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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2,500 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2,500 lbs

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This Dutton-Lainson industrial winch is designed for heavy-duty vertical lifting operations. Crank handle clockwise to lift the load, counter-clockwise to lower the load. Features automatic brake. Lowest Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2,500 lbs part number DL15721 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch

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

This Dutton-Lainson industrial winch is designed for heavy-duty vertical lifting operations. Crank handle clockwise to lift the load, counter-clockwise to lower the load. Features automatic brake.


  • Heavy-duty winch is designed for vertical lifting
    • Perfect for grain augers, boat lifts, and other industrial applications
  • Automatic braking mechanism locks load in place
  • Zinc TUFFPLATE base and hardware
  • Powder coated silver reel
  • Handle included
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 2,500 lbs
  • Minimum load: 175 lbs
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Brake Winch Specifications
ModelRated CapacityMin. Operating Load RequiredDrum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (3)Max. Drum Capacity - Strap
DL157212,500 lb.(2)175 lb.2-1/2"17.3:19-3/8"115.35/16" x 34'21'

(2) Capacity is based on direct pull on the first 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.

15721 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2,500 lbs - Model DLB2500A

Item # DL15721

Installation Details DL15721 Installation instructions

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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2,500 lbs - DL15721

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (48 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson industrial winch is designed for heavy-duty vertical lifting operations. Crank handle clockwise to lift the load, counter-clockwise to lower the load. Features automatic brake.


The order and shipment was very timely which was nice. There was not nearly enough info about the product on website, size, dimensions, etc. when package was delivered after hours at an unattended site the box was torn open on one end and pars appeared to be missing….
I’ve already gone to a [online] store and bought a better winch. I’ll put the one from y’all in my junk bin….

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/28/2022


Took along time to get was out of stock

If out of stock should not be listed until it is in stock. Just my opinion


I have a sailboat that I replaced the winch I use to raise and lower the 700lb swing keel. I bought this winch hoping the upgrade in lifting capacity would help. It makes a huge difference. I have to be honest, it has been so nice to use. My old winch had a little lever on it to choose the direction it would go if crancked. This new winch goes up when cranked one way and down when cranked the other. I don't have to take time to set the direction lever. The best part is when I"m lowering the keel, I just have to stop cranking and the automatic breake takes it and holds it where ever I stop. I sail up around the San Juan islands where the tide fluctuates 15 feet or more and its important that I can react quickly when I need too so I gave 5 stars.


This is a very well built and solid winch. It is exactly what I was looking for in my application. I put it on a log arch I had welded together to lift some pretty heavy logs, and it does so with ease. The hand brake comes in very handy, and works amazingly well.


Solid product! Used it on my boat lift, threads and set up for the brake to work with my wheel was a challenge because the threads on my wheel are 7/8ths, threads on the shaft of winch are 5/8ths and an off set so the brake works with the handle it comes with. That being said, I fabricated up some parts and it works great. Very strong and sturdy and the cable I bought works wonderfully. Shipping was very fast and packaged good. 2nd time I have bought something through this company and I will do it again in a second if and when the need arrives. Great company, great customer based service. Thank you for your great service, other companies need to follow your model. If they do, they will be extremely successful!


I have used this D-I winch to raise and lower a 10 x 10 ft platform in my workshop.
My RC airplanes are stored on it and are hoisted to the ceiling, to make room for more...
Thanks for a great service and a robust American made product [Thumbs Up]


ETRAILER makes buying trailer parts a lot easier and cheaper than most


Excellent. High quality. I use it to crank up my ham radio tower.


This crank winch is a perfect fit, easily installed and it works flawless. Shipping was quick and the prices are great.


Didnt get the brake winch i ordered, but etrailer found a replacement that i think will work and they shipped it out right away.


Received my DL15721 winch VERY, VERY! fast.

