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Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch w/ Remote - 3,000 lbs

Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch w/ Remote - 3,000 lbs

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Compact for use in tight spaces, this electric winch is perfect for use with a bale spike or as a vehicle winch. Winch is powered by your vehicle battery and includes remote with power switch that mounts in or under your dash. Great Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch w/ Remote - 3,000 lbs part number DL25001 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL25001

  • Electric Winch
  • Boat Trailer Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Standard Duty
  • Includes Remote
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Freespooling Clutch

Compact for use in tight spaces, this electric winch is perfect for use with a bale spike or as a vehicle winch. Winch is powered by your vehicle battery and includes remote with power switch that mounts in or under your dash.


  • Heavy-duty, remote power switch
    • Mounts in or under dash
  • Dynamic motor brake and mechanical friction brake
    • Dynamic brake helps bring load to immediate halt without coasting
    • Mechanical brake locks reel to hold load
  • High-torque, 12-volt, DC motor
  • Comes with wiring harness
    • 15' Positive and 5' negative battery wires
    • 10' Switch-to-winch wires (2)
    • 80-Amp circuit breaker
  • Flexible, high-strength, 7 strand x 19 gauge, galvanized aircraft cable
    • Safety snap hook to keep load securely attached
    • Wire cable can be swapped out for 2" wide strap
  • Emergency crank handle comes standard
    • Use in the event of power failure
  • Heat-treated gears provide smoother, quieter ride and greater strength
  • Precision needle bearings in high-load areas
    • Create low friction and promote longer life
  • Die-formed base is adapted for quick-mounting applications
  • High-impact, weather-resistant case
    • Provides excellent protection for internal components
    • Safer than open-reel models
  • Brushed stainless steel front plate for superior rust resistance
  • Made in the USA


  • Load capacity: 3,000 lbs
    • Rating based on 10' pull
  • Current draw: 70 amps at 12 volts
    • Electric winches should be used intermittently - maximum continuous run time is 4 minutes
  • Gear ratio: 570:1
  • Cable dimensions: 7/32" diameter x 25' long
  • Load speed (feet per minute):
    • No Load/Full Reel - 11
    • Full Load/Full Reel - 4
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Determining Your Load Capacity

A common ratio for determining your winch load capacity is 2:1. For example, a 2,000-lb boat would require a 1,100-lb winch. There are extenuating factors, however, that will determine the appropriate winch size for your purposes.

The ratio can be stretched to 3:1 in instances when the trailer in use has high-quality rollers and is most commonly used on ramps where boats float most of the way onto the trailer.

In contrast, using a boat trailer that has wooden bunks, lacks self-alignment capabilities, and is most commonly used on ramps where the boat must be winched most of the way onto the trailer reduces the ratio to 1:1.

Note that pontoon trailers and other special designs require special consideration when determining winch capacity.

Percent InclineMultiply By
Level Surface10.0
5 (3 degrees)6.67
10 (6 degrees)5.02
20 (11 degrees)3.40
30 (17 degrees)2.61
50 (26 degrees)1.86
70 (35 degrees)1.53
100 (45 degrees)1.29

Determining Your Rolling Load Capacity


To calculate your winch's rolling load capacity - the amount of weight it can pull up an incline - you must multiply the winch capacity by a factor determined by the degree of the incline.

The multiplication factor shown includes a 10 percent rolling friction factor. Note: A 5 percent - or 3 degree - incline is a 1/2' rise in 10'. Follow the chart to determine your winch's rolling load capacity.

Mounting Your Winch



All Dutton-Lainson StrongArm electric winches are built for multipurpose hauling and pulling operations. They are not to be used as hoists for lifting, supporting or transporting people, or for handling loads over areas where people could be present.

