A winch is a mechanical device to lift or move heavy objects. It winds wire around a drum (or a spool) while holding the wire rope steady until it needs to be adjusted. Winches are used for backstage mechanics in the film and live event industries. They are embedded in the floor to move large pieces on and off the set when needed. Winches are also used for industrial purposes like towing vehicles or boats or removing heavy rocks, trees, and cumbersome equipment.

Winch has many applications in production activities, such as vehicle recovery, off-road vehicles, aircraft use and theatre.

Off-road vehicles:
Off-road vehicles may be equipped with recovery tools such as winches on the front and back bumpers, normally dead-bolted to the frame of the vehicle. The snubbing winch is used to pull vehicles out of mud, snow, sand, rocks, and water, and to pull vehicles through or over obstacles. The winch is made of cable made up of a braided synthetic rope, or a steel cable wrapped around a motorized drum. Each is controlled electronically, allowing the operator to control the winch speed.

An electric winch is a motorized device used for lifting, pulling and positioning of loads. It is typically mounted to a vehicle's front or rear bumper and is powered by direct current electricity provided by the vehicle's electrical system.

X-BULL winch series has dozens of winches ranging from 2,500 pounds to 14,500 pounds, with nylon rope or wire rope.