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Hydraulic and Electrical Winches for Trucks and Vehicles

Starter is a manufacturer of hydraulic and electrical winches for trucks and vehicles, including armoured and special vehicles.

Parc d'activité du Vert Galant,
5, avenue du Vert Galant,
Starter Lead

STARTER is a manufacturer of hydraulic and electrical winches for trucks and vehicles, including armoured and special vehicles. Established in 1971, we have developed a range of high-level recovery winches dedicated to military applications that are used around the world.

Winches applications

Starter’s range of hydraulic and electrical winches for difficult environments have forces ranging from 0t to 50t and can be mounted on the side, rear, front, inside the chassis, behind the cabin, etc. of the vehicle.

Products include:

  • Front and rear mount winches: electric and hydraulic from 0kN to 10kN
  • Side winches: hydraulic from 6kN to 20kN
  • Rear cabin winches: hydraulic from 6kN to 30kN
  • Twin winches: hydraulic from 10kN to 50kN

Winches’ engineering

Our different departments, design, manufacturing, have deep knowledges of the military automotive industry.

Our design team will develop your integration solution using our wide range of accessories.
An Atlas TC 10t traction winch integrated on a Renault Kerax military chassis.
Dralar integration at the rear of the cabin.

Our know-how as integrator of winching solutions guarantees our perfect mastery of all the steps required for the winching solution integration on your vehicle. From the analysis of your needs to the changes on the vehicle, through to the definition of your technical specification, the STARTER teams guide you in order to find the solution that is best suited to your needs.

Military winches

At STARTER we put a special emphasis on the control system of our winches. We consider that the safety and the efficiency of pulling operations are highly dependent on the quality of the interface. Easy-to-read information, easy-to-operate switches and ergonomic devices are all key issues. Our winches are also developed to be used in difficult environments, and are equipped with heavy-duty protection for shock, sealing and electromagnetic interference.

Services from dedicated engineers

This also includes training and after-sales, with a spare parts policy based on reliability and availability. From solution design to maintenance through mock-up and setting, our team offers full support to your project. Our dedicated engineers can work side by side with our customers anywhere in the world.


Hydraulic multi-layer winch for self-recovery or precise handling front and rear operations.

STARTER to Present Solutions at IDEX 2021

STARTER company will be present at one of the most important international trade for the Defense sector: IDEX which takes place in ABU DHABI from the 21st to the 25th of February. You can meet us on the French Pavillion, booth 07-B33.

20 January 2021

STARTER Spooler winding devices for military applications

STARTER invests in development to match the customers’ vision. STARTER spoolers are the only winding devices existing on the market. They favorably replace classical diamond shaft bevel winders. Without any chain transmission, they work by using rope tension.

20 October 2020

Twin-winches for military operations

Trucks recovery and transportation for civil works or military operations assume the use of exceptional handling means. These means are generally based on a truck fitted with a twin-winches system and a flat bed semi-trailer.

17 September 2020

How to Choose a Winch

Before you choose a winch, it is important to consider several key questions.

28 January 2020

How to Choose a Good Rope for the Winch

The choice of rope for the equipment of a winch largely determines the safety of the handling facility. Therefore it’s essential to consider it as the starting point for any sizing of a winch.

2 January 2020

STARTER to Attend DSEI 2017

STARTER will be present at the world-leading defence and security event, DSEI. This show will take place in London from 12-15 September where we would be pleased to meet you on our stand (N7-352).

30 August 2017

STARTER to Exhibit at IDEX 2017

STARTER will be present at the most important international defence exhibition in the Middle East: IDEX.

14 February 2017

STARTER Attends Offshore Energy 2015

Offshore Energy 15 is a 23,000m² floor space for a two-day event where 650+ supply chain companies will showcase products and services.

23 October 2015


Parc d'activité du Vert Galant
5, avenue du Vert Galant

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