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Winches are electrical or hand-operated mechanical devices that are used to lift materials into the air and move them across the ground. No matter what industry you operate in, winches can be highly useful tools for lifting or pulling materials when and where required, in either a vertical or horizontal fashion.

Redfern Flinn Lifting Equipment can supply winches – either custom designed and manufactured or “off the shelf” – that meet your exact lifting requirements.

Types of Industrial Winches

There are two main types of winches that are commonly used for industrial purposes:

  • Hand Winches – Featuring a hand crank which provides horsepower, hand winches use manual muscle power to operate. They can boast load capacities of up to 3.2 metric tonnes and don’t rely on a vehicle’s power system.
  • Electric Winches – Available in various shapes and sizes, electric winches feature motors that supply electric power to the spool, which the cable is attached to. Typically they are capable of handling loads of up to 2 metric tonnes, although larger load capacities are available.

Servicing & Maintenance

In addition to design and manufacture, Redfern Flinn Lifting Equipment offers preventative maintenance, routine inspection, servicing and repair for all types of winches, across all industries. Available to customers in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle, our services can help ensure your lifting equipment meets current OH&S standards.

Our services include:

  • Maintenance & servicing to increase performance and keep production costs down
  • Inspections, including 3rd party and end-of-life inspections
  • Repairs & refurbishment to help protect your workplace productivity and employee safety
  • Spare parts – We can provide genuine spare parts to extend your equipment’s lifecycle
  • Breakdowns – We offer a 24/7 emergency breakdown service for lifting equipment

Whether you’re a small business with one crane or a large organisation with hundreds of pieces of lifting equipment, Redfern Flinn offers the same level of care and attention from fully qualified, highly knowledgeable service technicians.

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