CANADIAN manufacturer Portable Winch Co. has unveiled its newest portable capstan winch – the PCW4000.

Described as lightweight and reliable, the winch features a new quick-release anti-roll-back mechanism (ARM), which is said to provide ‘perfect’ control over the movement of a load.

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Weighing 12 kg, the PCW4000 offers 1,000 kg of pulling force in a single line, a speed of up to 13.4 m per minute, unlimited rope length, an aluminium gearbox with heat-treated three-stage helical and spur gears mounted on ball bearings, and a power of 2 hp.

“We have been working on this project for more than a year now to add to our winch PRO line a model allowing users to control and hold a load flawlessly while winching. This new winch is equipped with a centrifugal clutch. As a result, the drum does not immediately start turning at the start of the engine. With the PCW4000, the drum is activated only when the operator pulls on the rope that is inserted in the anti-roll-back mechanism,” explained Pierre Roy, CEO and designer.

“During the designing process of the device, we had in mind to create it as the simplest and most intuitive to use on the market, and we made it!”

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The PWC4000 is equipped with a four-stroke 360-degree-inclinable Honda GX50 engine, and comes with a five-year warranty.

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