The innovative LokHead™ winch is a portable or fix-mounted load-lifting, personal-hoisting winch used with an unlimited length of fiber rope. The captive head allows the winch to be used safely, and keeps the rope from accidentally releasing. Perfect for fixed or temporary applications and rescue. Harken Industrial offers the LokHead and its accessories fully boxed in a heavy-duty storage case that allows safe transport and rapid deployment.
The kit includes the LokHead winch, a mounting plate, universal tripod adapter, winch handle, and anchor strop with connectors to offer a variety of mounting options: clamped to tripods, rigged to ropes/strops, or anchored direct to structures. Spare parts available from any Harken Industrial dealer. The simple construction requires no lubrication and can be flushed clean with fresh water.
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 5.6 kg (12.3 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.
The winch can be driven manually with the provided B10AL handle. Alternatively, use a compatible power drill with the power tool adapter (sold separately) to drive the winch when lifting goods and equipment.
The winch is designed for use with fiber rope 10 –12.7 mm (3/8 –1/2″) in diameter and unlimited line length.
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
Manual Winch Handle
Stainless Steel Mounting Plate
Pelican Hardcase for Storage & Transportation
Universal Tripod Adapter
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.