25001 Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch w/ Remote - 3,000 lbs (SA9005DC)

Installation Details DL25001 Installation instructions

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Dutton-Lainson StrongArm Electric Winch w/ Remote - 3,000 lbs - DL25001

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (120 Customer Reviews)

Compact for use in tight spaces, this electric winch is perfect for use with a bale spike or as a vehicle winch. Winch is powered by your vehicle battery and includes remote with power switch that mounts in or under your dash.



I love the winch for the strap is a great upgrade than the power winch with metal cable which would rust, wire strands would break off, and cut your hands, and the cable would not retrieve back on winch even. The cons I see is the strap has become dried out after use on the end at the hook and it wants to double over on same area. Another concern I have is you have to tighten the clutch knob very hard when retrieving in or it will back off and free spin back out. Just have to wait and see if this becomes a problem in the future.


Put this winch on my Ranger 620 boat trailer a year ago and love it! Haven't had a single problem and it helps trailering when I fish alone. I ran power and ground from my truck battery to a back bumper plug, and have a separate removable cable (shown in pic) to connect truck plug to the winch plug. Grounding to the truck didn't work for me. I have another spare cable and plug rolled up and attached to my trolling motor battery for when my buddies drive. Winch prevents power loading and drawing sand into the motor. DL24055 adapter plate was needed and I put a coupler lock up through the middle of the winch to prevent theft and I bought a cover (shown in pic) to keep the rain out. etrailer sales and support are absolutely fabulous! They helped me figure all this out.


Perfect replacement for my old winch. Took only a few minutes to install.


I am a 77 year old man and having to hand winch my small sailboat up on a shore ramp that I have. It was getting to be a bit much, so I decided to look into a 12volt winch. The Dl25200 fit the bill, works great. I have a 12volt battery next to it and a 10 , watt solar charger to keep the battery up, I hope. Time will tell. The service at etrailer was great, good price and fast shipping. Thanks


I purchased this winch to replace a Fulton K2550 manual winch on my ham radio tower. My tower is 54 ft tall when extended and 21 ft when retracted. It takes about 170 turns of the winch to raise/lower the tower. I removed the hand winch and placed the D-L SA9010AC winch in the existing mounting holes. I like this winch since it comes with a stainless hub since it will be used outside. This winch has a 2700 lb load rating. I am lifting around 700 lbs. This winch comes with no cable or freewheeling clutch. I reused the 1/4" stainless cable on the winch. I raised the tower and it took 2 minutes and 10 seconds. Lowering took 2 minutes. Well within the maximun run time of 3 minutes. The cable length winched was 17 ft. I have raised and lowered the tower several times to work on the antenna's and it worked properly every time. Attached are several pictures of the installation. I already recommended this winch to another ham operator.


Works great, fit my trail weight boat trailer, with a 24 foot pontoon


Arrived in timely manner . Easy to install. Replaced hand crank on my boat trailer with this electric winch . Getting older and have some back issues . Works perfectly. Rather than connecting and wiring to car battery I use a portable battery in back of my car .


works perfectly.....great product and r eputation!


The winch works as advertised. My boat with gear and fuel weighs in around 6500 lbs. My trailer has rollers so that does make it easier. It hauls it up ok until maybe the last 6 inches where it slows down a bit. One improvement I would make would be to have a better emergencey handle. It is quite small and if I ever had to use it I would imagine it would take forever and not sure I could generate enough leverage to pull the boat all the way onto the trailer.


They provided prompt service and gave me some valuable input about winch operation.


Yes I finished the winch installation, I have not tried at the boat ramp,
however I ran the winch and am very pleased. I am also pleased at the way your company does business. Thank you. George you asked for pictures, please find enclosed pictures.


The hoist has stopped working after 5 months .


The trailer winch is a huge help in allowing me to load my boat onto my trailer, especially this year (summer 2022) with water levels in most Minnesota lakes very low. The low water levels prevents the boat from floating up on the trailer in many cases - Muscle is required to pull the boat onto the trailer. This electric winch provides the muscle and saves my 65 year old body from the task.

