Rapid Fire Info
- Battery and charger not included!
- Designed in 2018
- Powered by Portable Winch Brushless electric motor - 360° inclinable - 1.0 kW - 82 Volts
- Lithium-Ion 80/82V batteries - 2 to 5 Ah (not included)
- Direct drive (no clutch)
- Drum size: 76 mm
- Recommended rope diameter: 3/8"
- What's included with the winch: an 8' round sling (PCA-1350)
- Not designed for lifting!
For the complete specification sheet, see under Additional Information section below.
Many factors can influence the autonomy of a battery, but as a general rule of thumb, with a load of a medium weight, not asking 100% of the power of the winch, the 2.5 Ah battery will last for about 20 minutes, which translates into pulling on a distance of 760 feet in 3rd speed.
With the 5 Ah battery, you will get about 40 minutes of continuous pulling, which represents pulling over more than 1,500 ft of distance!
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I’m really pleased with this winch. The battery compatibility across multiple brands is a big plus. My only complaint is that the friction coefficient of the drums make the type of rope you can work with very limited. I wish they had more drum options for other rope types.
Glad the winch and batteries do the job!
Regarding the rope, it is true that friction is key. It is the basic principle of our winches. After almost 20 years manufacturing them, we came to the conclusion that polyester is the most efficient material to work on the capstan drums and the most cost efficient too. It grabs well on the drum (especially after having used it a few times) and it has a good resistance to heat.
Other materials, like you mentioned, will either slip on the drum or get damaged due to the heat generated by the friction. We encourage you to take a look at our rope selection to make sure you get the right one to use with your Portable Winch at https://www.portablewinch.com/collections/ropes.
This winch works great, I'm using it tension nylon webbing to 1400 lbf. regularly. The capstan drum makes it easy to pull in long sections of rope to get the right tension. If tensioning past 1000 lbf. I've learned its important to use a 11mm rope with 4 wraps so the drum is completly wrapped with rope, otherwise the drum will spin without getting the full pulling power on the rope. 1/2" or 5/8" was too thick for me to get consistent pulling power with only 3 wraps on the drum and 4 won't fit.
*just to clarify, the nylon webbing never comes into contact with the winch drum. I use a linegrip to attach the 11mm winch rope to the webbing, once enough rope is pulled through the winch I transfer the tension onto the main anchor for the webbing and the winch is no longer in the highline system.
Thank you for your comments Mr. Rigby! I am sure this will be useful to other users, but I wanted to bring up the fact that nylon has a lower resistance to heat compared to polyester. With the high level of friction on the drum, the heat generated could damage your nylon webbing at some point. Please make sure to inspect your gear before each pull to ensure everything is in good condition to conduct a safe operation.
I was hesitant, but am totally satisfied.
Just can’t believe at this price it did not come with a battery!
Good day Mr. Berger,
Thank you for taking the time to write a comment. For our understanding, we would like to know if your comment is about the price that is not to your satisfaction or if you were under the impression that one battery was included and ended up disappointed upon receipt of your order. Many indicators and notices appear on this product's webpage to avoid such situation and we are sorry if they were not clear enough. Please know that we are working on a new 'popup' system that will notify users if they add this product to their cart without a battery. This should help further.
Please don't hesitate to communicate with us again,
Customer Service Team
It’s unbelievable how much power this unit has. First test was a 1000 lb load through a pipeline and the winch didn’t even change tone while pulling. Simple operation, smooth pull and seems really well built. Very impressed. And the best part… it’s all battery powered. You can literally use it anywhere.