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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 1,800 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 1,800 lbs

Item # DL15502
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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 - 1,800 lbs part number DL15502 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL15502

  • Standard Hand Winch
  • Boat Trailer Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Polyester Strap
  • Standard 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 heat-treated gears
  • Permanently lubricated bearings
  • Reversible ratchet pawl can be installed to allow cable to wind off of either the top or the bottom of the reel
  • Ergonomic handle grip
  • Quick-attach handle allows easy change from high speed to low gear for heavier loads
  • Zinc TUFFPLATE finish
  • Handle included
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 1,800 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
DL155021,800 lb.1-1/8"10.3:1 / 5.4:19-1/2"139yesyes9/32" x 58'38'

(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.

15502 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 1,800 lbs - Model DL1800A

Installation Details DL15502 Installation instructions

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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 1,800 lbs - DL15502

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

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


WE tailor customer service is 5 star +
built winch BUT I find the design that requires you to wind in different directions for each speed to be irritating. THEN there is the bolt for installing a strap. Ever try and buy a 3 1/4" inch bolt. They may be out there somewhere but the places I checked only have 3" and 3 1/2"...DL should provide a bolt with the winch!!!(Maybe they couldn't find one!) I did some shimming to a 3 1/2" but don't feel very good about it.


Replaced 1400lb-4.1/1 Shelby. 4.1/1 was a little too high. Even cranking in my little 16ft/1000lb Aquasport center console was a bit of a workout the last 1/3rd of the way on to the roller trailer. Haven't actually loaded the boat with this one yet but I have no doubt it has more than enough reduction to make the job easy.

Good quality, sturdy, good welds, nice wide gears, and the rust coating looks heavy. Installation was piece of cake, changing the ratchet direction was easy for under spool take up. Holds 20 ft. heavy duty nylon strap with room to spare.

Great winch, no regrets so far.

Works great, still looks new. Extra reduction was just what I needed. Fine product.
Mike S - 07/16/2017


This place has the best customer support I have ever seen. They answer the phone, return calls,speak English and actually know about their products. Will only do business with them.


I can't wait to use it. Getting old hard to crank boat in. This one is build very good The 2 speed should work great.Would give 5 star for service and product videos shipping packaging very poor came in store box that was torn apart it wasn't even taped Lucky I got all parts

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/15/2022


parts missing, need to return product i need to get a RA from e-trailer.coc

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/26/2022


Product looks good but shipping packaging was very very poor. All items just thrown in a cardboard box with clear plastic wrapping. No pride in product shipped. Cannot give more than 2 stars because of the packaging.


The service I received from the good folks at was excellent as I was trying to replace an original winch on a 1988 Performance trailer. I wanted to upgrade to a heavier capacity winch than the 1,600 lb original equipment. My first two choices did not fit the mounting plate on my trailer and had to be returned. Etrailer sent me return labels and made the return process easy although I did have to pay the shipping charges for both returns.

The replacement winch I eventually installed, a Dutton-Lainson two-speed 1,800 lb model, works fine for both launching the boat and I also use the winch for raising the mast on my 21' Precision sailboat (which is why I wanted a larger capacity).

I do think that the description for this model (DL15502) in incorrect in stating that it has a "reversible ratchet". The ratchet is either ON or OFF and only ratchets when pulling the load in. It does not ratchet when letting the load out - it freewheels. If you're considering this model I would suggest getting the variation which has the hand brake (model DL15504).

Despite this unexpected issue with how the ratchet actually operates I would definitely recommend doing business with due to the great customer service they provide and the wide selection of products.


I could not figure out how to wire my existing power winch to my new tow vehicle so I bought this winch. I have a 17" Arima. The two speed winch did all that it was claimed to do. I like the fact that it is made in the USA

I have used this winch for about a year. I originally bought it to replace a Power Winch.I bought it because of the two speed option. It has worked very well. If I am on a steep boat ramp I use the low speed gear, otherwise the high speed gear. I put some lithium grease on the handle to switch gears easier.
Al B - 05/03/2014


This is almost a carbon copy of another review...I also replaced a1400lb, 4.1/1 Shelby winch (probably original to trailer) for my 17' Sea Hunt center console on a roller trailer. Whereas the old winch was killing my shoulder, this new winch on the "speed gear" (5.3:1) is a little easier being a taller gear and having a longer handle; on the "power gear" (10.3:1) it takes a little longer to winch up, but is nearly effortless. I'm just going to use the power gear all the time. I also found Installation and changing the ratchet direction (to under-spool) very easy. Neat that when in the 10.3:1 gear, and spooled to take in "under," the handle cranks in the same direction as the spool turns. Also cool that the handle clips off really easy for when you need to free-spool the strap out to your bow eye. Note: I used a 3-1/2" long 3/8" galvanized bolt (and a galvanized flat washer on each side and a top-lock galvanized nut--nut to the toothed side of the drum!) for the strap, and there was plenty of room for that. Very happy with this purchase, very sturdy and looks as if it will last a long, long time.


