Stein RCW-3001 Bollard and Winch SystemThis is your rugged and affordable lowering and lifting solution!
The Stein RC3001 has been upgraded with an optional winch system, and is now known as the RCW-3001. Without compromising the integrity and features users have come to trust, the RC WINCH can be easily attached and detached during use without affecting the working line or the product's performance.
Since not all rigging jobs require the facility of lifting capability, this simple option now allows the operator to use the bollard independently of the winch and should a lifting process be required the winch can be attached within seconds with no tools required. The winch can also be integrated into the system during a lowering procedure should it be required.
See the RCW in action here.
Unlike other Winch Style Bollards the RCWINCH does not support the load during a lowering procedure; the load is supported on the bollard as the winch is attached to the lowering line independently through a friction hitch and winch line. This allows the load to be fully supported on the bollard and not the winch. Once the load has been winched to its desired position, the full weight is then easily transferred to the main rigging line, by reversing the winch and separating the two lines. At which point the suspended load can be safely lowered, independently and unimpeded by the winch.
Although weighing in excess of 13kg excluding the winch and mounting straps it can be easily mounted by one person by utilizing the top attachment point as a suspension point and simply attaching the winch in seconds once the device is mounted.
The large diameter drum easily accommodates working lines up to 19mm and has a working load limit of up to 3000kg (subject to mounting type). The drum has two sets of rope guides (fairleads) specially angled at 45-degrees which allows the operator to quickly add or subtract wraps.
A specially designed ratchet strap with waterproof webbing securely attaches the device to the tree and can be backed up by securing an Anchor-Sling to the base anchor point. Supplied as standard with two heavy duty rubber inserts for use when tree protection is required.
The RCW-3001 is probably the most user friendly and flexible Winching Bollard on the market to date.
Kit Contains the following items:
1 x RCW-3001 Lowering Device
1 x RCWINCH Winch Kit
1 x 10t Ratchet Handle (RC-P5000)
1 x 5.8m Webbing (RC-P5001)
1 x Pair of Protection Rubbers (RC-P5006)
Working Load Limit (WLL): 6,613 lbs (3000kg)
Maximum Rope Size: 19mm
Weight With Rubbers: 28.6 lb (13.3kg)
Weight With Rubbers and Mounting Straps: 51.3 lbs (23.3kg)
Weight With Rubbers and Mounting Straps and RCWinch: 64 lbs (29.0kg)
Bollard Diameter: 115mm
Bollard Length: 235mm
Height with RCWINCH: 560mm
Width with RCWINCH: 330mm
Depth with Rubbers: 240mm
Depth with Rubbers & RCWINCH: 390mm
Finish: Zinc Plated & Powder Coated
Serial Number: Individual Numbering
Country of Origin: USA
4.6 out of 5 star average customer rating based on 5 reviews
Absolutely love it - 01/22/2017
Reviewer: Dave Mason, Veterans Tree Service
This is a great piece of gear. We have been able to do jobs we've passed on in the past due to the lifting ability. It's easier than a fiddle block setup, rugged and made solid. Easily one man mountable. Very easy to instruct new users in its application, and a big shot or pruning pole allows you to push the winch line higher up to gain bigger lifts in one shot.
Very useful - 12/31/2015
This devise is SUPER useful... I've been using this for about a month now, and find its (for me) easier to set up than a GRCS, because the back plate is one piece (no hinges) and smaller. And the come along style clamp is nice as well. Pre tensioning is a breeze and the fact that you can remove the whole winch system and use it as just a lowering devise for super heavy wood is great. My only complaint is having an awkward amount of slack webbing left over when clamping to anything but a huge tree.
Very Helpful - 04/05/2015
Reviewer: Sam Gulbrandsen
This tool is awesome. I've used it before but haven't bought one myself yet. Very similar to the GRCS but much cheaper. Works great for lifting or lowering.
Powerful Lowering and Lifting Device - 04/04/2015
This device is a comprehensive solution for any rigging system. The large diameter bollard feeds rope smoothly even under the heaviest loads. The removable winch is incredibly simple to mount and operate, and allows one person to pretension the rigging line, or even lift large pieces.
STEIN RCW-3001 review & video - 03/28/2015
Reviewer: Brian Bixler
My tree service has been using this device with great success. The winch is efficient and powerful.
Pretensioning heavy pieces or lifting uprooted trees off houses is where it shines the most.
The price is competitive, you won't regret it.
watch my video of it in use.