All of Ancra’s winches come standard with a black powder coat finish, designed to resist 250 hours of standard salt spray testing to guarantee many years of service. The smooth ground web slots prevent webbing wear and damage, and each winch comes stamped with its working load limit and the Ancra name.
High-strength alloy pawl pins and steel mandrel ensure tough and long-lasting winches. For even longer-lasting winches, specify in your order for X-Treme Zinc finish, providing better corrosion resistance than zinc-plated, paint, or powder coated finishes.
The X-Treme Zinc finish underwent extensive SAE J2334 testing, including a 720 hour test of exposure to sodium chloride, calcium chloride, and sodium bicarbonate in order to simulate highway conditions where de-icing salts or solutions are commonly utilized. Each 24-hour cycle of testing includes exposure to the salt solution, a period of high humidity, and a period of relative dry. More corrosion is produced as a result of the wet/dry cycle as opposed to a traditional wet cycle in common salt spray testing, thus more closely resembling real-world driving conditions and chemical exposure. The X-Treme Zinc finish held up significantly to the testing, producing only 1% of rust across the unit, while the black powder coat produced five times as much, the black e-coat ten times as much, and the zinc plating sixty times as much rust.