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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - Single Speed - 400 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - Single Speed - 400 lbs

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This Dutton-Lainson single-speed, light-duty winch is designed for multipurpose horizontal pulling operations. Ratcheting handle included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - Single Speed - 400 lbs part number DL16001 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL16001

  • Standard Hand Winch
  • Boat Trailer Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Polyester Strap
  • Light Duty
  • Single Speed Winch
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Ratcheting Hand Crank

This Dutton-Lainson single-speed, light-duty winch is designed for multipurpose horizontal pulling operations. Ratcheting handle included.


  • Light-duty winch is designed for horizontal pulling
    • Perfect for pulling personal watercraft
  • Ratcheting handle with ergonomic grip included
  • High carbon steel gears
  • Permanently lubricated bearings
  • Zinc TUFFPLATE finish
  • Strap or cable sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 400 lbs
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Single Speed Pulling Winch Specifications
ModelRated Capacity (2)Drum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageReversible RatchetMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (3)Max. Drum Capacity - Strap
DL16001400 lb.5/8"1:17"181/8" x 87'19'

(2) Capacity is based in direct pull on the third layer of line on the drum. Capacity is reduced as the line builds up on the drum.(3) Drum capacity based on cable size listed. (Cable is 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.

16001 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - Single Speed - 400 lbs - Model DL400

Installation Details DL16001 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - Single Speed - 400 lbs - DL16001

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson single-speed, light-duty winch is designed for multipurpose horizontal pulling operations. Ratcheting handle included.


My 15 year old Grandson had me order this Duton hand wench for him. He built a mount himself to attach it to his 4 wheeler. 2 pictures are attached. He acts like it is worth a million dollars.
He will use it hauling wood,or moving large limbs when he is in the woods. He traps for coons, and coyote.
He uses the 4 wheeler for hunting and fishing also.

My grandson continues to use this product working in my yard or any reason he has to prevent injury when moving big objects.
Wilma - 08/06/2019


I ordered this winch to replace the original winch that had rusted out. This is my second order from etrailer. Both times I got what I ordered with no issues. I looked locally for a winch but what I found was made in a foreign country and was only painted instead of the tuffplate finish. Price was similar. The winch I got from etrailer is made in USA. I haven't tried it yet but expect that it will work fine.


The Dutton-Lainson DL16001 was installed to raise and secure the hot tub cover. This winch exactly fit the needs of the project which required a narrow fit between hot tub and the door. It is perfect! Very satisfied customer.


I needed to replace two winches on my floating jet ski docks, because there is no room for a regular winch where the handle rotates 360, these fit the bill perfectly and the price was great plus a 5 years warranty. Thanks


Dutten_Lainson Hand Wench is quality. I can also replace a part if necessary, which I doubt that necessity. Why because the springs are heavy duty along with the gears and housing. The information packet also informed me that l needed a specfic bolt size if I installed a 2" strap. I will be using the wench for my crossbow and my boat. Fantastic product made in the U S A.


The winch was just whaiI was looking for. It came quickly. And, the sales person at, could not have been better.


the lainson hand winch works great use it frequently, pulls back my crossbow .very stable, very good item very good customer service thanks RAY C.


The product was as described and i am actually using it as a crank on a vollyball system due to is smaller size and ratchet crank instead of full 360 crank. Very happy with it and the item arrived very quickly. happy with product and company.

The winch is as good a year later as it was out of the box.
Mike B - 08/10/2016


The winch works fine. It is a bit slow when lowering the bicycle to the ground.


I use this winch multiple times per day. I teach multilevel rigging and lifting daily. I have purchased two of these winches. Students and myself are very pleased with this little worm gear which’s fantastic Performance!! !!


For tight spots where no ''long handle winch'' works, this is fine. It's not as fast as a regular winch, and noisy, but it's the only solution out there.
Buying from e-trailer is perfect tought. Great service, no complaints there


This is a great trailer winch!! thank you for the fast delivery and a great product I will definitely buy from you agian . Made life easier for me to put my jetski on the trailer


This is a light weight hand winch. Very easy to operate. Perfect for the physical training device that I have to make for my wife.


The winch was better quality than I expected for the price I paid. It will work great for the project I have in mind. I am very happy with the purchase.

