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Portable Winch Gas Powered Capstan Winch - 2200 lbs Max Pull - #PCW5000

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Product Description

Maximum Pulling Power!
If you ever need to bring down hung-up trees, pull out-of-reach logs, get a vehicle un-stuck, or find yourself in any other similar situation, the PCW5000 winch is for you. This winch is powered by the HONDA 4-stroke GXH-50 cc engine--it is designed for heavy loads! It also has an impressive strength-to-weight ratio, weighing just 16 kg, yet offering a pulling force of 1000 kg.

Speed Options
In addition, you can order optional drums to change the pulling speed of your winch. The standard configuration is the 57 mm drum, which is designed for power and pulls 12 meters per minute. But you can also order separately the 85 mm drum (#PCA-1100) which increases speed to 18 meters per minute.

Use Any Length of Rope!
The PCW5000 portable capstan winch should be used with 1/2" Double Braid Polyester Rope #PCA-1215M. If you need more than 164 ft for a longer pull distance, we do offer 1/2" Double Braid Polyester Rope in Bulk, where you can order up to 600 ft on one spool, giving you a tremendous combination of reach and pulling power. You can also use this rope with pulleys and anchor straps to increase or redirect line pull.

* Rope and accessories sold separately.

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Questions & Answers

5 Questions & 5 Answers
from USA asked:
June 15, 2019
Could a larger drum be used?  150mm or so?  
1 Answer

On a PCW5000, you can install the optional 85mm drum PCA-1100 (sold separately). You will gain in speed from 40ft/min to 60ft/min but lose in pulling capacity from 2200lb to 1600lb approximately. The biggest drum available is the 108mm installed on a PCH2000 (a different winch). It would theoretically fit, but it has not been tested. It would certainly increase the pulling speed (Iā€™m guessing around 80ft/min) but the pulling capacity would probably be around 1000 lb or less.

If speed is the primary concern, you may consider the PCW5000-HS (High Speed). The gear ratio in this winch is lower making it much faster. In its factory configuration it will pull 770lb at 118ft/min. If you install the smaller optional drum (57mm PCA-1110), you will pull 1100lb at 80ft/min.

Submitted by: WRS on June 19, 2019

from Horseshoe Bend, ID asked:
June 10, 2019
Can the capstan be replaced with an ascender device?
1 Answer

The drum itself is mandatory, without the drum there is no friction therefore no pulling. If you are simply looking for a way to capture progress (hold the load in place), we recommend the PCA-1271 or the PCA-1272. If you are pulling on a steep slope, or lifting, and donā€™t want the load to go down then these self-blocking pulleys should to the job.Ā  See this video for more information.

Alternatively, you could look at the PCH1000 or PCH2000 winch models, which include a blue progress capture device that is integrated into the winch itself.

Submitted by: WRS on June 19, 2019

from Bath, ME asked:
September 27, 2018
What is the biggest rope diameter you may use?
1 Answer
Although 1/2" is the suggested rope diameter, you may use up to 5/8" rope, however there may not be much benefit to up-sizing.
Submitted by: WRS on September 28, 2018

from Alachua, FL asked:
July 6, 2018
Can the pulling force be doubled with a block and tackle?
1 Answer
You certainly can use pulleys to redirect your line pull or increase your pulling capacity. Exactly how much you gain will depend on how you rig up the system. It might be helpful to visit the 4" Pulley Page and watch the video there which covers the various pulleys offered, and how to use them.
Submitted by: WRS on July 6, 2018

from Johannesburg - South Africa asked:
March 7, 2018
1) Can I mount it on a base plate?

2) The weight of the unit?

3) I assume it runs on petrol (gas) and not diesel...?

4) What is the noise output in decibels?
1 Answer
Please see your answers below.

1) Yes, please see either the #POR-PCA-1261 or the #POR-PCA-1268.

2) The winch itself weighs 35.3 lbs.

3) Yes, it runs on gas.

4) 93 dB, and there is a sticker on the unit to indicate this.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on March 7, 2018

Product Reviews

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50% Recommend this product (1 of 2 responses)
By Dale
Pulling a Moose
November 30, 2018
I used it to pull a 42 inch bull moose 300 yards across a river twice, took me and my son one and a half hrs, was wonderful, easiest drag I ever had.
ProsDefinitely works as stated
ConsOption to buy a rope with it would have been better
By Michael C.
Lakewood Colorado
Small but mighty!
May 6, 2018
This small gas powered winch packs a lot of punch in a small package. It is well made with quality materials. Starts easy and is simple to use.
ProsReliable, powerful, simple.


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