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Simpson Gas Powered Capstan Winch - 2000 lbs Max Pull

Simpson Gas Powered Capstan Winch - 2000 lbs Max Pull
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Product Description

You're looking at one of the most popular items we sell! This winch is special because the rotating capstan is what gives you the pulling power, and you're length of pull is limited only by your length of rope. We have many customers that pull full 600 ft reels of 3/8" rope, or even further. Operation is simple and easy and the Honda 4 Stroke OHC engine is consistently smooth and powerful (this model is self-powered, no chainsaw required). Retrieving your downed game from the bottom of a canyon isn't as tough as it used to be. Getting un-stuck in your ATV, snowmobile or even your pick up truck can be easier than ever before. There's even a story of a 1T pick up truck, loaded with wood, that was stuck in mud up to the axles. This truck was pulled out, in a straight line pull, using one of the earlier Simpson winch models that has less power than this one.

We also offer a cool accessory kit in case you want to increase your pulling power, or change pull direction, etc. The kit is economical and is a nice addition to any capstan winch user.

Whether you buy just the winch, just the kit, or a combination of the two, we know you'll be happy. Customer feedback is tremendous on these. We even have one hunting guide that has purchased multiple units, and he always has an impressed group of hunters once they see the unit in action. If you have hunters or outdoorsmen in your family, then you can certainly consider these winches a great gift, especially headed into the fall and winter months.

  • The Simpson brand is perhaps the best-known capstan winch in the world today
  • Extremely portable, no vehicle battery required for use, carry by hand or in a backpack, vehicle or boat…great for hunters and woodsmen
  • Powered by a new Honda 4 Stroke OHC gas engine with a spark arrestor and throttle control, this unit is fully self-contained
  • Heat-treated 4-stage spur gears
  • No limit to how far you can pull because the drum simply passes the pulling line and does not store it
  • Use with a soft, strong rope, no need for steel cable (we recommend 3/8" Polyester Double Braid Rope, sold separately)
  • 5 year warranty (1 year on engine)
  • Pulls a maximum of 2,000 lbs @ 22 ft / min

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12"H x 15"L x 12"W
Rope Size
5/16" - 3/8"
Weight (lbs)

Questions & Answers

6 Questions & 6 Answers
from New York, NY asked:
March 5, 2019
Is there a way to get higher line speeds with lighter weights?
1 Answer
With the standard winch, the way it's offered online, it will only pull the rate listed in the specs which is 22/ft per minute--no matter the weight of your pull.  The mfg. can do a special order and make a winch that will pull faster, and the cost is the same, we just have to get an order in to get it made.  Lead time TBD, likely several weeks.  Please contact us @ 800-442-7454 if you'd like to get this going.
Submitted by: WRS on April 8, 2019

Kyle Waites
from Nashville, TN asked:
December 26, 2018
Can I use a 1/2" rope? And can this get mounted to the class 3 hitch on a truck?
1 Answer
The manufacturer recommends 5/16" or 3/8" rope. It's not to say that you can't use 1/2" rope, but it's not recommended. If you want to use 1/2" rope and tether the winch to your hitch, I would recommend looking at the Portable Winch brand. Their PCW5000 model accommodates 1/2" rope and they offer a hitch mount plate as well (PCA-1261).
Submitted by: WRS on December 27, 2018

Robert Christian
from OR asked:
December 10, 2018
Is there a hard case and backpack available for this model?
1 Answer
No, the hard case and backpack you are asking about are specific to the Portable Winch brand.
Submitted by: WRS on December 10, 2018

from Boston, MA asked:
July 19, 2018
Is this good for marine use?
1 Answer
We will give that a qualified "yes". The winch will perform in marine applications and we have customers that use it accordingly, but if you're in a salt water environment some extra care may be needed to help prevent corrosion. We have not had any complaints or issues regarding this, however.
Submitted by: WRS on July 19, 2018

from Ozark asked:
June 27, 2018
Is it an issue to run 1/4" or 7/16" cord?
1 Answer
Assuming by "cord" you mean rope, then no, it's not necessarily an issue. The manufacturer recommends 5/16" - 3/8" and most customers run 3/8". You want to make sure the rope isn't too weak, and also that it's not too large to allow enough wraps on the capstan drum.
Submitted by: WRS on June 28, 2018

from Anchorage, AK asked:
April 6, 2018
Can I take this Simpson Gas Powered winch as luggage on an Airplane?
1 Answer
Unfortunately we do not have that answer. Please check with the airline you intend to fly with.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on April 6, 2018

Product Reviews

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By Scott
October 6, 2018
Items I was looking for.
Product description is what I received in a timely manner. Would order again from this website.
ProsHad all of the items I needed.
By Eric
March 14, 2018
Fast shipping
I received my equipment faster than I expected.
By Jim
November 9, 2017
Makes Hunting Elk So Much Easier
I bought one of these for myself originally, and have since turned on a couple of friends to them, and now they own one. These winches are great, and make retrieval so much easier. No more packing out up steep canyon walls, etc. They say you can use these things too for pulling out a stuck vehicle, luckily haven't had to try that yet.
ProsEasy--Powerful--Long Pulling Distance



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