The essential original kit to get wood out and face all the situations encountered in the forest!
Note: One (1) 2-1/2'' x 8' polyester anchor sling is included with the winch.
GAS-POWERED PULLING WINCH GXH50
SINGLE SWING SIDE PULLEY
LOCKING CARABINER (X2)
SMALL ROPE BAG
ROPE 1/2'' X 164'
Je me sert de mon portable winch pour retirer tout le bois qui est tombé lors de la tornade de mai dernier dans Les Laurentides et je suis plus que satisfait, je vais m’en servir à la chasse l’automne. Bref je ne pourrais m’en passer, bien bâti, fiable et très utiles 👍
I only got to use it for a short while due to other commitments however, in that short time I found out the choker chain is rather short if using it on a log that's on the larger diameter for the skidding cone. Not enough chain the reach through the cone. As for the winch, it really struggled with the larger logs but I attribute that partly to being in wet snow and the cone not fitting. Looks like more pulleys and a longer chain are needed. All in all, I like it and am looking forward to giving it a real workout. The Honda engine ran great out of the box, very straight forward setup.
Hi Jim, we thank you for your comment!
The PCA-1290 Skidding Cone and PCA-1295 Choker Chain are able to work with trunks up to 20 inches in diameter. Maybe your trees are a little over that size!
The power you get from your winch all come from one thing: the capstan drum. As long as the rope can grip to the drum, you won't have issues. But when it is wet or slips, try using pulleys to create mechanical advantage and double your pulling force.
I normally don’t review products but I want to share my experience using the PCW5000.
Before using the winch I had some reservations on whether it would be able to accomplish the task of pulling some trees the opposite way of a severe lean. They were leaning into a small orchard and needed to come down.
I am happy to say the PCW5000 along with a couple of pulleys worked perfectly! Using a locking pulley to keep tension on a tree as I notched and finished the back cuts I then finished pulling the trees over with the PCW5000.
Next will be to use the winch to pull some dead ash out of a dry creek bed.
There is a lot of nice firewood that I have passed up due to not wanting to carry the rounds up the sides of the creek bed. With the right set up of pulleys and the log cone, I expect the winch to be up to the task of pulling the logs up and onto level ground.
Have used the winch on two occasions inn past week. Both times for about 2 hours each.
1/ Engine worked well with no initial hick-ups.
2/no problems setting up.
3/ There is definitely a learning curve.
a/ coiling the rope
b/far easier to use the chain hooked to the rope
c/ single rope versus doubled over
d/ finding way to wrap two or three logs together
4/definitely has far more pulling power when doubled over.
5/ does tear up the ground a bit, but far less than a tractor would, even today with wet ground
6/So far, have been quite happy with winch. Will no doubt find more ways to improve my efficiency with use.
7/ BTW: the videos gave me a lot of info
8/One thing I did was lay out the cable and used a bit of spray paint every 15
meters to know how far I was extended out.
9/ rope isn’t as white any more.
As an older person I needed something that would perform tasks that have become more difficult and that was foolproof and safe. My PCW5000 kit has worked perfectly maneuvering and loading logs, including getting large logs up the ramps to my sawmill. Really appreciate the quality and simple operation!!