These are the winches set in motion by in bulk of selection of power from a transfer case. Total absence any electricians deprives mechanical winches of shortcomings of their electric sisters. Among advantages - the high realized draft, simplicity of a design, reliability, unlimited operating time, a possibility of a speed control of winding of a cable engine turns. Only death of it will be able to stop such orach. In other words, the mechanical winch is the best choice for the SUV prepared for overcoming of extreme off road terrain.
However, shortcomings also take place. The winch is rigidly connected by transmission with the engine, and at excessive loadings something can break (Cardan's vents will cut off or what arm will be bent). That it did not happen, protection - the special spline which is cut off at the most permissible load is provided in a design of winches. And now imagine process of replacement of this spline (if it is!!!) in the deep ford or a meter layer of liquid clay!
Hydraulic winches have advantages of electric and mechanical winches, being, perhaps, the optimum choice for the trophic monster in whose transmission design the manufacturer did not provide a possibility of installation of a box of selection of power. Possessing power and reliability of mechanical winches, they can be established on any SUV. Work such winches can beyond all bounds long without danger to burn an electric motor because of lack of the last. In general, absence electricians blagotvoritelno affects reliability of hydrowinches unlike electric which not often maintain extreme conditions of trofi-raids.