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

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

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This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Accepts 20' winch strap. Hex drive lets you crank winch with power drill or socket-head handle. Lowest Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Hex Drive - 2,000 lbs part number DL11004 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL11004

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Accepts 20' winch strap. Hex drive lets you crank winch with power drill or socket-head handle.


  • Worm-gear winch is designed for heavy-duty vertical lifting applications
  • Accepts 2" wide x 20' long winch strap (sold separately)
  • Crank 1 direction to lift, the other direction to lower
    • Load automatically holds when reel stops turning
  • Hex drive lets you use cordless drill with 5/8" socket or included socket-head handle
  • Mating handle can be removed easily with no tools required
  • 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
  • Black powder coated finish
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum cable length:
    • 7/32" Diameter: 82'
    • 1/4" Diameter: 59'
    • 9/32" Diameter (special reel required): 49'
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Worm Gear Specifications
ModelWinch DescriptionRated Capacity (1)Drum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (2)
DL11004Regular 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.)

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

11004 Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - Hex Drive - 2,000 lbs - Model WG2000

DL11004 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details DL11004 Installation instructions

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch DL11004 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with a Hex Drive Handle. This winch has a capacity of 2,000 pounds and can be used with a winch cable or a winch strap. If you're interested in a cable, I recommend part number DL24045. For a strap, I recommend part number DL24242. Both of those are available here at etrailer.com, and they are sold separately. The reel is going to feature matching holes drilled in each side plate for mounting the strap. It comes with the necessary hardware to get a strap installed. The unit itself is made from a steel construction with a black powder coated finish.

It's going to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion. It's going to feature the nice hex drive handle. The handle is included. The hex design allows the winch to be operated with a power drill attached directly to the drive shaft. This will accept a 5/8" socket.

It's going to help speed up operation. For when a drill's not available, it does come with a handle that attached on there. You can use that to operate the winch as well. Nice and easy grip design. As you can see, it has finger indentions on there and it rotates all the way around.

Very easy to control and operate. It's going to come pre-lubed, so it's ready for use out of the box. It's made in the USA. The width of this area right here, so the opening, that's going to give you about 2-1/8". Then that drum hub diameter is an 1-1/2". Two measurements to go over with you real quick starting with the overall length, from very front to very back that's going to give us a measurement of about 7-1/2". Overall height to the tallest point, which is right here at the connection point for the handle, it's about 6" tall.

Then the overall width where I did this measurement, I include the hardware hanging off the side, so we get a measurement of about 5-3/4". The base, this is going to measure about 4-3/4" wide by 5-1/2" long. Then you can see all the different mount holes that we have. We have three elongated holes. These measure 7/8" by 3/8". This one measures 2-1/8" by 3/8". These two round holes have a diameter of 3/8". That's going to do it for today's look at the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with a Hex Drive Handle in a 2,000-pound capacity.

Customer Reviews

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Hex Drive - 2,000 lbs - DL11004

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Accepts 20' winch strap. Hex drive lets you crank winch with power drill or socket-head handle.

- DL11004


Worked great for my needs loaded a 2017 Viking on a 12 ft tilt trailer pulled the Viking on the trailer with no problems. Weights around 1450 lbs. 442609


Still working great had to load my Dixie Chopper over the summer with it & it worked like a charm. Also loaded my Yamaha Viking around 1500 lbs give are take & it loaded with know issues. It would be nice if it came with a cover I have mine under a shed & keep it cover with a small bucket.

Tony A - 10/14/2018


We do have a couple of trailer jack covers that would work for you, but would be a bit big, and may not provide as much of a water resistance as your bucket, but it might be a consideration for you. I have linked them for your reference.

-- Rachael H - 10/15/2018

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This is just what we needed. A positive forward and reverse, the worm gears keep it under control. 559440

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I selected the worm gear model because the take up handle did not interfere with my utility trailer jack. A conventional winch would not work. I selected the ratchet drive model for quick take up and release with my Dewalt 1/2 inch cordless drill. Great details for this winch from etrailer and Dutton-Lainson. Excellent American made product. 200326