I power the winch with a 12 volt jump starter and I've used it approximately 60 times thus far without problem. I keep the jump starter in the back of my SUV and then hook it up when I'm ready to load my boat on the trailer. This saves the trouble of wiring the car for the winch and it works perfectly.

Why 3 stars? Because the wiring at the connection from the remote cable to the winch was poorly done and failed within 1/2 year. I had to redo the 3 connections at the end of the remote cable and the 3 connections going into the winch. Very poor job by Dutton-Lainson connecting the wires to the connectors - Inexcusable for a $500 item.

I had a couple questions while installing the winch and etrailer was very helpful in answering those questions. This is why I buy from etrailer and not elsewhere. They both charge a similar price and the technical support that etrailer provides makes it a no brainer - I will always buy from etrailer.


Installed this electric winch on an existing DavitMaster davit. Easy install utilizing existing manual winch plate and hardware. Salesperson was very knowledgable and helpful. Very satisfied with product.


To whom it may concern,

The power
cable that came with the winch is 4' short. It was mounted on the front of a boat trailer and I have a full size pick up.


Works great


This has been a great purchase. As I get older it is becoming more difficult to load my boa. This has made using my boat much easier.


I installed this winch as a replacement for the standard winch on my Magic Tilt trailer for my 21ft. SeaFox. I replaced the winch so that my wife would not have to hand crank when helping me load the boat. I only wish I'd done it sooner! It works like a charm, the install was simple and it has held up well. I keep the winch covered with a tarp to keep the rain off of it and I'm sure that has helped. The SeaFox weighs about 3000# plus the weight of the motor, fuel and whatever other junk we've got onboard. If you are looking for a good electric winch to make your life easier, I recommend this one.


I had to grind a little bit off the gussets on the mounting plate on my Tracker trailer to mount the winch but the bolt pattern was perfect. The electric cable that was provided with the winch wasn't quite long enough for my 4 door F150 so I used my wife's Explorer with the cable provided and got a longer cable and fuse for my pickup and then put a plug at the rear of both vehicles and a plug to the winch so I can use either vehicle. The winch pulled our 16'Tracker boat up on the trailer easily and I discovered you had tighten the gear locking mechanism quite snug or it would slip. I noticed the pulling belt on the winch is not quite as heavy as the one on my hand winch and I plan on swapping it out. Other than that, I am happy with my purchase.


Great advice in choosing the correct winch for my needs! The reps at etrailer are awesome! I ordered my winch and within the week I received it! Wow! Best on-line experience, in all aspects, so far!


This winch has performed great! I wish I would have put this on a long time ago. I'm pulling a 18' aluminium boat on the trailer when power loading is not an option.

Only thing to consider is your path for the wires. I started out following the wiring harness from the back of the truck and ran out of wire. I had to follow the frame on the opposite side for the shortest run. This works fine.

Agian, I sure wish I would have put this on years ago!


I use this to load my boat. Works great. Easily pulls my 16' Alumacraft boat the full length of the trailer. I also like that this winch uses a strap instead of a cable.
One suggestion is to make sure the black clutch knob stays engaged during operation. Also, order the wiring plug cover. It is not listed but available.


Installation on the trailer was straight forward. Running the wiring from the battery to the rear of the truck, and doing a nice job was a little tough.
The winch has worked as advertised , and loads my 18 ft boat without any problems. But having to plug the power cord in at the bottom of the boat ramp is an additional step to get used to.


Giving this 4 stars, as we have only used it once...waiting to see how it holds up. We need to winch a 21' jet boat onto and off a floating dock and this is replacing our hand winch. So much easier! We swapped out the wire cable for the nylon one that is compatible with this winch - better for marine use. We needed to drill one extra hole for our mounting, but install was relatively straight forward. This does stay mounted to our dock, exposed to the elements. We are covering the unit and wires with plastic to help prolong its life.

Customer service at etrailer was fantastic. They helped me choose the correct items for our needs and followed up with the order. I would use them again and recommend them to others.

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