Hercules 50000

Pull: 50,000 Lbs / 22,680 Kg
Speed: 20 Ft/Min / 6.1 M/Min
Cable Capacity: 250 Ft / 76.2 M

• Rated Line pull 50,000 lbs
• Less weight – only 740 lbs.
– 20% lighter than competition
– Stronger design
• Fast line speed
– Up to 20 ft/min under full load
• Compact design
– Optimizes space usage
– Increased cable capacity
• Negative draft sliding clutch design
– Ensures positive hold on load
• Internal air-shift free spool
– Enables remote operations
• Low temperature shifting (down to -40˚F/C)
– Allows for extreme cold weather operation
• High efficiency gear set
– Optimizes performance
• Superior cable management
– Roller Tensioner
– Improved bird nesting control
– Constant spring force
– Adjustable pneumatic force
– Dual adjustable drag brakes
• Two speed motor
– 12VDC 2-speed shifting (optional 24VDC)
– Reliable control signal
• Fabricated drum
– Straight flanges reduce cable climbing
– Cable anchors (2)
– Left and right side
• Bi-directional winch
– Flexibility for over or under winding
– Dual cartridge counter balance valves for easy rotation change
• Optional “high angle” roller tensioner
– Designed for high angle boom applications
• Meets SAE J706
• Made in the USA


Rated Line Pull


Rated line pull is based on the first layer of cable.

Gear Ratio

Weight w/o Cable


Drum Size (L x F x B)

Cable Capacity

Recommend Cable Size

Hydraulic Pressure Required

Hydraulic Flow Required

Motor Size

Clutch Type

Clutch Control

Additional Information


• General Industrial
• Mining & Construction
• Railroad
• Towing & Recovery
• Towing & Recovery (Heavy Wrecker)
• Trailer


document  RWHERC50K-REV-11-17

document  Hercules Flyer (towing & recovery)

document  Hercules Flyer (Gen. Construction)

document  914289-0918-B (Hercules 50000 Owners Manual)

document  914280-0817-D (Hercules 50000 Owners Manual)

document  914286-0717-A (Hercules 50000 Owners Manual)


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Winches, capstans and hoists are not intended to be used for lifting or moving of persons.
The last 5 wraps of cable must be left on the drum to assist the cable clamp in holding the load.

The Hercules 50K winch was developed around the concept of “superior cable management”; during the development three key components were refined and work together to produce a product that truly provides superior cable management.
•   Fabricated Drum with Straight Flanges (Part of the Cable Management System)
        •   Straight flanges, reduces cable climbing
•   Dual Drag Brakes (Part of the Cable Management System)
        •   Adjustable tension for operator preference
•   Roller Tensioner (Part of the Cable Management System)
        •   Constant Spring Force
•   Operator Adjustable Pneumatic (air) Force

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