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Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - 2,000 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Winches

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Dutton-Lainson Winches - DL10970

Worm Gear, Regular Drum Handle Drive - 2,000 lb

Applications requiring safe, controlled movement of loads need the D-L worm gear winch. The reel automatically stops turning whenever cranking is stopped. There is no free wheel mode, no special mechanism required to stop gear movement and they do not require a minimum load for operation.

  • Capacity: 2,000 lbs.
    • Capacity is based on direct line pull on the first layer of line on the drum. Capacity is reduced as line builds up on the drum
  • Laminated high carbon steel gears are heat treated for longer life
  • Heavy gauge embossed steel base for extra strength
  • Permanently lubricated bearings on drive shaft are maintenance free
  • Handle drive
  • Heavy duty 1/2" variable speed drill may speed up operation
  • Powder coated copper bronze finish
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Made in the USA

All D-L winches are built for multipurpose hauling and lifting operations. They are not to be used as hoists for lifting, supporting or transporting people, or for loads over areas where people can be present.

Worm Gear Specifications
ModelWinch DescriptionRated Capacity (1)Drum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (2)
DL10970Reg. Drum Handle Drive2,000 lb.1-1/2"40:17"3149/32" x 49'

(1) Capacity is based on direct line pull on the first layer of line on the drum. Capacity is reduced as line builds up on the drum. (2) Drum capacity shown is based on cable size listed. (Cable not included.)

10970 Worm Gear, Regular Drum Handle Drive - 2,000 lb by Dutton-Lainson Model WG2000

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Dutton-Lainson Winches DL10970 Review

Video Transcript for Dutton-Lainson Winches DL10970 Review

Today were reviewing part number DL10970 from Dutton Lainson. This is a worm gear hand winch with a capacity of 2000 pounds. The gears are made of laminated high-carbon steel. They are heat treated for long life. The base is heavy gauge embossed steel. Thats this part right here.

So, its extra strong. The bearings are permanently lubricated. I dont know if you can see. Theyre permanently lubricated on the drive shaft. So, theyre maintenance free.Now, this handle drive will obviously bring your rope up or down, and it stops when you stop.

Now, the gear ratio on this winch is 40:1. What that means is you would have to turn this handle 40 times in order to make one full revolution of this gear. This part right here. So, if you want to speed up the operation you can attach a half-inch heavy duty, variable speed drill right here and use that operate the winch rather than your hand on the handle.The handle by the way measures seven inches from the center of this screw here to the center of the handle right here, if you can see that. The drum, right here, is one and a half inch diameter, and the capacity is a 50-foot-one-quarter-inch-wide winch cable.

Thats what you should be using. This winch comes with a five-year limited warranty, and it is made in the USA.Note that you can, if you wish, install it kind of upside down like that with this part on a beam or a heavy ceiling. For example, in your garage if you want to use the winch to help you take off the top of your Jeep which can be kind of a cumbersome job without the winch. Its a good tool to have, and there you have it for part number DL10970 from Dutton Lainson. The worm gear hand winch with a capacity of 2000 pounds.


Customer Reviews

Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - 2,000 lbs - DL10970

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: D.Appleton07/14/2012

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Great product -well built - decent price. Now taking the top off my Jeep is a 1 man 10 minute job , way better than other units that I looked at that cost more. Excellent work on E-Trailers end also 47971

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Clay S.05/24/2011

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Installation of DL winch. Worm gear necessary due to tight fit behind fairing. Also junction box done right. Not everyone carries these items. I found etrailer through an Internet search for the junction box. 15256



comment by: marshall - 8/7/2013


There sure is, check out part DL11002. It is a Dutton-Lainson 2K Worm Gear winch designed for use with 2 inch straps. The strap for it is part DL24242, and is sold separately.

Patrick B - 8/7/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Phil02/24/2013

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I did some research on finding the right winch for use in our garage. While some were cheaper I was afraid of the reviews that said they were flimsy. This winch did not disappoint. It is solid, installs easily, and lifts loads as advertised. Kudos to etrailer on the delivery ... I picked standard delivery and they upgraded my shipping. Not sure why ... but is showed up 2 days later. Thanks!67626

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Paul R03/14/2011

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I used this winch to move some large machinery. It worked very well and securely managed the loads. The hand crank is easy to turn, but it takes a lot of turns to move the load a significant distance. I ended up removing the handle and driving the gear with a cordless drill to speed it up. If I were to buy this again, I would get the one designed to be used with a hand drill. The cable is a bit hard to tie on to the spool since it is not easy to flex a 1/4-inch cable to a tight radius. Eventually I got it on though, and am pleased with the result. etrailer was quick with shipment, so I'm pleased with their service.9303

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ronald M.08/20/2013

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great winch 96111

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gray W05/16/2013

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Excellent product and delivery time was very good. I have ordered many items from E-Trailer and they have all arived in a good time and are as depicted. I have confidence in my business with them:)80594

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan S01/28/2011

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Great Transaction! 6316

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  • Can The DL10970 Hand Winch be Used to Secure the Load to the Trailer
  • The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear winch is designed to only turn when the handle is turned. That being said, it is NOT designed to hold a load on a trailer. If you use the winch to pull a car on a trailer, the car should then be strapped to the trailer before transporting it. I would also disconnect the winch as to not keep tension on the cable when the car may bounce on the trailer as it is transported.
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  • Can the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10970 be Used with a Strap
  • The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10970, is designed for a cable no wider than 9/32 inches. If you had a strap that narrow, it could work, but the winch is not really designed for that application. A comparable winch that is rated for use with a strap is the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch, # DL14725. This winch has a drum capacity that can handle a strap 38 feet in length.
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  • Is the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10970 Salt Water Resistant for Marine Applications
  • The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10970, is made of laminated steel gears and a steel base, which is powder coated for some protection, but it is susceptible to the elements and corrosion. Instead, a better option would be the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch, # DL14730. This winch has a Zinc plated yellow chromate TUFFPLATE finish has three times the corrosion resistance of standard zinc plated trivalent chrome process and 30 percent greater corrosion resistance when compared to powder
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