Cable Winch W-90

The cable winch for high loads capacities

Brake systems

Holding brake:
Driving brake optional:

Power transmission


Set up and function

The W-90 cable winch is primarily used as a drive unit for cableways on building sites where high tractive forces are required . When fitted with a grooved pulley or a capstan ring, the cable winch can be used as a circular drive wheel for a material cableway. The grooved pulley or the capstan ring can be easily fitted or removed. The W-90 cable winch is fitted with a charge-air cooled 4 cylinder Deutz turbo-diesel motor with 129 kW or for higher performance, the 6 cylinder Deutz turbo-diesel motor with 194 kW, also charge-air cooled. The cable winch is ideally suitable for our MSK 2 and MSK 3 motorised skyline cranes and also for our carriages, with or without trailers, for heavy load capacities. Due to the large cable drum the W-90 has a significantly larger cable capacity than the W-30 and the W-40. The W-90 cable winches are equipped with the same modern control system for automatic operation on the W-40/175. Furthermore the separate diesel connection on the cable winch allows it to be connected to an external diesel tank. The W-90 cable winch is also modular in construction, as are all Wyssen cable winches, so that it can be adapted to the individual requirements of each customer.


The cable winch W-90 is available with the following options and accessories:

Technical data

Main Dimensions Cable Winch-90 W-90/175 W-90/263
Length 3’450 mm
Width 1’550 mm
Height 1’360 mm
Drum-ø 484 mm
Drum width 1’152 mm 1’138 mm
Total weight 2’770 kg 2’900 kg
Cable Drum Capacity W-90/175 W-90/263
Cable-ø 9.5 mm 3’830 m
Cable-ø 10.0 mm 3’320 m
Cable-ø 10.5 mm 3’200 m
Cable-ø 11.0 mm 2’830 m
Cable-ø 12.0 mm 2’560 m
Seil-ø 13.0 mm 2’050 m
Cable-ø 14.0 mm 1’730 m
Cable-ø 15.0 mm 1’680 m
Cable-ø 16.0 mm 1’390 m
Cable-ø 18.0 mm 1’110 m
Tractive Forces and Speeds W-90/175 and W-90/263 Drum Empty Drum Half-Full Drum Full
Gearbox model A 9.82 m/s
4’866 kg
12.77 m/s
3’953 kg
15.72 m/s
3’041 kg
Gearbox model B 8.64 m/s
5’526 kg
11.24 m/s
4’491 kg
13.83 m/s
3’454 kg
Gearbox model C 8.20 m/s
5’830 kg
10.65 m/s
4’736 kg
13.14 m/s
3’643 kg
Gearbox model D 7.22 m/s
6’622 kg
9.38 m/s
5’380 kg
11.54 m/s
4’139 kg
Gearbox model E 6.35 m/s
7’524 kg
8.26 m/s
6’113 kg
10.16 m/s
4’702 kg
Gearbox model F 6.02 m/s
7’935 kg
7.82 m/s
6’423 kg
9.63 m/s
4’910 kg
Gearbox model G (standard model) 5.30 m/s
9'015 kg
6.89 m/s
7'324 kg
8.48 m/s
5'633 kg

Wyssen Control System FSI 2007

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