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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs

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This Dutton-Lainson 2-speed, heavy-duty winch is designed for multipurpose horizontal pulling operations. Great Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs part number DL14825 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL14825

  • Standard Hand Winch
  • Boat Trailer Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Polyester Strap
  • Heavy Duty
  • Two Speed Winch
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Standard Hand Crank

This Dutton-Lainson 2-speed, heavy-duty winch is designed for multipurpose horizontal pulling operations.


  • Heavy-duty winch is designed for horizontal pulling
  • High carbon steel gears
  • Permanently lubricated bearings
  • Ergonomic handle grip
  • Zinc TUFFPLATE finish
  • Handle included
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 2,500 lbs
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Double Speed Pulling Winch Specifications
ModelRated Capacity (2)Drum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageReversible Ratchet2-Speed OperationMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (3)Max. Drum Capacity - Strap
DL148252,500 lb.1-1/8"17.3:1 / 5.4:19-1/2"229YesYes5/16" x 47'38'

(2) Capacity is based in direct pull on the third layer of line on the drum. Capacity is reduced as the line builds up on the drum.(3) Drum capacity based on cable size listed. (Cable is 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.

14825 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed with Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs - Model DL2500A

Installation Details DL14825 Installation instructions

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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs - DL14825

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (74 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson 2-speed, heavy-duty winch is designed for multipurpose horizontal pulling operations.


Great price for the best pull winches on the market. Shipping was extremely quick. Wouldn’t hesitate to order again!


Really nice heavy duty unit. Should be a really solid performer for years to come. Application is a saltwater fishing boat.

I had to touch up one of the attachment points for the handle with a flat file so that the handle would slide over it.

The unit is heavy and the shipping box was not adequate for the weight. Box was beat to crap and was lucky it made it and was not damaged. That is a big issue that needs to be addressed.

Otherwise all is good. Thanks etrailer.


Excellent service,fair prices.


I haven't installed it yet, but it seems to be a well-made winch. Definitely heavy duty. I will be replacing my 20-year-old winch with it. I'm hoping the low gear will alleviate some of the problems my 65-year-old back has developed.


Bought this to replace an Attwood winch that was rated for 2000 lbs. The Attwood winch required both hands to trailer my heavy 17' fiberglass boat and the handle was stripping out.

Mounted the Dutton-Lainson 2 speed winch in its place planning on having to use the 17.3:1 speed to for the final couple of feet. I was able to winch the the boat all the way 5.4:1 speed with a single hand plus I wasn't tired.

The winch is very solid and well constructed. Unlike the Attwood junk, the gears are welded and not riveted. Well worth the invested and its made in the USA.


Nice H/D winch. Replacing my 12 year old D/L winch.
Spring catch not engaging consistantly anymore and after the stitching in the strap pulling out and launching my 25' rig on the concrete boat ramp it is time for new stuff. This winch with new 5/16" s.s. wire rope cable and forged s.s. hook should eliminate that nightmare from happening again. USA made! Etrailer has the best commun. and service PERIOD. Thanks K.


Bolted right on my 2004 24' Heritage Boat trailer. It pulls my 24' LSR Regal boat onto trailer with no problems, love the 2 speed. Durable and heavy duty. Would buy again. Makes it easier loading my boat, as I don't have to back the trailer in so far, this monster pulls the boat onto the bunks with ease.


Hand winch is strong, larger than expected, and built pretty heavy duty. One thing to note, the pawl (clicker) is only one sided, so it won't hold the load when letting cable out. It would be nice if it had an extra little tab to allow cranking in, cranking out, and neutral (line pull out) positions.

Also, I'm new to winches, but kind of wish it had a clutch on the cable to keep tension on the cable spool. When nothing is on the line, the tension on the spool unravels, causing the cable go all over the place, the first time i used it, I slightly pinched the cable (I had half the line payed out, and the slack on that part got bunched up when I started pulling in)

I went with a cable instead of strap so that I could use a snatch block pulley if i ever needed extra power, and also ordered a cable twice as long as what I needed to allow for looping back (using it on a utility/car trailer)

Looking back I should have went with the shorter cable so that the line would be all the way out when starting to winch. I might cut down the cable to a shorter length and eventually replace it with a strap. Another drawback i found with the cable is that it tends to wander all over the drum back over itself if you aren't careful causing a tangled mess, but I guess that happens on the power winches too.

Another accessory I wish they had was a heavy waterproof drawstring bag to slip over the winch when not in use. I made a removable pedestal using 2" receiver tube, so I plan to keep the winch indoors. but I really should grease up the cable and it would be nice to have a cover. (Might try to make a bag or have one made)

Overall I'm satisfied and the winch itself more than met my expectations. I was able to easily pull a 2003 Grand Cherokee up the ramps onto my trailer with one hand and single line.