I installed it on my U.S.TOWER TX-455 crank-up antenna tower. The lower attachement bolt holes where 1/16 inch too close together, but had little trouble making them work. Winch works well lifting my tri- bander and 2 meter Amateur antennas.
Only trouble, was attaching the cable to the drum as instructed ,The cable keeper is small-----or maybe my cabel is large but I got the issue taken care of. Anyway, the winch works extremely well as a replacement for the old K1550 winch , and is much easier to operate.
THANKS TO EVERYONE at ETRAILER. Service could not have been BETTER!
(will be back for any future needs)


My review- is based on the fact that I am a 25+ year maintenance engineer, that I had replaced my Fulton brake winch with a different manufacturer. I had great concerns due to the fact that all I could use was the Dutton-Lainson info. the company provided and we all know that sometimes that is not what we end up with. Well after ordering then receiving the product in just a few days, We then installed and found out that it worked better then what was perviously installed. I am more then just pleased- more then 100% pleased! Great Product, Great Price, Great Delivery Time- no run around! Wow! - Please keep up the good work- America needs more companies like you. You are setting a high Bench Mark for others to follow. Thank You!


Product worked out really great thank you


the product is OK but i'm having a issue with the handle wearing out after a short time of use. can i order parts for this winch?

Mark, Thank you for your review. The replacement handle for Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2,500 lbs is part # DL70310.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 03/22/2018


UPS lost one of my packages & was able to ship me another item, without any problem, so there wouldn't be any further delay.


Impressive shipping and timely delivery. Product met and exceeded my expectations. Built well and made in USA. will get more of my business for sure.


Thank you etrailer for making my shopping experience the easiest I've had in a while.
I'll send pics once our Fabrication of the Housing is complete...


etrailer was great ! Product arrived a day early was exactly as advertised and installed easily. A couple of emails along the way confirming the order, confirming delivery and checking to make sure all was right were great. Will order from them again.


The winch arrived at my door very quickly. I installed the winch on one of my boat lifts. It installed with no trouble. The winch raises and lowers the lift with ease.


Better build quality than the two other brands I have used. Dutton-Lainson seems to be a good brand. eTrailer shipped the package on time at a good price.


Excellent winch, easily mounted, only drawback is that it is very slow due to the gearing. Lifts 2500 lbs with ease.


The cable retainer on the drum that was supplied was a joke. We had to make a new retainer with stronger bolt to attach the cable. About an hours work.


Customer representative was very helpful in helping us find what we were looking for; we had to do some cross references and it was shipped to us a lot sooner than we expected. We did not pay for any type of expedited service and it was at my door in two days. Product is good. Everything went great. Thanks


My winch went out so I ordered one from these guys and was back to work in just a couple days. Fast shipping and quality product. I will definitely use them again


This winch has operated flawlessly and could not be happier. Thanks!

