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Console Capstan Winches

Console Capstan Winches: Uncompromising Quality and Enduring Reliability

Neumann Equipment takes pride in offering console capstan/winches that are purpose-built for net and trawl board retrieval in the demanding Commercial Fishing Industry.  Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these winches are manufactured using high-quality components to ensure optimal performance and longevity in extreme environmental conditions.  Whether for top or side mount applications, our experienced team is dedicated to providing winches that meet the highest industry standards and deliver years of dependable service.

Designer Verified Excellence:

At Neumann Equipment, we employ advanced engineering techniques, including Finite Element Analysis (FEA), to verify and validate the design of our console winches.  This comprehensive approach ensures that our winches are optimised for strength, efficiency, and durability.  By subjecting the winches to rigorous testing, we can confidently affirm that they meet and exceed the stringent standards of the marine industry.

Built Tough for Reliability:

Console Capstan Winches from Neumann Equipment are renowned for their robust construction and unwavering reliability.  Every winch is meticulously manufactured using top-quality materials selected for their ability to withstand the harshest marine environments.  From the grit-blasted surfaces to the heavy-duty two-pack epoxy polyamine marine coatings, our winches are engineered to resist corrosion, abrasion, and the test of time.  With a dedication to durability, we ensure that our winches stand up to the demanding conditions of commercial fishing operations.

Designed to Last:

Neumann Equipment’s console winches are not only built tough but are also designed to last.  By incorporating innovative engineering principles and employing experienced professionals, we create winches at the forefront of reliability and performance.  Our commitment to quality and precision guarantees that each winch is designed with meticulous attention to detail, allowing fishermen to rely on them for years of dependable service.  When you choose Neumann Equipment, you choose a winch crafted for endurance and designed to withstand the challenges of the commercial fishing industry.

Neumann Equipment’s Console Capstan Winches are the epitome of quality, reliability, and longevity.  Designed and manufactured using advanced engineering techniques, these winches are built to excel in extreme environmental conditions.  With a focus on durability and meticulous attention to detail, Neumann Equipment delivers winches that meet and exceed the expectations of the marine industry.  When it comes to console winches for net and trawl board retrieval, choose Neumann Equipment for uncompromising quality and enduring reliability.

Standard Inclusions:

    • Compact reduction drive gearbox 
    • Automatic drum lock – multiple disc brake 
    • The drum is supported with a fully sealed, self-aligning outrigger bearing 
    • Single or dual capstan heads 
    • Capstan diameter to suit the application, up to 300mm dia 
    • These winches are grit blasted and primed with two-pack epoxy primer and finished with heavy-duty two-pack epoxy polyamine marine coatings 
    • All components are selected to suit the harsh marine environment.

Available Options:

    • Line pull capacities – up to 5,000kg,
    • Hauling line speeds – up to 40 metres per minute,
    • We can cast capstan heads in SG iron or bronze,
    • Drive motor types – electric or hydraulic motors,
    • Control consoles are designed to suit customers’ specific requirements.  See Control Console page.
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The images, drawings, and specifications for our console capstan winches are indicative and may not represent the current models or configurations.  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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Control Console Capstan Winches offer several key benefits for commercial fishermen. 

  • Firstly, their precise control console allows for effortless line pull, speed, and direction management, providing optimal control during net and trawl board retrieval. 
  • Secondly, these winches enhance safety with features like automatic drum lock and multiple disc brakes, ensuring secure load handling and minimising the risk of slippage.
  • Additionally, Control Console Capstan Winches are built to withstand harsh marine conditions, offering durability and reliability in demanding fishing environments.

The appropriate line pull capacity depends on various factors, including the size of the catch, fishing techniques, and vessel specifications.  It’s essential to evaluate the average load you anticipate handling and select a winch with a line pull capacity that exceeds that load.  Consulting with experts or manufacturers can provide valuable guidance in determining the appropriate line pull capacity for your specific fishing requirements.

Yes, Control Console Capstan Winches can be customised to suit different vessel configurations.  The winches can be adapted to work with electric or hydraulic motors, providing flexibility to integrate them seamlessly into diverse power systems.  Additionally, manufacturers often offer options for customising winch features such as line pull capacities and hauling line speeds, allowing fishermen to tailor the winches to their specific vessel and fishing needs.

