5 Reasons to use hydraulic winches instead of electrical winches
The two most common forms of winches are electrical and hydraulic winches. But which one should you choose? Well as the title of this blog suggests hydraulic winches have a number of advantages over electrical. So, check out these five reasons below why you should use a hydraulic winch instead of an electrical one.
Hydraulic winches tend to have a higher pulling power than those winches powered by electricity, which can have a tendency to become bogged down under heavy loads. Hydraulic winches will also provide a constant pull no matter what the weight of the load placed on it is.
In the case of most equipment and machinery the more powerful they are the heavier they weigh; however, this isn’t the case with hydraulic winches which often weighs less than their electrical counterparts. Due to this lighter weight, there is a reduction in the strain placed across your vehicle’s front axle and springs.
Another advantage of hydraulic winches is overheating (or lack of). Electrical winches often overheat if used over long periods of time, requiring you to power them down and provide them with an efficient cooling period before they can be used again. However, hydraulic winches can be continuously used without any worry of overheating.
Electrical winches rely on battery power and will only work while your vehicle battery has a charge, however, they act as a huge drain on your batteries life. Whereas hydraulic winches don’t require your battery power, meaning you don’t need to worry about being stranded with no battery power after using your hydraulic winch.
The final advantage may be the most important of all. Hydraulic winches remove the risk of motor stalls which can occur with electrical winches and creates a serious danger due to the pressures it then places on the wire cable when lifting.
So, there you have it five important reasons why you should look to use a hydraulic winch instead of an electrical winch. If you want help finding a hydraulic winch for your needs, then click here and browse our full catalogue of hydraulic winches.