Cable winches BASIC
Strong helper for towing, pulling and lifting
For 35 years, AL-KO cable winches have proven to be effective helpers in the commercial and leisure sectors. Over 1.5 million units sold speaks for itself. The steel console-mounted winches with gear drive and plastic cover are robust and reliable. Smart details such as the load pressure brake, the automatic unwinder or the removable crank facilitate operation and protect the loads to be moved. The unusual design and high-quality corrosion protection guarantee convenient use, even in the long-term.
The selection of AL-KO cable winches for tensile loads between 250 kg and 1150 kg includes models for the widest range of applications, such as for transporting cars, boats and mobile floodlights, for inclined lifts or for agricultural and forestry operations. The manual cable winches can even be used on hand operated forklifts.
To ensure safety when using cable winches, you should familiarise yourself with the product description of your model down to the nearest detail. Please note that AL-KO cable winches must not be used for liftable suspended access equipment – such as passenger baskets and working platforms. When purchasing cable winches, ensure that you choose the right tensile load for your area of application. When using a cable winch with a load pressure brake, it must be ensured that the winch is not operated with less than the minimum load specified in the product overview: Since the brake pressure originates from the load itself, the braking effect only acts from the stated minimum load. In the case of lower loads, the absence of the braking effect poses a safety risk, as the winch may possibly not be able to hold the load.
AL-KO cable winches are subjected to thorough inspections by the test and certification body of German Social Accident Insurance. PLUS cable winches are awarded their DGUV test mark in this process (previously BG inspection). They comply with DIN EN 13157 for manually operated cranes and meet the requirements of the CE Directive and the Machinery Directive.
Cable winches from the Basic product line
The cable winch braked Basic secures the load during lifting, pulling and lowering with an automatic load pressure brake. The maximum tensile load is between 450 kg and 900 kg.
Both winches are equipped with a removable crank and automatic unwinder. The surface is protected against corrosion by galvanisation. The braked cable winch features a plastic gear cover. The suitable ropes or bands are optionally available for lifting and towing as well as towing straps.
- High quality corrosion protection
- Automatic load pressure brake
- Automatic unwinder for rope or band (optional)
- Removable crank (optional)
- Plastic gear cover
- Surface treatment: Galvanised with thick layer passivation, salt spray test approx. 200 hour
- Fulfils the requirements of the CE directive
- Meets the EC standard EN 13157
Operation of the cable winch
Lifting: Turn the hand crank in a clockwise direction
Stop: Let go of the hand crank in any position (automatic load pressure brake)
Lower: Turn the hand crank in a counter-clockwise direction
Automatic unwinder operation
Turn the hand crank in a counter-clockwise direction for one rotation, this will cause the load pressure brake to be deactivated
Pull up locking sleeve
The band or cable can now be removed
|Stroke per crank revolution
|Drum capacity with rope 4 mm Ø
|Drum capacity belt for towing
|Horizontal and inclined pulling of a non-rolling load (guide values) Friction factor approx. 0.5 % Gradient 10 %
|Horizontal and inclined pulling of a non-rolling load (guide values) Friction factor approx. 0.5 % Gradient 20 %
|Horizontal/inclined pulling of a non-rolling load (guide values) Friction factor approx. 0.5 % Gradient 30 %
|Pulling a rolling load at an angle (guide values) Gradient 10%
|Pulling a rolling load at an angle (guide values) Gradient 20%
|Pulling a rolling load at an angle (guide values) Gradient 30
|Vertical lifting of loads Gradient 0%
|300 - 750 kg
|250 - 650 kg
|200 - 550 kg
|1.100 - 2.900 kg
|700 - 1.700 kg
|500 - 1.350 kg
|170 - 450 kg
|550 - 1.500 kg
|500 - 1.300 kg
|400 - 1.150 kg
|3-900 - 5.800 kg
|2.400 - 3.600 kg
|1.800 - 2.700 kg
|330 - 900 kg