bing tracking image
  1. Trailer Winch
  2. Dutton-Lainson
  3. Brake Hand Winch
  4. Utility Winch
  5. Wire Rope
  6. Heavy Duty
Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Split Reel - 2,000 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Split Reel - 2,000 lbs

Item # DL10972
lowest price pledge
Our Price: $100.67
Trailer Winch
This item qualifies for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
In Stock
Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL10972
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images


Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions. Lowest Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Split Reel - 2,000 lbs part number DL10972 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (3)
  • Q & A (0)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL10972

  • Brake Hand Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Heavy Duty
  • Worm Gear Winch
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Standard Hand Crank

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions.


  • Worm-gear winch is designed for heavy-duty vertical lifting applications
  • Crank 1 direction to lift, the other direction to lower
    • Load automatically holds when reel stops turning
  • Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions
  • Laminated, high carbon steel gears are heat treated for longer life
  • Heavy-gauge embossed steel base for extra strength
  • Permanently lubricated bearings on drive shaft are maintenance free
  • Handle drive
  • Powder coated copper bronze finish
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum cable length:
    • 7/32" diameter: 82'
    • 1/4" diameter: 59'
    • 9/32" (special reel required): 49'
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Worm Gear Specifications
ModelWinch DescriptionRated Capacity (1)Drum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (2)
DL10972Split Reel Handle Drive2,000 lb.1-1/2"40:17"3149/32" x 49' (24-1/2' per side)

(1) Capacity is based on direct line pull on the first layer of line on the drum. Capacity is reduced as line builds up on the drum. (2) Drum capacity shown is based on cable size listed. (Cable not included.)

Winches are not to be used as hoists for lifting, supporting or transporting people, or for loads over areas where people can be present.

10972 Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - Split Reel for 2 Cables - 2,000 lbs - Model WG2000SR

Installation Details DL10972 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Split Reel - 2,000 lbs - DL10972

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions.


Rating is not for the product. Many sites sell the same product. The rating is for the service. They were unable to ship the original item. One quick phone call and they were able to substitute another item and shipped it quickly to me. Web sites are great tools...but they don't replace live customer service! Will look here first for similar products in the future!


great quality, heavy duty cable. It stays flexible in cold weather also for as big of wire it is.



See what our Experts say about this Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch

  • Winch Capacity When on a 60 Percent Incline
    To determine what the capacity of a winch would be on a 60 percent incline you need to take the capacity for the winch and multiply it by 1.70 as long as the load is a rolling load. So a 2,500 lb capacity winch would have a capacity of 4,250 lbs on a 60 percent incline. Check out the FAQ article I attached to the right on hand winches.
    view full answer...
  • Troubleshooting Worm Gear Winch That is Smoking Using Impact Wrench
    The issue is that you are using an impact gun which is putting large bursts of intermittent high torque on the gears. A power drill that applies a constant torque is what you should be using. The gears may be damaged already though. Especially if the winch was smoking.
    view full answer...
  • How Wide Is the Hub On the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch WG2000SR
    I spoke with Dutton-Lainson about the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch part # DL10972 and they informed that the width of each hub is 1.53". The total width of both hubs is 3.195".
    view full answer...
  • Worm Gear Winch That Can be Operated with Shepherd's Hook
    Sounds like you are looking for a winch like the part # DL10974 which has just a loop drive which can be activated with a Shepherd's hook.
    view full answer...
  • Can Two Cables be Used with the Dutton-Lainson Split-Reel Worm Gear Winch # DL10972
    The Dutton-Lainson Split-Reel Worm Gear Winch, # DL10972, was designed to use one cable through both sides of the drum. The problem that you will run into when trying to feed two cables through the drum is that the side of the drum furthest away from the gear does not have a way to secure the cable. I have attached a photo showing how a cable is fed through this drum. For your situation, I recommend running straps from both corners of your trailer and hook them to a single hook from the...
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Split Reel Winch Recommendation to Hoist a Boat Out of the Water
    The winch you referenced is designed for 7/32 inch cable, none of the split reel winches we carry would use a 5/16 cable. With that being said the cable and winch you referenced have a 2,000 lb capacity on the first layer of rope on the winch so I would recommend a higher capacity winch like the Dutton Lainson Ceiling Mounted Winch part # DL11140 which has a 4,000 lb capacity and is designed for what you are trying to do. This winch can pull from two opposite directions so as long as you...
    view full answer...
  • Automatic Brake Hand Winches That Have No Minimum Load Requirements
    We have a few automatic brake winches that have no minimum load requirements. Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Winch Only - 1,500 lbs # F143100 Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Cable Only - 2,500 lbs # F143201 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Split Reel - 2,000 lbs # DL10972 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 2,000 lbs # DL10970
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Winch to Move Floating Platform
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Split Reel for 2 Cables # DL10972 has a gear ratio of 40:1 which is standard for this type of winch but can be more difficult to reel depending on the load. This winch will certainly work for your application but I also recommend checking out the Fulton High-Performance 2-Speed Trailer Winch # F142421. The Fulton has two gear ratios available, 5.1:1 and 12.2:1, and is also made for marine applications such as yours. It has a freewheeling position...
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Trailer Winch?

  • Why

    At we guarantee:
  • Highest quality trailer winch for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate trailer winch information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Employee Jameson C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Employee John H
Expert Research:
John H
Employee Cole B
Installed by:
Cole B
Employee Matthew S
Updated by:
Matthew S

At we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.

Product Experts Available Now!
Call 1-636-306-4830