Portable Winch – PCW5000 & PCW3000 Capstan Rope Winch

Portable Winch PCW5000 & PCW3000 Honda Petrol-powered capstan winches at Orion Heating, an approved retailer for Portable Winch.

The PCW5000 is powerful and robust. The kind of tool that stays with you and finds uses during every job.
The PCW3000 is powerful for it’s size but also lightweight. Easy to pack away, especially if using 10mm rope. Light to carry long distances using the case and backpack adaptor.


How some of our customers use their winches;

  • bring down hung-up trees,
  • pull out of reach logs after felling,
  • get a vehicle un-stuck,
  • in combination with a Logrite Fetching arch,
  • haul a stag out of the undergrowth or water,
  • save ponies and horses from streams and bogs,
  • extract timber from moats, rivers and streams,large_633
  • drag reeds and cuttings from wetland,
  • pull small boats up beaches and slipways,
  • salvage trolleys and bikes from canals,
  • move water pumps inside the Eden Project Domes
  • pull cables across inaccessible land…..
    More examples here

If you need to carry out these or similar tasks then Portable Winch is for you.

A quality Canadian product, designed for reliable performance outdoors. Use the Portable Winch with any length of double braided polyester low stretch rope, available to buy in any length.

PCW3000, PCW5000, flyer, winchDownload the PCW3000 and PCW5000 brochure

Quite simply the rope is tied to the object to be moved and wound three or four times around the capstan drum. A guiding pull causes the rope to grip and the engine does the work.

Please phone to find out what we currently have on display or to discuss the great features of these winches in more detail. Winches can be delivered throughout the UK, please phone to discuss delivery.




Portable Winch PCW5000
Petrol Winch – 1000kg Pull

Portable Winch PCW5000 UK SupplierThis winch is lightweight, portable, petrol powered, and has a 1000 kg (2200 lb) single line pulling capacity. Using a snatch block this can be doubled to pull 2000kg objects.

Technical data;

  • PCW5000 and PCW5000-HS: Engine: 4-stroke Honda GXH-50 cc
  • Gear box: Aluminum alloy
  • Unit weight (dry): 16 kg (35 lb)
  • Dimensions (overall): 37,1 cm Length x 36,6 cm Width x 36,6 cm Height (14-5/8” x 14-3/8” x 14-3/8”)
  • Rope: Low stretch double braided polyester (not included) – Unlimited rope length
    • Minimum diameter: 10 mm (3/8”)
    • Maximum diameter: 16 mm (5/8”)
    • Recommended: 12 – 13 mm (1/2”)
  • PCW5000: Gear ratio: 110:1 Pulling force (according to drum diameter):
    • Installed: 57 mm (2-1/4”) drum: 1000 kg (2200 lb)
    • Optional: 85 mm (3-3/8”) drum: 635 kg (1400 lb)
  • Speed (according to drum diameter):
    • Installed: 57 mm (2-1/4”) drum: 12 m/min (40’/min)
    • Optional: 85 mm (3-3/8”) drum: 18 m/min (60’/min)

When the engine is running, the 57 mm capstan drum rotates continuously and the friction created by pulling on the free end of the rope pulls the object. With the 57 mm (2-1/4”) capstan drum, the load will move at a speed up to 12 m/minute (40’/min), depending on the weight of the load. You can also buy the 85 mm (3-3/8”) capstan drum which will give you up to 18 m/minute (60’/min) speed. Get more details by downloading the user manual below.

Portable Winch PCW3000
Petrol Winch – 700kg Pull

Portable Winch PCW3000 UK

The PCW3000 Portable Capstan Winch is very light: only 9,5 kg (20 lb) but very powerful: 700 kg (1550 lb) straight line pulls, doubled to 1400kg using a pulley.

Technical data;

  • Engine: 4-stroke all positions Honda GX-35 cc
  • Maximum pulling force (single line): 700 kg (1550 lb)
  • Speed: 8 m/min (26 ft/min)
  • Capstan drum: 76 mm (3’’) diameterGear box: Aluminum alloy;
    • Up to 4 wraps of 10 mm (3/8’’) rope
  • Gear ratio 200:1
  • Unit weight: 9,5 kg (20 lb)
  • Dimensions (overall): Length 35 cm x Width 28,9 cm x Height 26,1 cm (13-3/4’’ x 11-3/8’’ x 10-1/4’’)
  • Rope: Double braided polyester (not included) – Unlimited rope length
    • Minimum diameter: 10 mm (3/8’’)
    • Maximum diameter: 12-13 mm (1/2’’)

Powered by Honda’s 35 cc 4-stroke all position engine, it offers great reliability but with added transportability. Complemented by a line of specific accessories (click here to see assortment PCW3000-HK) that are geared for transport over long distances, on a lightweight backpack carrier (PCA-0104), or strapped onto a vehicle and protected inside it custom high resistance plastic carry case (PCA-0102), this innovative winch is unparalleled on the market and is perfect for hunters, foresters, boaters, snowmobilers or quad riders and other applications requiring a more compact and portable winch.


PCW3000, PCW5000, flyer, winchPCW3000 and PCW5000 – Flyer
Anchor it to a tree, a stump, a post using the provided 2 m (6’) polyester sling or to the ball hitch of a vehicle with the optional hitch plate winch anchor (PCA-1261).Thanks to the capstan principle, there is no limit to the rope length. You’ll be able to pull what you want, where you want. Also, unlike conventional winches, it offers a constant pulling power. The rope is tied to the load and the other end is wrapped 3 or 4 turns on the capstan drum. When the engine is running, the capstan drum is automatically turning. You simply have to pull on the rope to apply friction on the drum to pull the load.

Top quality 4-stroke Honda GXH-50 cc engine

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Fuel Efficient, High Output Operation
Precision camshaft design
OHV design for increased efficiency and optimal power transfer
High compression ratio for better fuel efficiency

Smooth Performance
Precision engineered components result in lower vibration
Ball bearing supported crankshaft for greater stability

Exceptionally Quiet
Large capacity, multi-chamber exhaust system
Reduced mechanical noise due to light weight, noise-reducing materials
Forged steel crankshaft and rigid crankcase
Sophisticated air intake system

Proven Reliability
Oil Alert
High quality materials, fit, and finish

Easy to Use and Maintain, Easy Starting
Large fuel tanks
Easily accessible spark plug
Heavy duty recoil starter
Automatic mechanical de-compression system

Emissions Compliant
CARB and EPA certified
No catalyst necessary
Spark arrester available

Portable Winch at Orion Heating
We supply Portable Winch throughout the UK.
We are an apporved retailer for Portable Winch in the UK
Find our Dealer listing on the Portable Winch website, along with full product descriptions and helpful videos.

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