Let’s Go Uphill

Innovative and Reliable Traction Winches

Let’s Go Uphill

Innovative and Reliable Traction Winches

Robust, Powerful, Reliable

It‘s clear that industries have been searching for technology to provide safer practices for machines working on steep slope job sites, and TimberMAX has risen to the challenge. Whether you are in construction, pipelines, utilities or forestry the TimberMAX T-Series Traction-Winch is the Tool for the job. The attachment style, constant tension winch allows the TimberMAX to be easily mounted on any excavator with a simple installation and remote operated.  When there is a break in work for the Traction-Winch, simply remove the TimberMAX and allow the excavator to go back to work in its original capacity making this system an attractive and cost-effective option.



TimberMAX winch systems deliver reduced costs by significantly improving the slope machines productivity in areas where conventional equipment reaches its traction and safe operating limits.



The system provides traction assist, which in combination with the iWinch® Control System allows the operator to better identify limits and dangerous work situations.


Soil Disturbance

Substantial reduction in soil disturbance. Keep operating in areas where it might have been necessary to stop operations and wait for dryer conditions, it is now possible to keep working throughout the year by utilizing our steep slope Traction-Winch technology.



Improve accessibility to timber in areas affected by heavy snowfall.

Our Products

T8 Traction Winch

Our most compact model. Mounts on 18-25 ton excavators and high horsepower tractors. Holds 1115 ft of 5/8″ wire rope.

T10 Traction Winch

The T10 traction winch is easily mounted on 24-34 ton excavators and holds 1640 ft of 5/8″ swaged wire rope.

T14 Traction Winch

Our mid-size traction winch. Easily mounted on any 24-34 ton excavator and holds 1180 ft of 3/4” swaged wire rope.

T20 Traction Winch

The T20 traction winch is easily mounted on 29-45 ton excavators and holds 1770 ft of 7/8″ swaged wire rope.

T20HD Traction Winch

Our largest traction winch. The T20HD is easily mounted on any 29-45 ton excavator and holds 1380 ft of 1″ swaged wire rope.

iWinch® Automatic CONTROL System

User-Friendly, Embedded Solution

Winch® Display: The display is mounted to the tethered machine, and relays information essential to the effective operation of the winch unit to the operator on a high-contrast, 12“ monitor. Additional information available includes diagnostics, troubleshooting, and statistics.

Drum Camera: The spooling quality is paramount to maintain a long cable lifetime. The camera gives the operator the opportunity to confirm at any time that the system is operating correctly.

Tension Setup: The iWinch® system recognizes which direction the slope machine is moving. It can be set to 3 different tension settings:

  1. Uphill
  2. Not Moving
  3. Downhill

At any time, the operator can reduce the pre-set tension with the potentiometer.