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Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Cable Only - 2,500 lbs

Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Cable Only - 2,500 lbs

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Fulton Brake Hand Winch - F143201
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This self-activating, automatic brake winch securely holds your load whenever the handle is released - no minimum load required for activation. Great for boat lifts, manual forklifts, hoists, grain augers and more. Great Prices for the best trailer winch from Fulton. Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Cable Only - 2,500 lbs part number F143201 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Fulton Trailer Winch

  • Brake Hand Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Heavy Duty
  • Single Speed Winch
  • Fulton
  • Standard Hand Crank

This self-activating, automatic brake winch securely holds your load whenever the handle is released - no minimum load required for activation. Great for boat lifts, manual forklifts, hoists, grain augers and more.


  • Brake winch is perfect for boat lifts, grain augers, manual forklifts, hoists and more
  • Load remains securely held whenever handle is released
    • No freewheeling option is available
  • No minimum load is required for either activation or payout
  • Oversize drum hubs help to maximize cable life
    • Designed for use with aircraft-grade cable
  • Z-Max 600 zinc finish provides superior corrosion resistance
    • 600-Hour salt spray rating


  • Handle length: 11"
  • Gear ratio: 15.8:1
  • Drum diameter: 3-1/8"
  • Drum storage: 70'
    • For use with cable only
  • Maximum cable diameter: 5/16"
  • Cable test strength: 9,800 lbs
  • Capacity:
    • First layer: 2,500 lbs
    • Full drum: 1,500 lbs
  • Limited 5-year warranty

143201 Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - 2,500 lbs

Replaces K2550 0301

Item # F143201

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Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Cable Only - 2,500 lbs - F143201

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (43 Customer Reviews)

This self-activating, automatic brake winch securely holds your load whenever the handle is released - no minimum load required for activation. Great for boat lifts, manual forklifts, hoists, grain augers and more.


I replaced the crank-up winch on my US Tower TS-472 with this winch. TX Tower sells an upgrade kit but it is several times more costly than what charges. To be sure about replacing the original, I contacted Fulton to ask for mechanical drawings of both winches. Fortunately, the mounting holes are identical, so upgrading the winch was about as easy as it could get. This is what US Tower now includes on the TX-472 (and possibly other towers). This was a major upgrade to my tower; it cranks up more slowly, but is definitely much easier. My wife has cranked the tower up and down for me but could not do it with the older winch.

Upgrade your tower,,, get this winch!


Great winch. It will attach 5/16 inch cable, doesn’t need a load , and will spool 70 feet of cable. Great for boat docks.

Outstanding. Worth every penny, I have most of the boat dock owners purchasing as well. Thes have a safety feature that cant be overlooking and cost a whole lot less than a trip tp the emergency room from a chaep winch.
Bruce B - 10/03/2022


I successfully replaced the K1550 winch, the original with the TX455 tower with the Fulton 1443201. The 143201 is larger the K1550 and although the hole pattern is the same it barely fit in the same way. There are other options for mounting it. I had become concerned that the K1550 was a bit weak for the TX455. I am pleased. Buy the1433201. etrailer is great to deal with. Shipment was unbelievably fast.


I ordered the above part to fix my boat lift. Everything fit perfectly and was easy to install by myself. etrailer's customer support folks worked with me to get me the correct parts and sent it out pronto. I was truly satisfied with the entire experience.


I really like shopping at etrailer - it is easy and you normally have in stock what I am looking for


I have purchased several winches from etrailer over the past ten years. Each time the product was first-rate and the timeliness of delivery exceeded my expectations. When I need a winch this is the first place I look


Product is excellent, disappointed in the length of the backorder (ordered in Feb. received in July)


Never have had issues with fulton winch es


Etrailer has always come thru fast and their products are as described. I spend a lot of money on "2 day" and "Next Day Air" with little to no results from other vendors. I have found that if Etrailer says they will get it to you in 2 days, they do!

Thanks for all your help.


Great winch. Very easy to operate either tightening or relaxing pressure.


This winch replaces a 32 year old Fulton K1500. This winch appears to be top notch quality and installed in the same mount holes as the K1500. The K2550 has slotted mounting holes so it is flexible as to the old mount hole positions. The only problem I had was the handle offset was not enough to clear a leg of the tower it is used on so I had to use the old handle. If I can find a local machine shop that has a heavy duty metal bending machine then I can possibly get the needed offset of about 3 inches. Otherwise I'll just use the old handle. This is a heavy duty winch and E-trailer ships fast. Good prices too.


Item was delivered on date that was promised. had the item in stock and the best price too. Would order from here again. Thank You!


Excellent ! Good Fast Service. Product is used to hoist up a 70 ft Amateur Radio Antenna. Winch is reliable, handles the load easily, and works perfectly. Thanks !


It's more heavy duty than the one we replaced. Very satisfied with operation.


Exact fit replacement. It was here a day ahead of schedule.


