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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 2,000 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 2,000 lbs

Item # DL10970
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This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Great Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 2,000 lbs part number DL10970 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL10970

  • Utility Winch
  • Brake Hand Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Heavy Duty
  • Worm Gear Winch
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Standard Hand Crank

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required.


  • Worm-gear winch is designed for heavy-duty vertical lifting applications
  • Crank 1 direction to lift, the other direction to lower
    • Load automatically holds when reel stops turning
  • Laminated, high carbon steel gears are heat treated for longer life
  • Heavy-gauge embossed steel base for extra strength
  • Permanently lubricated bearings on drive shaft are maintenance free
  • Handle drive
  • Powder coated copper bronze finish
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum cable length:
    • 7/32" diameter: 82'
    • 1/4" diameter: 59'
    • 9/32" (special reel required): 49'
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Worm Gear Specifications
ModelWinch DescriptionRated Capacity (1)Drum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (2)
DL10970Reg. Drum Handle Drive2,000 lb.1-1/2"40:17"3149/32" x 49'

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

10970 Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - 2,000 lbs - Model WG2000

Installation Details DL10970 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 2,000 lbs - DL10970

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required.


To start with the winch is missing the nut for the handle. It was shipped in the original box and was beat up pretty bad. Also was promised on 13th from your sales person. No to happy at the moment.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


We can definitely have this taken care of for you. Customer Service will be in touch.


Installation of DL winch. Worm gear necessary due to tight fit behind fairing. Also junction box done right. Not everyone carries these items. I found etrailer through an Internet search for the junction box.




Patrick B.


There sure is, check out part DL11002. It is a Dutton-Lainson 2K Worm Gear winch designed for use with 2 inch straps. The strap for it is part DL24242, and is sold separately.


We used this winch to create a hoist for my roof top box in a way that I can put it on and remove it from my car by myself. It's definitely overkill for the weight of that box, but it works perfectly and the cost was reasonable.


Great product -well built - decent price. Now taking the top off my Jeep is a 1 man 10 minute job , way better than other units that I looked at that cost more. Excellent work on E-Trailers end also


I purchased this winch to use for a boom crane on my 4'x8' trailer. The original was not worm drive and would unwind dangerously sometimes while lifting a heavy load. This doesn't do that. However the unit was too wide so I had to reduce the width of the drum and frame by 1 1/2". I am stating at this time I release etrailer from any liability if the unit fails.
Thomas F. Gondolfi



The winch still works great. In fact I bought another to rig up as a powered come-along. It has been very handy.


I did some research on finding the right winch for use in our garage. While some were cheaper I was afraid of the reviews that said they were flimsy. This winch did not disappoint. It is solid, installs easily, and lifts loads as advertised.

Kudos to etrailer on the delivery ... I picked standard delivery and they upgraded my shipping. Not sure why ... but is showed up 2 days later. Thanks!


I used this winch to move some large machinery. It worked very well and securely managed the loads. The hand crank is easy to turn, but it takes a lot of turns to move the load a significant distance. I ended up removing the handle and driving the gear with a cordless drill to speed it up. If I were to buy this again, I would get the one designed to be used with a hand drill. The cable is a bit hard to tie on to the spool since it is not easy to flex a 1/4-inch cable to a tight radius. Eventually I got it on though, and am pleased with the result. etrailer was quick with shipment, so I'm pleased with their service.


Justm arrived, I haven't used it yet, but I'm sure it will be fine. Dealing with etrailer is always a pleasure.


I bought the winch to replace one with a hand crank and a much less forgiving gear ratio. I was able to operate this one with my cordless drill and a socket. Works great.


Very well made in the USA, heavy steel, smooth action. The only improvement I would make is an attachment on the spool for a cable.


Very well made .I have another brand not as good .Will be getting more soon.


Excellent product and delivery time was very good. I have ordered many items from E-Trailer and they have all arived in a good time and are as depicted. I have confidence in my business with them:)


Once winch is mounted and we have a chance to use this we will leave a review of the product.

