The Lewis Winch has been featured in Popular Mechanics a few times! Check it out!
Popular Mechanics looks at winch powered by chainsaw
By R. Joseph - November 1981
CLICK HERE to see article in Google Books - Page 83
It’s quite a feeling to be able to haul up to 8,000 pounds by pulling the trigger of a chainsaw.
I tried out the unit on two 8 inch diameter, 16 foot long logs. The winch pulled them over some rough terrain and through dense underbrush with no problems.
It would also be invaluable for stream or pond clean-up, dragging elk or deer out of a canyon, pulling a truck out of mud or a ditch, tightening fences, pulling machinery onto trailers, and so on.
Connecting the winch to a chain-saw head takes only a few minutes.
MARCH 2011 Cutting Class
By Jim Collins
Finally, they settled on a chain-saw-powered winch they’d seen in the forestry-supply catalog that served as reading material in the privy. The rig was dubbed the Death Slide after one log snapped the axle of a hand-powered winch.
The solution: A chainsaw powered Lewis Winch that zipped logs up the slide in seconds.
Anchored to a tree, powered by a Husqvarna chainsaw, the winch could zip a log up the slide in 30 seconds.
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