Winches SA has assisted clients with specialised projects, where out-of-the-box thinking is required, and provides a unique solution to a unique situation.
Our engineers will work with you to custom design the right solution for your specific application and provide an efficient and dependable solution to your winching needs no matter how small or large the application maybe.

Winches can be designed with the following features:

  • Capacities range from 1 ton to 15 ton safe working load
  • Winching speeds can be varied to suit customer requirements.
  • Large rope-drum capacities
  • The rigid, open base design, allows the winch to be mounted in a horizontal or vertical position and loads can be lifted directly through the centre of the base frame, ideally suited for limited space applications.
  • Winches make use of a direct drive construction with no requirement for additional drive components, thereby, increasing efficiency and maximizing power output.
  • Winches are fully reversible, giving the operator full control of the load in both directions at all times.
  • Units can be supplied with electric, hydraulic or pneumatic motors.
  • Electric motors confirm to NEMA, EEMAC or IEC specifications.
  • All winches are designed with ball and roller bearings allowing higher efficiencies.
  • Engineered winches make use of high efficiency planetary / helical gear reducers or helical worm gear reducers plus anti-friction roller bearings which facilitates an extended product life, low noise and high torque output.
  • All designs are approved by a registered professional engineer.

Some of our custom engineered winches include:

  • 25 passenger tourist cable car system in Zambia (design, manufacture and commissioning of the winch and structure);
  • 75 kW hydraulic man riding winch.
  • 10 ton Shaft Sinking Winch Sets c/w fail-safe hydraulic brake calipers
  • Light mast winches.
  • 1 ton Portable hydraulic winches, with rope capacity for 1000 metres of wire rope.
  • 15 ton Ball Mill rotation/installation winches.
  • 10 ton safe working load Man Riding Winch
  • 2 ton boat winches
  • Goods lift winches & hoists


Winches SA is a manufacturer of custom designed hoists as well a supplier of Electric Wire Hoists and Chain Hoists.

  • Lifting capacities range from 250kg SWL to 10 000kg SWL.
  • Single or dual speed units are available.
  • Pendant or remote controlled.
  • 380v or 525v, 3 Ph
  • 220v, single Phase up to 3 kW.

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