Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Alpine DPT


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15
Like Tree22Likes
  • 12 Post By 7mmsaum
  • 2 Post By veitnamcam
  • 2 Post By gadgetman
  • 2 Post By P38
  • 3 Post By veitnamcam
  • 1 Post By gadgetman

Thread: Petrol powered Capstan winch (shed project)

  1. #1
    Caretaker
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    6,342

    Petrol powered Capstan winch (shed project)

    I have been wanting a portable winch for awhile, getting stuck in side by sides and quads and that deer that just died 400 metres down a cliff face/steep shitty bit my reasons.

    I like the idea of being able to join 100m ropes together to lift from any distance, even 1000 metres if i had to, so out came the thinking cap.

    A capstan winch could do it, for that i needed a reduction gearbox, more thinking, rotary hoe has a worm drive-perfect, cant find one, thinking- post hole borer has a reduction gearbox and motor !!!

    Now to find one

    Asking around i got a " yes theres one you can have here" from our friendly farmer Brads, thanks mate.

    I had recently purchased a welder off another good fella -Vietnamcam - so set it to use, DC arc with the stick easy from 10-200 amps

    The post hole borer after a cleanup


    Then i made a frame from 5 mm angle


    Bit of a think re rope angle parallel to tie back angle


    Then slight mods to a ramset bolt to be the drum drive


    Then mount an argon tank as the fuel tank and 10 mm med tensile rope guides


    Two drum sizes allows different retrieve speeds and pulling strengths


    Add some rope and woohoo shes done



    Varying the amount of coils on the drum and hand pressure taking the rope from the drum allows variable winching strength

    Using 10 and 12 mm polyester rope at work i
    dragged the quad with its brakes on then the ute with handbrake on.

    The engine sits on 1/4 throttle governed so no probs there and the throttle opens nicely when the load comes on.

    Now that i can see it works well I might make a lightweight one with chainsaw engine and epicyclic reduction box, who knows lighter might just make it more portable.

    You guys have any other winter shed projects out there ?
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

  2. #2
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,046
    She come up good for a grease monkey

    The great thing about capstans/surge drums is if you stop pulling by hand they stop pulling....unless you get a riding turn.

    I think technically yours is a surge drum being horizontal ?

    Handy bit of gear I bet.

    7mmsaum and Tommy like this.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  3. #3
    Member gadgetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    14,823
    That is something I've wanted to make for ages. Have little use for one, just want to make one.

    I'm reviving the Arduino/GPS controlled kontiki project once the lathe is up and running.
    7mmsaum and Maca49 like this.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

  4. #4
    P38
    P38 is offline
    Member P38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    5,717
    Nice winch 7mmsaum

    Have used the winch and a length of rope on my quad to retrieve animals before .... Worked ok too but I did have to run the winch cable out a couple of times and shorten the rope.

    My winter shed project is simply to clean the bloody thing out.

    6m x 20m and I can hardly move for the junk piled up in it.

    cheers
    Pete
    7mmsaum and veitnamcam like this.
    Arguing with an Engineer is like Wrestling a Pig in Mud.

    After awhile you realise the Pig loves it.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    BOP
    Posts
    16,729
    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    That is something I've wanted to make for ages. Have little use for one, just want to make one.

    I'm reviving the Arduino/GPS controlled kontiki project once the lathe is up and running.
    I'm keen on a Kontiki project! Might have a gearbox for your WENCH! Would have to check ratios
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

  6. #6
    Member gadgetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    14,823
    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    I'm keen on a Kontiki project! Might have a gearbox for your WENCH! Would have to check ratios
    That sounds a good scheme.

    Another project will be to make an Arduino/Stepping Motor controlled dividing head.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

  7. #7
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,046
    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    That sounds a good scheme.

    Another project will be to make an Arduino/Stepping Motor controlled dividing head.
    Now that would be handy...turn that Lathe into a Lathe/mill
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    BOP
    Posts
    16,729
    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Nice winch 7mmsaum

    Have used the winch and a length of rope on my quad to retrieve animals before .... Worked ok too but I did have to run the winch cable out a couple of times and shorten the rope.

    My winter shed project is simply to clean the bloody thing out.

    6m x 20m and I can hardly move for the junk piled up in it.

    cheers
    Pete
    Shit you've made my day I finished cleaning mine out last week! Glad some else has that hill STILL to climb
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    BOP
    Posts
    16,729
    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    That sounds a good scheme.

    Another project will be to make an Arduino/Stepping Motor controlled dividing head.
    Dividing heads aren't that expensive for a home workshop
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

  10. #10
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,046
    My winter project is get my boat well set up for fishing,about half way there so far.
    Next project arsehole the current bait board and build a new bigger one with 4 rodd holders/tow point for biscuit or dredge and not taking up deck space.
    May also custom build two alloy tote tanks to make better use of space and increase fuel range.....still undecided on that.
    The worst part of it is you have to work on it when you should be using it and as this type of work is my living its not exactly fun in the shed either.
    7mmsaum, mikee and Beaker like this.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  11. #11
    Member mikee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Nelson, New Zealand
    Posts
    7,182
    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    My winter project is get my boat well set up for fishing,about half way there so far.
    Next project arsehole the current bait board and build a new bigger one with 4 rodd holders/tow point for biscuit or dredge and not taking up deck space.
    May also custom build two alloy tote tanks to make better use of space and increase fuel range.....still undecided on that.
    The worst part of it is you have to work on it when you should be using it and as this type of work is my living its not exactly fun in the shed either.
    You are gonna need a bigger boat OR to build yourself a floating trailer for behind it

  12. #12
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,046
    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    You are gonna need a bigger boat OR to build yourself a floating trailer for behind it
    I am making a bigger boat by getting shit that dont need to be in it out of it, like a bait board and fuel tanks.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  13. #13
    Member gadgetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    14,823
    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Now that would be handy...turn that Lathe into a Lathe/mill
    Will make the spindle the same as the lathe and share the pile of chucks and faceplates that came with it. Will never have a dividing plate missing.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

  14. #14
    Member gadgetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    14,823
    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Dividing heads aren't that expensive for a home workshop
    Neither is factory ammo. But I can make just what I want.
    robhughes-games likes this.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    13

    Petrol powered Capstan winch (shed project)

    What an awesome project!
    Using Tapatalk

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Free: Free to a good home, wind powered kontiki
    By Ryan_Songhurst in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 23-03-2016, 08:45 PM
  2. F/S Toyota 12V winch
    By Barefoot in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-11-2014, 01:13 PM
  3. Hilux Winch Bar
    By NZ32 in forum Outdoor Transport
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-06-2014, 10:14 PM
  4. winch
    By upnorth uplander in forum Fishing
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 17-10-2012, 04:39 PM
  5. Low Powered Rifles
    By MEB in forum Off topic
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 20-04-2012, 09:05 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!