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High Performance Portable Winch


Whenever you need to pull something, whether it's a moose, a log, your ATV, or anything else, you now have access to 4400lb (2000 kg) of portable pulling power to work anywhere!

Powered by a dependable 2.5 HP Honda™ engine the capstan Portable Winch™ will pull 2200 lb (1000 kg) using a single line and 4400 lb (2000 kg) using a double line at speeds of up to 60 ft/minute (18 m/min).


Portable Winch Kits

Model Number Description List Price  
PWK-BSE1 Portable Capstan Winch Base Kit-1, 10 Piece
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$2,329.30 Add To Cart
PWK-BSE2 Portable Capstan Winch Base Kit-2, 10 Piece, With Waterproof Case
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$2,774.30 Add To Cart
 
PWK-EXP1 Portable Capstan Winch Express Kit-1, 16 Piece
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$2,493.85 Add To Cart
PWK-EXP2 Portable Capstan Winch Express Kit-2, 16 Piece, With Waterproof Case
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$2,938.85 Add To Cart
 
PWK-PK1 Portable Capstan Winch Pro-Kit-1, 27 Piece
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$3,452.85 Add To Cart
PWK-PK2 Portable Capstan Winch Pro-Kit-2, 27 Piece, With Waterproof Case
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$3,897.85 Add To Cart

Custom-built kits are also available.

Please call 1-800-745-3282 and we'll be happy to put a kit together that meets your needs.



Extended Portable Winch Motor Specifications

Pulling Capacity:
Single Line Double Line (With Snatch Block)
2200 lb (1000 kg) 4400 lb (2000 kg)
Gear Box: Aluminum alloy; Gear Ratio 110:1
Gear Train & Shafts: Heat treated, heavy duty steel alloy, ball-bearing mount
Hardware: Stainless Steel
Unit Weight (Dry): 35 pounds (16 kg)
Engine: 4-cycle Honda GXH-50 cc
Dimensions (Overall): 13" (33 cm) wide x 14" (36 cm) High x 15" (38 cm) deep
Brake: Internal anti-reversal brake
Rope:
(Low stretch double-braided polyester)
Min. Diameter: 3/8" (10 mm)
Max Diameter: 5/8" (16 mm)
Perfomance:
  Standard Drum Optional Drum
Max Line Speed 2-1/4" (57 mm) 3-3/8" (85 mm)
Max Line Pull 41 ft/min (12 m/min) 60 ft/min (18 m/min)
Speed at Max Torque   2200 lb (1000 kg)
25 ft/min (7.6 m/min)
1350 lb (614 kg)
37 ft/min (11 m/min)
Warranty: 5 years (Honda warranty on engine)

Portable Winch Features

  • Portable.
    • There is no fixed link to a vehicle; therefore you can take the winch anywhere. Tether it to any solid object: a tree, a post, a rock or even to the ball hitch of your vehicle.
  • Powerful - Up to 4400 lb (2000 kg) of pulling power
    • The Portable Winch™ will pull 2200 lb (1000 kg) single line. If you need to pull extremely heavy loads, we offer a snatch block kit including a swing-side pulley and locking steel carabiner. The pulley is attached to the load with the carabiner, and the rope is attached to the winch anchor. This lightweight system effectively doubles the pulling power of the winch to an amazing 4400 lb (2000 kg) pulling capacity!
  • Lightweight - Weighs only 35 lb (16 kg)
    • Due to its light weight, you will be able to bring it wherever you need it. Simply carry it with the polyester sling or in the optional padded waterproof case. You never know when it might come in handy!
  • Fast - Up to 4 times faster than electric winches – up to 60 ft/min (18 m/min)
    • With a Portable winch™, you also get your work done quickly, at the speed you choose. At the maximum pull rate of 2200 lb (1000 kg), your winching speed will be approximately 25 feet per minute (7.5 m/min). If you pull a 1500 lb (682 kg) load, you will be winching at a speed close to 40 feet per minute (12 m/min). You can also adjust the throttle on the Honda™ engine, to regulate speed and power.

