Harken Traction Winch 500

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Harken Traction Winch 500
Harken Rigging Winch 500

The Traction Winch provides the user with a lightweight portable winch mounted to a sturdy adaptor plate. Can be mounted to a tripod. Simple to use and ideal for a diverse range of lifting and load pulling applications. For use with multiple attachments depending on the environment and industry; from ratchet straps, M10 bolts, carabiners, to scaffold clamps. The Traction Winch 500 includes: Universal mounting plate, 40.2 Harken winch and Harken 10-inch winch handle.

Simple to use and ideal for diverse applications.

  • Utility masts

  • Telecoms

  • Marine

  • Wind turbine transition piece davits

  • Stage and theater rigging

  • Construction

  • Confined space

  • Access and rescue


  • Minimum line Ø (mm) 8 mm

  • Minimum line Ø (in) 5/16 in

  • Maximum line Ø (mm) 12 mm

  • Maximum line Ø (in) 1/2 in

  • Weight (kg) 7 kg

  • Weight (lb) 15.4 lb

  • Maximum working load (kN) 4.9 kN

  • Maximum working load (kg) 500 kg

  • Maximum working load (lb) 1102 lb

  • Power Ratio with 254 mm/10" Winch Handle  13.5:1/39.9:1


    The mounting plate is sculpted to remove excess weight and provides multiple attachment points without compromising strength. The pigtail line lead ensures correct alignment and loading of the winch for maximum efficiency.


    Winches feature 17-4 PH stainless steel load-carrying gears and pins for strength and durability.

    Fiber Rope

    The winch is designed for use with fiber rope up to 12 mm (1/2″) in diameter, reducing weight and allowing alignment to the load. The unique drum design maximizes grip on the rope, while the drum’s smooth surfaces reduce rope wear.


    For use with multiple attachments depending on the environment and industry—from ratchet straps, M10 bolts, carabiners, to scaffold clamps.


    CE certified under EN 13157 (Machinery Directive), please see Specification Tab for load details.


    Q: What is the maximum line operating length?

    A: There is no maximum line length for use with the Riggers Winch. The pigtail allows the line to be installed without feeding the end of the line through.

    Q: Is the Riggers Winch suitable for human suspension?

    A: In accordance with Directive 2009/104/EC persons may be lifted only by means of work equipment and accessories provided for that purpose. Without prejudice to Article 5 of Directive 89/391/EC, exceptionally, work equipment which is not specifically designed for the purpose of lifting persons may be used for that purpose, provided appropriate action has been taken to ensure safety in accordance with national legislation and/or practice providing for appropriate supervision.

    Q: Is the kit supplied with the attachment fittings?

    A: No. Attachments and fittings are dependent on operational use. The Harken Tech Team can provide advice on the best attachment solution.

    Q: Can I service my own Riggers Winch?

    A: Yes. However, service and winch maintenance must be in accordance with the Harken service instructions and using Harken-approved replacement parts and consumables.

    Warnings and Instructions

  • Maximum rated load for lifting & pulling load applications

    500 kg / 1102.3 lbs (coefficient ratio 5:1 of breaking load).

    You must carefully read, understand, and follow all of the warnings and instructions in the User Manual provided by Harken in order to avoid an accident. Never, under any circumstances, exceed the maximum rated load.


    Click Here for Harken Riggers Winch User Manual

    Click Here for Harken Riggers Winch Data Sheet