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Comparing Dutton-Lainson Single Speed and Two Speed with Hand Brake Winches


What is the difference between this and the two speed dl with the hand brake. Which would be Bette for attaching to a trailer to load non running vehicles onto the trailer. I like the thought of a manual version and not needing an electric winch or battery to run it.


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The main differences between the Dutton-Lainson winches you referenced is that # DL14881 has a hand brake, a drum hub diameter of 1-5/16 inches, and two speeds. The # DL24844 winch is a single speed and has a drum hub diameter of 3-1/8 inches. Because of the lower gear ratios # DL14881 offers, the load would be able to be drawn in quicker than with the gear ratio of # DL24844. The two speed winch would allow you to be able to change the gear ratio for loads of different weights. The handle on the single speed winch # DL24844 measures 12-1/4 inch. On the two speed winch # DL14881, the handle measures 9-1/2 inches.

Either winch will work for loading vehicles. The hand brake will provide you with a bit more control when drawing in and letting out your cable.

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