Electric winch or hydraulic winch: what’s the difference?
When it comes to choosing the right winch for your application there are a few different approaches you can take. You could plump for an electric winch, with a motor powered straight from an electrical mains supply, or you might prefer hydraulic winches which are powered by pressurised fluid. We understand that choosing between the types of winch available can be a tricky decision. That’s why here at Super Power Winch we are proud to offer our customers a great set of both electric winches and hydraulic winches.
There are many differences between the two types of winches. Our own stock is divided into three categories: WARN’s series of electric winches, Warrior’s NW and NH series of hydraulic winches and, last but not least, Warrior’s larger JP series. But what are the differences between them? Here is some more information about the electric and hydraulic winches we offer so you can make your decision with all the knowledge you need.
WARN electric winch
WARN’s electric winches may be lightweight but they offer great value in their reliability and quality. As they are smaller, our electric winches are specifically designed to handle lighter loads, with their cable pulling power ranging between 1700lb to 4700lb. One particular winch that we offer is WARN’s 1700 DC utility winch, which is powered by a 12 volt motor and comes with a hand-held remote control. The compact and easy to use nature of an electric winch like this make them excellent and versatile utility winches when you’re on the go – ideal for pulling trailers and other light duties.
The next category of winch we offer is Warrior’s NW and NH series of hydraulic winches. The main difference between these and an electric winch is the power that they are able to harness. In contrast to WARN’s electric winches, our smallest hydraulic hoist winch is able to handle tasks between 10,000lb and 20,000lb. With their increased pulling power, these compact and tough hydraulic winches are suitable for more demanding tests such as industrial and commercial applications. The smaller winches in the NH series, such as the 10000NH, boast a patented steel gearing system of which one stage is epicyclical, while the NW series has a heat treated planetary gear train.
Finally, Warrior’s JP series of hydraulic winches is by far the most serious series of winch. These heavy duty hydraulic winches pack an almighty punch, with the largest C40JP hydraulic winch boasting a cable pull power of a whopping 88,000lb. As such, they are designed and tested for the very toughest applications, meeting national military standard. All the winches in the JP series come with a minimum rope/drum ratio of 10:1, allowing them to offer plenty of length as well as power.
Here at Super Power Winch we are delighted to offer all of the above winches to our customers. If you would like to find out more about any of our winches please don’t hesitate to contact us today.