• 1917
    Seattle Car Manufacturing Company and Twohy Brothers join together to form Pacific Car and Foundry Company (PACCAR).
  • 1924
    Glenn Braden opens the Braden Steel Corporation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and supplies equipment for the booming oil industry.
  • 1927
    Braden introduces their first drum type winch and innovates with the first oil soaked safety brake.
  • 1934
    PACCAR introduces the CARCO line of winches and other products for use in the logging industry.
  • 1946
    Gearmatic opens its doors and pioneers the use of planetary gears and power transmissions.
  • 1962
    PACCAR purchases Gearmatic in Vancouver B.C., and brings innovative gear technology to the PACCAR group.
  • 1967
    Braden introduces the PD10 with a ‘Universal Base’ for versatile mounting and application.
  • 1974
    Braden Winch Division expands operations with a 5,000 square feet plant in Okmulgee, Okla.
  • 1977
    PACCAR purchases Braden Winch in Broken Arrow, OK; bringing a top-notch brand to the PACCAR family.
  • 1978
    Braden consolidates Okmulgee operations into a new 72,000 square feet facility for offices, machine shops, warehouse, fabrication and assembly.
  • 1983
    PACCAR brings Braden, Carco and Gearmatic together to complete the PACCAR Winch Division in Broken Arrow, OK.
  • 1987
    Driven by marine industry needs, the LB300 was developed to raise and lower offshore lift boats. One LB300 unit could supply up to 375,000 in-lbs. of torque.
  • 1991
    The first generation of the Braden and Gearmatic crossline series, the BG6A offered a small form factor using power drum technology with reliable Braden and Gearmatic components.
  • 1992
    The WR30-LS was the first hydraulic Braden swing drive to offer a load sense feature for added safety. Developed for the utility industry, the WR30-LS was a reliable, low cost way to prevent operators from overloading lightweight fiberglass crane booms.
  • 2001
    PACCAR Winch debuts the Braden CH210A which, offering a new braking system with higher input RPM and oil flow.
  • 2003
    The RW300A offered a high line pull in a small package. The unit’s ability to pull up to 40,000 lbs. and size made it a perfect fit for the oil and gas industry.
  • 2009
    Developed to meet the demands of oilfield recovery, the HP65A was released with a symmetrical design. This improvement allowed for easier installation and maintenance while keeping all of the Braden power and reliability.
  • 2009
    Designed for the utility industry, the BD12A digger drive was engineered for maximum productivity and long life for the toughest applications.
  • 2011
    PACCAR Winch expanded distributor relationships in China, bringing innovative and longlasting winch, hoist and drive products to Southeast Asia.
  • 2012
    Purpose-built for rigourous use in the forestry industry, the SKW40A is a skidder winch capable of pulling 40,000 lbs (18,140 kg) of cut timber up to 151 ft (43 m) per minute.
  • 2013
    The TD50A is a multi-stage gearbox built for track drive applications in tractors, excavators, mining and agricultural equipment.
  • 2014
    SB25 hoist was released and coupled with the SB18, specifically for sideboom applications. Their size and reliability make them a perfect fit for sideboom tractors in the oil & gas and utility industries.
  • 2015
    The compact and improved HP100B Planetary Winch was introduced for heavy recovery applications. This durable winch pulls loads weighing up 100,000 lbs (45,340 kg) in oilfield and other heavy-duty recovery jobs.
  • PRESENT
    PACCAR Winch remains an industry leader in innovation and stability in the winch and hoist market. Rugged, reliable, long-lasting.

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