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New Gypsy Chain Launch

A hydraulic Chain Gypsy has been added to the range of hydraulic winches and equipment available from Hercules Hydraulics.

Designed to simplify the lowering of an anchor chain into a locker, the new 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 devils claw and a manual brake with an emergency release.

The versatility of the new Chain Gypsy has been quickly demonstrated as three of the first projects completed involved equipment with different specifications. One was specified for 14mm chain, another for 20.5mm chain and a third for 24mm chain.

That versatility means that it is suitable for a variety of fishing and fish farming applications, providing vessels with an effective and space efficient solution for pulling and storing anchor chains of any dimension. The Company, established in 2004, has had a close association with the fishing industry since the very beginning, which partly accounts for their offices being located in close proximity to the major fishing port of Brixham.

The unique combination of in‑house designed and manufactured products and an expertise in hydraulic system design honed from many years experience has led to the Company being recognised as one of the leading suppliers of hydraulic products and systems in both the fishing and the wider marine industry, working all over the world.

In addition to their 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 at their premises in the UK or sourced from leading suppliers such as Desmi, MP Filtri, Sunfab, and Stauff. They are also the appointed the UK distributor for AMCA hydraulic valves and the UK marine distributor for The Logan Clutch Corporation.

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