Hercules unveils new hydraulic chain gypsy

Hercules Hydraulics’ new chain gypsy Photo: Hercules Hydraulics Hercules Hydraulics’ new chain gypsy Photo: Hercules Hydraulics
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Hercules Hydraulics has expanded its range of hydraulic winches and equipment with the introduction of a new chain gypsy.

Designed to simplify the lowering of an anchor chain into a locker, the mild steel chain gypsy was initially designed for a 14mm chain but can be specified with a drum to suit any size of anchor chain. The unit features a devil’s claw and a manual brake with an emergency release.


Three of the first projects testing the new chain gypsy have involved equipment with different specifications; one for 14mm chain, another for 20.5mm chain and a third for 24mm chain. This versatility proves the suitability for a variety of fishing applications, providing vessels with an effective and space-efficient solution for pulling and storing anchor chains of any dimension.

In addition to the company’s expanded range of hydraulic winches, Hercules Hydraulics’ products include electro-magnetic clutches, hydraulic bow thrusters, fire-fighting pumps, fuel transfer systems and pressure washers, all either self-manufactured in the UK or sourced from suppliers such as Desmi, MP Filtri, Sunfab, and Stauff. Hercules Hydraulics is also the UK distributor for AMCA hydraulic valves and the UK marine distributor for The Logan Clutch Corporation.

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