If you are a DIYer or the owner of a boat, you may be in need of a winch. Electric winches are very convenient to have, especially for those heavy-duty long hauls. They can also be quite expensive. Some cost close to $1, 000. But I managed to find a best cheap electric winch, the Master Lock 2953AT, for a good price. Here is a list of budget electric winches:
10 Best Cheap Electric Winches – 2017
This is the best cheap electric winch that I found. This winch is incredibly portable, so I can take it to my boat and use it at home without a hassle. It attached to any flat surface with a plate, or to a ball mount. Pulling capacity on ground is up to 2,000 pounds and in water is up to about 5,000 pounds. Rolling capacity is 6,000 pounds, which is not at all bad for a budget winch. It comes with battery cables, back-up hand crank, safety hook and a remote. I highly recommend this product to all budget users.
This is a hoisting electric winch. It’s not a portable as the Master Lock mentioned above, but has about 0.68 horsepower. The power cord is a generous 2.4 feet long. It can lift about 220 pounds on a single line, or 440 pounds on a double line. Lifting height is 38 feet on single line and 19 feet on double line. These are not bad specs for a casual fishing trip. Considering the price, this electric winch is well worth considering.
This electric winch comes with a host of accessories that makes it well worth the price. It packs 1.34 of horsepower and has a permanent magnetic motor. The cable has a clevis safety lock. Pulley block is included. The mounting plate roller has s 3 stage auto loading system. The remote control, however, is corded, but the cord is 4.5 feet long so it’s not bad. The power cord is 6 feet long. This is a powerful product that will serve budget users with increased needs well.
This electric winch is designed especially for boats. It’s a bit bulky and heavy, but it’s powerful enough. The best feature is the 2 piece remote control that is actually wireless. There’s a three-stage planetary gear system to ensure a strong hold. The winch is completely corrosion resistant too. Load holding is automatic. I highly recommend this winch for freshwater and shallow water fishing trips.
If you are looking for a powerful electric winch for a pittance of a price tag, then this is it. This winch has a max rates line pull of 3,000 pounds. The permanent magnet motor is 1 HP. It comes with a fair amount of accessories as well, including a mounting channel, roller fairlead and a remote controller that can be mounted on the handle bar. Mine came with a 2-year limited warranty and lifetime technical support as well. I’d say this is one of the best cheap electric winches available.
This is a great, easy to use winch that can quickly pull up about 1,000 pounds of weight. It can pretty much do the work of a whole crew of people. This winch is suited for construction, welding and similar work. The winch can go in both directions at variable speeds. That’s important for certain things like metal fabrication. The motor comes with a limit switch to prevent excess weight from stressing out the winch and causing damage. It certainly protects the cable from breaking.
This electric winch has the capacity to pull up 3,000 pounds of weight. It comes with a 40′ of 3/16″ wire rope and a remote controller with a 12 inch rope with a rubber coating for easy use. It has a gear ratio of 153:1 and allows dynamic braking. The winch sports a top-notch build with circuit breaker protection and weather-sealed solenoids. This is great for DIY projects at home and also for construction sites.
This is an electric winch that comes with a 9,500 pound load capacity. So this is one of the most powerful budget winches you can buy. It’s great for construction and building sites and will eliminate the need to hire workers for doing menial things. The amphibious motor has 6.6 points of horse power, which is quite impressive given the price. It’s also waterproof with an IP67 rating. It’s not suitable for using underwater, but won’t die if you spill liquid on it. It comes with a 5-year electrical warranty as well.
This electric winch is great for home use. It has 1.6 of horse power, and comes with a rubber remote control with a 5 feet cord. Lifting weight can be as much as 1,320 pounds using double lines. On a single line, it’s 660 pounds. Power cord is 2.4 feet long. Overall, this is a great product that delivers exactly as promised for a budget price.
This is a convenient portable electric winch. It can lift up to 6,000 pounds of weight. It’s very reliable and is suitable for marine operation. The winch is light enough to be carried around. Be aware that it is quite loud and works very slowly. A lot of patience will be required for using this winch. But it’s unbelievably cheap, and can lift as described, so I can’t complain much.
How to Buy the Best Budget Electric Winch
Here are several tips for buying an electric winch for a low price:
Always check the maximum pull capacity on single and double lines. Budget winches are great for pulling up about 1,000 pounds of weight. Some mentioned in the above list can pull as much as 6,000 pounds of weight. You may require different powered winches depending on your needs so always check this specification before buying.
Compare the pulling capacity advertised to the horse power of the motor. If an electric winch promises to pull up thousands of pounds, then the motor must have horsepower to match that claim. Otherwise, the product may not be capable of pulling as much weight as claimed, or it may work very, very slowly.
Think about whether you want a portable winch or whether you are okay with a bulky winch. For marine operation, portable winches are recommended.
Check the length of the power cord as well. Make sure the winch can be connected to an outlet at the worksite or home. If it’s too short, you may have to buy extension cords.
It’s highly recommended to buy an electric winch with a warranty. There are different types of warranties that come with the product. You may see limited warranties, electric warranties, tech support warranties and warranties for the motor. Read limited warranties carefully to understand exactly what is supported and what’s not.