LokHead Winch

Part No.

INLH500       LokHead winch and handle
INLH500KIT  LokHead winch kit


NEW mounting plate and tripod adapter now available.

ThIs man-riding portable capstan winch is designed for confined space retrieval or for use with davit systems using an unlimited length of fibrous rope. The captive head allows the winch to be used safely, and keeps the rope from accidentally releasing.

Simple to use; diverse applications.
The LokHead can be used anywhere a load needs to be lifted and lowered. Rigged to a tripod, it can be used for confined-space rescue, for load moving/hauling, and man-riding.

Maintenance is easy
Clean and grease winches regularly as described in the product manual.

Weighing just 4.2 kg (9.3 lb), the LokHead winch can be incorporated into tripod design without significantly increasing the overall weight.

The braking system controls descent and provides workers protection against free-falls. The encapsulating jaw cover protects fingers and clothing from catching in the winch.

Ergonomic with new image

Easy to rig and efficient, the LokHead makes the most of the operator’s strength. The winch offers a 40:1 power ratio with 2 gears: low-load, high line speed; high-load, low line speed.

The winch is designed for use with fiber rope 10 –12.7 mm (5/16 –1/2″) in diameter and unlimited line length.

Manual or powered

The winch can be driven manually with the provided 10″ B10AL winch handle.

For more information please contact us at +44 (0)1590 689122 or info@harkenindustrial.com

Q: Is the LokHead winch certified?
A: The LokHead is certified to EN13157:2009 (Machinery Directive harmonized standard) for lifting goods and equipment, as well as EN1496:2007 as a rescue lifting device.

Q: Is the LokHead winch suitable for human suspension in rescue operations?
A: Yes. It conforms to EN1496.

Q: What is the maximum rated load (MRL)?
A: The maximum rated load (MRL) for the LokHead winch is 500 kg (1102.3 lb) for goods/equipment and 240 kg (529 lb) for rescue equipment.

Q: What is the maximum line operating length?
A: The LokHead winch is able to pull an infinite length of line. The end of the line does not need to be installed onto the drum.

Q: How do you attach the LokHead to a tripod?
A: The LokHead winch kit comes with a robust mounting plate, tripod adapter, winch handle, anchor strop and connector, providing you with everything you need for a tripod set up!

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Maximum rated load for lifting & pulling load applications: 500 kg / 1102.3 lb

Maximum rated load for human suspension: 280 kg / 617.3 lb (coefficient ratio 10:1 of breaking load); marked in accordance with the Machinery Directive and EN13157.2004 standard.



You must carefully read, understand, and follow all of the warnings and instructions in the User Manual provided by Harken in order to avoid an accident. Never, under any circumstances, exceed the maximum rated load.

Other Informations


B10AL handle included:  Standard size handle with lock-in mechanisim.



Power tool adaptor:  Fits all standard chucks. For safety reasons, the adaptor is designed to shear under overloaded conditions
B8AL handle:  Smaller handle provides greater speed but less power.
Winch service kit:  Has everything you need to service your winch and keep it in prime working order


Rope Diameter

10 – 12.7 mm (5/16 – 1/2 in)


4.2 kg (9.3 lbs) – Winch 20 kg (44 Ibs) – Full kit

Max Rated Load

500 kg (1102.3 lbs) * (240 kg / 529 lbs for rescue equipment)

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