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Winches are a mechanical device that is used to pull in or let out a rope, cable or wire in order to change it's tension. It consists of a spool and a hand crank that is used to alter the tension of the rope. Larger winches can be powered by motors or engines. Winches are used in many places, including building sites, tow trucks elevators and steam shovels. Some more

Winches are a mechanical device that is used to pull in or let out a rope, cable or wire in order to change it's tension. It consists of a spool and a hand crank that is used to alter the tension of the rope. Larger winches can be powered by motors or engines. Winches are used in many places, including building sites, tow trucks elevators and steam shovels. Some winches have gears and can be powered by electricity, hydraulics or combustion drives. Some may also include a break or a racket and pawl, which is a device that prevents the spool from unravelling unless the pawl is retracted.

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