It is working as well as it did on day one
Mark S - 10/27/2017


Very pleased with product. it is used on a utility trailer to winch on mower.


Product was as describe and in perfect condition. shipping was quick, no complaints. Unfortunately, the wrong size was ordered. The return was easy. Not your fault the that the wrong size was ordered. Overall a good business experience. Thanks.


Perfect to winch up dinghy on swim platform, boat went to Florida and Bahamas no rust yet!!! Great


I am very pleased with what I have received, made in Nebraska, it is not junk from China. It is much more sturdy than I thought it was going to be. I am using it for a volleyball net in our school gym. A+++


Product is as described. Can't really ask for more than that. Shipping was quick. Tracking was easy to follow both on computer and mobile. Packaging was great.


Just what I need to lift my Kayak up to storage.
EXCELLENT service from the folks @ etrailer.


great little winch for the swing keel on an older sail boat . small in size and strong in attitude Thanks


Have not used yet. The service and delivery were great. Thank-you

I have used it and I am very happy. Thank-you
Harry P - 09/07/2018


Work fine for what i wanted it for had no problems at all.


The product was exactly what i wanted and was delivered without delay what more could one ask for. Well pleased


Works great to lower & raise my bird feeders. Made a brake modification to lower them.

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

  • What is the Width of the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch # DL16001
    I went out to the warehouse and measured the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch, part # DL16001. The width of the base on the winch measures 3-3/16 inches and the length of the base is 3-1/2 inches. I am including a picture of the winch with the measurement.
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  • Is the MaxxTow Positive Lock Hand Winch # MT70176 a Ratcheting Winch
    We offer ratcheting winches that work like you described where the handle gets turned a set amount of degrees and requires a back and forth motion to ratchet the strap in, but the MaxxTow Hand Winch MT70176 that you referenced only has a ratcheting pawl design and requires that the handle be turned a full 360 degrees. For an actual ratcheting winch I would recommend the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL16001. I attached a review video of this winch for you to check out also.
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  • Using a Winch to Secure A Spare Tire on a Trailer
    A winch could be used to lift your trailer's spare tire up into position but it is not a safe method of keeping it in place while underway. Winches are intended to lift a load but not to secure it. You could use the winch to lift the tire into place provided that you had another means to safely secure it to your trailer frame, such as chains or a spare tire mount. Also, winches require at least a 12-inch straight line pull from the drum; the line or strap cannot go directly from the winch...
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  • Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL16001 How Does It Feed Out with Tension in Line
    It would be like operating the winch in reverse except you would have to manipulate the levers with each crank to extend the line out. You'd use the lever to release the tension on the spool by pulling up slightly, then you'd release the feed out lever below the spool so that you could lower the handle feeding it out about 1/4 turn, you'd engage the release lever to the spool so that you could then rotate the crank in the opposite direction to you could "grab" another section of the spool...
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  • How Many Feet of 3/32 Cable Will The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch, Single Speed - 400 lbs. Hold?
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Single Speed - 400 lbs., # DL16001, is designed to fit 1/8 inch wire and can hold 87 feet, or a 2 inch strap with a 19 foot length. Using a 3/32 inch cable, you would get about 100 feet.
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  • How Much Does Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL16001 Weigh
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL16001 that you referenced weighs 4 lbs.
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  • How Many Feet of 5/32 Inch Wire Rope Can Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL16001 Hold
    I spoke with my contact at Dutton-Lainson regarding the Single Speed Hand Winch # DL16001 that you referenced. She stated that this winch can hold up to 56 feet of 5/32 inch wire rope . This winch features a weight capacity of 400 pounds and is great for multipurpose horizontal pulling operations. The ratcheting handle is included. I have attached a short video demonstration on this winch that you can also check out.
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  • Hand Winch With Top Crank Handle for Loading 5 x 8 Utility Trailer
    The only problem I can see with your choice is that worm gear winches take a lot of cranking before anything happens. The crank revolution to drum revolution ratio is 30:1, meaning you'd need to crank the handle 30 times to make the cable drum rotate once. You can lessen the pain by removing the handle and using a heavy duty 1/2 inch drill with a 5/8 inch socket to turn the winch at a less sedate pace. Due to the fact that you're wanting a top crank winch, your choices are pretty limited....
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Wide 20 Foot Long Winch Strap for Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL16001
