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Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed, 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Adjustable Handle - 3,200 lbs

Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed, 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Adjustable Handle - 3,200 lbs

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The rust-resistant, cast aluminum frame on this fully enclosed, 2-speed winch makes it perfect for marine use. Other unique features include adjustable handle length, an easy-to-use pawl knob and a dual-gear drum. Strap included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer winch from Fulton. Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed, 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Adjustable Handle - 3,200 lbs part number FW32000101 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Fulton Trailer Winch

  • Standard Hand Winch
  • Boat Trailer Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Polyester Strap
  • Extra Heavy Duty
  • Two Speed Winch
  • Fulton
  • Standard Hand Crank

The rust-resistant, cast aluminum frame on this fully enclosed, 2-speed winch makes it perfect for marine use. Other unique features include adjustable handle length, an easy-to-use pawl knob and a dual-gear drum. Strap included.


Features:

  • Completely enclosed design is durable and stylish
    • Cast aluminum frame provides corrosion resistance
  • Planetary, 2-speed gear system lets you shift speeds quickly and easily
    • Pull-and-turn knob easily engages and disengages pawl
      • No exposed spring
      • When knob is in disengaged position the winch will freewheel and the handle will turn
      • When the knob is in the engaged position the winch will brake when the handle is not turning
    • 2 Options - low speed and high speed
  • Aluminum, soft-grip handle offers ultimate adjustability
    • Adjust the handle length from 6" - 9" to balance torque, speed and clearance
  • Quick and easy installation - fits industry standard mounting pattern
    • All necessary mounting hardware included
  • Dual-gear drum and solid drive gear allow smooth, reliable operation
  • Rear strap guide helps to prevent strap from contacting gears
    • Strap included


Specs:

  • Handle length: adjusts from 6" - 9"
  • Gear ratios:
    • High gear: 3.17:1
    • Low gear: 5.1:1
  • Hub diameter: 7/8"
  • Drum storage: 20' x 2" strap
    • For use with strap only
  • Capacity: 3,200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: As of January 2013, Neutral option has been disengaged



FW32000301 Fulton F2 2-Speed Trailer Winch - 3,200 lbs

Item # FW32000101

Installation Details FW32000101 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed, 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Adjustable Handle - 3,200 lbs - FW32000101

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (236 Customer Reviews)

The rust-resistant, cast aluminum frame on this fully enclosed, 2-speed winch makes it perfect for marine use. Other unique features include adjustable handle length, an easy-to-use pawl knob and a dual-gear drum. Strap included.

- FW32000101
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I added the Fulton F2 to my 1994 Mastercraft Prostar Trailer and it fit beautifully, and with room to spare. People may say that a 3,200 lbs pulling winch is overkill for a boat whose dry weight is 2,600 lbs but I live on a lake with a terribly steep ramp, so I usually need to finish cranking her up while on land so, I naturally, I needed a little more oomph! Note that when the drum is full, all winch's pulling capacity decrease. The F2 has a pulling capacity of 1,600 lbs when the drum is full, which is usually where I need the power - to move the boat that last 12". The gears come pre-lubricated, since it's an enclosed design with hefty cast aluminum, I see why this winch has a lifetime warranty; it's built to last. In my opinion, the double hub design just makes sense. Usually I want to leave my boat in the lake as long as possible, now I can't wait to take it out just so I can try this winch.



- FW32000101
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What a great 2 speed winch! Some might say this size winch is not needed for a bass boat, but I can tell you it easily does the job on those tough launch ramps. The 2 speed feature always you to change the gearing to ease the loading process.


Comments
Its been 1 year and this winch operates as it did the first time after I installed it on my RangerTrail trailer. This winch will not let you down and itll make your life a little easier.
Bill M - 12/12/2020


- FW32000101
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Received excellent service from Pat and Jameson at etrailer.com. I had several questions when looking for a replacement winch for my boat trailer. They were very knowledgeable and helpful. The order was received on time and was of the quality I anticipated.


Comments
Works great! One less this to worry about when loading the boat.
Jim H - 10/30/2020


- FW32000101
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Excellent product. Very sturdy and easy to use. With the lower gearing it allows you the pull the boat snug after you get to the top of the ramp when it doesn't seat just right the first time. And I would recommend spending the extra money on this unit versus others that are not fully enclosed. Installed on my trailer for my 2000 Moomba ski boat. Boat weight is 2450 lbs dry so close to 3,000 with gas, ski equipment, and other gear.


