Columbia Heavy Equipment Recovery Winch Systems

Columbia Heavy Equipment Recovery Winch Systems

Application:  Two Columbia heavy equipment recovery winch systems with 200,000 lb. single line pull to move heavy machinery up and down slopes in extreme weather
Location:  British Columbia, Canada
Winch Model:  Columbia W200000-4A17-L-00
Line Pull:  200,000 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  70.5 feet per minute on the first layer
Wire Rope Capacity:  1,200 feet x 1⅝” 6X36 IWRC galvanized wire rope
Power Source:  460 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features (Winch):
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Dual (2) 275 HP TEFC UL-listed brakemotors power each winch
  IP65 and inverter-rated
  Class F insulation
  Auxiliary fans for slow speed operation
  Custom drum assembly
  32″ diameter drum core
  48″ diameter flanges
  50″ drum width
  Flange cable anchor for 1⅝” diameter wire rope
Special Features (Controls):
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NEMA 3R painted steel control enclosures
•  Variable Frequency Drives for each pair of two (2) 275 HP brakemotors
  Includes drip shield
  Includes light bar
  Includes 4300 BTU/HR air conditioner
  Includes heater
  Brake heat time delay
  Proportional joy stick controls
  E-stop
  Power indicator light
Special Features (Skid Mount):
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Designed for severe duty
  Includes lifting eyes and fork pockets
Special Features (Wireless Load Sensing System):
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Battery powered, wireless, 100-ton load pin and shackle
  Two-speed IN/OUT momentary contacts
  E-stop
  700 feet line of sight range

Why APPI:  The customer requirements were extreme:  Two units, each with a single line pull capacity of 200,000 lbs. to pull heavy equipment up slopes of up to 50% and also lower them down those same slopes with inching capability.  In addition, the systems had to be transportable as complete units on a single trailer and be capable of working over a 100 degree temperature range.  They were impressed by both our range of experience and our methodical approach to ensuring their needs were met.

Electrical standards were set to meet their job site conditions.  That included 460 VAC power from their generators along with IP65 and inverter-rating to protect components from dust and water.  These components are also protected from heat by Class F insulation and an auxiliary fan to regulate temperature.  The dual 275 HP TEFC UL-listed brakemotors are controlled by Variable Frequency Drives mounted in a NEMA 12/3Rl enclosure at the operator’s station

To meet their mobility requirements each system is skid-mounted and includes an operator station with a drip cover, lighting, air conditioning and heating.  The skids have both fork lift pockets and a towing hitch to make moving their 66,000 lbs working weight as easy as possible.

We were able to meet the customer’s requirement for a wireless load sensing system using a battery powered, wireless, 100-ton load pin and shackle.  The wireless directional/speed controls include two-speed IN/OUT momentary contacts and e-stop which have a 700 foot range.

These heavy equipment recovery winch systems have increased productivity and drastically reduced the downtime previously associated with this task.  We can’t influence the geography or the weather on site but we’re very proud to know our winches have had a major impact in making the work go faster and in a safer manner.

Please contact us if you would like more information about these particular heavy equipment recovery winch systems 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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