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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 3,200 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 3,200 lbs

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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 - 3,200 lbs part number DL15440 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL15440

  • Boat Trailer Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Standard Hand Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Polyester Strap
  • Extra Heavy 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 gears
  • Permanently lubricated bearings
  • Ergonomic handle grip
  • Zinc TUFFPLATE finish
  • Handle included
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 3,200 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
DL154403,200 lb.1-1/8"17.3:1 / 5.4:19-1/2"219YesYes3/8" x 30'25'

(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.

15440 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 3,200 lbs - Model DL3200A

Compare to Fulton F142421

Installation Details DL15440 Installation instructions

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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 3,200 lbs - DL15440

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (148 Customer Reviews)

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


Great winch. Much better and more heavy duty than the one it’s replacing. The gear reduction ratio is just what I needed to pull my 25’ boat up on the trailer. I also love that I can move the crank handle to high or low speed without tools.


This replaced a much smaller winch that came stock on my trailer. My stock winch bent pulling my boat up the last few inches on the trailer. This winch has plenty of torque and is quite beefy. I like the two speeds as well. I have a 26' boat that probably weighs about 5,000 lbs and is on a non roller trailer. I highly recommend this winch.


I have used Dutton Lainson products for years. They are a quality product. Even better when you put this 3200 lb winch on sale.


Built heavy. Gears are twice as thick as stock winch. Made in USA is the best part.


I used the new winch and 10,000 lb strap for the first time this week-end. Worked like a charm pulling our cruiser onto the trailer.



The winch is absolutely fantastic! Works like a charm and pulls like a team of draft horses! I wish I would have purchased this product 15 years ago with my boat. Thanks for the follow-up.


Great product, exceeds my expectations. Great customer service and follow up


We have this winch attached to a round bale cart. We use it to lift 1200 lb round bales of hay onto the cart for transport and unrolling. So far it is holding up and working well. Just a month or two leeft of feeding hay.

Prior to buying this one I have had two others of lesser size, quality and lower price that didn't last one season.

Rocking C.


Still working well. No issues. The two speed is very handy for us.


Received the DL3200A winch with free shipping ahead of time due to Etrailer up grading the shipping for free. I have the winch installed on my boat trailer and it works great. I would recommend Etrailer because of their great service and expediting the winch to me without extra charge.


One year - it’s great so far. I will definitely follow up in a year or two for a real review.


Ordering was easy, delivery was very quick, product arrived in great shape. Great job!


So far all is good. definitely heavy duty. way heavier and stronger than the one I replaced. hopefully it works as well as it looks.

Jeff B.


Works great best winch Ive ever purchased


Bought for boat trailer, 2800lb boat. Walks it right up the trailer, smooth operation. Only used a few times but solid so far.


(winch is 5 stars) box was destroyed in shipping, that is why only 4 stars.
winch is MUCH more powerful in low gear than the one it replaced. will help a lot pulling the boat the last few inches on the trailer.


I have a bunk trailer with carpet. My boat is a C-Dory 22’ cruiser. This winch is awesome! There are times I am at a shallow ramp so I have pull the boat more on bunks then float. Having a low gear makes this effortless. Only thing I really do not like it the removable handle. I always worry it could be stolen. I have been meaning to order a spare. Would be more awesome to have a socket attachment for electric drill.



It’s a great winch. I have a bunk trailer and low tide retrieval is much easier now.


I have a bad back and recently was diagnosed with congestive heart failure so I have lost a good deal of my strength. My boat is a 16 1/2 Alumacraft with a 60 horse Mercury motor and in the past, I had no trouble loading it with my old single stage winch. My new winch is just what the doctor ordered. It makes reloading easy again. My only problem was that the handle fell off on the way to the lake first time out. I found it laying on the shoulder but it incurred some damage as the clip holder was gone and the rubber handle cover was flattened from being run over.

Dennis E.


