Rotrex Group – which provides winch hire, sales and support worldwide along with high level cradle and fall protection equipment services across the UK and Europe  – has ramped up its fleet of rental winches after investing in a number of UP40 winches which are manufactured by OMAC in Italy.

The investment means the Group now offers customers the largest fleet of 4t rental winches in the UK. In the recent years, the UP40 has become a popular winch in Rotrex’s portfolio due to its exceptional capabilities and features. It is suitable for use across many industries – including telecoms and the wider utilities sector – for both above and below ground projects.

UP40 Trailer winch outside the Rotrex offices
Brand New UP40 Trailer Winch

The UP40 boasts a maximum pull of 40kN, a maximum speed of 65m/min, a 12mm maximum rope capacity, and steel rope fitted up to 1300m. It has a light composite material canopy and is more streamlined than comparable winches, making it efficient for towing while allowing for more rope to be carried. With a superior speed of rope pull, it reduces man hours on site and delivers constant and reliable tension.

It also has a raft of built in tech including onboard Wi-Fi for data transmission and the latest data recording technology. Customers can use the supporting app and benefit from bespoke demonstrations, ongoing technical support, and training courses provided by Rotrex’s experienced team. The new fleet of UP40’s is available for next day delivery right across the UK.

Rotrex Group, a sister company of LGH UK, has bases in Alfreton, Atherton, Crayford, Rainham, Motherwell and Aberdeen. It is one of the leading winching firms in the UK and currently has the largest and broadest range of winches in Europe. It is currently supporting several large contractors on major projects throughout Europe – providing winches, Softrak all-terrain vehicles, cable drum trailers, and cable pushers/blowers.

Rotrex’s team of mobile engineers work with customers on numerous hire set-ups, pulls, on-site testing, refurbishment works, servicing, and training. Additionally, the special project team designs, manufactures, installs, and commissions bespoke winches. Rotrex is the only UK distributor of OMAC winches and is expanding its sales offering.

Don Wilkinson – General Manager at the Rotrex Group – said: “This new investment in our rental fleet further solidifies Rotrex’s position as one of the UK’s leading winch hire specialists. As a business, we are constantly analysing the marketplace and are laser focused on delivering the products that our customers need. The demand for the UP40 is only set to grow and we ready to support our customers around the UK by providing them with the best solutions to make their projects run smoothly and more efficiently.”