If you need over 1000 kg of pulling power (or you can't get your vehicle close enough) then Portable Winch is the ideal solution. This petrol powered capstan-style winch pulls four times faster than an electric winch - over 12 meters per minute and you are not limited to the line available on the drum - whatever your rope length it will feed on the capstan because no rope accumulates on the drum.
The rope has to be 10 - 16 mm double braided polyester - not wire. There is an even faster drum option also available - 18 meters per minute but you sacrifice pulling power, throttling the winch down to 635 kg on a straight pull - which is still impressive. With some clever rigging and a fiddle block you can move even the most stubborn tree.
See the previous blog where Malcolm Shaw from Norton Tree Services in Auckland used the Portable Winch to place a huge Macrocarpa in the correct position. Ideally suited to anyone working with tree removal. There are loads of accessories designed to make your life easier - these will be added to the Treetools website during the week. Dealer inquiries welcome!