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HydroGuide® HG550 Winch


Whether you’re slitting gas line or pulling in product, the materials you work with vary. The length and lay of runs vary. Customer requirements vary. The HG550 gives you infinite proportional control of up to 5.5 tons of pulling force with line payout and pullback speeds up to 20 percent faster than competing winches. Now you can match any job’s unique requirements. And while any operator can say they did the job well, the HydroGuide HG550 erases any doubt. The unit’s data tracking system records performance information you can use for your own documentation, for training, or for your project reports. With the HG550, the data speaks for itself. And if your jobs have you working near electrical utilities, HammerHead Trenchless is the only winch manufacturer to offer an optional Electrical Strike Indicator Device (ESID) for added safety.



The HG550 winch gives you infinitely variable control over 5.5 maximum tons of force and payout/pullback speeds from 3 inches to 110 feet per minute – ideal for slitting plastic gas pipes ½ inch to 2 inches in diameter, pulling back product or cleaning sewer pipe.


The easy-to-read Precision Digital Job Data Recorder keeps track of line speed, distance, force and pressure. Plug in a USB flash drive to download data, or plug in the optional printer for hardcopy right on-site.


You need more than just a manufacturer for your trenchless operations – you need a partner. At HammerHead® Trenchless, it is our mission is to help you succeed on every job. Our customer service is available 24/7, so you always get your answers when you need them. Our world-class, on-site training keeps your crews confident and efficient. And when your job calls for a custom solution, our team of industry experts is ready to help. At HammerHead Trenchless, the most important feature on all of our products is the signature support that comes with it.

Model HG550
Rig Size L/W/H – in (m) 122/69.5/51 (3.1/1.8/1.3)
Weight – lb (kg) 2,500 (1,134)
Max. pulling force – Tons (t) 5.50 (5.0)
Engine – HP (kw) 21.5 (16) @ 3,000 RPM
Engine Manufacturer/Model Kubota® D902, diesel
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Max. pressure – psi (bar) 3,050 (210)
Max. payout speed – fpm (mpm) 110 (33.5)
Maximum Pullback Speed – fpm (mpm) 80 (24.4)
Max. usable cable capacity – ft (m) 3,000 (914.4)***
Usable downrigger length – ft (m) 5 (1.5) or 10 (3.05)
Swaged cable diameter – in (mm) 0.394 (10)
Cable weight per foot – lb (kg) 0.37 (0.17)
Braking system Wheeled unit – Standard, electric; Track unit – Standard, hydraulic
Multi position leveling jacks Wheeled unit – (1 front, 2 rear); Skid mount unit – (2 front, 2 rear); Tracked unit – (2 rear)
Electric start Standard, 12VDC
Capstan control Fully proportional directional valve
Capstan drive motor system Single, dual speed radial piston
Job data recorder Onboard, digital control/display
Light package Wheeled unit – (Trailer, down-hole); Skid mount unit – (Down-hole); Tracked unit – (Down-hole)
Job data printer Optional, portable, thermal strip, via USB
Mast extensions – ft (m) 5 (1.50) or 10 (3.05) (Optional)
Electrical strike identification (ESID) Optional
All-terrain track mount (AT) Optional