The PCW5000 is the perfect tool for those in need of some extra pulling power. This capstan Winch pulls 2,200 lbs. on a single line at 40 ft. per minute while only weighing 35 lbs. This piece of equipment is great for several applications including Forestry/Arboriculture, Landscaping, Hunting, Search and Rescue, Marine, Construction.
The PCW5000 is powered by a 50cc GXH Honda 4-Stroke engine and the pull is created using capstan drum technology. The main advantage to this type of technology is that, firstly, there is no limit to the length of the pull, only how long your section of rope is. secondly, the capacity for what the equipment can pull always remains the same. With a traditional Warn or Lewis winch which spools up on itself, the capacity for what it can pull only refers to when the wire fully drawn out. When that wire is spooled up, it can only pull at half its capacity.
The PCW5000 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 1/2” double Braided Polyester for ideal synching on to the drum. However, any low stretch polyester rope that is ½” 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.
One main advantage to this type of equipment that separates The Portable Winch from others in the winch industry is the versatility of speed and capacities that the Portable Winch can pull. For instance, the PCW5000 comes with the 2-1/4” capstan drum which will allow for pulling speeds of up to 40 ft. per minute, but if you require faster speeds with less capacity, you can purchase a replacement drum with a 3-3/8” diameter drum (PCA-1100) and increase your pulling speed up to 60 ft. per minute. Conversely, if higher capacities are what you need, you can purchase pulleys (PCA-1273 and PCA-1274) and double or triple you pulling power by rigging a ‘block and tackle’ but losing the speed in which it can pull.
Please contact a West Coast Winch Representative to see which model can best suit your application.
Do you perform Arborist jobs, own a woodlot, or work in the logging industry? Many people who fall into these categories love using the PCW5000 Portable Winch. The small size and weight of the Portable Winch allows it to be carried easily anywhere, from a residential backyard to deep into a forest. With tree and truck mounting accessories, the Winch adapts to work in any environment.
With its ability to pull 2200lbs through any terrain, tree workers have embraced the PCW5000 as a must-have tool in their kit. Look at what these independent Arborists and business owners had to say:
We use the Portable Winch as often as possible, at 3000ft elevation, the terrain is steep and the Winch is a real 'labor saver'. It's an awesome tool that should be in every professional tree-workers kit.
Bixler Tree Services, Navada City
What applications does the Portable Winch have that can help you with tree care?
We also offer many accessories to further enhance your experience with the Portable Winch, such as a skidding cone to reduce drag and increase the power of the pull, various mounting options for versatility and our own specialized polyester rope for the smoothest pull possible. To see more on how the PCW5000 Portable Winch can be used in the forestry industry, have a look at one of our videos under the videos tab above.
When you think of working in an industrial site, you probably think of large, bulky machines that weighs a ton. At West Coast Winch, we want to change that perception. The PCW5000 is powerful enough that it can demand respect in the industrial industry, while boasting a light weight of 35lbs. You can take the Portable Winch across a construction site in one hand, or if your job requires you to be mobile, place the Winch in the backseat.
We get the job done in any conditions. The Portable Winch can be used in any weather, from rainy Vancouver, B.C to freezing Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Honda 50cc 4-Stroke engine plays a large role in the Winch’s success, not sacrificing durability for power and speed.
Do you work on a construction site? Own a farm? Travel place-to-place installing machinery or moving heavy parts? Many customers have found uses for the PCW5000 that were not originally thought of in the designing process – You have made the Portable Winch the most versatile and adaptable product of its kind!
Use the Portable Winch to do any or all of the following – but don’t limit yourself to our suggestions:
There are many accessories are available to help you succeed with the Portable Winch. We offer snatch blocks to double the maximum pulling power of the PCW5000 and heavy-duty carabiners that stand up to the working loads you need. Look to our video section to see for yourself how the Portable Winch can perform in an industrial setting.
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! The PCW5000 is so powerful it 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 PCW5000 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 video of the PCW5000 pulling an ATV through the mud and the shrub in the video tab above.
When you work for an emergency response unit, lives are often at risk. There is a reason why professionals working with Search and Rescue are turning toward the Portable Winch to help save lives. The versatility of the Portable Winch plays a large part in the Winch’s success in this market. Often times, Search and Rescue crews need to be ready to travel at a moment’s notice, by truck or helicopter. Weighing only 35lbs, the Winch can easily be taken to some of the remote locations necessary to save a life.
Because this Winch is gas powered, you do not need to worry about cables or cords, or if you have access to electricity or not. The Winch was designed to be as portable and convenient for you as possible. And with the GXH Honda 50cc engine, you can rely on this equipment to start up time after time.
Another important factor for Search and Rescue crews is the unlimited pulling length offered by the Winch’s Capstan drum technology. This Winch is able pull for a length limited only by the amount of rope you have, and the rotating drum ensures the rope will never laps on itself, unlike many conventional winches. This is critical when lifting patients in need of assistance.
From North America to South Africa, Search and Rescue teams – as well as the patients they serve - trust the Portable Winch with their lives. Many depend on the product every day. One such volunteer had this to say about the Portable Winch:
The Portable Winch has been an amazing piece of gear to use. In the picture we are using it to haul a patient up a cliff during a rescue operation.
Rescuetech Technical Rescue Unit, South Africa.
We are proud to supply this tool to the brave men and women who dedicate their time to helping others. Please see the Search and Rescue video that highlights some of these volunteers and the work they do with the Portable Winch. A variety of accessories are available to help in the search and rescue efforts, such as heavy duty Shackles and Carabiners, Safety hooks, and Mounts to attach to your rescue vehicle for extra support.