Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Martin du Preez

SWL of GRCS and smart winch

Recommended Posts

Hi all i'm hoping someone can be of help. I'm weighing up which device we want, grcs or smart winch. I was wondering if anyone had any opinions? Also i have been trawling the internet looking for the swl of both devices, on the winch and more importantly on the bollard. it's a lot of money and i'm wanting to get the right device. TIA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi all i'm hoping someone can be of help. I'm weighing up which device we want, grcs or smart winch. I was wondering if anyone had any opinions? Also i have been trawling the internet looking for the swl of both devices, on the winch and more importantly on the bollard. it's a lot of money and i'm wanting to get the right device. TIA
Just used the smart winch which I have been really happy with, winch works well. Bollard is really smooth for lowering off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used neither, have used sailing winches elsewhere, own a Hobbs. If I was buying, it would be the Smartwinch. Not having to change from the winch to the bollard will be a massive advantage, as will being able to use the bollard and winch at the same time. Can't see a downside. My opinion might change if I discovered the SWL of the Smartwinch bollard was noteworthily less than the GRCS bollard but even if it was, I'd probably still go with the Smartwinch and keep a cheap Stein dual in the back of the shed for rare jobs that need repeated heavy negative rigging.

Edited by AHPP
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They will have dual ratings - One for the winch and the other for the bollard. Depends or your intended use to which you choose. If your intending to spend every day slamming and catching big timber as opposed to lifting then don’t discount the Hobbs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
They will have dual ratings - One for the winch and the other for the bollard. Depends or your intended use to which you choose. If your intending to spend every day slamming and catching big timber as opposed to lifting then don’t discount the Hobbs.



Many thanks, it’s the rating of the bollards I’m after, I can’t seem to find them anywhere

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Used neither, have used sailing winches elsewhere, own a Hobbs. If I was buying, it would be the Smartwinch. Not having to change from the winch to the bollard will be a massive advantage, as will being able to use the bollard and winch at the same time. Can't see a downside. My opinion might change if I discovered the SWL of the Smartwinch was noteworthily less than the GRCS bollard but even if it was, I'd probably still go with the Smartwinch and keep a cheap Stein dual in the back of the shed for rare jobs that need repeated heavy negative rigging.



Yea that’s the only thing that I want to check before I move forward, I wish suppliers were more detailed online!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Martin du Preez said:

 

 


Many thanks, it’s the rating of the bollards I’m after, I can’t seem to find them anywhere

 

 

Gcrs rate on winch 3000lb lift bollard 2000lbs

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Yea that’s the only thing that I want to check before I move forward, I wish suppliers were more detailed online!
Smart winch info.20210907_075656.jpeg
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can’t comment on the smart winch but the grcs has allowed us to do jobs we could only of dreamed of with out hiring a crane before having it, it’s a real game changer. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Featured Adverts

  • Tip site reviews

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.