I can always trust your products - thanks for being reliable


Winch arrived quickly and bolted on without problem. When the strap came tight the boat easily moved up the last couple of inches I could not get with the old winch. The low speed / high torque mode is great!

This is a large winch and I put it on a small bass boat because I needed the extra power. The handle was much longer than the old winch and it barely clears my trailer. On a boat with a taller bow you will have plenty of clearance but my trailer has a low rise pedestal as would most bass boats.


Easy to install. Fit the trailer with no problem. The 2 speed winch makes it easy to pull my boat the last few inches up onto the trailer.

So far, the winch is working fine.
steve - 08/05/2016


I ordered 3 of these winches for my Ice Castle fish house. I had to move the handle on one of the winches and it was effortless 2 bolts and I had it switched over in less than 5 minutes. These winches work great and the gear ratio is phenomenal. I would strongly recommend!!!!!


Love this winch. Easy cranking, and the removable handle is a great thing!


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

Well good and bad. My old winches were single speed and the handle was held on with a nut. These are 2 speed and I have to remove the handle at every job, so I dont like that. Had I had more time I would have returned them. The other smaller ones worked out great and so far the cables are fine and I had enough to fit both winches for our application. I might just weld the handles onto the 2 speed ones.All that being said I would still recommend your company, and will do business again.
Bishop s - 02/26/2018


Product replacement for a previous winch. Arrived in a timely manner, great assembly. Easy to install, works flawless,strap was easy to install. Great product


Satisfied with the product to the extent that what I received was functional. I was expecting it to have standard bolts, nuts and washers for installation and a standard strap would also have been helpful.


Product worked great I installed it on the front of my Fishhouse to raise and lower the front end, the one I had on there stripped out the gear this one works great only reason I didn’t give it five stars is because when I ordered it I also ordered 25 feet of cable. When I received the winch instructions said if you are using cable you can get a winch with the larger drum, seeing as I had ordered the cable I wish they would have told me they had The larger drum so your cable isn’t wrapped so small


Seems to be good, i disassembled the winch in its entirety and used it to rebuild a PROFILE 2000 winch on a Shorelander boat trailer


The products are exactly what I needed and the parts on the website was easy to find and at a great price. I would definitely recommend etrailer to anyone looking for boat trailer parts and the parts were shipped fast.


Arrived as scheduled and in perfect condition. Made so much better than the other Chinese made winches. Buy USA!!!


Exceptionally fast delivery, and free. Item was exactly as described. I would recommend etrailer to everyone....


Nice looking winch. I put 55' of 1/4" cable on it and there would have been room for a little more.


Fast shipping, great price. Exact replacement for what I was looking for.


Great winches! the two speed option is hard to find in a 1,800lbs winch and is a very handy option to have!

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    Generally speaking, a boat-size-to-winch capacity will be around 2 to 1. This essentially means that a hand winch with a 1,000 pound capacity can handle a 2,000 pound boat. With good, carpeted bunks or rollers and a short winching distance, this ratio can be increased to 3 to 1. On the other hand, if you happen to have wooden bunks or a longer winching distance, this ratio can be reduced to 1 to 1. For your Suzuki 140hp, I recommend taking a look at the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15502....
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    The Replacement Winch Handle for Dutton Lainson Winch, part # DL70336 is designed to fit Dutton-Lainson winches like part # DL15502. I went to our warehouse and measured the # DL15502 shank the handle fits. The shank measures .46 X .625 inches. I have attached a photo of the winch shank with the measurements noted you can check out.
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    Your Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15502 comes standard with a 9-1/2-inch quick-attach handle. If you were to substitute a shorter handle the altered geometry would mean that you will have to crank harder to wind the cable. However, my contact at Dutton-Lainson confirmed that you can use part # DL70336 which is 6-inches long and includes the quick-attach feature.
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