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Columbia Barge Positioning Winch System Assists Grain Loading Operation

Columbia Barge Positioning Winch System Assists Grain Loading Operation

Application:  Barge Positioning Winch System for Grain Loading
Customer:  Mid-Columbia Producers
Location:  Moro, Oregon
Hoist Model:  Columbia WL9000-4A17-X-02
Line pull:  9,000 pounds on the first layer
Line speed:  16 feet per minute on the first layer
Wire rope capacity:  368 feet x 5/8″ wire rope
Power source:  460 VAC / 3 Phase / 60 Hertz
Special features:  In-line gearbox with 5.4 HP single phase brake motor that is IP66 rated with a strip heater.

Why APPI:  When Mid-Columbia Producers built a new grain loading facility one of the small – but critical – details they needed to address was a barge positioning winch system.  In use, a pair of winches working in tandem positions and then moves the grain barges as they are being loaded by the dock side elevator.

The combination of weather, current and barge weight leave no room for error when selecting winches for this kind of work.  Working closely with Mike Brehm of Mid-Columbia Producers, we were able to modify one of our standard products to meet their space limitations and strict requirements for performance and reliable operation.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular barge winch positioning system or any of our other products and services.


Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.

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