LokHead Winch

Part No.

INLH500 LokHead winch and handle
INLH500KIT  LokHead winch kit


NEW mounting plate and tripod adapter now available.

The innovative LokHead winch is a portable or fix-mounted load-lifting, personal-hoisting winch used with an unlimited length of fiber rope. The captive head allows the winch to be used safely, and keeps the rope from accidentally releasing. Perfect for fixed or temporary applications and rescue.

Simple to use and Ideal for Diverse Applications

The LokHead winch can be used anywhere a load needs to be lifted or lowered. Rigged to a tripod, it can be used for confined-space rescue operations, for load moving/hauling, and man-riding.

Maintenance is Easy

The simple construction requires no lubrication and can be flushed clean with fresh water.


Weighing just 4.2 kg (9.3 lb), the LokHead winch can be incorporated with a compatible mounting bracket into a rescue/lifting system without significantly increasing 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.

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Easy to rig and efficient, the LokHead makes the most of the operator’s efforts. The winch offers two gears; 15:1 for low load/high speed use and 40:1 for higher load applications.


The winch is designed for use with fiber rope 10 –12.7 mm (3/8 –1/2″) in diameter and unlimited line length.

Manual or powered


The winch can be driven manually with the provided B10AL handle. Alternatively, use a compatible power drill with the power tool adaptor to drive the winch.

The winch is also certified under EN1496 for Human Suspension and EN13157 Machinery Directive for lifting goods and equipment.

Contact Us

For more information please contact Harken Industrial: +44 (0)1590 689122 or email us via info@harkenindustrial.com

Product Range

Description Rope Ø Weight Max rated load
Min Max
in mm in mm lb kg lb kN
INLH500 LokHead winch 3/8 10 1/2 12.7 9.3 4.2 1100 5
INLH500KIT LokHead winch kit 3/8 10 1/2 12.7 44 20 1100 5

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.

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

Maximum rated load for human suspension: 240 kg / 529 lb (coefficient ratio 10:1 of breaking load); marked in accordance with the Machinery Directive and EN13157.2004 standard.

Warnings and Instructions:

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 Information


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.
LokHead winch kit: Includes LokHead winch, white lever for non-human suspension, LokHead box, winch handle, tripod adapter, reversible plate, counter plate, carabiner and sling, drill adapter.


Rope Diameter

10 – 12.5 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)

Product Video

LokHead and Riggers Winches: Overview and Walk Through

LokHead Winch: Rigging for a Tripod

LokHead & Riggers Winches: Usage Techniques

Harken Industrial LokHead & Riggers Winch Workshop