Posts By: Brendan G

Your Cable Laying Accessories Checklist – 7 Equipment Essentials


Finding the right equipment for a project can be a difficult endeavour — this is even more true for a specialised area such as a cable laying. The difficult task is an essential part of a building, delivering power cables, telecommunications cables and fibre optic cables. Moreover, setbacks from unsuitable, broken or simply forgotten cable… Read more »

Your Cable Laying Equipment Checklist


Cable laying is an important part of a project, often involving crucial infrastructure such as power cables, telecommunications cables and fibre optic cables. If you work in the construction industry, you know that forgetting an important piece of equipment can have huge economic and timeline setbacks for projects, so we’ve put together a checklist for… Read more »

Why Hoists Are A Critical Type of Industrial Lifting Equipment


Industrial lifting equipment is an essential part of many industries, as heavy lifting and shifting allow products to be transported to their destinations, cars to be raised, anchors to be weighed and building beams carefully moved into place. Having a tough and reliable piece of lifting equipment improves efficiency and safety, creating an overall better… Read more »

Hoisting and Rigging Safety

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Hoisting and rigging safety is one of the most critical aspects of mechanical lifting operations. Rigging and hoisting operations are responsible for a large number of fatalities and serious incidents across the globe. The consequences of these accidents occurring are immense and as such, safety measures must always be taken to reduce these risks. This… Read more »

Our Most Popular Jinker Trailer – 6-Tonne Cable Drum Trailers for Hire

Winch Hire has a number of 6-Tonne RG Cable Drum Trailers “Jinker Trailers” available for hire throughout Australia. This self-loading cable jinker trailer helps operators safely and easily transport and manipulate cables and wiring to any remote location. Available with drum drives built on, this product is compliant with all HS&E requirements and industry regulations…. Read more »

Main Causes of Hoist Failure and Troubleshooting Guide

Unfortunately, hoist wire ropes do fail. And when they do, the incidents are dangerous and can have very serious consequences. Since July 2013, the Australian Government has been notified of 46 events involving injury or the risk of serious injury by objects falling from a crane. There are preventative measures in place that hoist operators… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Air Compressor Size

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An air compressor is a device used to convert power into energy which is stored in pressurised/compressed air. Compressors supply the air for all pneumatic equipment including air winches and air chain hoists. This device is incredibly popular throughout manufacturing and industrial applications due to the safety and convenience of using air as a resource… Read more »

Types of Winches: Everything You Need to Know

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Winches are mechanical devices which have a single purpose. They are designed to pull in, let out, or adjust the tension of a cable, rope or wire. And while all winches are purpose-built for shifting amounts of weight that a human can’t, different types of winches are suitable for different applications. We’ve listed out the… Read more »

Material Handling Equipment and Essential Operator Training

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Industrial material handling equipment refers to a wide range of mechanical tools, equipment, vehicles, and appliances used for transporting, storing, controlling and protecting materials or products through different stages of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal. A well-planned and functional material handling system works to improve customer service, reduce inventory, shorten production time, and lower overall… Read more »

Introduction to Confined Spaces and Confined Space Equipment


A confined space refers to a fully or partially enclosed space that is not intended for continuous human occupancy. Confined spaces can pose significant dangers to the health and safety of those operating in them due to a number of potential hazards. Before operating in this environment, it’s essential that adequate confined space training is… Read more »

Stay Safe: The Importance of Routine Winch Maintenance

To ensure the safety and efficiency of your winch, proper use, routine inspection and winch maintenance are essential. Caring for your winch correctly will also extend the lifespan and the usefulness of your equipment.  Heavy machinery can be particularly dangerous when operated incorrectly or by someone who is inexperienced. So, we’ve put together some of… Read more »

We are Finalists for the HIRE20 Rental Company of the Year Award!


We’re ecstatic to announce that Winch Hire Australia is a finalist for the Hire20 Rental Company of the Year Award. The Rental Company of the Year Award specifically focuses on acknowledging hire companies who have gone the extra mile when it comes to customer service, safety and performance. We’re honoured to have been recognised for… Read more »

Types of Hoists: Chain Hoist vs. Air Hoist

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Hoists are designed for lifting or lowering a load and have many practical applications in a range of industries. There are several different types of hoists, some are manually operated, electrically operated or pneumatically (air) driven, and may use chain, fibre or wire rope to lift a load. Determining the right hoist for your project… Read more »