Hand Winch HW-B type

Item No.: 4205
A brake hand winch is used for a wide variety of lifting and hoisting purposes such as raising and lowering heavy loads like boats, pulling cars and moving machinery.
Description Safe Use of Winches What is a hand winch ?

H-Lift Hand Winch HW-B type

Model Capacity Proof Load Gear Ratio Speed Dimensions(mm) N.W. Product Code
lbs kN A B C D E F H kg
HWB0600 600 4 2.9:1 1 228 51 180 119 165 138 91 2.4 420500600
HWB0800 800 5.4 3.7:1 1 228 51 180 119 165 138 91 2.5 420500800
HWB1000 1000 6.7 4.2:1 1 228 51 180 119 184 156 91 2.8 420501000
HWB1200 1200 8 4.2:1 1 228 51 180 119 184 156 91 2.8 420501200
HWB1400 1400 9.4 4.2:1 1 228 51 180 119 184 156 91 2.8 420501400
HWB2000 2000 13.4 10.35:1/4.5:1 2 281 65 251 174 250 182 91 5.9 420502000
HWB2500 2500 16.7 11.5:1/5:1 2 281 65 251 174 256 191 91 6.4 420502500
Safe Use of Winches

• Store and handle winches correctly.
• Inspect the winch, rope and accessories before use and before placing into storage.
• Ensure mounting and suspension points are secure and suitable for the full loads that will be imposed.
• Lift the load just clear, halt for a short period to ensure the integrity of the brake or sustaining mechanism before completing the lift.
• Use a speed appropriate to the specific application.
• Keep hands and feet clear of ropes, drums etc.


• Raise loads by revolving the drum in the opposite direction to that indicated.
• Use winches with loose or insecure handles.
• Use the pawl to arrest descending loads.
• Use winches if the rope is twisted or trapped.
• Over wind the rope on or off the drum.
• Use winches for man-riding applications unless they are specifically designed for that purpose.


Selecting the Correct Winch
Winches are available for manual or power operation in a range of capacities, designs and mounting arrangements. Select the winch to be used and plan the lift taking any statutory requirements and the following into account:
Type of winch - manual, electric, pneumatic or other operation - mounting, eg wall, floor, lorry etc - capacity and rope drum storage etc.
Speeds and control - single speed, dual speed - push button, pull cord, lever, remote etc.
Rigging arrangement - diverters, pulley blocks - anchorage and suspension points - imposed loads.
Consult the supplier if the winch is to be used in areas of high risk, exposed to the elements, water, steam etc, with hazardous substances, eg acids or chemicals, or subjected to extremes of temperature.


Storing and Handling Winches
Never return damaged winches, ropes etc to storage. They should be dry, clean and protected from corrosion.
With winches used for temporary applications, remove the rope for separate storage or wind it fully onto the drum and lash in position to prevent damage.
With winches left in situ, remove pulleys etc and wind the rope fully onto the drum. Where this is not possible, pulleys etc should be positioned to protect them from damage and so as not present a danger to persons or other equipment. Isolate any power supply.


Installing and Commissioning
Follow the specific instructions for installation and commissioning issued by the supplier. Handle the rope carefully. If the winch fails to operate correctly contact the supplier.


Using Winches Safely
Do not use defective winches, ropes, pulleys etc.
Check the rigging arrangement, that mounting and suspension points are secure and adequate for the imposed loads. Do not use timber bearers. Ensure sheaves are correct for size and type of rope, that fleet angles are not too great, the rope is not twisted and the load is free to move. Check operating handles are secure.
Raise the load just clear, halt the lift to ensure the integrity of the brake, slinging arrangement etc.
With manual winches, only the slow speed should be used to raise/lower loads. With power operated winches, select a speed appropriate to the specific lifting operation.
Ensure oil, water or other foreign matter does not come into contact with lined brakes.
If the direction of rotation is indicated the winch must raise the load when turning in that direction.
Check the rope and load travel paths are clear and you have a clear view so as to avoid accidents or collisions. Do not over wind the rope on or off the drum. Two turns must always remain on the drum. (Some manufacturers design for more and their recommendations must be followed.)
Keep fingers, toes etc clear of ropes, pulleys, drums and other moving parts.


In-service Inspection and Maintenance
Follow the specific instructions for maintenance issued by the supplier. These should be incorporated into the site maintenance programme observing any particular needs due to the site or working conditions.
Regularly inspect the winch and, in the event of the following defects, refer the winch to a Competent Person for thorough examination: mounting insecure; loose or missing bolts; winch frame distorted; rope drum flanges chipped or cracked; rope anchorage loose or pulled; ratchet or pawl worn; brake worn or slipping; rope worn, or winding incorrectly; broken wires; gears worn, or not positively locating; any other visible damage, corrosion, defects or operational faults.

What is a hand winch ?

A hand winch is a manually operated mechanical device used for lifting, pulling, and hoisting heavy objects or loads. It consists of a drum or spool, a handle, and a gear mechanism. When the operator turns the handle, the gear mechanism engages with the drum, winding or unwinding a cable or wire rope. This action allows the hand winch to either lift a load or pull it closer or push it away, depending on the application.

Here are some key features and common uses of hand winches:

  • Manual Operation: Hand winches are operated by hand, which means that they rely on human effort to operate. The operator turns the handle to either wind in the cable or let it out, depending on the desired action.
  • Portability: Hand winches are often compact and portable, making them useful in various situations where a powered winch or hoisting equipment might not be available or practical.
  • Weight Capacity: Hand winches are available in a range of sizes and capacities, from small, lightweight models suitable for pulling a few hundred pounds to larger, heavy-duty models capable of handling several tons.
  • Versatile Applications: Hand winches are used in a wide range of applications, such as:
Pulling or lifting boats onto trailers.
Hoisting loads onto elevated platforms or structures.
Tensioning wire ropes and cables.
Securing heavy equipment and machinery during transportation.
Assisting in off-road recovery and vehicle extraction.
  • Safety: Many hand winches are designed with safety features, such as a locking mechanism to prevent unintentional cable release and to maintain load stability during operation.
  • Controlled Operation: Hand winches offer controlled and precise operation, allowing the operator to stop, start, and adjust the winching process as needed.

Hand winches are valuable tools in various industries, including construction, marine, automotive, and recreational applications. They are especially useful in situations where there is no access to electric power or when a more hands-on and controlled approach to lifting, pulling, or positioning heavy objects is required.

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