(10/4/2012) Just minutes ago, we got a first look at the new Warn Zeon winch line that Warn will be launching at the 2012 SEMA show in about four weeks.
It is available in 8,000, 10,000, or 12,000-pound steel cable versions, or in 8,000 and 10,000-pound synthetic line versions.
The new Zeon line of Warn winches feature larger planetary and sun gears that use larger retaining pins (still employs a three-stage design).
There is an updated clutch engagement handle (for free spooling the cable) and a removable remote-mount control box.
The Zeon winches are IP68 rated for superior sealing against the elements.
The motor caps on the Zeon winches also use five cap bolts instead of two (for better sealing).
The brushes are mounted against the aluminum drum to improve heat dissipation.
The new aluminum drum is larger than on other predating models--measures in at 3.15 inches.
There is also a new wire rope anchor in the drum that uses a slot to lock in a puck.
That's all we know for now. We'll let you know if we find out anything new