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

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

Item # DL10974
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This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. Loop drive lets you crank winch with power drill or shepard hook. Great Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Loop Drive - 2,000 lbs part number DL10974 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL10974

  • Brake Hand Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Heavy Duty
  • Worm Gear Winch
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Loop Drive Crank

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. Loop drive lets you crank winch with power drill or shepard hook.


  • Worm-gear winch is designed for heavy-duty vertical lifting applications
  • Crank 1 direction to lift, the other direction to lower
    • Load automatically holds when reel stops turning
  • Loop drive lets you use shepard hook or power drill to crank winch
  • 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
  • Powder coated copper bronze finish
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum cable length:
    • 3/16" diameter: 81'
    • 7/32" diameter: 61'
    • 1/4" diameter: 43'
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Worm Gear Specifications
ModelWinch DescriptionRated Capacity (1)Drum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (2)
DL10974Reg. Drum Loop Drive2,000 lb.1-1/2"40:1----9/32" 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.)

Winches are not to be used as hoists for lifting, supporting or transporting people, or for loads over areas where people can be present.

10974 Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - Loop Drive - 2,000 lbs - Model WG2000LD

Installation Details DL10974 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - Brake Hand Winch - DL10974 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at the Dutton-Lainson hand winch. This is a worm gear winch that is designed for heavy-duty vertical lifting applications. So what that means is, basically you can crank one direction to lift and then the other direction to lower. Then the load automatically holds when the reel stops turning. The loop drive lets you use a shepherd's hook or a power drill to crank the winch. So in most applications, this is actually mounted in this orientation, and then you would have a cable installed to the winch.

Your cable would be coming down, you'd attach it to whatever it is that you're wanting to lift. Attach your shepherd's hook here, and then as you rotate, it lifts up. Then rotate the other direction to lower it back down.So really nice design. We're looking at laminated high-carbon steel gears that are heat treated for long life. Also the heavy gauge embossed steel base offers extra strength and durability.

The unit does feature permanently lubricated bearings on the driveshaft, so those are maintenance free. Has a nice powder-coated copper bronze finish. And this is designed for use with a cable. Winch cables are sold separately and available at The bottom of the unit features multiple mount holes and mount hole sizes for easy mounting.

Mounting hardware not included. The product is made in the U.S.A. It has a capacity of 2,000 pounds. The drum hub diameter is an inch and a half. Gear ratio is 40:1, so that means for every 40 full turns of the loop drive, the entire assembly completes one full rotation.Few measurements I want to mention for you real quick.

I did take a measurement from very back to very front, and I got a measurement of 7 1/2". I also took a measurement from edge to edge including the hardware, got a measurement of 6". The overall height, bottom to top, is around 6 7/8". Then the base has a width measurement of 4 3/4" and a length measurement of 5 1/2".That's going to do it for today's look at the Dutton-Lainson hand winch.

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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Loop Drive - 2,000 lbs - DL10974

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. Loop drive lets you crank winch with power drill or shepard hook.


Well built USA made. It will hold up to years of use. I will make a 3/8 rod with a hook on the end to operate the winch. I will use a battery drill motor to turn it. I am using this to open and close a 23 foot wide cloth awning,. I will be modifing it somewhat.


Very good product


See what our Experts say about this Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch

  • Unspooling or Reversing of Hand Winch with Loop Drive DL10974
    This hand winch has a worm gear, which when turned, turns the gear. It cannot be reversed by the load, but simply stops when you stop turning. The reel will not unspool with added weight since there is no free spool mode. Just make sure the you don't go over the capacity of the winch and you should be fine.
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  • Worm Gear Winch That Can be Operated with Shepherd's Hook
    Sounds like you are looking for a winch like the part # DL10974 which has just a loop drive which can be activated with a Shepherd's hook.
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  • How to Reverse the Winch Strap Feed from Top to Bottom on a Worm Gear or Standard Trailer Winch
    To get the cable to come off of the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, item # DL10974, you would need to crank the winch until the cable is all the way unwound from the winch drum and then continue cranking in the same direction until the cable is wound back onto the drum in the opposite direction it was wound before. This will reverse the feed of the cable from top to bottom or vice versa and will also reverse the direction the handle needs to be turned to winch a load with the winch. If...
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  • Recommended Hand Winch For Hoisting Piece of Steel Sculpture
    You're certainly on the right track. The handle on a worm gear winch would indeed rotate in such a way that it wouldn't hit the tree. A worm gear also has the advantage of not freewheeling when you let go of the handle, so the load won't get away from you. The Dutton-Lainson # DL10974 worm gear winch you mentioned is a good choice, but the one problem with worm gear winches is the gear ratio. 40:1 is a common gear ratio for a worm gear winch. This means that the handle will need to be...
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  • Which Winch Should I Use to Pull a Small Sailboat out of the Water and Across Sandy Beach
    As much as I'd love to recommend using something cool like an electric ATV winch similar to the Bulldog Utility Winch # BDW15008 , I think you'd be well served going with the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL10974 . This is a worm gear hand winch that has a 2000-lb capacity. One of the things I love about this winch is that the loop drive lets you crank the winch with a power drill if you've got a cordless drill or an electrical outlet down by where you're storing it. To mount this winch,...
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