There are many different applications for a heavy-duty winch. The right winch can pull or let out an impressive amount of weight. Although there are many different uses for a winch machine, here are five common uses for a heavy-duty winch.
Marine Load Outs
A marine load out is the operation of transferring cargo or a structure to a sea-borne vessel. There are several types of load outs but they all require heavy-duty winches to complete the process. A lifted load out is when the cargo is lifted by a crane and placed on the ship or barge. A skidded load out is when skids are pulled onto the vessel by a winch. There are also trailer load outs that load trailers containing the cargo onto the ship, typically using winches and ramps.
4-, 6- & 8-Point Mooring Systems
No matter what type of mooring system you are using, chances are if you have a larger ship, you will need a mooring winch. Mooring systems typically come in 4, 6 or 8 points and each point requires a winch to help secure the vessel in place. Winches can help keep the vessel exactly where it needs to be while it is loaded or unloaded, adding safety and security to the project.
For both onshore and offshore drilling installations, winches are a huge part of the process. They are used both for setting up a new drilling installation as well as operating them once they are built. Moving the pieces into place and lifting them to build the structure is made easy with the use of heavy-duty winches.
The engineering that goes into designing and building a bridge is a huge undertaking. But once it is built, heavy-duty winches are needed to help settle the new bridge into place. Winches can make the building of large-scale structures something that can happen in a matter of days whereas it would take months to build without the use of a winch.
Recovery is possibly the most well-known use for a winch. Tow trucks and fire trucks around the world use a recovery winch to do their jobs every day. But when you are looking at a larger scale operation, recovery winches can be used to right capsized ocean liners and recover larger equipment. No recovery project is too big if you have the right winches and the people who know how to operate them well.
No matter what your project is, hiring a heavy-duty winch can be a great way to complete it on time and on budget. Winches can help with anything from holding a large vessel in place, to lifting and building a large-scale structure.
For more information on how to use a heavy-duty winch, you can contact Atlas Winch Hire. We offer a range of sturdy winches to choose from and can help ensure you know how to use them.