    A great 2 inch wide by 20 foot long winch strap for the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL16001 is the # DL24260. This strap will come with the bolt and nut to secure it to the hand winch but it will require use of the bolt and nut to attach to the winch properly. I have linked both items to this page for your convenience.
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  • Winch Recommendation with Ratcheting Arm for Mounting to Trailer Floor
    Probably the closest thing we have to what you want is the part # DL16001. This comes with a ratcheting handle like you want and then for a strap you'd want the part # DL24291. There isn't a way to do an electric drill adapter with a winch like this though.
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  • Weight of Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch 16001
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish # DL16001 weighs 4 lbs without the strap. If you are looking for the strap to use with this winch I recommend the 12' Long Personal Water Craft Trailer Winch Strap with Safety Hook # DL24291. I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well of the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish # DL16001.
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  • Does Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch DL16001 Ratchet in Both Directions
    The ratcheting action of the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL16001 only works in one direction. If you are looking for a winch that does ratchet in both directions then you need the part # DL14830 instead. This has a different design and is rated for a higher weight capacity but there are no options that use a handle which operates in the back and forth motion that ratchet both ways.
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  • Recommended Winch For Vertically Lifting Light Loads With Limited Handle Space
    The best option we have for you to help lift your laundry rack would be with the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL16001 because it has a ratchet handle that does not require full rotations to turn the drum. In order to add a cable you can obtain the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook part # DL24104 but we also offer this winch with a strap, the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL16003.
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  • Can Dutton-Lainson Winch Pull Kayak on Ladder Rack
    Yes, I think it could work to pull your kayaks on top of your ladder racks by using the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL16001. Of course, I wouldn't be able to say with 100 percent certainty that this is going to be a perfect solution and you won't encounter any issues because this is not something we have tried and it's not what the winch was designed for, but people use winches for all types of different situations. But with that disclaimer, yes, you will be able to lift your kayaks with...
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  • How to Reduce Rolling Friction on PWC Trailer to Allow Use of Single-Speed Hand Winch DL16001
    Since the Dutton-Lainson Single Speed Hand Winch # DL16001 fits your mounting area and has the handle type you need, I suggest you consider just reducing the friction on your PWC trailer by installing roller bunks. Roller bunks like # CE27700 substantially reduce friction between the PWC and the trailer and this means the 400-lb capacity winch will have to work less hard. This not only makes your loading easier and faster but it will also extend the life of your winch by reducing its workload.
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  • Ceiling Rack/Hoist Recommendation for Storing 100 lb Canoe
    Only worm gear winches should be used for hoisting thing like like a canoe as they are the only ones rated for that. For a winch the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL10954 would work great as it has more than enough capacity. It also can be mounted to the ceiling. Another solution you may like is the Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift part # TH572 which is designed for storing a canoe like what you have on the ceiling. It has a 220 lb capacity as well so it would have more than enough...
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  • Winch Recommendation for a Personal Water Craft (PWC) Lift
    There could be any number of brand winches on your personal water craft lift. The winch should have some sort of serial number and/or a manufacturer on it somewhere on in the owners literature for the lift. If you cannot find this information, I may be able to determine what winch is used based on the model and manufacturer of the lift itself. You could also use a different brand winch provided that it has the same mounting hole pattern as the existing winch. You will need to measure the...
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  • Recommended Manual Winch For Clothesline Application
    You can use a manual winch for clothesline. For the length you want, I recommend using the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Single Speed - 400 lbs # DL16001. This will give you a max drum capacity of 1/8" x 87 foot. I recommend getting the Bulldog Winch Wire Rope for Part No. 10002 - 8.3mm x 30.5m # BDW20109. You can simply cut off whatever doesn't fit on the spool on the back side Another option if you want the more traditions style winch is the above cable along with...
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  • Winch that Could Fit in CE Smith Bow Roller Bracket # CE31005PG
    The inside width of the CE Smith Bow Roller Bracket # CE31005PG has an internal width of 3-11/16 inches so for a winch that is narrow enough to fit inside that we have the # DL16001 which measures 3-3/16 inches in width.
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