This winch replaced a 20 y/o winch. It has functioned perfectly on my pontoon boat. I'm in my mid 70's and I can use this just fine. Thanks for your helpful suggestions, you're the best.


This was my 1st purchase from etrailer and shopping with them has been great. I'm in the process of building a ramp to load and unload a 22' pontoon boat from water to shore to keep the toons looking good and for winter storage. I've made numerous phone calls with questions on different products to use and have received excellent help with professional guidance on this project.
So far I've gotten a winch, 6 sets of roller bunks and 12 galv. vee- brackets to support wooden bunks. All of this has arrived in a timely manner and the cost with free shipping is better then I could buy at any marine store. Some of these products aren't even stocked in this area. Will start construction on this soon and hope to post results when finished . Thanks to etrailer for their help.


An excellent boat trailer winch


Mounted winch to steel post on steep hill to pull dock out of Lake super heavy duty made the work effortless love the easy move handled from gear to gear would recommend this to anybody and everybody!

Daniel H.


Just perfect!


On an Ice house a person needs a lef and a right hand winch, also diagram in illustration english version shows strap in the wrong position when cranking up
Hope you can send me one that will work on the Left hand side of my ice house

Etrailer Expert

Heather A.


Jerry,Thank you for your review.If you need a left hand winch I would recommend part #DL15403. This winch still features 2 speeds with direct drive and has a capacity of 2,500 lbs.


Perfect for what we use them for and to be honest we use them in an unconventional way. Our fleet of 94 flat bottom Kann boats have these mounted as well at the DL-15403 winches (matching 2500 lbs left side handle) up by the bow of the boat that helps us tie onto a barge or any other piece of marine equipment we may be trying to move at the time. Thy hold up to stress that we put them to as they are reeled out and winched up several times a day. I would recommend these to everyone!


Easy ordering extremely fast delivery all for a great price!!!


The delivery time from etrailer was outstanding. The winch design appears to be flawless with one slight exception. The handle spring lock design for moving the handle from one gear ratio to the other might not handle the vibration of a rough road. With the possibility of it vibrating off of the shaft while in transit will definitely ruin someone's day. The quick answer to this issue would be to store the handle in the vehicle until ready for use. Problem solved.


Installed this on my utility trailer for pulling items up the ramps. Quick change handle for two speed operation is great feature. Heavy loads switch to low speed.


This two-speed winch is very well built and appears to be very durable. The mechanisms operate easily. I am replacing a lower capacity, single speed DL boat winch that has served me well … I will be better able to wind up my Inboard Outboard fishing/ski boat with this more versatile winch. It was very easy to mount without changing anything on the trailer. I am grateful for excellent service etrailer provided in the ordering and shipping processes. Thanks!


Exactly what I needed. Makes trailering my boat ridiculously easy. Great buying experience.


These are great winches with lots of pulling power the 2 speed feature is excellent. I have a drill attachment that fits on the winch handle shaft making it a ease to raise my fish houe. Fast shipping and excellent customer service. Thanks etrailer.


Winch works great, cable kinks to easy so I upgraded.



Been working good


In my opinion it’s the only winch left on the market that is built with any strength. I tried some Chinese ones that claimed to be 2500# - complete garbage. The Dutton Lainson is serious. The only downside is it’s almost too strong - I have to be careful because this winch is so strong I feel it could start to pull the bow eye out of my boat.


So far seems like a sturdy and suitable replacement for my old boat trailer winch. I only needed 1800# capacity, but learned that at the time the 2500# model cost less than either the 1800# or 2000#. I like the two-speed operation. Received promptly as expected.


Great service. Great Winch. Bad boat ramp, low water level. Winch it out with this bad boy.


Great replacement for my original winch on my boat trailer. Fantastic customer service , and fast shipping like always. Price is unbeatable, thank you

