here you can see the larger stainless-steel clutch engagement handle that engages the rota
By Agustin Jimenez
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