MARINE WINCHES & HOISTS
Patterson manufactures a variety of deck winches for the marine industry ranging in size from 20 through 90 tons. By combining our expertise in waterways towing with our heritage of producing heavy lifting equipment since the 1950’s we have developed a robust line of manual and electric winches that are trusted by top fleets in the maritime industry. We also offer various winch customizations and accessories to meet the specifications of your operations.
What is the difference between a Marine Winch and a Deck Winch?
The term Marine Winches may describe a broad group of winches used on a commercial or recreation vessel of any size and used for a variety of functions.
Deck Winch is a term specifically used to describe winches mounted on the Deck of a push boat or towboat, used primarily for securing a barge or group of barges to the front of the vessel.
Why are some winches only offered with manual operation?
Manual Winches are designed specifically to be mounted and used on the barge, where there is no access to electric or hydraulic power.
Typically, there will be one manual winch mounted on each corner of a barge, and they are used to hold a group of barges together. This is often referred to as “building a tow”.
What are the differences between standard, upright, low profile, and high speed winches?
Our standard winch is what we call our traditional configuration for a deck winch. An upright winch is configured vertically, making the winch taller, but allowing for a much smaller footprint. A low profile winch is the opposite - it is configured horizontally, where the footprint can be larger, but there are height restrictions.
Any of these models can be configured to be a high speed winch - this is achieved by changing the gear ratio to increase the speed, while decreasing the line pull.