The PCW3000 is the light and more versatile option of our 2 models. This Capstan Winch pulls over 1,500 lbs. on a single line at a rate of 26 ft. per minute while only weighing 20 lbs. This piece of equipment is ideal for many different applications most notably Hunting, but also Marine/Boating and Landscaping to name a few.
The PCW3000 runs on a GX 35cc Honda 4-Stroke 360° Inclinable Engine. This is the world’s first “All-Position” engine. This technology involves a rotary-slinger lubrication system that keeps the oil in a completely misted state and circulates it using pressure fluctuations generated by the movement of the piston. What does this mean in collaboration with the Portable Winch? The unit can be stored and will run in any position without risk of flooding the engine. This is ideal for a hunter that wants to put the PCW3000 in their pack and trek into the forest with it. Look at the PCW3000-HK to see the case and backpack attachment for easy transportation.
The PCW3000 comes with a 6 ft. polyester sling (PCA-1260) to be used for anchoring around a tree stump or pole. Rope is not included. The recommended rope is 3/8” Double Braided Polyester for ideal synching on to the drum. However, any low stretch polyester rope that is 1/2” in diameter or less should work. For clarification on if your type of rope will work with the capstan drum, please give us a call.
The real advantage to this model of Portable Winch that separates itself from other winches in the industry is the size and weight of this portable equipment. With a traditional winch like Warn or Lewis, the user is limited to the power of electricity or hydraulics from their vehicle and therefore is not able to access remote locations where the user would travel by foot. Additionally, with a Chainsaw winch, the user wouldn’t require electric or hydraulic power but would be burdened with the weight of in some cases upwards of 75 lbs. as not only do you require the winch, but also a chainsaw to power it as well.
Please contact a West Coast Winch Representative to see which model can best suit your application.
If you are a hunter, you know how long and hard you have to work even after you get the kill to bring it back to your vehicle or camp. The solution is in a Portable Winch, a gas-powered tool capable of pulling up to 1550 pounds of trophy worthy big game through any terrain. The PCW3000 Portable Winch is our newest product, designed with Hunters in mind. The PCW3000 is ideal for hunting trips on horseback, backpack, boat, ATV, and 4X4.
What makes this Winch the perfect tool for hunters is its portability in combination with the pulling power it produces. Despite only weighing 20lbs, the Portable Winch is capable of pulling up to 1550lbs of dead weight: more than enough to pull a Grizzly, Deer, Elk, Moose, and Wolf from the bush. If you can hunt it, we can pull it!
The incredibly light weight of the Winch makes it easy to take wherever game is found. Deep into the bush, to the mountains, over bodies of water, the PCW3000 can be taken anywhere at any time. If you need to pull an animal up a hill, out of a swamp or ravine, or through dense forest, the PCW3000 is able to get the job done. The Portable Winch can also be used to hang a Deer for dressing, move firewood and set up tents at your camp, and deploying and pulling your boat, ATV, or 4X4.
The All-Position Honda engine is part of what makes the Winch so easy to trek with. Unlike other gas powered winches, the PCW3000 does not have a fuel pan, which allows it to be stored upside down and carried any way without the risk of flooding the engine. We made the Portable Winch as tough as the hunter that carries it!
West Coast Winch also offers a variety of accessories to make your PCW3000 even more successful on your hunting trips. Some of these accessories include a waterproof carrying case, various pulleys to change the direction of your pull, and mounts to attach the Winch to your truck, ATV, or any tree. We also offer a Portable Winch Hunting Kit to give you $90 worth of savings on the PCW3000 Winch and accessories. To see the Portable Winch in action, look to the videos section to see a customer use the Winch to pull a moose over 600 feet on a single line pull!
Riding in your boat, ATV, 4X4, or Side-by-Side is enjoyable – until you get stuck. Don’t let it ruin your day – make sure you keep your Portable Winch handy! Both Portable Winch models are so powerful they can pull any sized vehicle stuck in snow, mud, or sand – even a semi truck! (Check the Video tab to see for yourself).
The Portable Winch has the advantage of being independent from your vehicle. This enables you to base the Winch in the location that offers the best pull! If you typically install a Jeep or truck winch on the front bumper of your vehicle, your retrieval options are limited if you get stuck in a ditch head first. The Portable Winch is able to pull your truck/Jeep/boat/ATV from any angle necessary!
Use the Winch as a boat owner as well! Attach the boat to your trailer, deploy her in water, and pull it back out again when you’re done. The easy set up and install of this Winch will have you spending less time pulling your boat and more time enjoying it! The Portable Winch is an easy and convenient tool to pull your boat over a dyke or sandbar.
A number of accessories can help you get your vehicle un-stuck and ready to go! We offer a hitch plate mounting option to attach to your truck, as well as snatch blocks and slings to ease your pull. Check out our videos of the Portable Winch pulling an ATV through the mud and a Semi from the snow in the video tab above.