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Frequently Asked Questions 

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Habegger Frequently Asked Questions

Habegger wire rope winches have been successfully deployed around the world since 1951, making them one of the original pioneers in the wire rope winch industry. With high performance, high quality and total safety being the fundamental features of the entire Habegger range, Habegger create winches with superb longevity. Habegger wire rope winches are much lighter than any other brand of winches due to the lightweight aluminium casing – adding to the ease of use. Habegger wire rope winches are made using wear-resistant steel, meaning that Habegger winches do not face the same level of abrasion on the front of the winch and the rear gripper like many other winches on the market, increasing the lifetime of the winches.
The spare shear pins for the HIT-06 and HIT-10 manual winches are located in the jaw opening lever. The spare shear pins for the HIT-16 and HIT-32 are located in the winches carrying handle.

HIT-06

Ø 5.5 mm x L= 20 mm

HIT-10

Ø 7.0 mm x L= 22 mm

HIT-16/HIT 32

Ø 7.5 mm x L= 29 mm 

HIT-06

Ø 5.5 mm x L= 20 mm

HIT-10

Ø 7.0 mm x L= 22 mm

HIT-16/HIT 32

Ø 7.5 mm x L= 29 mm 

HIT-06

10m without reel

HIT-10

20m with reel

HIT-16

20m with reel

HIT-32

10m with reel

No, our HIT-TRAC 8B and HT-TRAC 16B powered winches are only sold with STIHL engines fitted. The engines are specifically produced and converted to suit our wire rope winches.
The standard HIT-TRAC 16E powered winch has a rope pulling speed of 10 metres per minute. The HIT-TRAC 16E can also be purchased with a variable control which enables the rope pulling speed to be adjusted continuously between 2-8 metres per minute.
No, the HIT-TRAC 16E is only available with a 3-phase AC drive motor (400V / 50 Hz 6.8 A).
No, for the direction of pull to be changed, the rope must be reinserted again in such way that the load rope is drawn past the pressure roller.
No, the HIT-TRAC powered winches are not licensed for passenger transport – they are only licensed for the pulling, lifting and lowering of loads only. In order for the powered winches to be made suitable for passenger transport, additional safety devices are required, e.g. an interceptor or personal fall protection equipment.

Yes, we do offer repair services for our winches at our manufacturing factory in Thun, Switzerland. Contact us for more information about our winch repair services.

The winch, its cable and accessories must be checked by qualified specialist every 2 years (see the label on the relevant device). During this inspection, the device will be checked for any deformation, signs of wear and cracking. In addition to this, intermittent checks by specialists may need to be scheduled between inspections if required by operational conditions.
Yes, our winches do come with warranties. Our manual wire rope winches come with a warranty of 5 years and our powered winches come with a 12 month warranty.

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01761 419427

Habegger lifting is supplied in the UK by MMA Architectural Systems. We are also the sole UK agent for Jakob Rope Systems, providing quality solutions for Green Walls, Car Park and Bridge Safety, Animal Enclosures and Geggus Entrance Matting Systems.