Capstan Winches

Neumann Equipment manufactures several versions of vertically mounted Capstan Winches that can be powered by either hydraulic or electric motors. These are directly coupled to a reduction hub to reduce the speed and increase the torque.

The capstan winch units can be mounted on the wharf or on the vessel and can be used to haul or pull your vessel toward the dock.

Advantages of a Capstan Winch:

The standard range of capstan winches start from 1.2 tonne through to 10 tonne units. Their line speeds are variable from 0 to 20 metres per minute.

The base is usually mounted by a row of bolts around the outside perimeter, although on occasions these units can be concreted into the foundations.

Range of "Standard" Capstan Winches available: (other sizes/designs area available upon request)

1.2 Tonne Line Pull Capstan Winch (electric option shown) CAP1200H/E Drawing
2 Tonne Line Pull Capstan Winch (hydraulic option shown) CAP2000H/E Drawing
4 Tonne Line Pull Capstan Winch (hydraulic option shown) CAP4000H/E Drawing
10 Tonne Line Pull Capstan Winch (electric option shown) CAP10000H/E Drawing


Capstan Winch UnitsCAP1200H/ECAP2000H/ECAP4000H/ECAP10000H/E
Line Pull (kg)1,2002,0004,00010,000
Hauling Speed (m/min)0 - 200 - 200 - 200 - 20
Waist Size (mm)150 - 250200 - 300250 - 350300 - 400
Drive (Hydraulic or Electric)Hyd. or Elect.Hyd. or Elect.Hyd. or Elect.Hyd. or Elect.

Neumann Equipment's range of products are based on years of experience dealing with, and being directly involved with end users of this equipment.

The design and engineering of all our products is carried out in house by qualified mechanical engineers using FEA Computer modelling software. This is then checked by third parties to ensure these products comply with all relevant specifications and Australian Standards.

You can feel confident in Neumann Equipment designed and manufactured products. From the design stage though to dispatch, our internal Quality Assurance Systems fully comply with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008.

Material used in our standard range of winches is Grade 250 Carbon Steel, but upon request 316 Stainless Steel can be used as an option.

NOTE: Windlasses and Capstans - Technically, the term windlass refer only to winches in the horizontal configuration. Vertical designs are correctly called capstans. More info on the differences Windlasses and Capstans - Wikipedia.

Neumann Equipment also has an extensive range of other Marine Winches and Equipment, Commercial Fishing Winches, Mining and Industrial Winches & Equipment, and Dredging & Associated Equipment available for sale.

The Neumann Equipment facility is located in Currumbin, on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Call or email us today to discuss your capstan winch or specific winching requirements - 07 5589 2746

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The images, drawings and specifications shown for this product are indicative and may not be representative of the current model. We reserve the right to change the designs and specifications as new models are developed. Neumann Equipment is constantly striving to improve its range of products. Call our expert sales and customer service team to discuss the best product to suit your needs.