Cable Winch W-30

A power-house for the forestry and construction industries

Cable Winch W-30

Brake systems

Holding brake:
Driving brake optional:

Power transmission


Set up and function

Thanks to its lightweight construction from high-quality aluminium casting, the Wyssen cable winch can be used in many applications in the wood and forest industries as well as in the construction industry. It is primarily used as a drive unit for cable crane systems and as a hauling device for heavy skylines, as a drive unit for inclined lifts and as a circular drive wheel for a material cableway. When fitted with a grooved pulley or a capstan ring, it performs valuable work as a circular drive wheel for a material cableway. The sled runners, which are supplied depending on the winch type either in narrow or wide versions, give it good all-terrain mobility, and for this reason it is also very suitable as a mounting winch. The continuously adjustable roller fairlead at the front serves a steering mechanism in terrain and the mountain stabilisers at the rear prevent the cable winch sliding backwards. The large drum diameters ensure a very long service life of the mainline. With just one control lever the speed, tractive force and direction of rotation of the cable drum can be adjusted to the particular conditions. Loads can thus be drawn, lifted, transported up the mountainside and lowered. Transport downhill is usually carried out with the air brake. This high performance brake, without any wear, permits a rapid descent with heavy loads. Wyssen cable winches are modular in construction, so that they can be adapted to the individual requirements of each customer. All spare parts are available from stock.


The cable winch W-30 is available with the following options and accessories:

Technical data

Tractive Forces and Speeds W-30 Drum Empty Drum Half-Full Drum Full
Gearbox model A 9.42 m/s
2’980 kg
11.30 m/s
2’555 kg
13.19 m/s
2’129 kg
Gearbox model B 8.29 m/s
3’500 kg
9.95 m/s
3’000 kg
11.61 m/s
2’500 kg
Gearbox model C 7.86 m/s
3’690 kg
9.43 m/s
3’163 kg
11.01 m/s
2’636 kg
Gearbox model D 6.92 m/s
4’192 kg
8.30 m/s
3’593 kg
9.69 m/s
2’994 kg
Gearbox model E (standard model) 6.09 m/s
4’192 kg
8.30 m/s
3'593 kg
9.69 m/s
2’994 kg
Gearbox model F 5.78 m/s
5’023 kg
6.93 m/s
4’305 kg
8.09 m/s
3’588 kg
Gearbox model G 5.08 m/s
5’522 kg
6.10 m/s
4’733 kg
7.12 m/s
3’944 kg
Main Dimensions W-30 Cable Winch Measures
Length 2’900 mm
Width 1’175 mm
Height 1’220 mm
Drum-ø 476 mm
Drum width 832 mm
Total weight with winch 1’572 kg
Cable Drum Capacity Measures
Cable-ø 9.0 mm 1’960 m
Cable-ø 9.5 mm 1’880 m
Cable-ø 10.0 mm 1’630 m
Cable-ø 10.5 mm 1’390 m
Cable-ø 11.0 mm 1’340 m
Cable-ø 12.0 mm 1’110 m
Seil-ø 13.0 mm 890 m
Cable-ø 14.0 mm 840 m
Cable-ø 15.0 mm 675 m
Cable-ø 16.0 mm 604 m

Wyssen Control System FSI 2007

The self-developed FSI control system is installed in the W-30 cable winch. The control is also mounted in the following machines: Carriage Slackpuller, Carriage Universal, Motorised Skyline Crane, Cable Winch W-40 and Cable Winch W-90.


The next strongest cable winch is the cable winch W-40