Designed to Withstand Demanding Conditions

Harken offers a range of winches to take the work out of load management. The winches handle rope diameters from 6 – 32 mm with loadings from 50 kg – 70 metric tons. Applications include emergency recovery, manual load handling, tripod applications, electric and manual davit arms, and certified personal hoisting. The range of power ratios helps to reduce fatigue and risk of injury when managing heavy loads.

Simple to use and Ideal for Moving Heavy Loads

Harken winches are used in a wide range of industries:

• Construction
• Theatrical
• Renewable energy
• Architectural
• Facilities management
• Utilities, oil & gas



Efficient and dependable, Radial Line® winches are powerful performers. The shaped drums feature diagonal ribs to maximize gripping power and reduce line wear. Lightweight high-strength bearings and bushings reduce friction under load, are corrosion resistant, and do not require lubrication.



Powered winches allow the operator to handle high loads with push-button control. Vertical or horizontal motors offer flexible mounting options.


High Power, Ultra Lightweight

Use when high load capacity and high strength-to-weight ratios are critical. The wide drums provide extra surface area to secure high-tech rope. Winches can be driven by electric or hydraulic motor or pedestal for power, or with a standard winch handle.

captive reel


Captive Reel

These compact, powerful winches redefine load management. The feeder screw ensures the line is loaded onto the drum smoothly, so it pays in and out with complete control.



Harken can supply manual winch handles, spare parts and servicing kits for the winch range making them easy to service and maintain.No need to send the parts back to the manufacturer.


Contact us for further information on our range of winches and to discuss your requirements with our team.

Q: How much rope can winches pull?

A: Standard winches can pull an infinite length of rope and do not require the end of the rope to install onto the drum. Captive reel winches have a limited pull length, but each size winch is available in multiple throw lengths.

Q: Do I have to hold the tail of the rope while operating the winch?

A: The majority of Harken winches are fitted with a self-tailing jaw. This holds the rope captive during and after winching.

Q: How do I ease the load?

A: Our electric winches ease the rope at the touch of a button. On conventional winches, the rope is removed from the self-tailing jaw eased by hand with most of the load held by the wraps on the drum.

Q: Can I use an electric winch if there is a power outage?

A: Yes. A Harken winch handle inserted into an unloaded winch automatically disconnects the motor gear for manual operation.

Q: Is this winch suitable for human suspension?

A: In accordance with Directive 2009/104/EC persons may be lifted only by means of work equipment and accessories provided for that purpose.

Warnings and Instructions

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