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Harken Rigger 500

Harken Rigger 500

Harken Rigger 500



The Harken Traction Winch (the Harken Rigger 500) is a versatile, lightweight, portable capstan winch for arborists and technical rope access users. Its sturdy adapter plate allows easy mounting on a tripod or other stable structures (like a tree). This simple-to-use winch is ideal for lifting and load-pulling applications in various environments and industries. Depending on your specific needs, you can mount the Rigger 500 using multiple attachment options, such as ratchet straps, M10 bolts, carabiners, and scaffold clamps. The Traction Winch 500 package includes a Universal mounting plate, a 40.2 Harken capstan winch, and a Harken 10-inch winch handle, providing you with everything you need for efficient and effective winching operations.

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Product Code: 215-08001001

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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.

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.

Take care not to bend the base plate when cinching tight on a tree.

  • 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
  • Easy to install Universal Mounting Plate
  • For use with multiple attachments depending on the environment and industry
  • The Traction Winch 500 includes: Universal mounting plate, 40.2 Harken winch and Harken 10-inch winch handle
Weight 6 kg
WLL 500 kg
Self-Tailing YES
Rope Ø 8 mm - 12 mm
Ratio 13.5:1 CW
39.9:1 CC

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