½” Stable Braid
is the recommended rope for use with this winch!
Found yourself in a jam? Break out the most portable gas-powered winch around and set your problems free! Simply anchor the Portable Winch to a tree, truck, or other solid anchor and wrap any length of low stretch 3/8” to 1/2” arborist grade line to its capstan drum to realize up to 5,000 pounds of dependable pulling power! The 50-cc (2.5 hp), 4-cycle Honda engine powers a 3-stage 110:1 ratio gearbox that turns its capstan drum to about 40 feet per minute. Off of that an operator receives about 2,500 pounds of pulling force on single line. By adding a single pulley onto the targeted load and doubling the winch line an operator can produce the stated 5,000 pounds of pull at 20 feet per minute.
To operate, simply start the engine on the ground and the capstan drum rotates, awaiting your line of choice. Next, anchor the Portable Winch by attaching its hooks to either a tree-wrapped polyester sling, or the optional Hitch Plate that’s quickly slipped over any 2” trailer-hitch ball. Then, merely wrap your tow line around the capstan drum and you’re ready to roll. Any length line can be used because nothing is accumulated on the capstan drum. When load is applied (by drawing tension on the line), the motorized device rises up and inline with anchor and load until you release tension to the line. It’s just that easy. The Portable Winch weighs 43 lbs.