Vertical Windlass (Model VW 3500)

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Vertical Windlass (Model VW 3500)

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The VW Series of anchor winches are designed for traditional rope and chain combination anchor rodes, where manual transfer of the rode from the rope warping drum to the chainwheel is required.

Features and benefits
  • Provides the versatility of operating two anchors from onewinch
  • Functional rope hauling from any direction using independent MAX-grip™ snag-free warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel for positive control of all ropes
  • Permits use of traditional shackle and thimble rope and chain connection
  • Allows alternative mounting horizontally on a fore and aft bulkhead inside chain locker for below deck installation
  • High-quality finish on above deck components, manufactured from marine grade stainless steel (AISI 316) and chromed bronze, for long term durability
  • Cone type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual ‘Free Fall’anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe operator control
  • Chainwheel locking pawl (except on VW500 and VW10)
  • Simplified through deck installation by modular design and precise alignment of gearbox to the top works utilising marine-grade stainless steel (AISI 316) bolts
  • Anodized aluminium gearbox and spacer on 500, 1000 and1500 models
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches
  • Easily disassembled for servicing

    Model VW 3500
    Maximum Pull/Lift 1590 kg / 3500 lbs
    Static Hold 2200 kg / 4840 lbs
    Chain Short Link 10-13 mm / 3/8”-1/2”
    Line Speed** (Normal Working) 15 m/min / 50 ft/min
    Power Supply (DC) 12 or 24 V
    Motor (Watts) 1200 W
    Net Weight (Electric) 48 kg / 105 lbs
    Hydraulic Pressure 138 bar / 2000 psi
    Hydraulic Flow 42 l/min / 11USgal/min
    Net Weight (Hyd) 40 kg / 88 lbs
    ** Winch performance when hauling rope with capstan.
    Chain speed may vary depending on size of chain and gypsy.

    Model VW 3500
    A 110 mm / 4 5/16”
    B 276 mm / 10 7/8”
    C 83 mm / 3 9/32”
    D 219 mm / 8 5/8”
    E 281 mm / 11 1/8”
    F 270 mm / 10 5/8”
    G (Std deck clearance)** 85 mm / 3 11/32”
    G (Extra deck clearance) ^ 190 mm / 7 1/2”
    H (Working height of drum for rope warping) 5 4 mm / 2 1/8”
    I 270 mm / 10 5/8”
    **For VW1000 and VW1500 shorter deck clearance version also available at 50 mm (2”)
    ^ A deck clearance increase will also increase the ‘D’ measurement by the same increment.

    *Important: Maxwell windlasses must be used in conjunction with a chain stopper or alternative snubbing device to take the load off the windlass while laying at anchor. The chain stopper and alternative snubbing system should also be used to secure the anchor in the fully raised position.
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    Vertical Windlass 500 • VW10 • 1000 • 1500 • 2500 • 3500 Specifications

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    It is our policy to ensure we deliver to our customers in a timely manner. In order to achieve this we use a range of freight companies depending on the size and weight of your order. In some instances we may use a number of carriers to get your products to you. For example chain may come by road, some electronic equipment by air.

    Orders delivered to Australian Post Codes under $499 attract an $18.00 shipping charge. Orders of $499 or more ship free.

    International orders will be charged at $0.00 initially and our staff will be in contact with a shipping quote. If the quote is not accepted the customer reserves the right to cancel their order and be refunded in full.

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