Delta-Tek Competition Freespool is a collaborative development
Now in it's second year of production with hundreds sold all
over the world, the Delta-Tek Freespool drum for the
Warn 8274 is an innovative approach to a simple problem.
The original freespool fitted to Warn 8274 winches is, frankly,
useless! It disengages the motor from the drive so in order
to turn the drum as you pull out the rope, it has to turn all
the internal gears which have significant drag. In practice
most people power the rope out but even with an uprated winch
this is painfully slow.
Our Freespool disconnects the drum itself from the gear-train
allowing it to turn freely. With it fitted, you can activate
the freespool and litterally run with the rope!
speed at which the rope can be deployed results in a significant
time saving in competitions. Over a day with 40 punches you
could save over an hour - so it can easily make the difference
between winning and loosing!
The Delta-Tek Freespool for
8274 has been successfully used by three teams in the 2010
All Wheel Drive Club, Howlin Wolf series.
The first round saw all three Delta-Tek Freespool
equipped teams achieve trophy positions.
The Freespool was developed and tested in competition by competitors
- our results prove it gives a winning advantage!
incorporates a loop for easy rope attachment.
supply a stainless bearing and adaptor to replace the plastic
bush in the original drum end plate.
freespool is a direct replacement for original drum. No
structural modifications necessary to winch or bumper.
in Standard and +70mm 'Long Drum' configurations
drum diameter increases the length of rope you can fit and
maximum pull available for the first few layers of rope.
end plate fitted with Stainless Steel bearing to further
remotely operated from the cab or via a radio remote
clutch components made from high specification Aerospace
Delta-Tek Freespool is a direct replacement for the
existing, fixed drum, the mechanism is entirely contained within
the drum. At the flick of a switch the drive from
the gearbox disconnects, allowing the rope to easily
Manufactured from high specification Aerospace materials. It
is manufactured entirely in the UK by well respected and
highly experienced companies employing the latest CNC machinery.
Delta-Tek Freespool is controlled with
compressed air; the supply used for operation of
locking differentials is ideally suited.
Delta-Tek freespool can be fitted to any Standard or Twin-Motor
Warn 8274 Winch in a standard winch-bumper. It is also
offered with a 70mm longer drum. In addition to the basic
or Long Drum kit we can supply a pneumatic plumbing kit
with either an electric Solenoid Valve or a manually operated
The Solenoid valve alows you to operate the same freespool
from several locations via switches or radio remote.
are now several 8274 Freespools on the market. Several
customers have asked why ours is so much cheaper than
the competition? Is this because it is not as strong?
answer is two fold. X-Eng works on a fixed margin basis.
We take the manufacturing cost, add a fixed profit margin
and that is the selling price - high or low. Because
X-Eng has a lot of experience of machining and manufacturing,
something that most retailers lack, we have produced
a design which is quick and simple to manufacture which
alows us to use the very best materials and heat treatment
which gives you a Freespool which is stronger and more
reliable than any of the others - at a reasonable cost.
second reason is simply profit! X-Eng works on low margins
and low overheads in order to sell a higher volume.
One of the competing drums by our calculation must include
about £500 profit! Do you want to pay that? Not