Comments
One year later and I am very happy with the winch. The lower gear is excellent for pulling the boat that last 2 inches up to the stop.
Bob B - 10/24/2017



- FW32000101
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Ordered this winch for my 19' triton bass boat. The previous winch had stripped its gears while pulling this fairly heavy boat onto the bunk trailer. It was always a beastly job to do! Decided to give the 3200# two speed winch a try. As with all previous orders from etrailer, they did not disappoint. Product came on time and seemed well built. Install went well. Mount holes lined up o.k. thanks to the adjustable slot grooves on the winch. Product works great. As with other comments reviewers made, I too did notice winch strap pulls out hard when getting ready to load boat onto trailer. Simply switched to the high gear and pulled out fine. After dealing with a broken, undersized winch, this product works as advertised and will be way easier on my ageing back for sure. Thanks etrailer and Fulton for another job well done!



- FW32000101
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I have a 29, Regal boat about 5000lbs dry weight this winch preforms excellent for loading it on to the trailer.


Comments
This winch has not missed a beat works very well with my boat!
David S - 05/27/2021


- FW32000101
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Although I have not yet used the winch as of yet, just installed it yesterday, I like the look and construction of the product. The two speed option will be of use on the steeper ramps when pulling the boat up the last few feet to the bow stop when you really start to feel the weight of the boat. I had to move the mounting position of the unit due to the size of the winch body. I drilled two new holes to be able to mount it without interference. There was enough adjustment in the third hole so that I did not need to relocate. It matches nicely with the Fulton F2 tongue jack. E-trailer service and delivery were great. Great communication and shipped product quickly. I will definitely consider E trailer for my next trailer parts purchase.



- FW32000101
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e-trailer got this to me in one day! Thank you! Excellent winch. I replaced an original Fulton winch on my 8 year old MC boat trailer. It was rated at 1300 lbs. and was adequate. When the pawl for the small gear broke, leaving it useless, it was time for new. I thought this 2 speed F2 would be overkill for my application, but I'm very glad I made this choice. I didn't realize how hard I was working with that old winch. This winch makes it almost effortless. It works smoothly, has a nice clean look, and has no traditional pawl to break. Of course we'll have to see how it holds up once THIS one is 8 years old. :) Note: The rating of 3200 lbs. is a bit misleading. The side of the housing is marked saying it's rated at 3200 lbs. first layer, and 1600 lbs. with a full drum. I guess that means the more you strap wind in, the less pulling it can handle.



- FW32000101
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The Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed 2-speed Trailer Winch with adjustable handle- 3200lbs. Replaced my Fulton XLT 1401 Max. Line pull 1400lbs., on my Ranger 520X bass boat and it fit like a glove. Their was some question weather I could up grade to the New Fulton 3200 lb. 2-speed winch, but it fit perfect. The pulling power of this new winch is exactly what I was looking for, thank you Chris W. for all your patience and time you spent with me on the phone at the time of purchase.



- FW32000101
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Very happy with the winch and how it operates. The only challange I had was having to re drill the holes to mount it because of the way my old winch was mounted. The rounded area on the front of the new winch was hitting the trailer winch post so I had to take a small amount of the metal off and shift it back. Great product.



- FW32000101
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Just got the 3200 winch and 1600 trailer jack installed on my trailer and if these products work half as good as they look I will be completely happy with my purchase. Only thing I can say as of now is I wish I would of upgraded sooner.



- FW32000101
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Its was very easy to install, I like the look of it waiting to launch boat to see if it will pull up my 23ft boat I was having trouble getting that last 3ft on the trailer I hope this does the trick



- FW32000101
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awesome product piece of cake to install. it pulls my 32 foot Baja onto its trailer with ease. And E- trailer's shipping is fast almost as fast as my Baja...I said almost!! thanks everyone you will have my business again.



- FW32000101
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Product was easy to install. A lot beefier than the original one. Great replacement for my 2007 Ranger Z-22.



