Portable Capstan Winch

The portable capstan winch is lightweight, gas powered, and has a 1000kg pulling capacity. Weighing only 16kg, it is easily carried and can be anchored to anything by using the appropriate anchoring accessories. Prices on request.

SKU: PCW5000 Category:


This winch is lightweight, portable, gas (petrol) powered, and has a 1000 kg (2200 lb) 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 PCW5000 is for you. Weighting only 16 kg (35 lb), this Portable Winch is easily carried and can be anchored to anything using the 2 m (6′) long sling provided or the different anchoring accessories.
Use the Portable Winch with any length of double braided polyester low stretch rope. The rope is tied to the object to be moved and wound three or four times around the capstan drum. When the engine is running, the 57 mm capstan drum rotates continuously and the friction created by pulling on the free end of the rope pulls the object. With the 57 mm (2-1/4”) capstan drum, the load will move at a speed up to 12 m/minute (40’/min), depending on the weight of the load. You can also buy the 85 mm (3-3/8”) capstan drum, which will give you up to 18 m/minute (60’/min) speed.
We do not yet currently feature all of the Portable Winch products on our Rigging Specialties website.  However all products are available and can be ordered through Rigging Specialties by reviewing the Portable Winch catalogue below.

Additional Information

Portable Capstan Winch 5000
Applications:  Arboriculture, Construction, Farming, Forestry, Hunting, Marine applications, Off roading, Search and rescue, Tent or tower installation, Cable, wire, optic fiber installation, Work at heights, Hoisting equipment
Weight:  16 kg (35 lb)
Dimentions:  Length: 37.1 cm (14-5/8’), Width: 36.6 cm (14-3/8’), Height: 36.6 cm (14-3/8”)
Certification:  CE Certified
Engine:  4-Stroke Honda GXH-50 cc
Gear Box and Gears:  Aluminum alloy gear box. Heat treated 3 stage spur gears. Shafts mounted on ball bearings. Oil bath lubrication.
Gear Ration:  110: 1
Brake:  Anti-reversing needle bearing
Clutch:  n/a – direct drive
Capacity:  Max. pulling force: 1000 kg (2200 lb), Rated lifting cap: PCW5000: Not designed for lifting applications
Capstan Drums:  Installed: 57 mm (2-1/4”), Optional: 85 mm (3-3/8”)
Turns at Idle:  Yes
Speed with:  57 mm drum: 12 m/min (40’/ min), 85 mm drum: 18 m/min (60’/ min)
Work Cycle:  Continuous
Rope:  Pulling: Double braided polyester. Unlimited length. Minimum diameter: 10 mm (3/8”), Maximum diameter: 16 mm (5/8”), Lifting: PCW5000: Not designed for lifting applications
Warranty:  Private use: 5 years, Commercial use: 1 year, Engine: Honda International Warranty
Anchors:  Included: Polyester sling 60 mm x 2 m (2-3/8” x 6’), Optional: Different types according to the task
Packaging:  Material: Card board box, Dimensions: 39 cm x 37 cm x 42 cm (15” x 14- ½” x 16- ½”), Total weight: 19.5 kg (43 lb)

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