Portable Winch PCW3000 Gas-Powered Capstan Winch – 1,600-Lb. Pulling Capacity, 1.34 Honda GX-35 Engine,

(10 customer reviews)


  • Powered by a reliable 1.34 HP Honda GX-35 full 360deg all-position 4-stroke engine
  • 35cc engine displacement
  • Fast 200:1 gear ratio
  • 33-ft./minute line speed
  • Powerful 1,550-lb. line pull (3,000-lb. pull with use of snatch block)


The PCW3000 capstan winch is nothing short of a tour de force to deliver incredible pulling power, in the smallest format designed by Portable Winch Co. Coupled with the 360° inclinable GX35 Honda engine, it will be your best companion no matter where your next mission is. Its capstan drum concept allows users to pull loads over an unlimited length of rope, without loss of power, in a simple, effective, and safe way. In addition, a wide range of accessories has been designed specifically to carry it over long distances such as the Molded Pack Frame and Transport Case! The proven reliability of Honda engines, combined with Portable Winch ingenuity, makes the PCW3000 a formidable competitor on the market. The winch can pull up to 700 kg without mechanical advantage. By adding a pulley system, you can go up to five times (5x) the pulling force. That means, with two double pulleys, you could move up to 3,500 kg!

Additional information

Weight 20.9 kg
Dimensions 13.78 × 11.42 × 10.24 cm
Product Dimensions

13.78 x 11.42 x 10.24 inches; 20.9 Pounds

Item model number


Date First Available

March 14 2013




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10 reviews for Portable Winch PCW3000 Gas-Powered Capstan Winch – 1,600-Lb. Pulling Capacity, 1.34 Honda GX-35 Engine,

  1. R. W. DeFord

    Portable, Powerful, VersatileI live on a 300’ ridge on an island, and presently the only way for me to get heavy items up from the beach is a cable hoist.I have been manually pulling up lighter loads but needed help on anything over 50 pounds. Regular winches don’t offer a 300’ reach, so a capstan winch was needed. This unit is high quality, with a small Honda motor, and is very easy to use. Once I had it, I began finding other uses for it.The speed is better than standard winches, but I wish it could pull faster, since I don’t need the gearing for pulling anything more than about 150 pounds. I’ve learned that its big brother, the 5000 can provide a faster speed by swapping out the standard hub with a larger one, but the 3000 doesn’t take the larger hub. So, if you want the capability of a faster speed, go with the 5000 for a few hundred dollars more.

  2. Michael Stueck

    Well build lightBought 200 feet of rope found a duffel bag to fit it all in

  3. WildernessLivingWork

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     This is a fantastic portable winch. Easy to use. With amazing power. But it needs a 10 to 13 mm rope. The 5/8 inch rope I bought was far too big. A 10 mm rope is ideal.

  4. William.M.

    This made taking our moose out of the wood so much easiersLove how easy it is to run and comes in so handy

  5. Bill

    Missing accessories.Does not include rope, bag, nor carabiner. Does include tree saver.

  6. Kyle M. Sanderson

    This product will do as intended **IF** you buy the correct rope.Great for pulling logs out of steep embankments. Endless power!

  7. Joyce Updike

    Great and DurrableThis is easy to start and has a lot of power. Strong and perfect. Love this thing.

  8. FmNDak

    Customer Service at DCD Design & Manufacturing Ltd. is fantastic.Product works great. Customer service at DCD Design & Manufacturing Ltd. is fantastic. James contacted me to make sure I only needed one winch as I accidentally had two in my order. We got the order fixed and it shipped the next day. Great service.

  9. Amazon Customer

    Powerful for the size and weightLightweight and very easy to start and operate. I use it for dragging deer or trees out of the woods.

  10. gary

    no rope no rope bag no caribeanerthe winch seems fine but their is no rope, rope bag or caribeaner. False advertisment in my mind. I bought this particular winch because it showed that it provided these extra items. I wont do business with them again unless they provide the items.

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