I lost 2 more handles because they just fell off. I now detach the handle and carry it in the boat. Otherwise, it works just fine.


Wind ripped one of my old wenches right off my dock leaving the bolts in place and the winch and cable to shore post in the water. I ordered two of these very heavy duty winches and replaced both the old ones and so far they are doing a great job and have no problem dealing with the high winds we get at the lake. I would have given it 5 stars except for one problem. The winch handle is removable and got knocked off during install and fell into the water. Had to order another handle. I now leave the handles in the dock closet rather than risk losing another one. I rarely need to attached the cables that keep my floating dock in place. If yours is going on a trailer I would recommend not leaving it attached.

Roger W.


Working great, no rust, no problems, two on dock with cables to shore as dock floats. High quality wenches.


Bought this 3200 lb winch to put on my boat trailer, it pulls my 11,000 lb boat up on the trailer with ease, the only issue i can see is the removable handle, looks like it could vibrate off on a rough road. Ill just keep in in the truck, shipping was quick and boxed well, ill order another one if i ever wear this one out.

Lee W.


It worked flawlessly for one year and then the locking brake tooth wore off, can I get that replacement part?

Etrailer Expert

Rachael H.


Thanks for the follow up Lee, the replacement part that you are needing is indeed available as # DL404917.


One heavy duty winch! Using it on a 22 ft plate boat. The standard winches came apart on this trailer. Highly recommend it.


I gave it 5 stars but can't get the star to highlight.
I love this winch. Looked at several winches at a boat storage facility and saw this winch over and over on big boat trailers. The older ones looked like they had held up well.
The drum is welded very well. Sides can't easily separate from the spool. The gears, though laminated, are thick tempered steel. The frame is the same thick steel not the flimsy crap at the farm store. If you mount it solid it will do a good job.
I welded a 6x6x1/4 x 20" length of tubing above tongue of utility trailer behind jack. Bolted winch to top of tubing and ran cable thru a roller fairlead mounted on front of trailer bed. The tubing adds height to winch to keep cable from dragging on bed and gives clearance between winch crank handle and trailer tongue frame. I added a door to end of tubing so I can use it for extra storage. Using a snatch block and 50' of 5/16" stainless cable I can drag pretty much anything up onto trailer bed.
Consider the same winch with brake if freewheeling / unspooling of cable is a concern. With proper lubrication this thing freewheels easily. I keep crank handle on winch for a little back pressure when unspooling cable and straighten any loose cable on drum before winching to prevent cable overlap.
Overall I am very happy with all purchases from etrailer. They have what I need and ship it quickly. Great to do business with.


Great price and Supierior quality, can't go wrong , had a cheap $[XX] one from Amazon striped main gear on first trip, this one is beefy and made in USA !!!


I received my package ahead of schedule, it was an easy install.
I think it will work well, but have not put it to the test yet. I’m


very stout, very well made - I ordered also an extra handle to keep in the boat in case I lose the one that comes with it.


Winch has performed well, I use it with a strap and winch a 7000 lbs. boat onto my trailer. The crank does change direction when you put it into the lower gear range and it can be a pain to operate in that direction when you are standing on a trailer tongue above the water. It does see a lot of salt water use and it hasn't corroded. I am not sure I like the detachable handle. I get worried about leaving it at home or forgetting it on the winch when I pull out of the launch, but I just keep track of it.


I have us this winch everyday since I put it on. It puts my 26'ft. boat on the trailer so easy that I have to check to make sure it is not slipping and it is not. Thanks for a great product. I will use etrailer again.



I just sold the trailer but the winch was working pretty at that time. Great product.


When I first installed it on my boat trailer, I had to make modifications to the mount by adding a plate to mount the winch on the boat trailer to keep it center. The spring in which it locks the fell out and was a pain to put back. I have since removed it from my boat and used the old winch until I can make this one work. Since it has been a year now, I do not think I will be using it. Waste of money for a winch that does not hold up and does not fit right.

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