JonRie Supplies 6th 90 Ton Line Pull Winch to McAllister Towing

by Hans | January 23rd, 2017

JonRie Marine Winches supplied its 6th ship set of Full 90 Ton Winch to McAllister Towing of NY installed on their new tug Jeffrey McAllister. The 92’ (30 meter) x 36’ (11 meter) Z-Drive Tug was built by Eastern Shipbuilding, Panama City, FL. The 5,150 HP tugs with a bollard pull of 75 Tons is the latest addition to the McAllister Fleet.   

The JonRie Series 250 Escort Winch was designed to handle in the Recover mode the full Bollard Pull of the vessel. The winch is capable of 180,000 lbs. (90 Ton) Line pull and makes the winch ideal for Escort Work, LNG Terminals and Ship Assist of the new Container Ships to come through the New Canal Expansion. The addition of the Jeffrey makes McAllister one of the largest fleet on the East Coast with High Horsepower tugs and super duty winches. The tug will serve the port of Charleston.
New features on the winch are its Stainless-Steel Brake drums and 24 volt back up abort system to insure extra safety if power is lost to the tug. The winch also has many other features likes it’s Active Heave Compensation or (FULL Render/ FULL Recover) feature that will also allow the tug to Free Wheel away for its Tow and also heave in at any speed. The Winch system also includes JonRie’s standard foot control to allow for hands free operation of the winch press down to payout and heal back to haul in. Also include in the system is JonRie’s Tension readout system with side lights and dimming for night use. The winch drum has the capacity to spool 500’ (165 meters) of 8” Hawser and a brake capacity of 600,000 lbs. (300 Tons) and a line speed of 100 fpm (35 M/m). The direct drive design allows for quick response to fast loading inertia that an Escort Winch must endure. The 250 HP Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) and controls are all the in-house design of JonRie InterTech, LLC.

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