Regular maintenance is essential for prolonging the lifespan of your Control Console Capstan Winch.  Here are some recommended practices:

  • Keep the winch clean by removing debris, salt, and other contaminants.
  • Inspect all components regularly for signs of wear and tear, and replace any damaged parts promptly.
  • Lubricate moving parts as per the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure smooth operation.
  • Follow the maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer, including periodic inspections, servicing, and lubrication.
  • Store the winch in a dry and secure location when not in use to protect it from adverse weather conditions.

Yes, Control Console Capstan Winches are versatile and can be used in various commercial fishing applications, including trawling and net fishing.  Their customisable line pull capacities and hauling line speeds make them adaptable to different fishing techniques.  However, it’s essential to ensure that the winch you choose matches the specific requirements of your fishing method and vessel configuration.  Consulting with experts or the manufacturer can help you select the right Control Console Capstan Winch that aligns with your preferred fishing techniques.

Yes, Control Console Capstan Winches are designed to withstand harsh marine environments, including extreme weather conditions.  They are built with high-quality materials that offer resistance to corrosion and durability against the elements.  However, it is always advisable to exercise caution and follow proper safety protocols when operating winches in severe weather to ensure the crew’s well-being and the equipment’s longevity.

The lifespan of a Control Console Capstan Winch can vary depending on several factors, including usage, maintenance, and operating conditions.  With proper maintenance and regular inspections, these winches can provide years of reliable service.  Following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, performing necessary lubrication, and promptly addressing any signs of wear and tear can help maximise the lifespan of the winch.

Yes, Control Console Capstan Winches can often be retrofitted onto existing vessels.  The versatile design of these winches allows for customisation and adaptation to different vessel configurations.  However, it is crucial to assess the compatibility of the winch with your specific vessel and consult with experts or the manufacturer to ensure proper installation and integration.

Yes, we can of Control Console Capstan Winches generally provide spare parts for their products.  They understand the importance of ensuring availability and prompt replacement of components to minimize downtime.  Maintaining a stock of essential spare parts and establishing a relationship with the manufacturer or authorized distributors for easy access to spare parts when needed is advisable.

Absolutely.  Manufacturers like Neumann Equipment prioritise customer satisfaction and provide dedicated customer support teams to assist with any inquiries, technical issues, or spare parts requirements related to their Control Console Capstan Winches.  Their experienced professionals can offer guidance, troubleshoot problems, and provide expert advice to ensure that you receive comprehensive support throughout the life of your winch.

Neumann Equipment can provide you with high-quality console capstan winches to exactly meet your needs. We have provided an extensive range of practical solutions for many clients all around the globe.

The design and engineering of all our console capstan winches are carried out in house by qualified mechanical engineers using our FEA computer modelling software.

When purchasing a console winch, you can feel confident in Neumann Equipment designed and manufactured products. From the receipt of order though to the dispatch, our internal Quality Assurance Systems fully comply with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008.

Each console winch is designed and manufactured at the Neumann Equipment facility in Currumbin, on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

When you are next in the market for a console capstan winch you cannot go past the range of options we offer for our Australian designed and manufactured commercial fishing winches.

Contact our experienced Sales, Service and Spare Parts team to discuss your commercial fishing winch requirements.

Articles about Control Console Capstan Winches:

Dependable Performance for the Toughest Fishing Operations

When it comes to the demanding needs of the commercial fishing industry, having reliable and durable equipment is essential.  Neumann Equipment understands the unique challenges faced by fishermen and has designed a range of console capstan winches specifically tailored to meet these requirements.  Neumann Equipment’s console capstan winches are committed to quality and performance and are built to last and provide dependable service even in the harshest marine environments.

Purpose-Built for the Commercial Fishing Industry

Neumann Equipment’s console capstan winches are meticulously crafted to facilitate net and trawl board retrieval, making them the ideal solution for the commercial fishing industry.  These winches are engineered to withstand extreme environmental conditions and provide years of reliable operation.  With a focus on quality and durability, Neumann Equipment delivers equipment that meets and exceeds industry standards.

Exceptional Design and Engineering

  1. In-House Expertise: Neumann Equipment’s team of qualified mechanical engineers utilises advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) computer modelling software to design and engineer each console capstan winch.  This in-house approach ensures meticulous attention to detail and allows customisation to meet individual customer requirements.
  2. Robust Construction: Neumann Equipment’s winches feature a compact reduction drive gearbox, ensuring efficient power transmission.  The drum is supported by a fully sealed self-aligning outrigger bearing, enhancing stability and longevity.  The automatic drum lock, equipped with a multiple-disc brake system, ensures secure load handling.

