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Self-Contained Winch System for Construction Barge Spuds

Self-Contained Winch System for Construction Barge Spuds

Application: Marine Grade self-contained winch system for rapid recovery & placement of a construction barge spud system in environmentally sensitive areas.
Customer: Advanced American Construction
Location: Portland, Oregon
Line Pull: 26,800 pounds per winch
Line Speed: 156 feet per minute
Cable Capacity: 244 feet X 3/4″ wire rope on the 5th layer
Power Source: 140 HP Perkins turbo diesel engine
Special Features: Self contained skid assembly includes two winches, joy stick controls, Perkins turbo-charged diesel engine, Kawasaki pressure compensating pump, hydraulic and fuel tanks, key start and digital display of system elements such as rpm, fuel consumption, oil pressure, etc.

Why  APPI: APPI devised this self-contained winch system in response to a specific set of customer requirements, including containment of all hydraulic, oil and diesel fluids and minimizing water contamination of those fluids from rain, snow or sleet. The winch system features two winches with rapid reverse (4X inhaul speeds) to quickly set and recover the spuds.

Winches include high-efficiency planetary reductions and rapid reverse for quick changeovers while the winch speed can be metered in both directions for precise control.  All components run in an oil bath with no need for adjustment or external lubrication.

This system is used on the Columbia River and its estuaries which are regulated and managed for endangered or threatened species.  The skid includes a unique fluid containment design which captures 125% of the total system fluids while minimizing the opportunity for additional fluids, i.e., rainwater, to mix and hamper recovery.

A 220 gallon hydraulic tank maximizes heat displacement and minimizes servicing while the 50 gallon diesel fuel tank allows for long run times.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular self-contained winch 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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