Braden Offers New Series Of Improved Winches- Literature Available

Free literature is now available describing the CH150 series, the second of a new generation of planetary winches, incorporating several changes to improve performance, from Braden Winch Co. of Broken Arrow, Okla. The CH150, when compared with earlier Braden winch designs has the following improvements: the anti-friction bearings throughout the winch increase the starting efficiency by 15 percent and increase duty cycle of the unit; the large drum flange meets ANSI specifications for lA-inch of exposed flange with six layers of %-inch cable.

The improved cable pocket design permits easier cable installation and smoother cable spooling and will hold 1/o-inch to %- inch wire rope with standard wedge and %-inch to 1-inch wire rope with optional wedge. Larger cross section 0-rings with backup rings permit brake release pressures up to 2,500 psi, longer service service life, and simpler installation.

Also, the number of 0-rings has been reduced to minimize the number of oil leak paths.

The brake plate and overriding clutch are more accessible for easier service. The CH150 is powered by a high efficiency gear motor that can be internally or externally drained without affecting the braking operation. The motor mounting flange permits easier installation and service.

The CH150 uses a Braden brake valve which is designed to insure smooth operation of the winch while lowering a load. The planetary gear system is located inside the winch drum along with the static brake. The static brake is spring engaged and hydraulically released. If the engine dies, or a hydraulic line breaks, the load is held firmly in place until power is restored.

The drain and fill plugs are located on the end of the winch, opposite the motor, eliminating the need to remove the cable from the drum when checking the oil level.

Over 56 years of engineering and manufacturing experience have resulted in the production of this high performance planetary winch system.

For free literature on the new CH150, Write 29 on Reader Service Card

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