Uncompromising Quality and Durability

  1. Rigorous Testing: Each console capstan winch undergoes comprehensive testing to ensure its performance and reliability.  Neumann Equipment adheres to marine industry standards, ensuring its winches meet the highest quality requirements.
  2. Marine-Grade Materials: Neumann Equipment’s winches are manufactured from high-quality components carefully selected to withstand the harsh marine environment.  The winches are grit blasted and primed with two-pack epoxy primer, followed by a heavy-duty two-pack epoxy polyamine marine coating, providing exceptional corrosion resistance.

Customisation Options

  1. Tailored Performance: Neumann Equipment offers a range of options to meet specific requirements.  Line pull capacities can be customised up to 5,000kg, while hauling line speeds can reach up to 40 meters per minute.  Capstan heads can be cast in SG iron or bronze, providing versatility and strength.
  2. Drive Motor Flexibility: Whether your preference is for electric or hydraulic motors, Neumann Equipment can accommodate your choice.  This flexibility allows seamless integration with existing systems or preferences based on individual operational needs.

Trusted Support and Service

Neumann Equipment takes pride in providing exceptional customer support.  Their experienced Sales, Service, and Spare Parts team is dedicated to assisting customers in selecting the right console capstan winch for their commercial fishing requirements.  From initial consultation to post-purchase support, Neumann Equipment ensures a seamless experience.


Neumann Equipment’s console capstan winches offer commercial fishermen a robust and reliable solution for net and trawl board retrieval.  With their commitment to quality, engineering expertise, and extensive customisation options, Neumann Equipment delivers tough winches built to last.  Trust in Neumann Equipment to provide dependable performance for successful commercial fishing operations.


Empowering Commercial Fishermen with Seamless Net Retrieval Solutions

In the dynamic and demanding world of commercial fishing, reliable and efficient equipment is crucial for success.  Neumann Equipment recognises the unique challenges fishermen face and has developed a range of console capstan winches specifically engineered to streamline operations within the commercial fishing industry.  With a focus on performance, durability, and user-friendliness, Neumann Equipment’s winches are designed to optimise net and trawl board retrieval, ensuring a productive and efficient fishing experience.

Streamlined Net and Trawl Board Retrieval:
Neumann Equipment’s console capstan winches are purpose-built to facilitate smooth, controlled net and trawl board retrieval.  These winches offer precision handling, allowing fishermen to haul in their catch efficiently.  The compact reduction drive gearbox ensures accurate control.  In contrast, the automatic drum lock with a multiple-disc brake system provides secure load handling, minimising the risk of slippage and improving overall productivity.

Designed for Endurance in Harsh Marine Environments:
Neumann Equipment understands the unforgiving nature of the marine environment.  Each console capstan winch is meticulously manufactured from high-quality components selected for its ability to withstand extreme conditions.  These winches are built tough, with grit-blasted surfaces, two-pack epoxy primer, and a heavy-duty two-pack epoxy polyamine marine coating that provides exceptional corrosion resistance.  Additionally, the winches feature a fully sealed self-aligning outrigger bearing, enhancing durability and reducing wear and tear.

Customisation to Meet Specific Fishing Needs:
Neumann Equipment offers tailored options to meet the diverse requirements of commercial fishermen.  With a range of line pull capacities, fishermen can select the winch that precisely matches their needs, ensuring optimal efficiency.  The availability of electric or hydraulic motors provides versatility, allowing seamless integration with various power systems and vessel configurations.

Expert Support and Service:
Neumann Equipment is committed to providing exceptional customer support throughout the entire process.  Their experienced Sales, Service, and Spare Parts team understands the unique needs of commercial fishermen and provides tailored solutions.  From the initial consultation to ongoing maintenance, Neumann Equipment stands by its customers, ensuring their winches consistently perform at their best.

Neumann Equipment’s console capstan winches are purpose-designed to optimise net and trawl board retrieval, revolutionising efficiency within the commercial fishing industry.  With their durability, customisable features, and unwavering support, Neumann Equipment empowers commercial fishermen to navigate the challenges of their trade easily.  Choose Neumann Equipment for winches that enhance productivity and streamline operations, leading to tremendous success on every fishing expedition.