- FW32000101
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Awesome product....... etrailers sales and service staff are top notch.... Highly recommend for your trailer and accessory needs........KL


Comments
This has been an outstanding addition to my trailer. The two speed gearing is exactly what it is needed to finch trailering my boat to the winch stand when loading. It is effortless in the lower gear...!!!
Kendall - 01/24/2020



- FW32000101
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Unfortunately, this unit does not fit my trailer. The mounting bolt pattern is only about 2 1/4" wide for the forward bolts, but my trailer requires about 2 3/4" wide. Unfortunately, the spec for the winch did not specify the bolt pattern, so I mistakenly assumed the hole patterns are pretty standard. I will need to return this unit.


Comments
The industry standard mounting pattern is basically a triangle-shaped bolt pattern. The two bolts at the bottom are 2-1/4 inches apart on center. The top bolt is 4-1/2 inches from either bottom bolt on center.
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 07/25/2017


- FW32000101
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this thing is massive!! had to modify the mount a bit but was super easy to install. pretty straight forward. will be testing it out soon .



- FW32000101
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This winch seems to work fine except for one MAJOR flaw: The strap won't easily pay out when you switch the mode to neutral. In HIGH gear, it requires a lot of force to pull the strap out (i.e. to get it hooked onto the boat when the boat is several feet away from the winch) as compared with other winches I have used. In LOW gear, I found it *impossible* to pull hard enough to pull the strap out. I will continue to use it, but I am pretty disappointed in this "feature".


Comments
As of January 2013, Neutral option has been disengaged for safety reasons. In low speed the handle turns 16 times to 1 drum revolution.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 10/03/2018


- FW32000101
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Impressed with the quality of the housing. It did not fit the standard bolt holes - had to drill new bolt holes. The unit is narrower than my old unit. Disappointed with the bolts. Standard grade 5 bolts. were not galvanized...including bolt/ collar for handle. I replaced mounting bolts with galvanized bolts and the handle bolt with a stainless bolt. This is a requirement for the warm salty waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Strap hook looked undersized as well, and it is not load stamped with a rating....looks cheap. etrailer was excellent and fast shipping, I would definitely buy from them again.



- FW32000101
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Quality winch, easy installation. My wife was shocked that a winch could look so good!



- FW32000101
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Winch is for trailer for 5000 lb. boat and motor. Although spec'd to fit standard winch mounts, I had to drill 2 new holes in my mount, well know trailer maker. Winch appears to be built do the job. Pulled the boat one time, but time will tell. I asked for appropriate winch cover and ordered UF # 38-944020, which agrees with what I received. However dimensions are not as shown on the order. Ordered 12" x 14.5" and received 10.5" x 13.75". Does not fit nicely and not worth hassle of returning. Winch looks nice sitting on the trailer.



- FW32000101
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Great to work with, order easy, shipped and delivered on time, product is as described functional and looks great too!



- FW32000101
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I chose it as my previous winch broke as it was not powerful enough. It was a Fulton 1800T. It was fine if I could get the boat trailer deep enough in the water when backing down the ramp. It was always hard to winch my Four Winns 22ss the last foot on the carpet rails. This winch is much more powerful and does the job. It was easy to install as it fit into the existing holes made for the previous winch. I would recommend this winch. There is no neutral so watch the winch handle when letting out the strap.



- FW32000101
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This Fulton F2 3200 lb two-speed winch would not match up with the hole patterns in my (brand new) Salt King boat trailer, which was a surprise given all the assurances in the product descriptions and videos about the winch fitting most common trailer mounts. (And it was further surprising given that the winch I was replacing was a recent-vintage Fulton two-speed winch; same manufacturer). The problem: The front two bolts on this winch are adjustable side to side, but the widest your trailer mounting holes can be is 2.5" centers. On my trailer, they are 2 3/4". The trailer winch plate has slots that allow the bolts to be adjusted front to back beneath the winch, but NOT side to side. Using the winch would have required making an all-new mounting bracket. So I had to return it. Two words: MEASURE FIRST. It's costing me a small fortune to ship the winch back for a refund!



- FW32000101
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Mounted this on my 2009 Ranger Trail and it fit perfectly using the factory holes for the old winch. I have to deal with a very shallow ramp to access the Pamlico RIver where I live and the Fulton F2 pulls my 20 ft Z520 bass boat (a very heavy boat) onto the trailer with no problem. Etrailer provided fast delivery as well. I recommend this F2 winch and etrailer.com without reservation.


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  • Recommended Winch for 4,500 lb - 5,000 lb Boat Being Winched a Short Distance
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