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Portable Winch Gas Powered Capstan Winch - 1545 lbs Max Pull - #PCW3000

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Product Description

Designed for Hunters!
This unit was specifically designed with hunters in mind! The Portable Winch Co. wanted to provide the most efficient and lightweight winch on the market so that hunters would be able to retrieve their game in any terrain conditions. And they succeeded!

This winch is powered by Honda’s 4-stroke GX-35 cc engine. In addition to being extremely popular with hunters looking for a lightweight, compact tool, this model is also appreciated by occasional loggers. Weighing only 9.5 kg, it offers 700 kg (1525 lbs) of pulling power in a single line pull. This unit is both efficient and easy to carry--you’ll be equipped to retrieve your game, no matter the conditions.

The PCW3000 portable capstan winch should be used with 3/8" Double Braid Polyester Rope #PCA-1205M. If you need more than 164 ft for a longer pull distance, we do offer 3/8" 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.

So Easy to Use!
The rope is tied to the object to be moved and wound 3-4 times around the capstan drum. When the engine is running, the capstan drum rotates continuously and the friction created by pulling on the free end of the rope pulls the object--this is referred to as back tension. You must apply back tension for the winch to work.

Awesome Accessories
Portable Winch Co. also offers a range of transport accessories in order to facilitate your movements, even over long distances! Whether you use the Molded Transport Case #PCA-0102, which can be attached to the Backpack Frame #PCA-0104, or other great accessories like pulleys, anchor straps or hitch plates, your outing in the woods will be enhanced. Even better, use this winch with the popular Deluxe Forester Kit #PCA-1006 to get all of the accessories you need for skidding logs in one well-priced package. This winch, paired with the right gear, will be your ally for many years to come!

* Rope and accessories sold separately.
** This product is not eligible for any current promotions.


Rope Size
3/8" - 1/2"
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Questions & Answers

7 Questions & 7 Answers
from Anchorage, AK asked:
April 15, 2021
I have a 50 CC Honda motor already.   Can I purchase just the capstan portion?
1 Answer
Sorry, but we only sell the complete unit.
Submitted by: WRS on April 16, 2021

from Colorado Springs asked:
March 27, 2021
Does this come with the GX-35 engine or can I use the engine from my ice auger?  What would be needed to attach it to the engine?
1 Answer
This winch is powered by Honda’s 4-stroke GX-35 cc engine.  Sorry but we don't have any specs regarding the engine on your ice auger, or how you might connect it to this capstan winch.
Submitted by: WRS on March 27, 2021

from Arkansas asked:
February 8, 2021
Can I safely use the 3/8 inch double braid rope with the PCW5000?
1 Answer
Yes, for the PCW3000 and the PCW5000, the minimum rope size is 3/8" and the max rope size is 1/2".
Submitted by: WRS on February 11, 2021

from North Carolina asked:
December 17, 2020
How much gasoline does the gas tank hold to yield the 50 minutes of run time?
1 Answer

The fuel tank of a PCW3000(GX35) is 0.63L.  The engine will run approximately 50min at full throttle.  Oil tank is 100ml.  For the sake of comparison, the fuel tank of a PCW5000(GXH50) is 0.77L and the engine will run approximately 1h at full throttle. Oil tank is 250ml.

Submitted by: WRS on December 18, 2020

from Salem, VA asked:
January 5, 2020
Does the Portable Winch / Honda come with any warranty?  I understand that the Simpson Winch offers a 5 year warranty.
1 Answer
Yes, this model has a 1 year warranty for commercial use, and a 5 year warranty for private use. More info can be found at this link.
Submitted by: WRS on January 5, 2020

from Winlock, WA asked:
November 12, 2019
How do I get the Honda engine since I have the winch?
1 Answer
We would recommend checking with a local saw shop, or small engine shop.  We do not sell the engine separately.
Submitted by: WRS on November 15, 2019

from Grand Canyon, AZ asked:
August 8, 2018
What is the approximate run time of the motor on a full tank of gas?
1 Answer
You can expect about 50 minutes of non-stop pulling at full throttle, same goes for the larger model #PCW5000.
Submitted by: WRS on August 9, 2018

Product Reviews

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By Mike
Cool Winch
June 13, 2021
My plan for this winch is going to be Big Game Retrieval. And also for whatever need may arise in the back country. I have recently purchased the PCW3000. Nice winch and simple to use. Started up on the first pull and runs nice and smooth. Tested it with a length of 3/8" power braid rope. Grabbed on quickly and pulled nicely. Mounted it on my meat pack for easy carry. Can't wait to try it in the real world. Which means I will have been successful elk hunting. Cool product.
  • Portable.
  • With winch, rope and whatever other rigging you need. A little heavy. But what do you expect?
By Patrick
Kasilof, AK
Great So Far
March 15, 2020
Thank you so much for expediting the portable winch to my PO Box. Good old US mail. Looks like it was shipped Monday or Tuesday and today, Friday, I had it and worked it! I made good progress on retrieving my broken down snow machine in deep enough powder. It is a heavy 4 stroke Yamaha. Snowshoeing, pulling a sled. Winch rode well. I don’t think another machine would have pulled it. Need to double line it up a hill next. Great tool so far.



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