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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - Single Speed - 1,400 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - Single Speed - 1,400 lbs

Item # DL15303
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This Dutton-Lainson single-speed, standard-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 - Single Speed - 1,400 lbs part number DL15303 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL15303

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

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


  • Standard-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: 1,400 lbs
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Single Speed Pulling Winch Specifications
ModelRated Capacity (2)Drum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageReversible RatchetMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (3)Max. Drum Capacity - Strap
DL153031,400 lb.7/8"4.4:19-1/2"74yes1/4" x 40'31'

(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.

15303 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - Single Speed - 1,400 lbs - Model DL1402A

Installation Details DL15303 Installation instructions

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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - Single Speed - 1,400 lbs - DL15303

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

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


Very Great products! Original winch on my Lund Shorelander boat trailer. Awesome nice employees. Great shipping time.


Quality product well made and competitive price.


Excellent service


Winch appears fairly robust and well made. I am disappointed that the central shaft is such a small diameter and it is clearly designed to be used with webbing. Unless I misread the description, it said this winch was suitable for use with wire, which is my intention. The small shaft is not suitable for wire and the included instructions state if wire is to be used, it is recommended to get the larger drum. Kinda late since I purchased four. It will work but rough on the wire on such a small radius shaft.

Thank you so much for your review and your purchase. This winch is designed for a strap or 1/4-inch diameter cable.
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 01/23/2017


Fast delivery, part fit as it should and worked. Haven't had the boat on the ramp yet but I don't expect any problems using the winch. If so, then Nitro under sized the winch. The first one failed before one year and they didn't cover under warranty. If this one fails, I will have to consider upsizing the next one. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Typically, youll want to get a hand winch thats rated for at least half the weight of your boat, assuming you have carpeted bunks. If you have roller bunks, you can get by with one thats rated for 1/3 the boats weight. For bare wood bunks or long winching distance, youd want something with a weight rating that equals or exceeds the weight of your boat. If you click the link below, you can read a help article about hand winches. The article contains all kinds of information that youll likely find helpful.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 03/13/2019


Good quality reasonably priced I will definitely shop here again)

Works great
Herbert N - 07/13/2016


Quality products and fast shipping


Everything arrived in nice big box, packed well. Looks like perfect replacement parts. Fast ship time.


Excellent winch. Very good quality and exceptional workmanship. Installation was extremely easy.


Came on time.....was easy to install.....used it yesterday and it worked great....seems made well......good price

Great. What a difference it has made in cranking my boat onto the trailer with less effort
John - 08/29/2020



