Columbia Construction Winch Pulls Down Job Site Cleanup Time

Columbia Construction Winch Pulls Down Job Site Cleanup Time

Application:  Removing concrete rubble from job site
Customer:  Ceco Concrete Construction
Location:  Ham Lake, MN
Winch Model:  Columbia WF575-2A17-L-02
Line Pull:  575 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  74 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source:  230 VAC / Single phase / 60 Hz
Special features:  1.5 HP inverter duty motor, cable tension plate, VFD in a NEMA 4X rated aluminum enclosure with IP65 rated pendant with speed potentiometer

Why APPI:  From their office in Minneapolis, Ceco Concrete provides a wide variety of concrete related construction services.  One of the constant by products of their work are large volumes of concrete rubble.  Removing it with push carts and wheels barrows was strenuous, labor intensive and time consuming.

One of their field supervisors, Bob Nosbush, contacted us to find a winch that could be used to move the carts.  His target was a minimum of 200 pounds of line pull with a minimum speed of 75 feet per minute.  He also wanted to run the winch off 230 single phase power coming from his portable generator.  And, last but not least, he needed a duty cycle of 40 minutes per hour.

On site, our WF575 construction winch pulls carts on 100-foot long tracks and stops only long enough to load and unload.  The VFD allows the operator to increase and decrease speed smoothly and avoid shock loads to the winch and rigging.  The increase in production has been noticeable – as has been the attitude of the crew that no longer has to push the carts for 8 hours a day.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this construction winch 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.

Comment (1)

  • Manuel ortega Reply

    can you tell me under what standard manufactures winches?

    thank you

    March 20, 2019 at 10:52 am

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