The LokHead™ is a proven high-load, low-friction winch that is the perfect choice for weight-critical jobs where safety and load management are the No. 1 priority. The LokHead winch can be used anywhere a load needs to be lifted or lowered. Rigged to a tripod, it can be used for confined-space rescue operations, for load moving and hauling, and personnel-hoisting.
Its lightweight design and use of an unlimited length of fiber rope make this self-tailing winch an ideal choice, either portable or permanently mounted, for a host of purposes. The ergonomic design reduces fatigue and optimizes operator strength, while safety features such as locking jaws offer complete protection against free fall or accidental release.
*This item is for the winch only
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.
Weighing just 4.2 kg (9.3 lb), the LokHead winch can be incorporated into tripod design without significantly increasing the overall weight.
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.
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.
Minimum line Ø (mm) 10 mm
Minimum line Ø (in) 3/8 in
Maximum line Ø (mm) 12.7 mm
Maximum line Ø (in) 1/2 in
Weight (kg) 13.6 kg
Weight (lb) 30 lb
Weight of winch only (lb) 12.3 lb
Weight of winch only (kg) 5.6 kg
Maximum working load for goods/equipment (kN) 4.9 kN
Maximum working load for goods/equipment (kg) 500 kg
Maximum working load for goods/equipment (lb) 1102 lb
Maximum working load for human suspension (kN) 2.4 kN
Maximum working load for human suspension (kg) 240 kg
Maximum working load for human suspension (lb) 529 lb
Power Tool Adapter: Fits all standard chucks. For safety reasons, the adapter is designed to shear under overloaded conditions
B8AL Winch Handle: Smaller handle provides greater speed but less power. Winch service kit: Has everything you need to service your winch and keep it in prime working order
Q: Is the LokHead winch certified?
A: 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.
Q: Is the LokHead winch suitable for human suspension in rescue operations?
A: Yes. It conforms to EN1496.
Q: What is the maximum rated load (MRL)?
A: The maximum rated load (MRL) for the LokHead winch is 500 kg (11,023 lb) for goods/equipment and 240 kg (529 lb) for rescue equipment.
Q: What is the maximum line operating length?
A: 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.
Q: How do you attach the LokHead to a tripod?
A: 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!
Warnings and Instructions:
Maximum rated load for lifting & pulling load applications: 500 kg / 1102.3 lb
Maximum rated load for human suspension: 240 kg / 529 lb (coefficient ratio 10:1 of breaking load); marked in accordance with the Machinery Directive and EN13157.2004 standard.
You must carefully read, understand, and follow all of the warnings and instructions in the User Manual provided by Harken in order to avoid an accident. Never, under any circumstances, exceed the maximum rated load.