Harken Industrial launches LokHead winch

(PEWAUKEE, Wis.) — Harken Industrial's new LokHead winch significantly changes the way loads are lifted and rescues carried out. Its lightweight, portable design and use of unlimited length fiber rope allows more flexibility, space savings and is easier to use in confined spaces.

Andy Ash-Vie, managing director of Harken Industrial UK, said, "Our new LokHead winch has the potential to fundamentally change how loads are lifted and moved, and how operators and rescue services use winches. As well as eliminating the risk of accidental release that traditional manual winches have, the LokHead uses fiber rope rather than wire. This makes it significantly lighter for carrying and mounting, and offers unlimited line length."

Compact, portable and weighing just 9.3 pounds, the LokHead winch can be used on tripods, for mobile applications or fixed to structures — anywhere a load needs to be safely lifted and lowered. Its brake system offers security against free fall or accidental release; the captive head rope feed automatically holds the rope if the captive head is released. By using fiber rope, operators have the advantage of unlimited line length and less weight to carry — critical in difficult-to-reach and remote locations or in time-sensitive rescue operations.

The LokHead winch can be driven manually with the handle provided. Or operators can use a power drill for mechanical assistance, hauling higher loads, reducing fatigue, and making more efficient use of time on site. The LokHead winch offers a 40:1 power ratio and two gears.

"Whether working at height, rescue, in a confined space, or on a crane, safety is paramount," Ash-Vie said. "The LokHead winch is lightweight, easy to rig, highly efficient, and ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue and optimize the operator's strength. It's a significant addition to our existing product range."

The LokHead winch is the latest addition to Harken Industrial's range of proven, technically advanced, and rugged products for high-load, low-friction, weight-critical applications where safety and load management are No. 1.

Learn more at the 2015 WorkBoat Show, Dec. 1-3, Harken Booth 3548.

By Professional Mariner Staff