Lewis Chainsaw Winch 400-MK2

$1,055.00 - $1,125.00 $875.00 - $900.00

Lewis Chainsaw Winch 400-MK2

The Original Lewis Chainsaw Winch is made of a rugged cast-aluminum alloy housing making it extremely strong and lightweight that is capable of up to a 4000lb. straight line pull.



Lewis Chainsaw Winch 400-MK2

The Lewis Winch is a traditional Cable drum style chain saw powered winch.

Attaches to most gas and electric models. Use for log building, skidding logs, freeing stuck equipment, hunting.
The Lewis Winch uses oil-bathed steel gears, which ensure years of trouble-free service in the most hostile environments.

The Lewis Winch 400-MK2 is available with your choice of:

  • 150′ of 3/16″ aircraft cable (4200lbs.)
  • 250′ of 1/8″ aircraft cable (2000lbs.)
  • without cable

Several adapters are included with the Lewis Winch to fit most modern chainsaws…listed below…

  •  Direct drive adapter kit- which is the 4 piece adapter kit to fit most saws with an outbound sprocket (sprocket is visible when you take off the side cover plate)
  • Universal Adapter Kit: which is a short bar/chain hookup for those chainsaws where the sprocket is behind the clutch.
  • Greater capacity than Simpson rope winch  (a great winch in it’s own right)…Up to 4000lbs straight line with larger saws.
  • Very popular in remote locations.
  • This is a extremely rugged, well made unit. 1 year manufacturers warranty on material and workmanship.


  • If you are pulling 3,000 to 3,500 lbs. in a straight line (or up to 6000 lbs) with one Lewis Winch Snatch Block, you should use a general-duty chainsaw with an engine size of 5-6 horsepower (bhp).
  • if you need to pull up to 4,000 lbs in a straight line or 8,000 lbs with one Lewis Winch Snatch Block, make sure to use a heavy duty chainsaw with an engine size of up to 7 horsepower (bhp).
  • Please note that the operator accepts all risks when using an engine with more than 100 cc’s or 7 bhp, as you could damage your Lewis Winch or break the cable and potentially cause injury.
  • Chainsaws must be properly maintained and serviced to ensure that the throttle and clutch are in proper working condition since this directly affects the safe performance of your Lewis Winch.
  • Electric chainsaws and smaller gas chainsaws will give satisfactory performance only with lighter loads.
  • The Universal Adapter Kit included in the shipment does not come with an adapter for electric chainsaws, but note that such adapter may be available from the manufacturer.
  • You will want to choose the right chainsaw for your new Lewis Winch, because the size of your chainsaw is important and should be considered whenever you work with a portable winch.
  • If you are pulling in a straight line 2,000 to 2,500 lbs.(or up to 5000 lbs. using one Lewis Winch Snatch Block), you can use a light-duty chainsaw with an engine size of 3 horsepower (bhp…= brake horsepower…in this case I think that means without a load of any sort)  (around 48 cc’s, 18”+ bar with 3/8” chain).
  • This is important because such a chainsaw comes with a commercial-grade clutch that although it might sometimes slip under a heavy load, it guarantees that the clutch will not burn up.

Chainsaw shown for clarity…it is not included in the price.

Anecdote: Scotty used a Lewis Winch in Alaska many years ago to work with a young woman who was building a log house by herself in the bush. He’ll admit that she only needed an assist as the snows were coming and she was slowed down a bit due to building with a caste from ankle to hip on her right leg. His eyes still glaze over when he thinks back on trying to keep up with her.

NOTE: This is NOT the chinese knockoff that is called a ‘Powerhouse Lewis Winch’. We find we’re selling lots of replacement parts/adapters etc. as it appears they’re not up to the same quality as the original quality built ‘Lewis Winch’. Do yourself a favor and get the one with 40 years of history. After all, in you’re in the bush, the last thing you need is a faulty piece of equipment.

35lbs with cable.


Lewis Winch assembly

Owner's and Parts manual

Receiver Hitch and Ground Anchor data

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