What is a tugger winch?
Tugger winch can be either an electrically or hydraulically driven winch that is designed to assist the crew to handle heavy towing equipment, such as chain bridles, towing plates, towing gears and large towing wire ropes used in ship loading and unloading work.
These units are usually installed on the cargo deck of the ship, and used in various three-purpose work boats.
Tugger winch function: anchor handling and ship handling are two main functions of tugger wire rope winch.
Types of Tugger Winch For Sale
We provide a range of tug machine units to suit your marine applications. Checking out the two main types of tug winches available at Aicrane:
Electric Tugger Winch
Electric tugger winches can be driven by a single-speed, two-speed electric motor or a variable frequency drive.
The winches can be controlled from local control panel, or you can choose a remote control so that the crew can operate in a safe location.
Hydraulic Tugger Winch
Compared with electric winches, hydraulic tugger winches have the advantages of small size, light weight, stable movement, stepless speed regulation, automatic overload prevention and convenient remote control under the same power.
The hydraulic winch can withstand the harsh marine environment and is ideal for heavy duty applications.
We can also custom design and build tugger winches to meet your specific requirements.
What Winch To Buy – Electric or Hydraulic Winch?
There are many factors to consider when choosing a suitable marine hydraulic or electric winch, especially the size of the ship, energy efficiency, etc.
Electric winches are mainly used for small and medium-sized ships.
Due to the size of hydraulic system equipment, hydraulic winches are usually the best choice for large ships. For ships that need to move very heavy cargo, hydraulic winches are a better choice.
The electric winch uses electricity directly from the generator set.
The hydraulic winch uses fluid power to work, which uses a hydraulic system and a hydraulic motor pump between the generator set and the winch. However, due to this power conversion system, the performance of the hydraulic winch requires 20-30% of electricity.
It can be seen that hydraulic power winches are the best choices for ships with generator sets of a large enough load. Hydraulic winches have the ability to carry extremely heavy loads.
Hydraulic winches require high maintenance, so when you buy a hydraulic winch, make sure that its parts can be easily obtained and replaced.
For example, hydraulic winches often wear out on fluid and mechanical interfaces, as well as rings and seals. So you need to be able to easily obtain these spare parts and replace them when they wear out.
The electric winch has a simple structure, so it is easy to maintain.
Features And Options
- Electric or hydraulic drive
- Single drum, double drum or triple drum
- Local controlor remote control
- Automatic fail-safe band brake
- Dynamic braking when unwinding the cable
- Emergency release
- Emergency release
- Pull force, rope speed, or rope lengthdisplay function
- Provide a complete power station
How to Select the Right Tug Winch
By looking at your technical requirements and the size of the anchor and ship you will be dealing with, we can provide tugger winches of any capacity, size and configuration to suit your towing demands.
Please kindly provide the following information so that we can help you select the right tugger winch:
- Load capacity: ton?
- Drum capacity: m?
- Speed: m/min?
- Single or double drum?
- Electric or hydraulic drive?
- Do you need a rope spooling device?
- Other special requirements
Service And Support
Our winch engineers team are here to help and ensure that you end up with the right winch solutions.
- Free technical consultation
- Propose an overall design plan
- Tailor-made reasonable configuration
We have a professional after-sales service team to provide a full range of after-sales service, including:
- Installation and commissioning
- Staff training service
- Spare parts service
AICRANE 24/7 service team is there to help you at any time, day and night. If you have any needs, simply contact us!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mobile: +86 185 6998 5303
- Tel: 0086-371-55036316
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