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  • How Long Is the TUFFPLATE Finish of a Dutton Lainson Winch Guaranteed Not to Rust
    The TUFFPLATE finish of the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14825 has a zinc finish that is 3 times stronger than standard zinc plating so as far as corrosion resistance goes this would be your best option. The warranty information for this winch is as follows: Dutton-Lainson Company will, at its option, repair or replace free-of-charge any parts or parts found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use for the period of five (5) years from the original purchase date or,...
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  • Dimensions for Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14825
    I went out to our warehouse so I could take some measurements on the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14825 that you referenced. The main body of the winch measures 7 inches long, 5 inches tall, and 4-7/8 inches wide. With the wheel its length is 9-1/2 inches and including the handle when it's completely horizontal the winch has a total length of 18 inches. I have attached an image with these dimensions labeled that you can check out as well. Please let me know if you need any other measurements...
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  • Does Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14825 Have a Brake to Hold the Load
    The particular Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14825 that you referenced does not include a brake or hold function. For this you will want a brake winch. The linked article on hand winches will give you great background on the types offered and suitability for any given type of application, including brake winches. The link provided will take you to our main page for all brake winches such as the Dutton-Lainson Brake Winch # DL15721 rated for 2500-lbs.
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  • How Much 3/16 Inch Cable Can be Used on Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch DL14825
    I spoke with my contact at Dutton-Lainson regarding the Hand Winch # DL14825 referenced in your question. She stated that 3/16 inch cable can be used and with this size cable, the winch can hold up to 130 feet. Please note that 3/16 inches is the minimum diameter cable they recommend using for this particular winch. This hand winch has a nice zinc TUFFPLATE finish and a weight capacity of 2,500 pounds. I have attached a short demonstration video on this product for you to check out.
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  • Mounting Hole Dimensions for Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch
    The mounting holes of the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish # DL14825 are 3-1/4" apart vertically, while the smaller holes are 2-3/8" apart and the larger holes are 1-1/4" apart. I have added a video review of this winch for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Choosing a Winch for a Boat Trailer
    I've attached an article that you should take a look at to help you find the correct winch. You want to choose a winch that will have the appropriate weight capacity for your boat. You'll also want to factor in things like the incline and if you're using carpeted bunks or rollers that will provide more or less resistance. You'll also want to compare them based on different features they may have. For example, the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive...
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  • What Benefit Is Higher Gear Ration For Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch
    The 17.3:1 ratio is normally used when you have a heavier load or boat you want to winch in. Sort of like the gears on a bike. When going up a hill you put the bike in a highwer gear so it is easier to reach the top. when on a flat surface you drop it into a lower gear so it gets more power with less effort. The lower gear of 5.4:1 for the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch, part # DL14825 will probably work great for most of the time with your aluminum boat, but if you are ever on a steep incline...
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  • Winch Strap Replacement For 25 Foot Mirage Boat
    For your replacement winch strap I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch Strap # DL24250. This will work great to pull your boat onto the trailer and the full weight of the boat will not be at the strap as the bunk boards and water will support much of the weight. The length and bright color will help as well. This has a working load of 3,700 lbs and a break strength rating of 6,600 lbs.
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  • Winch Recommendation for Boat Trailer to Allow Boat to Easily Make it onto Trailer
    The higher capacity winch you go with will allow an easier crank than a lower one. A two speed winch like part # DL14825 will work great for what you are looking to do as it will give you the option to use the lower speed gear to move the boat when it's being difficult and then also allow you a faster speed if the boat is wanting to winch up easier.
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  • Availability of Replacement Handle for Discontinued Shelby 5409 Winch
    From what I have found, your Shelby Trailer Winch 5409 is a single speed winch with a 2,100 lb capacity. This winch has been discontinued and unfortunately a replacement handle is no longer available. I recommend replacing it with a winch like the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish # DL14825. This is a 2 speed winch with a 2,500 lb capacity. It also features a 5-year limited warranty.
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  • Pontoon Trailer Winch with Wire Cable Recommendation
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs # DL14825 you asked from is able to use 5/16 inch by up to 47 foot wire cable. I recommend using the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook 5/16" Diameter x 25' Long - 2,500 lbs # DL24102 with this winch.
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  • Can Smaller Diameter But Longer Cable be Used with Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch
    Since the max cable capacity of the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14825 is 5/16" x 47' you can definitely use the 1/4" x 50' Cable # DL24104 but you may have to cut off some of the length for it to fit properly on the winch (as it is 3' longer than the recommended size cable). Please note that the winch has a max weight rating of 2,500 lbs so even though this cable is rated for 3,500 lbs since the winch has a lower rating that is what you are limited by.
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  • Recommended Left and Right Hand Winch to Accommodate Stainless Steel Cable
    I have both a left and right hand crank hand winch that will work great for your application. The left hand crank # DL15403 and the right hand crank # DL14825 will both accommodate a stainless steel cable. They are both rated for 2,500 lbs and will feature a 2-speed direct drive.
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  • Are the Gears in the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15440 Stamped or Cast
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  • Matching Right Hand Drive Winch To Left Hand Drive Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15403
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Two Speed with Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs. # DL14825 is the right hand drive winch that matches the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Two Speed with Left Hand Direct Drive - 2,500 lbs # DL15403. You may want to consider the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook 5/16" Diameter x 25' Long - 2,500 lbs. # DL24102 for these winches.
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