Stainless Steel Drum Winches
316 Stainless Steel Drum Winches are kings in the marine industry, and this has always been the case.
We don’t want to cut costs by building a winch with Aluminium/Plastic covers (which can cause condensation and rot out the internals of the motor) to save a few dollars like some others. Leading up to introducing our stainless steel range about 2 years ago, we spent several months researching and building a prototype full aluminium Winch. It would have been a cheaper product to build, but an inferior product, and that’s not something we want to offer at Savwinch. We are boaties and fishermen ourselves so we want to build our products not only to look the best, but the highest quality and perform the best too.
First of all, why don’t we want to build an Aluminium Winch with an Aluminium motor? Aluminium can dissipate heat faster than Stainless Steel, this is a fact. But this isn’t relevant in a standard Drum Winch application anyway. Our Drum Winches can be run for long periods of time without any heat dissipation problems. If you were running the Winch for hours without stopping, then Stainless Steel might have some issues. But it’s a Drum Winch, its running for a few minutes only at a time. That makes heat dissipation irrelevant, and don’t be convinced otherwise.
Now why is Stainless Steel king? 316 Stainless Steel will never corrode, it will never have problems, and will look great on your boat now and far into the future. 316 Stainless Steel has always been the industry standard for the Marine Industry (look at your rod holders for example), and a Drum Winch is no exception. With our full Stainless Steel Winches, if they start getting dirty, just hose them down with some fresh water and they’ll look shiny and as good as new! Stainless Steel is the ultimate material to withstand the harsh marine environment for years to come. That’s why we introduced our two stainless steel winch ranges. Firstly the SS range, with full 316 stainless steel drum and motor. And the Rolls Royce of Winches, the SSS range, full 316 stainless drum, gearbox and motor. They look amazing too! With all of our ranges we have no covers and all of our motors include patented injection moulds to prevent any ingress/condensation, ensuring all of our motors are fully submersible. Additionally all of our motors feature machined solid block casings (no covers!).
Don’t listen to any company that is trying to convince you that Aluminium is the best material for a Winch and using fancy technical words & scientific references that aren’t relevant to the Drum Winch world. These companies are cutting costs and laughing their way to the bank with your hard earned dollars!
We have an R&D department that gives careful consideration to the engineering of our products. This is backed up by rigorous testing prior to product releases. Our engineers combined have over 100 years experience in motor & gearbox development, and sales. We also have a qualified scientist in-house. Some of our best clients are actually engineers themselves, recognising that Savwinch Drum Winches are world class and engineered to last!