Pirates of the Caribbean

How do you pull a large cannon up a Caribbean hillside? With a winch hired from Rotrex Winches!

Rotrex Winches was recently contacted by a leading special effects company to help with just this problem.

A scene from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’, starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane, required a cannon to be dragged smoothly up a hill.

"The company was very happy with the winch and the technical expertise provided by Rotrex Winches’ engineers."

The Ingersoll Rand Air Winch specified and subsequently hired to the project was an ideal choice due to its high speed, lifting capabilities and compact design, all of which met the customer’s specific requirements.

Unfortunately for our winch’s blossoming acting career, the final film shows several horses looking as though they are pulling the cannon; the power of CGI!

The company was very happy with the winch and the technical expertise provided by Rotrex Winches’ engineers. It will use Rotrex Winches for any further winch requirements and is happy to recommend us to other special effects companies.

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