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

  • Replacement Winch for Dutton Lainson DL2500A
    The Dutton Lainson winch part # DL15721 is the same as the DL2500A that you have now and has an automatic brake. This would work well for you as a replacement. Typically when picking out a winch for a boat trailer the ratio of boat trailer weight to winch capacity needed is 2 to 1 meaning that for a 4,000 lb boat like you have the minimum capacity needed would be 2,000 lbs. Since this has 2,500 lbs of capacity it would be a little more than needed which means it would be easier to crank...
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  • What Is the Difference Between the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch DLB2500A and DL15721
    There is no difference between the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch DLB2500A and the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL15721. The DLB2500A simply represents the model number whereas the DL15721 represents the actual part number. They are the exact same winch.
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  • Why Does Winch Handle Unscrew When Trying to Unwind Dutton Lainson Brake Winch
    The DL204358C number you referenced is just a number used to identify the warning label on Dutton-Lainson brake winches. The actual winch model number is stamped into the base of the winch on the side opposite the handle. I've attached a couple photos pointing this out. Some Dutton Lainson hand winches, like # DL15721 do not feature a freewheel option. The handle can be turned counter clockwise to unwind the cable or strap. However, if the minimum operating weight (175 lbs for DL15721)...
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  • Dimensions of the Mounting Holes on the Dutton Lainson Winch part # DL15721
    For the Dutton Lainson Winch part # DL15721 the mounting plate is going to measure 7 inches by 4 and 1/2 inches. The elongated hole is going to measure 1-3/4 inches long and 3/8 inches wide. The large hole at the back center of the plate is 5/8 inch diameter. The two sets of hole in the middle are 5/8 inch by 3/8 inch. The slotted holes at the front of the plate are 3/8 by 1-1/6 inch. This winch and most others like it are all designed to fit the same styles of mounting plates. If...
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  • Winch Recommendation that Can Feed Out Wire with a Brake
    On the Dutton Lainson # DL15721, the ratchet style two-way means that you will be able to ratchet the load in or let it out by ratcheting the handle, so when letting a load out the weight of the load will not just totally let go. This would be the style of winch I would recommend and not winding up your current winch backwards
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  • What are the Dimensions of Dutton-Lainson Brake Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish
    The Dutton-Lainson Brake Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish # DL15721 has the following dimensions: Handle - 9-3/4 Mounting plate - 7 long x 4-1/2 wide x 5 tall Mounting plate to furthest point of gear - 9-1/2 Mounting plate to top of gear - 7-1/2 Large hole diameter - 5/8 Large elongated hole - 1-1/4 x 3/8 and 1-5/8 to smallest holes Smaller elongated holes on end - 1-1/16 x 3/8 and 2-3/4 in between and 3-1/4 to smallest holes Smallest holes - 3/8 x 5/8 and 3-1/8 in between See the diagrams...
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  • Brake Winch Recommendation for 4,400 lb Boat
    When picking out a winch the general rule of thumb for boat applications is that you need a ratio of 2 to 1 to determine the correct capacity. So the Dutton Lainson Brake Winch part # DL15721 would be a great option as it has a 2,500 capacity. I attached a review video for this winch for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14825 Have a Brake
    The Dutton-Lainson 2500-lb Hand Winch # DL14825 that you referenced does not have a brake. But we do offer a range of brake winches that you can see on the link provided. You can click on the capacity you need to see winches in that rating. For example, in a 2500-lb rating we offer Dutton-Lainson Brake Winch # DL15721. Please refer to the linked video. This unit does not include a wire rope or strap, which are available separately. The linked article will give you good background to choose...
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  • Recommendation for a Dutton Lainson Left Handed Winch with a 2,500 lb Capacity
    For a left-handed winch with a 2,500 lb capacity I would recommend you get a Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15403. What is nice about this winch is that if you wanted to move the handle to the other side of the winch you could. I spoke with my contact at Dutton Lainson to confirm this.
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  • Recommendation to Replace Shelby 5352 Brake Winch with Wheel
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL15721 that you referenced is a good replacement option for the Shelby 5352 in terms of size, capacity, and function but it's not an direct/exact replacement. Because Shelby winches are no longer in production I'm not able to compare the handle thread to what would be on your model. With that being said this particular winch is not compatible with a wheel like what you are currently using. For this type of application a much better option is the Dutton-Lainson...
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  • Replacement Hand Winch for Dutton-Lainson Brake Winch
    I looked up your trailer jack info and it was a 1,600 lb hand winch that hasn't been made in quite some time. Most refer to it as a "vintage" hand winch. Sounds like you got a lot of life out of but there's nothing we offer beyond what you've already tried that's going to fix it so our best option is a new winch like the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish # DL14927 which is another high quality, USA made hand winch that will work really well.
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  • Recommended Boat Lift Hand Winch with Brake for 3,200 lb Boat
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 3,500 lbs # DL14881 is my recommendation for your boat lift. It has the capacity to lift without issue, has the braking ability to control the release speed, and it is corrosion resistant. It comes with a 5 year manufacturer warranty.
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  • Winch Recommendation for 24 Foot Long Pontoon Boat that Has Auto Brake
