Harken LokHead Winch

Code: INLH500KIT
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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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Harken LokHead Winch

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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!

Harken LokHead 1


Weighing just 4.2 kg (9.3 lb), the LokHead winch can be incorporated into tripod design without significantly increasing the overall weight.

Harken LokHead


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

Harken Lokhead


The winch can be driven manually with the provided 10″ B10AL winch handle.

Harken Lokhead


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.

Harken LokHead


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!

Which drill is recommended for use with the winch when purchased with the drill adapter?

Milwaukee Super Hawg - 18V Battery angle drill, 5Ahr & 9Ahr battery options.
Dewalt DCD460 - 18V drill with 60V Flexvolt battery offering 2Ahr at 60V or 9Ah at 20V.Makita DA4031 - 110V Powered Angle drill.

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.

Can the Harken LockHead Winch be fitted to the TerrAdaptor and Rock Exotica Arizona Vortex Multipod?

Yes the Harken LockHead Winch Kit is supplied with a mounting plate, tripod adapter suitable for the TerrAdaptor and Rock Exotica Arizona Vortex Multipod.

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 , 

Technical Information

  • 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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Winches & Hoists

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Winch / Hoist Cable Type
For Rope Use


Industrial or Sport Use
CE EN13157

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