A rope, cable, or chain winds around a horizontal rotating drum in a winch. They're utilized to move and lift big objects. For instances where a power source is absent or would be impractical, manual winches are powered by a hand crank. When compared to manual winches, electric winches are motorized and can move cargo or pull cars with less effort. Air winches are commonly used in construction and maintenance because they utilize air motors for accurate load control. Hydraulic winches have a lower risk of overheating. They're typically employed for long-term pulling and lifting of big maritime and agricultural equipment.