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.