As an experienced commercial fisherman, I understand the crucial role of reliable equipment in ensuring a successful and productive fishing expedition.  When it comes to net and trawl board retrieval, Control Console Capstan Winches are an indispensable tool in the arsenal of any serious fisherman.  In this article, I’ll share my insights and knowledge about Control Console Capstan Winches, providing a comprehensive guide on their features, benefits, and practical usage.  Let’s dive in and master the art of efficiency and control in our commercial fishing operations.

Understanding Control Console Capstan Winches:

Control Console Capstan Winches are purpose-built devices designed to streamline net and trawl board retrieval.  They offer precise control and enhanced efficiency, allowing fishermen to haul in their catch effortlessly.  These winches are equipped with a control console that provides intuitive operation and puts you in charge of the entire retrieval process.

Key Features and Benefits:

  1. Convenient Control Console: The control console of these winches is designed with fishermen in mind.  It offers a user-friendly interface, allowing you to effortlessly manage line pull, speed, and direction, all from a centralised location.  This hands-on control empowers you to tailor the winch’s operation to the specific demands of each fishing scenario.
  2. Enhanced Safety: Control Console Capstan Winches are equipped with advanced safety features to protect you and your crew.  The winches come with an automatic drum lock and a reliable multiple-disc brake system, ensuring secure load handling and minimising the risk of slippage during retrieval.
  3. Durability for Harsh Conditions: Commercial fishing often exposes equipment to harsh marine environments.  Control Console Capstan Winches are built tough and constructed from high-quality materials that can withstand extreme conditions and resist corrosion.  This durability ensures that your winch will provide dependable performance for years to come.

Practical Usage Tips:

  1. Familiarise Yourself with the Control Console: Take the time to understand the layout and functionality of the control console.  Study the user manual provided by the manufacturer to ensure you make the most of the winch’s features.
  2. Set Line Pull and Speed Accordingly: Adjust the line pull and speed settings on the control console to match the specific demands of each fishing operation.  Optimise these parameters to achieve efficient retrieval while ensuring the safety of the equipment and crew.
  3. Regular Maintenance and Inspection: To prolong the lifespan and performance of your Control Console Capstan Winch, adhere to a regular maintenance schedule.  Keep the winch clean, inspect all components for wear and tear, and perform any necessary lubrication or replacement of parts as recommended by the manufacturer.

Choosing the Right Control Console Capstan Winch:

When selecting a Control Console Capstan Winch, consider factors such as line pull capacity, hauling line speed, and compatibility with your vessel’s power system.  Consult with experienced professionals or contact the manufacturer to ensure you choose a winch that aligns with your fishing requirements.


Control Console Capstan Winches are indispensable tools for commercial fishermen seeking to enhance efficiency and control during net and trawl board retrieval.  With their user-friendly control consoles, advanced safety features, and durability, these winches empower fishermen to master their operations and achieve optimal results.  By following the practical usage tips and selecting the right winch for your needs, you’ll unlock the true potential of Control Console Capstan Winches, transforming your fishing expeditions into successful and rewarding ventures.

Remember, as a commercial fisherman, your choice of equipment can make all the difference.  Embrace the power of Control Console Capstan Winches and take your fishing endeavours to new heights of efficiency and control.

Innovating Efficiency: The Design Journey of Control Console Capstan Winches

As the head engineer behind the design and development of Control Console Capstan Winches, we are thrilled to share the behind-the-scenes insights into creating these innovative and efficient tools.  With a passion for engineering excellence, we embarked on a mission to revolutionise net and trawl board retrieval for commercial fishermen.  In this article, we will take you on a journey through the design process, highlighting the key features and engineering principles that make Control Console Capstan Winches the go-to choice for enhanced efficiency and control.

Understanding the Design Philosophy:
At the core of our design philosophy is the relentless pursuit of performance, durability, and ease of use.  We set out to create winches that empower commercial fishermen to optimise their operations while withstanding the demanding conditions of the marine environment.

Engineering Innovation:

  1. Precision Control Console: The heart of our Control Console Capstan Winches lies in the intuitive control console.  Our engineering team meticulously designed the console, ensuring an ergonomic layout and intuitive interface.  Every control and button placement was carefully considered to provide effortless operation and a seamless user experience.
  2. Advanced Power Transmission: We focused on achieving efficient power transmission by incorporating a compact reduction drive gearbox.  This gearbox enhances control and maximises the winch’s pulling capacity, allowing fishermen to handle a wide range of loads with ease and precision.
  3. Safety Measures: Safety is of paramount importance in our designs.  Our Control Console Capstan Winches feature an automatic drum lock coupled with a multiple-disc brake system.  This ensures secure load handling and minimises the risk of slippage during retrieval, safeguarding the equipment and the crew.