    When picking out a boat trailer winch in general the ratio of weight capacity to boat weight is 2:1 and most 24 foot pontoons like yours are 1,200 lb so you could pretty easily get a way with a 600 lb winch. But if you have a long winching distance and wooden bunks the ratio goes to right at 1:1. That said, the higher rated the winch the easier is to handle, and since you want an auto brake I'd highly recommend the very high quality and easy to use Dutton Lainson Winch you mentioned part...
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  • How To Unwind Dutton Lainson Hand Winch DL15721
    The Dutton Lainson Hand Winch, model # DL15721 does not feature a free-wheel option. The handle can be turned counter clockwise to unwind the cable or strap. If the minimum operating weight (175 lbs) is not applied, the winch handle will become loose and unscrew from the bolt that holds it in place. We actually get a lot of questions about this. So, when trying to unwind the winch, you just want to make sure that the minimum weight is on the winch and it will allow you to operate it in...
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  • Recommended Replacement for the Shelby Trailer Winch 5409B
    The Shelby Trailer Winch 5409B is a single speed brake hand winch with a 2,100 lb capacity. It was discontinued some time ago. In order to replace this winch I recommend using the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL15721. The Dutton-Lainson winch has an automatic brake for safety, zinc coating for protection, and 2,500 lb capacity. If you also need a new wire rope to go with this winch I recommend the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook part # DL24102. I have attached a review video of...
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  • Dutton Lainson Winch Recommendation with 2-Way Ratchet
    On the Dutton Lainson # DL15721, the ratchet style two-way means that you will be able to ratchet the load in or let it out by ratcheting the handle, so when letting a load out the weight of the load will not just totally let go. This winch has a 2,500 lb capacity and would work well for you. For wire rope the part # DL24102 would give you 25 feet.
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  • Recommended Hand Winch for Loading Cars On Car Hauler
    I recommend taking a look at the Dutton-Lainson Brake Winch # DL15721. This is a really nice, self-locking brake winch that will give you added safety and control when pulling cars up and onto your car hauler. This particular winch features a 2,500 pound weight capacity, which should be more than enough for your application. Since you will be dealing with rolling loads (assuming you won't be pulling up vehicles with flat tires) this or any winch can handle more weight than its listed...
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  • Recommended Brake Winch to Pull a Sports Car Onto a Trailer
    The Dutton-Lainson brake winch # DL15721 can be used to pull a sports car onto your trailer. It has a weight capacity of 2,500 pounds. You can load and unload your sports car with minimal effort, with the load locked in place, even when handle is released. This winch is designed to work with cables or straps. I recommend the strap over the cable since you will be removing it off the winch when there is no load. A strap is much easier to remove versus a cable when there isn't a load. A good...
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  • Recommended Trailer Winch for Scissor Lift Pontoon Trailer
    Because I don't know how your specific trailer is designed with the scissor lift I don't know if the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2,500 lbs # DL15721 will be large enough capacity to safely lift your 2,800 lb boat and motor. You may want to consider the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 3,500 lbs # DL24844 which is rated higher and has the enclosed gears and braking mechanism. I've attached video reviews for you to...
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  • Determining Which Manual Winch Can Replace Electric Winch On 2012 Forest River Rockwood Camper
    I would be happy to help you find the correct hand winch to replace the damaged electric winch on your 2012 Forest River Premier Pop-Up Camper, but we have not had a chance to do this conversion so you will need to compare the mounting pattern of your existing winch to the hand winch to make sure they will bolt up the same. More than likely the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2,500 lbs # DL15721 will work just fine and since it has an automatic brake that...
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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 to...
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  • Availability of Replacement Handle for Fulton Model 881 Winch
    According to our contact at Fulton, replacement parts for your Fulton Model 881 Winch are no longer available from the manufacturer. We do not currently have a replacement handle available that will fit this winch. Since replacement parts are going to be hard to come by, I recommend looking into replacing the winch with a newer model. I have attached a link that will take you to our available selection of standard hand winches that you can look through. I recommend looking at a model...
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  • Availability of Dutton Lainson Freewheel Brake Winch and Ratchet Handle for DLB-Series Winch
    We do sell the Dutton-Lainson Freewheel Brake Winch # DL15761. This winch combines the best of both worlds, allowing you to lift the latch so the gears can freespool or secure the handle with the latch to engage the brake. The ratcheting handle for that winch is the DLB Series Brake Winch Ratcheting Replacement Handle # DL70347. Mounting the winch as you have described will require a custom base, we do not have any winch bases that fit your description, and will need to be secured mounted...
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  • Does Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch W/ Brake DL15721 Include A Winch Cable Or Strap?
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch w/ Automatic Brake - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2,500 lbs # DL15721 you were looking at does not include a cable or strap. You will need either the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook 5/16" Diameter x 25' Long # DL24102 or the Hand Winch Strap with Safety Hook, 2" Wide x 20' Long # DL24251. I included videos for each of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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