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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 1,600 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 1,600 lbs

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This Dutton-Lainson 2-speed, direct drive standard-duty winch is designed for multipurpose horizontal pulling operations. Lowest Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 1,600 lbs part number DL14521 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch

  • Standard Hand Winch
  • Boat Trailer Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Polyester Strap
  • Standard Duty
  • Two Speed Winch
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Standard Hand Crank

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


  • Standard-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: 1,600 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
DL145211,600 lb.1-1/8"5.4:1 / 1:19-1/2"75yesyes1/4" x 58'45'

(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.

14521 Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 1,600 lbs - Model DL1602ADD

Item # DL14521

Installation Details DL14521 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - TUFFPLATE Finish - 2 Speed - Direct Drive - 1,600 lbs - DL14521

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

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

- DL14521

This winch works very well. I especially like the 2 speed operation. The direct drive axle is fast. Changing the crank handle from one position to the other is easy and fast.

- DL14521

I used it the first time and what your staff had recommended did the job perfectly. I will be using your company again for this type of equipment. Pulled my canoe up a very steep hill 40 + feet with very little effort.

- DL14521

The winch I ordered was a perfect fit for my trailer pulling a 1970 Boston Whaler. The product works great with the two speed crank, what a breeze. Steve Z was a master at picking out just what I needed, took all time I needed as well. SO HELPFUL. !!! Thanks etrailer and Steve Z. Hope to order another one for a different trailer next week.

- DL14521

I was told the two speed one was a let out speed not true please Lear your products!! Now I’m stuck with something I don’t need!!!!

- DL14521

this winch was just what I needed.the boat came up the trailer very easy and at my age it sure helps.This company is great.thanks

- DL14521

Winches are excellent for my purposes. I used them to install a large sail shade over my patio to protect it from the hot sun. Very easy to use, and very happy with them. Much better quality that the winches that I found at one of our local stores.

- DL14521

Winch worked great. No problems The two speeds are a help when you want to get the strap in quickly.

- DL14521

A year later and they still perform like new!

- DL14521

excellent quality-fast shipment

- DL14521

Excellent product, but hard to install.

- DL14521

did exactly what ,I wanted it to do.


Ask the Experts about this Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch

  • Dimensions of the Dutton Lainson Winch part # DL14521
    The length of the base of the Dutton Lainson Winch part # DL14521 that you referenced is 5-3/16 inches, the width of the base is 3-5/16 inches and the overall height is 4-1/32 inches.
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  • Are there Any Bearings in Dutton-Lainsion Winch # DL14521
    There are no bearings associated with Dutton-Lainson winch # DL14521. You can look at the exploded view of the winch that I received from Dutton-Lainson to identify the part or parts that you are looking for. With that information I can determine if it is a part we have or if it is one I can have added to our site.
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  • How to Pick Out a Handwinch for a Boat Trailer
    Generally when picking out a winch for a boat trailer the ratio is 2 to 1 meaning you would need a winch with roughly half the capacity as the weight of the boat. With good rollers and a short winching distance the ratio increases to 3 to 1, but with long winching distances and wooden bunks like what you currently have the ratio is 1 to 1. The Dutton Lainson Winch part # DL14521 that you referenced has a 1,600 lb capacity so it would be more than adequate and a great choice. For a strap...
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  • What Does Reversible Ratchet Mean Regarding Dutton Lainson Winches
    I spoke to my contact at Dutton-Lainson and he informed me that reversible ratchet means that you can reverse the direction you have control of, but you will need to remove the ratchet assembly and reinstall it in the opposite direction to do so. I was told that you could have the strap pull over the top or pull under the bottom. For a strap you may be interested in a Hand Winch Strap with Safety Hook # DL24249.
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  • Trailer Winch Recommendation with a Handle that Can be Mounted on Either Side
    The Dutton-Lainson winch # DL14521 handle cannot be moved to the opposite side. But take a look at # DL14527. You can move the handle to the other side with this winch. The only difference is that the handle on this winch is bolted on where as the other one has a quick release that is not bolted on.
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  • Trailer Winch Recommendation with a Handle that Can be Mounted on Either Side
    I believe the best option you have would be to get a Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14527. This winch can have the handle mounted on either side of the winch, has a 1,600 lb capacity and gets bolted on. The Dutton Lainson Winch # DL14521 that you referenced cannot have the handle switched because it is a two-speed winch. I attached an FAQ article on hand winches for you to check out also.
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  • Recommendation to Replace Winch on 1999 Coleman Pop Up Camper
    Based on my research it looks like your 1999 Coachmen Pop-Up Camper likely used a 1,200 winch for its lift system so the 1,600 pound Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL14521 you referenced should have plenty of capacity. With that being said for this application I recommend going with a brake winch instead that is designed to lock a load in place. For this the Dutton-Lainson # DL14964 should work great. This 1,500 pound winch features an ergonomic handle grip for easy operation and is made...
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  • Can Roller Bunks be Used on a Boat Trailer for a Hurricane SS211 Boat
    According to the research I did, I found that a Hurricane SS211 weighs in at about 2,990 pounds. That is not counting any gear that would be on the boat, water, fuel, and other items. All of these incidentals would push it over 3,000 pounds which would exceed the capacity of the Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunks, # DL21741. All of the roller bunks we carry are rated for either 2,500 pounds (4 foot length) or 3,000 pounds (5 foot length). For your boat, I think the best solution would be...
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  • Hand Winch that Can Use 1/4 Inch Vinyl Coated Cable
    We don't carry a winch that will hold 80 feet of 1/4 inch vinyl wire. The closest we come is the # DL14527 and # DL14521 which will handle up to 58 feet of 1/4 inch cable. Or there is # DL15403 which can use a 5/16 inch cable that's 47 feet.
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  • Winch Recommendation with Ratcheting Arm for Mounting to Trailer Floor
    Probably the closest thing we have to what you want is the part # DL16001. This comes with a ratcheting handle like you want and then for a strap you'd want the part # DL24291. There isn't a way to do an electric drill adapter with a winch like this though.
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  • Hand Winch Recommendation with Free Wheel and Longer Steel Cable
    The Dutton Lainson 2-Speed Hand Winch # DL15440 that you referenced is a 2 speed jack that if you push up on the ratchet lever it will allow it to free wheel. Check out the 2:45 mark of the video I attached to see how this is done. This also has a 3,200 lb capacity as well. For 50 foot long rope to use you would want the part # DL24104 as well.
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