Durability and Reliability:

  1. Materials and Coatings: We carefully select high-quality components resistant to corrosion and designed to withstand the harsh marine environment.  Grit-blasted surfaces, two-pack epoxy primers, and heavy-duty two-pack epoxy polyamine marine coatings provide exceptional protection, ensuring longevity and reliable performance even in the most challenging conditions.
  2. Rigorous Testing: Before a Control Console Capstan Winch reaches the market, it undergoes extensive testing.  Our engineering team conducts comprehensive performance evaluations and simulates various scenarios to ensure the winch meets and exceeds industry standards.  This meticulous testing process guarantees the winch’s reliability and durability in real-world fishing operations.

Collaboration and Customer Feedback:

We value collaboration and customer feedback throughout the design process.  By engaging with commercial fishermen and incorporating their insights, we have refined our designs to meet their needs better.  This collaboration ensures that our Control Console Capstan Winches are tailored to fishermen’s specific challenges, empowering them to achieve optimal results.


The journey of designing Control Console Capstan Winches is one of passion, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.  From the precision control console to the advanced power transmission and robust construction, every aspect of our winches is engineered to elevate efficiency and control in commercial fishing operations.  With durability, reliability, and user-friendly features at the forefront, our Control Console Capstan Winches are designed to withstand the demands of the marine environment and empower commercial fishermen to master their craft.

Uncompromising Quality Control: Ensuring Excellence in Control Console Capstan Winches

At Neumann Equipment, we take immense pride in our commitment to delivering exceptional products to the commercial fishing industry.  One of the cornerstones of our success is our rigorous quality control process, which ensures that every Control Console Capstan Winch meets the highest standards of performance, durability, and reliability.  In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of our quality control procedures and how they contribute to the excellence of our winches.

From Concept to Reality: Quality Assurance Throughout the Design Process

  1. Expert Engineering: Our team of experienced engineers meticulously designs every aspect of our Control Console Capstan Winches with quality in mind.  We use state-of-the-art design software and conduct comprehensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to ensure optimal performance and durability.
  2. Material Selection: Selecting high-quality materials is crucial in creating a robust and long-lasting winch.  We work closely with trusted suppliers to source components that can withstand the harsh marine environment and resist corrosion, ensuring the longevity of our products.

Precision Manufacturing: Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail

  1. Advanced Production Techniques: We employ advanced manufacturing techniques to produce Control Console Capstan Winches with exceptional precision and consistency.  Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with cutting-edge machinery, allowing us to adhere to the highest manufacturing standards.
  2. Skilled Workforce: Our dedicated team of skilled technicians and craftsmen meticulously assemble and inspect each winch, ensuring every component is fitted correctly and functions seamlessly.  Our workforce undergoes regular training to stay updated with the latest manufacturing techniques and quality control procedures.

Stringent Testing: Ensuring Performance and Reliability

  1. Performance Evaluation: Each Control Console Capstan Winch undergoes rigorous performance testing to validate its capabilities.  We simulate real-world fishing scenarios, assessing line pull capacities, hauling line speeds, and load handling to ensure that our winches exceed the demands of commercial fishing operations.
  2. Environmental Testing: We subject our winches to environmental testing, exposing them to extreme conditions such as temperature variations, humidity, and saltwater exposure.  This testing ensures that our winches can withstand the harshest marine environments without compromising their performance or durability.

Compliance with Industry Standards: Meeting and Exceeding Expectations

  1. Certifications: We adhere to internationally recognised quality management systems and hold certifications such as AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008.  Our commitment to compliance ensures that every Control Console Capstan Winch meets the highest industry standards.
  2. Continuous Improvement: Our quality control processes are constantly reviewed and improved.  We actively seek customer feedback and monitor market trends to identify areas for enhancement, allowing us to deliver superior products consistently.


At Neumann Equipment, our unwavering dedication to quality control is a testament to our commitment to excellence.  From concept to manufacturing and testing, every step in our Control Console Capstan Winches production is guided by stringent quality control procedures.  We aim to provide commercial fishermen with winches that not only meet but exceed their expectations in terms of performance, durability, and reliability.  When you choose our winches, you can trust that you are investing in a product that has undergone comprehensive quality control measures to ensure your success on every fishing expedition.

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