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Got an Upcoming Cable Pull Job? Check out Our 5 Tonne Trailer Mounted Capstan

“It’s not every day you get a call to install cable on the Sydney harbour bridge,” said customers hiring our 5 Tonne trailer mounted capstan winch working on Sunday. These trailer mounted capstans are firm favourites due to the modified rope layering system, making rewinding rope onto the recovery drum quick and easy. Customers love… Read more »

Winch Hire Air Chain Hoists Used in Charters Towers Gold Mine

Our 5 Tonne Air Chain Hoists were recently used in Charters Towers underground gold mine infrastructure projects, and their performance exceeded customer expectations. Our range of air hoists offers a safe and cost-effective method of pulling, lifting or lowering above or below ground high-risk explosive environments like mines). With robust enclosed housing, these compact and… Read more »

A to Z of Delivery Sites

From Abbot Point to Zeehan, our Winches are really going places Recently, one of our customers was contracted to assist in the infrastructure at Abbot Point, Australia’s most northern coal export port, as it continues to grow as a key strategic coal port. They put our 10 Tonne Diesel Winch to work on conveyor belt… Read more »

Our Trailer Mounted Capstan Winches – Up to 6 Tonne Capacity

Trailer mounted capstan winches continually provide the best solution for installing power and data cables on a range of telecommunication and infrastructure projects. Our range starts at single axle trailer mounted 3 Tonne capstan up to our dual axle trailer mounted 6 Tonne capstan packed with features to complete the job fast! Contact us today… Read more »

How to Anchor and Disengage a Capstan Winch for Cable Hauling 

Checkout our video on How to Anchor and Disengage a Capstan Winch for Cable Hauling  Part 1. Anchoring a Capstan Winch for Cable Hauling 1. Position the capstan winch onto solid level surface free from debris within close proximity to the work site and reverse the vehicle within easy reach behind the capstan winch. 2. Insert the… Read more »

UQ Taking Large Steps in Solar Power

Solar Power

University of Queensland is praised for its efforts in energy, water, waste, biodiversity, and transport. In 2016 UQ produced enough solar every to power over 1500 homes! Greg Pringle, UQ’s chief operating officer, has gleamed with pride in UQ’s leaps. “As one of Queensland’s biggest employers and home to the largest university population in the… Read more »

Ipswich Motorway Upgrade Has Finally Begun!

South East Queensland is getting some serious upgrades! This $400 million project is one of the biggest infrastructure projects to date. It will provide 400+ jobs as well as provide less congested and safer roads for travelers. The first step in the construction phase will be the closing the northern side of the Donaldson Road exit… Read more »

We’ve Made Safety Videos Especially For You!

Here at Winch Hire Australia, we like to emphasize that safety comes first as much as possible. One way we action this out is by providing VOC Training to companies just yours. You can read more about that here. To continue to aid the safety of your employees, we’ve made some safety videos demonstrating the… Read more »

How To Safely and Correctly Couple Hydraulic Hoses

Check out our video on How To Safely and Correctly Couple Hydraulic Hoses Remove the protective cover from the hydraulic pump hose fitting. Wipe the hose fitting with a clean cloth to ensure it is contaminant-free. Firmly insert the hydraulic pump hose fitting into the hydraulic tool fitting. The connection must be fully seated as faulty… Read more »

How To Safely and Correctly Uncouple Hydraulic Hoses

Checkout our video on How To Safely and Correctly Uncouple Hydraulic Hoses   STOP! Before uncoupling the hydraulic hose, ensure the hydraulic tool has retracted its stroke. Loosen the hydraulic tool coupling anti-clockwise to disengage the hydraulic hose. Replace the protective cover on the hydraulic hose. Coil the hydraulic hose around the pump ready for transport…. Read more »