Harken LokHead Winch
Harken LokHead Winch
The Harken LokHead winch is a self-tailing man riding capstan winch, with the security and safety of a captive head.
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We pride ourselves on our excellent service and aim to despatch all orders promptly. If you order before 3pm Monday to Friday we will try to send it out that day, for next working day delivery. Orders:
- placed after 3pm Monday to Thursday will be processed the next day
- placed after 3pm on a Friday or at a weekend or on a Bank Holiday will be processed on the next working day
- Orders to the Highlands, Islands and Out of Area may be a two-day delivery and overseas will be longer
Please call us for time-critical orders, so we can process the order as a matter of urgency and confirm the delivery schedule.
All goods are subject to availability. If we can't supply your goods within 30 days from the date of order, we will inform you immediately and let you know the expected delivery date.
If you opt for a courier delivery, you will receive an email or text on the day we despatch your order, informing you that it is enroute. On the morning of delivery, at around 07:30, you will receive a further email or text giving you a 1-hour delivery time slot. Please therefore ensure that you have given us the correct mobile number and email address.
Couriers are extremely busy during Christmas and the sales, so please allow extra time.
We will not be held liable for any consequential loss caused by late or failed deliveries.
Timed deliveries / Saturday & Sunday deliveries
We can arrange timed deliveries for:
- pre-12 (midday)
- Saturday pre-10:30am
- Saturday pre-12 (midday)
- Sunday (anytime)
Some of the timed delivery options are available via the website, for others including a Sunday delivery, please call the office for a confirmed price and to arrange the alternate delivery.
Timed deliveries are subject to stock availability (we will contact you if any of your order is not in stock, so you can confirm if you would like us to split the delivery) and must be placed by 3pm Monday to Friday. Please call us if it's after 3pm as we may still be able to catch our couriers.
Harken LokHead Winch
Non Stock Item maybe subject to an extended lead-time please contact us for urgent orders.
This Harken LokHead man-riding portable capstan winch is designed for confined space retrieval or for use with davit systems using an unlimited length of fibrous rope. The captive head allows the winch to be used safely, and keeps the rope from accidentally releasing.
Simple to use; diverse applications.
The LokHead can be used anywhere a load needs to be lifted and lowered. Rigged to a tripod, it can be used for confined-space rescue, for load moving/hauling, and man-riding.
Maintenance is easy
Clean and grease winches regularly as described in the product manual.
The INLH500KIT LokHead winch kit comes with a robust mounting plate, tripod adapter, winch handle, anchor strop and connector, providing you with everything you need for a tripod set up!
Weighing just 4.2 kg (9.3 lb), the LokHead winch can be incorporated into tripod design without significantly increasing the overall weight.
Easy to rig and efficient, the LokHead makes the most of the operator’s strength. The winch offers a 40:1 power ratio with 2 gears: low-load, high line speed; high-load, low line speed
The winch can be driven manually with the provided 10″ B10AL winch handle.
The braking system controls descent and provides workers protection against free-falls. The encapsulating jaw cover protects fingers and clothing from catching in the winch.
The winch is designed for use with fiber rope 10 –12.7 mm (5/16 –1/2″) in diameter and unlimited line length.
Is the LokHead winch certified?
The LokHead is certified to EN13157:2009 (Machinery Directive harmonized standard) for lifting goods and equipment, as well as EN1496:2007 as a rescue lifting device.
Is the LokHead winch suitable for human suspension in rescue operations?
Yes. It conforms to EN1496.
What is the maximum rated load (MRL)?
The maximum rated load (MRL) for the LokHead winch is 500 kg (1102.3 lb) for goods/equipment and 240 kg (529 lb) for rescue equipment.
What is the maximum line operating length?
The LokHead winch is able to pull an infinite length of line. The end of the line does not need to be installed onto the drum.
How do you attach the LokHead to a tripod?
The LokHead winch kit comes with a robust mounting plate, tripod adapter, winch handle, anchor strop and connector, providing you with everything you need for a tripod set up!
What's the difference between the Harken riggers winch 500 and the LockHead Winch?
The riggers winch 500 is a really practical, portable lightweight CE certified portable winch you can strap to whatever is handy and use it to lift things. So, for example, used by utilities companies.
The lokhead has a safety device – a locking head which holds the rope in place and means it can’t accidentally slip out of the winch jaws, it’s therefore possible to rate it for use for human suspension and use it in rescue scenarios. (EN1496) For example, it is sold to fire services and mountain rescue teams for rescues and confined space retrieval ,
- Rope Diameter: 10 – 12.7 mm (5/16 – 1/2 in)
- Weight: 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs) – Winch 20 kg (44 Ibs) – Full kit
- Max Rated Load: 500 kg (1102.3 lbs) * (240 kg / 529 lbs for rescue equipment)
Warnings and Instructions
Maximum rated load for lifting & pulling load applications: 500 kg / 1102.3 lb
Maximum rated load for human suspension: 280 kg / 617.3 lb (coefficient ratio 10:1 of breaking load); marked in accordance with the Machinery Directive and EN13157.2004 standard.
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