      Add extra speed! For applications requiring a lower pull rate and higher speed, the optional 'big drum' will bring max speed to about 60 feet per minute (18 m/min), and lower the maximum load pull to about 1350 lb (615 kg). With applications such as pulling wire through conduits, skidding small logs or hauling game, etc. you can take advantage of this unique feature from Portable winch™.
  • Easy to use
    • The capstan drum does not accumulate rope on it. It uses friction from 3 or 4 wraps of the rope around the continuously rotating drum to bring up the load. You can control precisely the winching speed by varying the pressure you apply to the free end of the rope.
  • Anchors to anything – trees, tree stumps, vehicles, posts with a quick attach
    • To anchor your Portable winch™, simply hook the heavy-duty sling to the safety hooks at the rear of the winch.

      If you plan to anchor it to your vehicle’s ball hitch, order the optional hitch plate which slides onto the ball’s neck, another Portable winch™ exclusive feature.

      For extended usage, the 2'' square tubing hitch attachment provides a rubber padded support that swivels 90°.
  • True power
    • The rope does not accumulate on the Portable winch™ drum, it only goes through it. On a standard winch, the diameter of the drum increases as the rope accumulates. Since the winch’s power is in direct relation with the drum size, it is not unusual for a standard winch to lose 50% of its power (sometimes even more!) when the drum is near capacity. And because most winches are rated for 1st layer pulling, a winch rated at 2000 lb will only deliver 1000 lb (or less) when the drum is full. The Portable winch™ delivers 2200 lb of pulling power anytime, all the time.
  • Continuous usage – 100% duty cycle vs. 20% duty cycle of electric winches
    • When using an electric winch, it is recommended that you pull during 1 minute maximum and then let it cool down for 4 minutes or damage can occur to the motor winding. Therefore, if you are pulling at a speed of 20 feet per minute (6 m/min), pulling a log that is at a 100 feet distance (30.5 m) will take you 25 minutes with an electric winch. With our Portable winch™, you don’t have to stop to let it rest. It’s built to work full time, all day long. So the same log will come in 2-1/2 minutes… Something to think about.
  • Unlimited rope length
    • One of the biggest advantages of our system is there is no limit to the rope length you can use. Whether you need 15' (5 m) or 600' (200 m), you can use as much rope as your job requires with our Portable winch™. A standard drum winch will have a fixed wire rope length (usually 75’ (23 m) for electric winches) is dictated by how much rope the drum will hold.
  • Safe – No kinks, pig tails, barbs on rope or whiplash
    • The Portable winch™ uses a low-stretch synthetic rope. The rope is lightweight, inexpensive and is available in lengths of 100, 300 and 600 feet (30.5, 91.5, and 183 meters). Even longer ropes are available on special order. If the rope ever breaks or unhooks from the load, it will not whip back to the winch operator, as a wire rope would. Also, a wire rope has to be wound evenly on a drum to avoid being caught between strands and requires constant tension on the line to avoid making a ‘rat’s nest’. Wire rope will also pigtail and kink, and feel like barbed wire after misuse. Double-braided polyester rope will stretch only 12% at rupture (compared to 22% for steel), so whiplash is minimal.
  • Reliable – It will start!
    • The Honda™ GXH-50 cc - 2.5 HP engine has proven to be one of the most reliable engines on the market. Even if you have not used your winch for a long period of time, you can count on the Honda™ technology to give you power when you need it. Whether it's in intense cold or heat, the engine will start!
  • No worries about overheating!
    • Our Portable winch™ can be used continuously, without overheating. The Honda™ GXH50-2.5 HP, 4-stroke gas engine will deliver dependable power, no matter what temperature it is, for as long as you need to use it.

Portable Winch Tools and Accessories

Portable WinchTM complete with safety hooks & anchor sling 6' (1.83 m)

Portable Capstan Winch

Lightweight, portable, gas-powered winch, with 2200 lb (1000 kg) pulling capacity. If you ever need to bring down hung-up trees, pull out-of-reach logs, get a vehicle un-stuck, or haul a moose out of the bush or water, the Portable Winch™ is for you. Weighing only 35 lb (16 kg), the Portable Winch™ is easily carried and can be anchored to anything using the 6' (1.83 m) long sling provided or the hitch plate for vehicles.