Staff= professional and knowledgeable.

Excellent shipping.


Good product made in America.


Great service/great price



great winch


Great fast service



Great Transaction!


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

  • Does Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch Come With The Handle
    Yes, the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL10970 comes with the 5703046 handle.
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  • What is Weight of Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL10970
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL10970 that you referenced weighs 11 lbs.
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  • Comparing Dutton-Lainson Brake vs Worm Drive Hand Winches
    The main benefit of a worm gear winch like the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL10970 over a brake winch like the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL74FR is that worm gear winches don't have a minimum load requirement. If you're consistently over the minimum load requirement then I recommend using a brake hand winch as it will be faster.
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  • Is the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10970 Salt Water Resistant for Marine Applications
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10970, is made of laminated steel gears and a steel base, which is powder coated for some protection, but it is susceptible to the elements and corrosion. Instead, a better option would be the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch, # DL14730. This winch has a Zinc plated yellow chromate TUFFPLATE finish has three times the corrosion resistance of standard zinc plated trivalent chrome process and 30 percent greater corrosion resistance when compared to...
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  • Is a Strap Reel Available for Dutton-Lainson Model WG2000 Winch?
    I took a look at each of the parts we carry for Dutton-Lainson winches such as your # DL10970 and went on to search elsewhere and unfortunately I could not find a reference to that part anywhere, nor was I able to locate a strap that is recommended to be used with that winch. That winch is designed to be used with cables and I recommend instead of modifying that winch you instead get one designed for use with a strap such as the Dutton-Lainson # DL11002.
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  • Can The DL10970 Hand Winch be Used to Secure the Load to the Trailer
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear winch is designed to only turn when the handle is turned. That being said, it is NOT designed to hold a load on a trailer. If you use the winch to pull a car on a trailer, the car should then be strapped to the trailer before transporting it. I would also disconnect the winch as to not keep tension on the cable when the car may bounce on the trailer as it is transported.
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  • Automatic Brake Hand Winches That Have No Minimum Load Requirements
    We have a few automatic brake winches that have no minimum load requirements. Fulton High-Performance Brake Winch - Winch Only - 1,500 lbs # F143100 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Split Reel - 2,000 lbs # DL10972 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 2,000 lbs # DL10970
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  • Will Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL10970 Work to Hoist Fishing Kayak
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL10970 that you referenced is a great solution for helping to unload your 200 pound fishing kayak and suspend it in the air. The winch features a 2,000 pound weight capacity and can be used with winch cable like # DL24104. Worm gear winches like this one work really well for hoisting objects since they don't have a free wheel option and the load can't reverse the direction of the winch. I have attached a short video demonstration on this winch that you...
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  • Recommendation for a Worm Gear, Brake or Trailer Winch for a Mushroom Harvesting Trolley
    There are a few things to determine before we can make a recommendation that will work well for your Mushroom Harvesting Trolley. First, how do you want to control the load that you are using the winch for? A trailer winch controls the load as it is being pulled in, but free spools out. A hand brake winch, like the one you referenced, controls the load coming in and when in free spool the load can be controlled by manipulating the hand brake. A brake winch, or worm gear winch controls...
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  • If Handle of Worm Gear Winch is Let Go Does Winch Handle Move
    Worm gear winches by design are brake winches so if you let go of the handle it hold the weight in the exact position. Since it's a screw that rides on a gear the release of the handle does not force the handle to move and it actually locks it in place. The lowest rated version of a worm gear winch is the part # DL10954 which has a 1,500 lb capacity and is already setup to be a ceiling hoist like you are wanting as well. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Can the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10970 be Used with a Strap
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10970, is designed for a cable no wider than 9/32 inches. If you had a strap that narrow, it could work, but the winch is not really designed for that application. A comparable winch that is rated for use with a strap is the Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch, # DL14725. This winch has a drum capacity that can handle a strap 38 feet in length.
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