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First off, etrailer.com is an OUTSTANDING online dealer with customer service that will impress - I promise. As for this worm gear winch, I am very happy with it but I had to receive a replacement for the first one delivered. The material quality is excellent and functionally it is very smooth and sturdy. D&L may benefit from some quality control improvements. The first unit was not assembled (welded) well and the holes that carriage bolt (used to attach the cable) were out of alignment. This made it impossible to insert the bolt through the spool guides. Also, on the 'good' unit, the same holes left minimum clearance for the nut and bolt head which made tightening a challenge. You will need to place the nut between the spool guide and main gear (some video instructions suggest placing it outside the gear). One last observation - once the strap (DL24242) is installed, it rolls up in a cam shape as opposed to a smooth round circumference due to the carriage bolt that secures it to the winch. The mechanical advantage of the worm gear is significant so (even the weakest drill will easily wind it) I don't believe the out-of-round strap 'take-up' imparts any concerns. All in all, I am happy with the purchase. 213299

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Really great, thank you! 554004

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Seems to work well 552069

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Used this winch on tower system to lift grates and pans for custom 20 ft. grill. Works out perfect. Great product! No lock system needed with the worm gear. 410039

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Everything was as advertised. 229787

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The wench I ordered works great. Couldn't ask for better. Had some delay in getting it put I wasn't in a big hurry anyway. I'll share more when the project is complete. You can bet I will use etrailer.com more often. Thanks, Ron 146038


