Hydraulic Tow Pins with Cable Hold-Down and Stern Roller
The Western Machine Works Hydraulic Tow Pin Unit is installed within the stern bulwark of tow- ing vessels of all sizes. Remote controls are placed so that the operator commands an un-obstructed view of the stern of the vessel and tow. The operator can raise of lower the Pins as conditions demand and raise or lower the Hold-Down Block if pitching of the tug and tow requires restricting the upward movement of the cable. Power is transmitted to the vertically actuated Pins and Hold-Down Block by double acting hydraulic cylinders controlled from the console.Read more
Advantages Of Western Machine Works Hydraulic Tow Pins with Cable Hold-Down
Safety of Operation: Crew are not required to be on stern of the vessel when Pins or Hold-Down Block are raised or lowered. Speed of Operation: Pins can be raised or lowered quickly by one man. Cable can be placed in maximum restriction within seconds if pitching of vessel and tow demands use of the Hold-Down Block. Minimum wear on towline: Manganese pin rollers rotate on either stainless steel needle bearings or bronze bushings. Stern roller rotates on waterproof roller bearings. Location of Controls and Critical Components: Remote controls may be located in any safe location; Hydraulic pump and motor are mounted within the protection of the vessel.