HOSS WINCH CO., LLC
From bridge building and general construction to shipping and marine applications, winches can be tailor-made and customized to handle just about any job. A custom or refurbished winch can be used for a myriad of purposes and industries, and HOSS WINCH CO. is here to cater to this growing demand. The company is a new division of one of the country’s leading maritime brokers, focused on refurbishing and customizing winches, as well selling new and used winches and hoists.
Hydraulic winches are one of HOSS Winch Co. LLC’s trademark products. This is a piece of special equipment that’s perfect for heavy-duty usage in the maritime sector, especially for hauling, anchoring, lifting, and towing. Unlike the traditional gear driven winch, a winch inclusive of hydraulic systems delivers a 100% duty cycle, and can be used for an extended time without overheating.
Getting to Know Winches
Getting to Know Winches and Hoists
Despite their common association with off-road vehicles, winches have broad uses in a variety of industries and fields. From bridge building and general construction to shipping and marine applications, winches can be tailor-made and customized to handle just about any job.
Many people still ask what a winch is, what types of winches can be purchased, and how winches are often used.
What is a Winch?
Winches are mechanical devices that pull or lift a load. A typical winch is comprised of a rope, cable, or chain wrapped around a rotating drum that is wound by a crank arm or motor. Simple winches are often found mounted to a vehicle to assist with moving vehicles through treacherous terrain.
Common Parts of a Winch
A Cable Wire
This is usually a steel cable or wire. It is used to attach the winch to the load and normally connects to a round center axel (called a “drum”) that is used to wind the wire or cable and prevent binding and/or entanglement.
The drum is a circular part that is attached to the cable and rotates to pay in or pay out the cable which is attached to the load.
The motor in a winch powers the rotation of the center drum to pay in or pay out the cable. Motors are very common to winches but are not necessary. A motor may be replaced by a hand-powered crank arm or wheel that performs the same function as the motor, rotating the center drum.
A Gear Train
The gears in a winch convert the work of the motor or the hand-powered crank to the rotation of the drum. They provide the mechanical advantage that lets winches lift heavy objects.
What Separates a Winch from a Hoist?
Typically, a winch pulls a load horizontally while a hoist lifts a load vertically.
With this said, there are some devices that are specifically designed to serve as both a winch and a hoist. In such instances, it is common for the device to have different capacities depending on the type of work being performed (winching or hoisting).
Different Kinds of Winches
Air winches typically handle loads up to 10 tons.
Base mount winch
Base mount winches typically handle loads between 1/2 ton and 300 tons.
Hydraulic winches typically handle loads between 1/2 ton and 300 tons.
Winches can be configured in a variety of ways such as:
Diesel with a torque converter, with or without a multi-speed directional transmission;
Electric direct drive or electric over hydraulic;
Hydraulic spud winches.
Gear or chain-driven winches
Benefits of Winches
It is important to pick the right tool for the job. There are many types of winches, but some common advantages exist between them. Winches typically use dynamic breaks that make them a good candidate for moving loads the need smooth, consistent force applied.
Custom Winches or Hoists
We can handle just about any request when it comes to custom hoists or winches. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!
Our Services - About MB Brokerage Co. HOSS Winch Division
The HOSS Winch Division of MB Brokerage Co. works with winches through new builds, refurbishments, and resales. The Company primarily works with marine winches, tow winches, or spud winches.