The 2500 winch arrived in perfect condition, in two days, in its factory box.
I already installed it on my US Tower HDX-555 Crank Up Tower.

The holes match the plate that the 1500 was mounted on.

I highly recommend etrailer!


Item is exactly as described and seems to be well built. What I like best however is the great service I receive every time when I order something from Usually shipped on the same day as ordered, most items are in stock, and shipped well packed so it arrives intact. The many reasons I'll keep coming back for more items I might need for my 5th wheel or other projects.


As before Etrailer has come though. They got the right stuff, ship on time and communicate. High fives for


This winch was ordered for an Amish friend, but I did look at the winch and it appears excellent.

It has been working well. Am completely happy with the winch
Barry - 02/04/2020


Winch is installed and working. Would detailed parts break down and instructions on how to rebuild.


The auto brake system works like a charm!!! Would by again for sure.


Use it to pull up $800 wave-runner.Great service.


Winch was the exact replacement I ordered. It is heavy duty and works great.


etrailer delivered quickly and on time. Product that was delivered was as described. Good product - much more powerful than the smaller K1550.


I have used E Trailer as my go-to store for any trailering both boat, equipment and RV.

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See what our Experts say about this Fulton Trailer Winch

  • Is There a Force Rating for Rotating the Handle on the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch
    When there isn't a load on the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch # F143201 the handle is very easy to move. Naturally as you put more of a load on the winch it will be more difficult to turn but winch manufacturers don't rate the handles like this so unfortunately I don't have an exact answer for you. If you check out the linked review video you can see how easy the handle is to move just after the 1:00 minute mark.
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  • Best Replacement for Shelby Model 5353 Winch
    The Shelby Model 5353 Winch is a brake winch rated at 2,500 lbs. I recommend using the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch part # F143201 for replacement which is also a brake winch rated at 2,500 lbs. The handle length will be the same for the two models as well so they are very similar. The only difference really is that the Fulton winch does not require a minimum load for activation or payout.
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  • Replacement for Shelby Model 5353 Winch
    The Shelby Model 5353 Winch is a brake winch rated at 2,500 lbs so for replacement I recommend using the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch part # F143201 which is also a brake winch and has the same 2,500 lb capacity.
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  • Can the Fulton K1550 be Replaced with the Fulton F143201?
    If you are wanting to make sure the # F143201 will mount the same way as your K1550, I did have the mounting pattern measured and it will fit much the same way. I included a picture with the measurements as well.
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  • Recommended Boat Lift Winch to Replace 2500 lb Shelby Winch
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2,500 lbs # DL14958 you asked the question from is a great option for your boat lift. This is a very nice option that will keep the handle from free-wheeling and possibly hurting someone. The automatic brake stops the load when hand cranking stops. Another great option is the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Cable Only - 2,500 lbs # F143201. This also has an automatic brake and a zinc finish rated for 600 hours...
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  • What is Max Length of 1/4 inch Cable that Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch # F143201 Can Store
    The Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch # F143201 that you referenced can store 70 feet of 1/4 inch diameter cable. The longest wire we have in this size is the part # DL24104 which measures 50 feet in length.
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  • Heavy Duty Brake Winch for 2200 lb Pontoon Boat on Scissor Lift Trailer
    Although we don't offer a 2 speed winch that has a brake, the Fulton High Performance Brake Winch, part # F143201 would meet all the rest of the parameters you listed. The winch will automatically hold the load when the handle is released, which means you won't need to hold the crank while fumbling around for the spool lever. The jack has a 2500 lb capacity, and would work well for your pontoon. The # FWC7500100 galvanized cable you'd looked at would work well with the winch I recommended. I've...
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  • Winch For Long Distance Recovery
    Your best bet is to get a recovery rope that can connect to your pump and then have that rope connect to the winch. We do not have a winch that can carry that much cable in it's spool, but have a bunch of winches that can carry that kind of weight like a Standard Series Winch # BDW10041. I definitely recommend getting an electric winch just because I wouldn't want to be the guy stuck with cranking the manual winch # F143201 by hand!
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  • How To Install Winch Cable On Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch F143201
    I would be happy to help you get the winch cable installed on your Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch # F143201, but unfortunately there is no online install instructions for this. To get the steel cable installed you will need to pass the cable from the inside of the drum through one of the dimpled holes in the outer plate. Next loop the cable around the drum bearing, under itself, and leave 1" of cable extending past the built in clamp location. Tighten down the clamp to keep the cable...
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  • Which is Better Fulton Winch F143201 or Dutton Lainson # DL14958
    The Fulton part # F143201 is the better choice over the Dutton Lainson part # DL14958 that you also mentioned. Mainly because the Fulton does not require a minimum load like the DL does of 300 lbs to function.
