The Lewis Winch was originally designed 40 years ago to provide an economical means of skidding logs out of the forest while doing minimal environmental damage to the area.
Since then, owners of our portable winch have found a ton of other uses for it.
Boaters use the Lewis Winch as a boat trailer winch to pull their vessels out of the water. They also use it as an auxiliary boat winch in case the anchor gets stuck. Electric winches can quickly drain your boat’s batteries, but the Lewis Winch will never do that.
And what about hunters who shoot a Tahr or a deer only to watch the animal fall in a deep ravine?
You know you are in trouble when your off road ATV can’t travel into the area to go retrieve the animal carcass.
You know you will have to climb down into the gorge and probably stand in knee-deep freezing water while you quarter the animal to make it easier to carry it on your back or to drag it up the hill through the mud or snow. Not a pretty picture.
So again, what’s the solution? Always carry a Lewis Winch with you!
Armed forces, police departments and fire and rescue agencies are some of our best customers.
Armed forces all over the world use the Lewis Winch to quickly upright heavy armor vehicles. Construction companies also use our portable winch to upright heavy-duty trucks and cranes that have tipped over.
In 2004, a miner in Norway was saved after falling 800 feet down a narrow shaft in the ground by pulling him up with a Lewis Winch.
When a police car or a search and rescue vehicle encounters an overturned car on the side of a rural road with people inside trapped upside down in a water-filled ditch, they know that calling and waiting for a tow truck to arrive on the scene might take too long and that lives could be lost.
Instead of rescuers standing helplessly around while these trapped people die inside the overturned car, these rescuers can quickly pull out our portable winch stored in the trunk of their cars, anchor the Lewis Winch to something nearby and then easily pull the car right side up, hopefully saving these people’s lives.
The Lewis Winch comes with an adapter kit to fit any chainsaw in the market.
Have you ever had your off road ATV stuck in the mud or in a creek?
If you have, then you know that using electric winches that come attached to the front of all terrain vehicles might get you into worse trouble.
First, you can only winch forward and that might get you into even deeper water.
And second, electric winches can quickly drain the small battery in your off road ATV and that could stall your engine – and when your engine dies and your battery is dead, you are in real trouble.
So what’s the solution? Always carry a portable winch with you!
The Lewis Winch is a lightweight portable winch powered by a chainsaw. Strap this petrol-powered winch to the rack on the back of your off road ATV before you go anywhere.
So if you find yourself up a creek without a paddle, simply pull out your reliable Lewis Winch, anchor it to any nearby stationary object such as a big rock or a tree, attach the cable to your off road ATV and start pulling it out of the water in any direction you wish.
A 250 ft. long cable is also available. It is great for lighter and longer pulls, such as wire fence tensioning, pulling small game animals out of the bush, or pulling a stuck off road ATV out of the mud.
The smaller diameter of the cable allows the winch drum to wind up the full length. The maximum load we recommend for this cable is 2,000 lbs./900 kg. – but if you use one Lewis Winch Snatch Block, this cable will pull up to 4,000 lbs./1,800 kg.
Unlike electric winches that drain your battery rendering the winch useless, our portable winch is powered by a petrol-driven chainsaw.
The Lewis Winch is made of a rugged cast-aluminum alloy housing making it extremely strong and lightweight. The Lewis Winch uses oil-bathed steel gears, which ensure years of trouble-free service in the most hostile environments.
Your new Lewis Winch will be shipped to you in a box that will include the following items:
– One Lewis Winch Model 400 MK2 c/w clutch and brake
– 150 feet long 3/16″ galvanized aircraft cable with a safety hook
– Universal Adapter Kits to fit all chainsaws
– Owners Manual
– One year free-replacement warranty from the manufacturer
The shipping weight of the box is 35 lbs./16 kg. – but the actual Lewis Winch 400MK2 weighs only 22 lbs./10 kg without the cable.
A complete Manual can also be downloaded from our INFORMATION site. Just click on the tab ‘INFORMATION” and go to PDF downloads.