WARN, through its sole Southern African distributor Torre Parts and Components, has a range of 12v, 24v and hydraulic winches, ranging from 9 000lb,12 000lb,15 000lb,18 000lb, 20 000lb and 30 000lb.

“We have had successes with the 18 000lb-24v winch due to its price point, versatility and compact size. It is used in various applications including military vehicles in SA and around the world,” said Leonard Chester, product manager – Vehicle Accessories, Torre Parts and Components.

“WARN’s success is based on its product range, service levels and ability to customise winches with features such as the Over Load Interrupter which is an available accessory to prevent the motor from burning,” he said.

“With one of our industrial customers, we developed a modification to rotate the motor and gearbox to ensure fitment. This involved a process of creating a new part number and the necessary CAD drawings.”

WARN’s Series 18 is a 18000lb-24v tow truck and industrial DC electric winch. It offers heavy pulling power of up to 18 000 lbf (single line) and has a dependable high-torque series-wound 24v DC electric motor. It comes with a weatherproof industrial contactor control pack and a rugged 32′ (10m) industrial remote control.

The disc brake is designed for extended power-out use, and includes a thermal overload switch that protects the motor from overheating. It uses a wire rope with a roller fairlead.

The lower-end WARN Series 9 hydraulic winch is suitable for tow trucks and industrial hydraulic applications with a 9 000 lbf pulling power. This is suited to tow, utility and trailer applications.

A hardened steel, two-stage planetary geartrain provides faster line speeds and a heavy-duty automatic disc brake provides reliable operation. It also includes a wire rope with roller fairlead.

The Series 9 is available in two motor sizes: 4.9 cu inch and 3.0 cu inch and meets SAE J706 and CE standards.