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  • Replacement Brake Pads and Pinion Shaft/Gear Kit for Fulton K2550 Winch # F143201
    I've confirmed with Fulton that the # F501127 are the correct friction brake pads and the # F501121 Pinion Shaft and Gear Kit are the correct replacement parts for the Fulton K2550 hand winch, now known as part # F143201.
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  • Availability Of Fulton Winch Where Handle Can Be Moved From Right To Left Hand Side
    I have a replacement winch option for you, but there is not a way to move the handle on the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Cable Only - 2,500 lbs # F143201 you were looking at from the right to the left side. Instead you will need to get a winch that is capable of this. I recommend the Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed Trailer Winch with Adjustable Handle - 2,000 lbs # FW20000301 which has a handle which can be mounted on either the left or right side, has the highest ratings of a left hand...
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  • Replacement Winch for Fulton T1401 With Worn Ratcheting Pawl
    We don't have a ratchet replacement kit for your T1401 model we only have smaller capacity or two speed options that aren't a confirmed fit for that winch. It has been discontinued so as a replacement I recommend the Fulton Single Speed Trailer Winch - 8" Long Handle - 1,500 lbs # F142201. The slightly smaller option is the Fulton Single Speed Winch - 8" Long Handle - 1,300 lbs # F142104. If you need a larger capacity, you can use the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Cable Only -...
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  • Solution for Fulton T1401 Winch that Needs Repair Kit
    Due to the age of your Fulton T1401 winch we don't have a repair kit available for it. It has been discontinued so as a replacement I recommend the Fulton Single Speed Trailer Winch - 8" Long Handle - 1,500 lbs # F142201. The slightly smaller option is the Fulton Single Speed Winch - 8" Long Handle - 1,300 lbs # F142104. If you need a larger capacity, you can use the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Cable Only - 2,500 lbs # F143201.
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  • Winch Needed to Tilt Load from Vertical to Horizontal
    It sounds like you are either needing to use a system like the Fulton 2.5K Winch # F143201 with a pulley like the part # BDW20027, or you need a vertical winch like the 4K Dutton-Lainson Ceiling Winch # DL11140. Since winches are rated more for weight than for application it is a little difficult to gauge exactly what you need but if either of the options mentioned above don't work just give me a little more detail about what you are trying to do with maybe some weight and I can assist...
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  • 2500 Lb Capacity Brake Winch
    The Fulton # F143201 High Performance Brake Winch is compatible with cable only, not a strap. We do not offer a compatible 2500 lb brake winch that's comparable with a 3 inch strap, but the US made Dutton-Lainson # DL15721 works with a 2 inch strap like part # DL24251.
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  • Replacement Winch for Discontinued Fulton Winch # FKW30000103
    That winch has actually been discontinued so we do not carry it anymore. We do carry the Fulton # F143100 rated for 1,500 lbs and the Fulton # F143201 rated for 2,500 lbs. Both of these are hand brake winches. We do have a Fulton winch option that is compatible with 3,000 lbs and that is the Fulton F2 # FW32000101. This winch is a 2-speed winch that has an adjustable handle and is rated for 3,200 lbs. If you would like a winch that has the braking feature and is rated for 3,500 lbs,...
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  • 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
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  • Recommended Trailer Winch Compatible With 2 Inch by 20 Foot Winch Strap with Hook
    The Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Cable Only - 2,500 lbs # F143201 is the replacement for the K2550 you mentioned, so I can't recommend either width strap with this winch. If you want to use a strap with a winch of similar size, I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Brake Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Self-Locking - 2,500 lbs. # DL15721 along with the Fulton Heavy-Duty Winch Strap with Hook - 20' x 2" - 10,000 lbs # FWS20HD0200.
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  • Can a Strap be Used with the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch # F143201
    I do have a solution for you to use a winch with a strap but unfortunately we don't have a 2D drawing of the Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch # F143201 and this winch is not compatible with a strap, only cable like part # DL24102. For a similar winch that does allow you to use a strap we have the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15721. This is also rated for 2,500 lbs and can be used with the Hand Winch Strap # DL24251. If there are specific dimensions you are looking for (like the mounting...
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  • What Determines a Hand Winch Minimum Operating Weight and Can it Be Modified/Lowered
    I reached out to my contact at Dutton-Lainson and confirmed there is not a way to reduce the minimum operating weight required. Both the # DL15761 and the # DL14964 use the same brake pad and washer. However, # DL15761 (2,500 lbs) is physically bigger/heavier than # DL14964 (1,500 lbs) and uses two drive shafts instead of just one like the smaller winch. That is a big part of why it has the heavier weight requirement and heavier weight capacity. An even better solution for you than either...
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  • Mounting a Winch in a Boat House to Pull a Boat Up a Launch Ramp
    I am assuming the boat is on a trailer when stored in the boat house which will make things a lot easier. So basically what you could do is use a winch that can pull/lower the trailer and boat up and down the ramp. To load the boat on the trailer you would need to mount a winch to the trailer. For a winch to mount in the boat house you could just go with a hand winch such as # F143201, which has an automatic brake, with cable # DL24100. If the boat house has AC power then you could use...
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