At Rotrex Winches, we provide the largest range of winches in the whole of Europe. Based in the UK, as well as being winch specialists, we also stock many other products, from the smallest winch cable and rope to large all-terrain vehicles. Today, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about our range of deck equipment.


Rotrex deck sheaves have multiple purposes, but their main function is to divert the winch wire rope through different angles. For example, for over-boarding, enabling you to move equipment from a deck, lowering it into water, as well as deck winch wire rope routing. Because the deck equipment is custom-built, this means that it can directly meet the requirements necessary for the site, and it is this versatility that makes all the difference to getting the job done.

Personalised Features

You are able to customise various features of your deck equipment, including the shackles and hose bundles. We offer different kinds of shackles, with a range of sizes, which will suit most applications. We provide hydraulic hoses, which come in 5-metre sections. These can be easily connected to create a longer length. Alternatively, air hoses come in 15-metre sections, and these can likewise be connected to extend the length of the hose.


Our deck equipment is provided with a full certification package, so you can rest assured that your hire is safe and reliable. Air compressors are particularly useful for areas that have limited or no power resource when air is needed. These include mobile and skid mounted choices, and appropriate for most working locations. This also includes both onshore and offshore environments such as zone 2 hazardous areas.

Hard Wearing

Especially good for over-boarding wire rope, our swivel and roller box fairleads are hard wearing and long-lasting. The swivel head function means that the wire rope is fixed firmly to the diverter sheave, and in turn counteracts any extreme fleet angle. In other cases, this would cause damage to the sheave and rope, but due to this design, it avoids such damage.


The single sheave snatch blocks feature the swivel shackle head designs and can hold from 1 tonne to 150 tonnes SWL (Safe Working Load). It’s also possible to open a side plate, providing an easily accessible reeving of wire rope, meaning there it is not necessary to remove the end termination.

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about how you can hire our deck equipment and more, then please get in touch with us via our web contact form, or by emailing us at Alternatively, you can call us on 01773 603997. A member of our dedicated team will be pleased to assist you with any enquiries you may have, and get the ball rolling for your project.