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

  • Choosing a Lightweight Winch that is Rated to Pull 1200 lbs
    Our lightweight winches will range between approximately 7 and 8 lbs. I recommend taking a look at the Dutton-Lainson 1,400 lb winch, # DL15303. The Dutton-Lainson winch is the heavier winch between the two at approximately 8 lbs and comes with Dutton-Lainsons zinc TUFFPLATE finish for corrosion protection. This winch has a 4.4:1 gear ratio and a 1,400 lb weight capacity.
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  • Boat Trailer Winch Recommendation for a 1,300 lb Boat
    The Dutton-Lainson Winch # DL15303 that you referenced will be an upgrade from your current winch that has an 1,100 lb capacity and a 49 mechanical advantage as this winch has a 74 mechanical advantage and a higher capacity. The cranking will be much easier with this winch so I would recommend it for you. Check out the review video I attached for more info on it. I also attached an FAQ on hand winches for you to check out as well.
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  • Part Number for Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch
    The product ID for the DL1402A is the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE is # DL15303.
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  • Reversing Handle on Dutton-Lainson 1,400 Pound Hand Winch
    I spoke with my contact at Dutton-Lainson regarding your Hand Winch # DL15303. On this particular unit the handle can in fact be reversed (to be on the left side instead of the right). In order to do this, you will basically need to take apart the assembly and reassemble it with the handle on the left side. The drum, shaft, gear shaft and pawl shaft will need to be removed and reversed. The gear shaft is held into place by both a nut and e-clip, which can simply be removed and pushed...
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  • Will Dutton Lainson Hand Winch DL15303 Replace DL1400
    Yes the Dutton Lainson Hand Winch part # DL15303 that you referenced will work great in place of your older DL winch. It uses same bolt pattern and everything so the install will be simple.
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  • Replacement Winch Recommendation for Dutton-Lainson DL1400 Model Winch
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15303 is a direct replacement for your older DL1400model winch so it is what I recommend using as a replacement. I reached out to my contact at Dutton-Lainson who confirmed this. Attached is a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Needing a Replacement Boat Winch to Replace Current Shelby Winch Model 5405
    The best option to replace your current Shelby Winch would be to use a winch like the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch, Single Speed, # DL15303. This winch has a 1,400 lbs horizontal pulling capacity and has the zinc Tuffplate finish for rust and corrosion protection. Unfortunately, Shelby is no longer in business and the mounting plate of this winch is the closest I found to your current winch. However, you may have to reposition mounting holes to install this winch on your trailer. The Winch...
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  • Is Ratcheting Handle Compatible with DL1400 Winch
    The Ratcheting Handle for Dutton-Lainson Pulling Winches # DL70371 is only confirmed to be compatible with the DL1602A, DL1802A and DLx1900 pulling winches. The DL1400 was discontinued in 1990 so I don't have a way to determine compatibility. The updated version if that is what you are referring to is the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - Single Speed - 1,400 lbs # DL15303 which unfortunately will not work with the ratcheting handle but is a great option.
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  • What Size Wire Rope Does Dutton Lainson Winch DL15303 Use
    The Dutton Lainson winch part # DL15303 was designed to be used with a 1/4 inch diameter wire rope like the Dutton Lainson Wire Rope # DL24100.
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  • Availability of Winch To Use With 1/4-Inch Wire Cable
    If you need to have a winch that uses a wire cable I do offer the Dutton-Lainson 1,400-Lb Winch, part # DL15303. This winch will accept either a 1/4-inch wire cable or a 2-inch wide strap. It will hold up to 40 feet of 1/4-inch cable or 31 feet of 2-inch wide strap. The part number for the cable would be # DL24104 and for the strap would be # DL24260.
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  • Recommended Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch to Use with Ratcheting Handle
    I reached out to my contact at Dutton-Lainson and she said that there is not a ratcheting handle available that's compatible with the DL1402A model Hand Winch # DL15303. For one that can be used with a ratcheting handle a higher-rated winch is needed such as the excellent Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14527 that features a 1,600 pound weight capacity. With this particular winch you can replace the handle with the Ratcheting Handle # DL70371.
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  • Best Replacement for a Shelby Hand Winch 5405
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL15303 is the replacement that I recommend for your Shelby Hand Winch 5405. These winches both have the same 1,400 lb capacity and overall size. In regards to mounting, most hand winches now use a standard pattern which I have attached a photo of for you. If your winch does not use this same mounting pattern you will need to modify yours to accept this. If you don't already have a strap/wire to use we have these available as part # DL24260 or part...
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  • Recommended Hand Winch To Replace Older Dutton-Lainson DL1402 That Is Worn Out
    I have a replacement winch option for you, but unfortunately your Dutton-Lainson DL1402 not having the A means it was made between 1991-1999. Unfortunately the rebuild kit for these older winches was discontinued a while back. The only option would be to replace the entire winch. I recommend going with the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15303 which is the newer model 1402A. It will be an exact replacement, and has the same 1400lb load rating. This winch can either use 1/4" cable, or a...
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  • Replacing Shelby 5403 Winch on Boat Trailer
    For a winch with a similar capacity as the Shelby you have now that will work great I'd recommend the Fulton # F142102. This winch comes with a 20 inch strap, has a 1,100 lb capacity and has a solid drum-gear construction which means it will last a long time. Unlike other winches that have a drum and gear that are riveted together, which leaves space in between, this winch's solid construction ensures there are no spaces that water or debris can get into. Because water can't get in, there...
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  • Boat Trailer Winch to Replace Old Unknown Shelby Winch
    This is actually a good opportunity to get a winch that will be better for a marine environment than typical hand winches. The Fulton F2 winch # FW32000101 is the most popular option in the boat winch category. It is enclosed to protect the meat and potatoes on the winch inside. It features an adjustable handle and a strap rather than a cable. Straps are not susceptible to corrosion unlike cable. I have linked a video review of this winch for you. I have also linked our various boat winch...
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  • Replacement Handle for Shelby 5404 Winch
    The handles for the Dutton-Lainson Single Speed Winches feature a mounting hole size that is a bit larger than what is on the handle for your existing Shelby Model 5404 Winch. We do have the Replacement Handle for Fulton Hand Winch # F501108 that features the same measurements you took on your mounting hole. The hole on this handle measures 3/8 inch to the square sides and 1/2 inch to the rounded sides. Keep in mind though that this handle has not been tested with your Shelby winch so...
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  • Winch Recommendations for a 2,250 lb Boat
    Generally speaking to boat-size-to-winch capacity is generally 2 to 1. With good roller and short winching distances the ratio increases to 3 to 1, but if you have long winching distances and wooden bunks the ratio is 1 to 1. Lets say you fit the typical setup and the ratio would be 2 to 1 the Pro Series Hand Winch # PSKR10000301 would not have the capacity as it would only have 2,000 lbs of capacity with this ratio and you would need 2,250 lbs. If you have have roller bunks this winch...
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