Warn Creates The PowerPlant Dual Force, A Combination Winch and Air Compressor
Oct 11, 2006
Classify this under ingenious: Warn has grafted an air compressor onto a winch to come up with the PowerPlant Dual Force. It makes so much sense that it's surprising that no one's done it before. Think about it, you've got a 4.6 hp electric motor sitting on your bumper. Why not using for something other than winching? It's not like you'll ever need to pump air and winch at the same time, right? Warn rates the compressor at 5 cfm @ 90 psi, which translates to airing up four 35" tires from 8 psi to 35 psi in 8 minutes. That's pretty good, even when compared to an engine-driven compressor. The only question I have is the duty cycle. How long can you continually run the motor before it has to cool, and cool for how long? I'm sure it'll be fine for airing up one vehicle's tires, but the question is how many sets of tires can it air up before needing a break? You may not care, but your buddies will.
WARN breaks new ground in the off-road world with the PowerPlant Dual Force. It's one space-saving on-board unit. Both a top-end winch, and a high-end air compressor.
Just flip the activator switch to compressor mode and discover the can-do attitude of the PowerPlant. Powered by a 4.6 hp motor, the PowerPlant puts out 5 cfm @ 90 psi, with a built-in air reservoir and intercooler. With the PowerPlant, there's no labor-intensive compressor set up: it's part of our standard winch mounting process.
Switch to winch mode and the PowerPlant turns on the latest in legendary WARN winch technology. You get the raw pulling power of our Gen II Series Wound motor. Plus the proven reliability of the 3-stage planetary gear train and a newly designed contactor that's rugged and reliable. In other words, WARN to the rescue, time after time.
PowerPlant comes complete with these accessories: Nylon air hose, hand-held control with thermometric LED, quick connect couplers, tire gauge and dual air chuck.
The Warn PowerPlant Winch is available in two configurations: 9,500 lb. high performance (HP) for enthusiasts who demand faster line speed, and 12,000 lb. high duty (HD) for longer motor duty cycles.
|PowerPlant Dual Force HP||PowerPlant Dual Force HD|
|Air flow rating: 12 cfm at 0 psi; 5 cfm at 90 psi||Air flow rating: 12 cfm at 0 psi; 5 cfm at 90 psi|
|Max air pressure: 100 psi ||Max air pressure: 100 psi|
|Rated Pull: 9,500 lbs. (single line) ||Rated Pull: 12,000 lbs. (single line)|
|Motor: Series wound 4.6 hp 12V ||Motor: Series wound 4.6 hp 12V|
|Clutch: Sliding ring gear ||Clutch: Sliding ring gear|
|Weight: 100 lbs. ||Weight: 100 lbs.|
|Wire Rope: 125' of 5/16" ||Wire Rope: 80' of 3/8"|
|Fairlead: Roller ||Fairlead: Roller|
|Line Speed: 26.9 fpm (no load) ||Line Speed: 16.2 fpm (no load) |
|5.2 fpm (9,500 lbs) ||4.2 fpm. (12,000 lbs.) |
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