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  • Can Crank of Dutton-Lainson # DL14125 Hand Winch Be Operated With a Drill or Impact Driver
  • Dutton-Lainson doesn't recommend using a drill or driver to operate a standard winch such as the # DL14125. However, they do offer a worm gear winch, part # DL11004 that can be operated using a drill with a 5/8 inch socket. Because it's a worm gear winch, there's no need to worry about the winch spooling out or freewheeling if you lose your grip on the drill, which is a highly important safety feature. If you stop turning the shaft, the reel will stop in place. This winch is compatible...
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  • Hand Winch Compatible with a Powered Drill For Lifting and Lowering a Gate
  • The Dutton-Lainson Heavy Duty Brake Winch part # DL10808 has a braking mechanism that locks in place when the handle is released. In order to obtain a ratcheting mechanism with this winch you will want to replace the handle with the Brake Winch Ratcheting Replacement part # DL70346. When used in place of the regular handle, it allows the operator to both raise and lower the load without turning the handle a full revolution. As long as your gate does not exceed 1,200 lbs, this winch...
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  • Could a Drill Raise 2,000 lbs with the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11004
  • The capacity of the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11004 that you referenced is 2,000 lbs so your 18 volt drill would easily be able to operate the winch to raise 2,000 lbs as long as you have a 5/8 inch socket.
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  • Is there an Electric Winch with an 80 Foot Long Cable
  • I do have a solution for you but because you need such a long cable no electric winches will have the capacity for an 80 foot long cable. What I recommend is to use a worm gear winch with a hex drive, # DL11004. This will allow you to use an electric drill to power the line in and out. If you go with a 7/32" cable it can hold up to 82 feet of that size. However the longest 7/32" cable we have is 50 feet. So I can provide the winch just not a cable that long.
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  • Can Dutton-Lainson # DL11004 Worm Gear Hand Winch Be Used With Cable Rope
  • The Dutton Lainson worm gear winch you referred to, part # DL11004 is indeed compatible with cable. I've confirmed this for you with Dutton Lainson. The cable is available as part # DL24045.
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  • Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL11004 Strap Length Recommendation
  • I spoke with my contact at Dutton Lainson and the max length (and recommended length) strap to use with the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11004 is 20 feet like the # DL24242.
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  • Recommended Worm Gear Brake Hand Winch for a 1,500 Lb. Load
  • For a winch capable of both pulling and releasing a 1,000-1,500 lbs. load up a 26 degree incline for a minimum of 40', a worm gear winch rated for 2,000 lbs. will work well for you. I recommend using the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Hex Drive Handle part # DL11004 in addition to the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook part # DL24045. I recommend this winch over others because of it's compatibility with a powered drill. It would take a rather long time to pull your cart up...
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  • Dutton Lainson Worm Gear Winch That Can be Operated With Drill
  • I recommend going with the winch you mentioned, the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Hex Drive Handle # DL11004. It would work perfectly for your application and can be operated manually or with a power drill like you wanted. It also works with the Dutton-Lainson Strap # DL24242 instead of a cable so you'll be able to lift your kayak. I've added links to a pair of video reviews of these products for you to take a look at.
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  • Hand Winch for Use with Lightweight Loads
  • In cases where the weight of the load on the winch is too low to properly engage the winch brake you can use a worm gear winch instead. This type of winch uses a screw mechanism to operate the load. The weight of the load cannot cause the winch to reverse direction so no brake mechanism is needed at all. The linked page displays our range of worm gear winches. You have a choice of poly strap or wire rope models, but for a marine environment I suggest the strap type, either part # DL11004...
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  • Floor Mount Winch Needed to Pull Powered Parachute Airplane Into Enclosed Trailer
  • We have exactly what you are looking for! The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11004 has a hex drive topwind handle that you can operate by hand while it sits on the floor of your trailer or with a drill and a 5/8" socket. I recommend using the drill since the worm gear operates really slow. It takes 40 turns of the handles for 1 rotation of the drum. This winch is rated for 2,000 lbs so it will easily be able to pull your powered parachute airplane into your enclosed trailer....
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  • Manual Winch Recommendation for Landscape Trailer
  • For your manual crank winch to load your mower I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Hex Drive - 2,000 lbs # DL11004 which will allow you to use a 5/8 inch socket with a drill attachment or the included socket-head handle. I recommend using the Hand Winch Strap with Safety Hook, 2" Wide x 20' Long - 4,000 lbs. # DL24242 with this winch. If you prefer a sidewind option I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake # DL15721. I've attached some videos...
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  • What is the Gear Ratio of the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch 2,000 lbs?
  • The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Hex Drive Handle - 2,000 lbs # DL11004 has a gear ratio of 40 to 1. This will give you an excellent mechanical advantage, but it also is why a cordless drill attachment with 5/8 inch socket will make things much faster and easier.
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  • Is a Worm Gear Winch a Good Choice for a Flat Bed Trailer
  • You can use Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Hex Drive Handle - 2,000 lbs Item # DL11004 for your utility trailer. If you do I strongly recommend using a drill to reel in the line or let it out (worm gear winches do not have a free-spool mode) because otherwise it will move very, very slow using the crank handle. If the winch is to be mounted directly to the floor of your flat bed trailer then I do recommend a top-winding winch so you have more space to operate either the handle...
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  • Worm Gear Winch for Car Hauler Trailer
  • The type of manual winch I suggest for your car trailer is a worm gear type which prevents the car from rolling backwards even if you let go of the handle. Winch capacity for your application with a rolling load on an incline does not need be very high. As an example, a 2500-lb rolling load on a 10% incline requires only a 500-lb-rated winch. Please refer to the linked article. The Dutton-Lainson 2K Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11004 can be operated either by the included handle or with...
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  • Recommended Electric Winch to Pull One Ton Tree Up 28 Degree Slope
  • Unfortunately there is no way that a one ton winch like the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Hex Drive Handle - 2,000 lbs # DL11004 will work to pull that one tone tree up a 25 foot hill with 28 degree slope. Winches have the ability to pull their listed load on level ground. Your inline will add just over 50% so you'd multiply the capacity by about 1.86 according to the attached article. The closest we would then have is the Fulton High-Performance 2-Speed Trailer Winch with...
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  • Winch & Cable for Use to Raise and Lower Dust Collector
  • The Dutton Lainson worm gear hand winch # DL11004 is a good choice for your specific application but since you need a 25-foot strap or cable I suggest instead their similar 1500-lbs-rated worm gear winch # DL11011. This winch is rated with plenty of capacity for your needs and it also has the drill-drive option. It can be fitted with a 25-foot cable # DL24100.
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  • Is there a Wire Rope/Cable that is Between 25 and 50 Feet Long for Dutton Lainson Worm Gear Winch
  • Dutton Lainson winch # DL11004 is designed to accept a strap and the longest strap available is 25 feet. Since that is not going to be long enough I recommend looking at a different worm gear winch such as # DL11001. However, the wire ropes for these winches go from 25 feet up to 50 feet with nothing in between. It is better to have too much line than not enough so if you go with this winch I recommend wire rope # DL24104.
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  • Weight Capacity of Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL11001 Using 1/4 Inch Cable
  • I do have a solution for you, however the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL11004 referenced in your question is actually designed for use with a polyester strap and not cable. For the Dutton-Lainson 2,000 pound hex gear hand winch that uses cable you will want part # DL11001 instead. This winch can definitely be used with 1/4 inch cable and the drum can handle up to 59 feet of it. I spoke with my contact at Dutton-Lainson and did verify that the drum hub diameter is 1-1/4 inches and...
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