Use the Portable Winch™ with any length of low stretch rope. We offer double-braided polyester rope in lengths of 100' (30.5 m), 300' (91.5 m) and 600' (183 m). The rope is tied to the object to be moved and wound three times around the capstan drum. When the engine is running, the capstan rotates continuously and the friction created by pulling on the free end of the rope pulls the object. Load will move at a speed from 25 to 40 feet/minute (7.6 to 12 meters/minute), depending on the weight of the load.
The 2200 lb (1000 kg) pulling capacity of the Portable Winch™ compares with the biggest ATV electric winches but offers more advantages:

* Portability (anchors to any tree or stump)
* 100% duty cycle (vs. 20% duty cycle for electric winches)
* Constant pulling power (standard winches are rated for 1st layer pull)
* Unlimited rope length
* No kinks, pig tails or barbs on rope

Engine: Honda™ 4-stroke, GHX-50 cc
Line speed: 25-60 ft/min (7.6-12 m/min)
Direct line pull: 2200 lb (1000 kg)
Weight: 35 lb (16 kg)

Item Number Description List Price  
PCW-5000 Portable Winch, complete with safety hooks and anchor sling $ 1350.00 Add To Cart

Optional Capstan Drum

Optional Capstan Drum

Use the optional capstan drum to add speed to your work. Easily installed, this drum will allow you to do jobs that require less pulling capacity quicker.

Diameter: 3-3/8" (85 mm)
Drum weight: 1.7 lb (770 g)
Max. line speed: 60 ft/min (18 m/min)
Speed at max. torque: 37 ft/min (11 m/min)
Max. line pull: 1350 lb (614 kg)
Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1100 Optional Capstan Drum $ 65.00 Add To Cart

Rope Bags

Portable Winch, Rope Bag

Ideal to carry/store your ropes and small accessories around the woodlot or any location and prevents tangling. Made out of nylon material, these bags will store up to 600' (183 m) of 1/2'' (13 mm) rope.

Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1252 Medium Rope Bag, Holds 164 feet of 1/2 inch rope, with shoulder straps. $ 31.95 Add To Cart
PCA-1255 Medium Rope Bag, Holds 164 feet of 1/2 inch rope. $ 29.95 Add To Cart
PCA-126 Large Rope Bag, Holds 328 feet of 1/2 inch rope. $ 39.95 Add To Cart
PCA-1257 X-Large Rope Bag, Holds 492 feet of 1/2 inch rope. $ 79.95 Add To Cart

Polyester Slings

Portable Winch, Polyester Slings

The slings fasten the winch or snatch block to a tree, without damaging the bark or cambium of anchor trees. The polyester sling will not stretch. It is very useful for lifting or used as a choker. Safe working load is 6400 lb (2909 kg) when used basket style (i.e. when anchoring the winch), or 4800 lb (2182 kg) in choker style (i.e. when anchoring the corner block).

Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1258 Polyester Sling, 2 Inch X 10 Feet $ 25.95 Add To Cart
PCA-1259 Polyester Sling, 2 Inch X 8 Feet $ 22.95 Add To Cart
PCA-1260 Polyester Sling, 2 Inch X 6 Feet $ 19.95 Add To Cart

Hitch Plate Winch Anchor

Hitch Plate, Winch Anchor

The hitch plate turns your pick-up truck or ATV into a pulling machine. Simply hook the winch to the plate using the safety hooks and slide the key-hole shape over your ball hitch and you're ready to pull.

Fits balls up to 2" (50 mm) diameter
Weight: 1-3/4 lb (800 g)

Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1261 Hitch Plate Winch Anchor, Fits towing balls up to 2 inch diameter $ 24.95 Add To Cart

Receiver Hitch Winch Anchor

Receiver Hitch Winch Anchor

This receiver hitch is ideal to attach the winch to your vehicle. Its 2'' (50 mm) square tubing fits perfectly in Category III hitch receivers. Cushioned winch support plate pivots 45 degrees on either side, making the winch stable and self-aligning with the load.

Fits square receiver of 2'' (50 mm)
Weight: 15 lb (6.8 kg)

Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1262 Receiver Hitch Winch Anchor, Fits 2 Inch Square Tubing $ 135.00 Add To Cart

Tree/pole mount with rubber pads

Tree/pole mount with rubber pads

Tree/pole mount with rubber pads, anchor strap 75 mm wide x 3 m long (3'' x 9.8'). This anchor system allows you to firmly attach the winch on a tree or a post which makes it easier for working from one point for extended periods of time. The winch can therefore be installed at a more confortable height and the pivoting support aligns the winch automatically with the load. To use it, you will need the receiver hitch winch anchor for 50 mm (2'') square tubing (PCA-1262).

Tree/Pole minimal diameter: 12" (30 cm)
Tree/Pole maximum diameter: 36" (91 cm) with the 9.8' (3 m) sling included
Weight: 17 lb (7.5 kg)

Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1263 Tree/pole mount with rubber pads, anchor strap, 3 inch X 9.8 feet. Works with PCA-1262 or PCA-1264 $ 265.00 Add To Cart

Self-blocking swing sides pulley

Self-blocking swing sides pulley

The self-locking pulley is designed for rescue operations. It features a brake cam system which allows the rope to go through freely in one direction and blocks it in the other direction. The spring-loaded cam can be disengaged by pulling a release cord. When used in a system (with a matching double pulley), it can give you 4:1 mechanical advantage. Both 3" (75 mm) diameter aluminum pulleys are mounted on self-lubricating bushings and stainless steel axles. The swing sides and the main plate are also made of anodized aluminum.

Minimum break strength: 12 000 lb (53.6 kN)
CE and NFPA certified
For ropes from 3/8'' to 1/2'' (10 mm to 13 mm)
Weight: 2.5 lb (1 kg)

Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1271 Self-blocking aluminum pulley with swing sides - 1 sheave, 2-3/8 inch diameter $ 205.00 Add To Cart
PCA-1272 Self-blocking aluminum pulley with swing sides - 2 sheave, 3 inch diameter $ 255.00 Add To Cart

Swing Side Snatch Block

Portable Winch, Swing Side Snatch Block

The swing-side snatch block features a lightweight 4'' (100 mm) diameter deep groove aluminum sheave, with stainless steel plates that swing open to install rope. Sintered bronze bushing on stainless steel shaft provides 98% efficiency. Particularly useful for use when doubling the line, the rope cannot accidentally come out of the block. Use the steel locking carabiner to anchor to a polyester sling.

Minimum break strength: 10 000 lb (44 kN)
Weight: 2.5 lb (1.14 kg)

Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1274 Swing side snatch block - 4 inch diameter aluminum sheaves with stainless steel sides $ 65.00 Add To Cart

Double Swing Side Snatch Block

Portable Winch, Double Swing Side Snatch Block

For extra heavy loads, you can multiply the winch power using pulleys. This double pulley features the same aluminum and stainless steel construction as our PCA-1274 with two 4'' (100 mm) diameter deep groove aluminum sheave. Using one double pulley (positioned at the load) with a single pulley, you can triple the pulling power of the winch to 7500 lb (3400 kg). With two double pulleys, an amazing 10000 lb of force can be exerted on a load!

Minimum break strength: 25000 lb (110 kN)
Weight: 4.4 lb (2 kg)

Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1272 Double swing side snatch block, 2 X 4" Diameter aluminum sheaves with stainless steel sides $ 125.00 Add To Cart

Grab hook 5/16"

Grab hook 5/16 inch

A 5/16" (7 mm) opening will grab either 5/16" (7 mm) or 1/4" (6 mm) chain. Equipped with a 1/2" (13 mm) diameter grommet, it can be attached to any 1/2" (13 mm) rope or smaller. Attach the hook to the rope using the bowline knot. The bowline knot provides a secure connection, and can be untied if required.

Weight: 0.5 lb (225 g)

Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1280 Grab Hook, 5/16 Inch $ 2.95 Add To Cart

Grab hook 5/16" (7 mm) with latch

Grab hook 5/16 Inch with latch

Its unique latch prevents the chain from slipping out of the hook when tension is not applied on the rope. A 5/16" (7 mm) opening will grab either 5/16" (7 mm) or 1/4'' (6 mm) chain. Equipped with a 1/2" (13 mm) diameter grommet, it can be attached to any 1/2" (13 mm) rope or smaller. Attach the hook to the rope using the bowline knot. The bowline knot provides a secure connection, and can be untied if required.

Weight: 1.1 lb (500 g)

Item Number Description List Price  
PCA-1282 Grab Hook, 5/16 Inch with latch and 3 chain links $ 9.95 Add To Cart