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AC Electric Motor Winches


Single Phase or 3-Phase Electric Motor Ramp Winch

Powerful and reliable, Sherpa have engineered a winch that can run a single phase, 240V industrial motor, offering greater winching capabilities at your finger tips. Ideal for use as a fixed boat ramp winch or for the trades who need to haul cables, loads or equipment. 3-phase motor options also available by request.


Sherpa have been been designing and building winches for years. What sets them apart from others is that they listen to customer requests and feedback and continually look to improve and offer new products to the market. The customers requested for a powerful, single phase winch, that can haul large boats and pontoons, up ramps, at a realistic price point, has triggered the need to development the Sherpa AC winch range.

Note, this winch is not recommended for crane or hoist applications and does not meet the Australian Standard AS 1418 Cranes, hoists and winches. Similar to a 4x4 winch, this winch is designed for recovering loads such as boats, up ramps and is designed for use outside the fore-mentioned standard.

Available in a range of load capacities and speeds, these winches are capable of pulling up to 5,454kg (12,000lb). A high speed 7,000lb option is also available for applicable applications. These winches can also be built with 3-phases motors if customers prefer.

Winches are supplied ready for customers to fit either steel cable or synthetic rope in a range of diameters and lengths. The large drum provides ample cable volume for most applications.

Why are Sherpa winches different to the competition?

  • Tried and Tested - Sherpa don't just base their winch designs on the theoretical calculations. Winches are also tested to destruction on a test bench before undergoing real world testing. What result is a robust winch design with exceptional in-house pre and post sales support.
  • Tough & Durable - These winches are suitable for outdoor installations with a IP55 rating. High quality motors are used to ensure the winch performs in the harsh Australian climate. Winches are fitted with double lip seals and o-rings to keep water out.
  • Braking Design - This winch uses a dual brake design which sees a brake assembly in the winch drum as well as in the gearbox. The brake applies instantly and holds the load well. Note: This is not an electric fail safe brake as seen in overhead hoists and therefore this winch should not be used for suspended hoist applications. 
  • Quality gearboxes - Other brands use cheap sintered steel to make their gears. In the sintering process, heat and pressure is used to cast shapes from powdered steel. Sintered gears are unpredictable and not as strong as gears that are CNC cut from quality billet steel. Sherpa demand the highest quality components for every step of the winch build resulting in a stronger winch that lasts. 
  • Electrics - Plug and Play using a common 15 amp, single phase plug. Control your winch via the included push button control box. The momentary push buttons trigger the heavy duty contactors which supply the power to the motor. Users can winch in and out via the push buttons. Each control box comes with an emergency stop button on the front face making control safe and simple.
  • Powerful- Sherpa use a combination of powerful motors and high reduction planetary gears to offer superior power and performance not seen in other single phase winches. Sherpa winches run smooth and quiet meaning they last.  
  • Simplicity - Easy to set up and operate, these winches have been designed with simplicity in mind. Each winch is supplied with a mounting template meaning the mounting holes are quick to locate and drill speeding up installation. 
  • Warranty and Parts - Sherpa offers a 2 Year warranty on the 240V winch range. An economical range of spares are always available for existing Sherpa customers.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Specifications Value
Rated Line Pull

12,000lb (5,454kg)

7,000lb (3,181kg)

Note: Ratings are based on the first layer onto the drum. The winch pulling power decreases as the drum layers increase.


Single Phase 240V AC

4hp (3kW)

15 amps (requires 15 amp socket)


Control box with motor contacters

'Winch in' momentary push button

'Winch out' momentary push button

Emergency Stop button


 Re-settable 16A circuit breaker

IP Rating 55
Drum Supplied bare, can be fitted with steel cable or synthetic rope in a range of diameters and lengths of customers choice.
Mounting Bolt Pattern refer to the Mounting Template
Dimensions 700mm (L) x 205mm (W) x 290mm (H)
Weight ~40kg
Clutch 180 degree turn, free spooling, slide ring gear
Brake Automatic in drum
Duty Cycle Continuous
Warranty 2 Years


12,000lb Winch Performance Data

Line Pull (Lb) Line Speed (m/min)
0 2.5
1500 2.4
3,000 2.2
6,000 2
9,000 1.8
12,000 1.5

7,000 Winch Performance Data

Line Pull (Lb) Line Speed (m/min)
0 4.4
1500 4.2
3,000 4
7,000 2.4

Data Sheets

Winch Owner's Manual

Grunter Boat Winch Owner's Manual

ATV Winch Owner's Manual

Winch Dimensions:

'Mustang' 9,500Lb with 28m spool

'Brumby' 10,000Lb high speed winch

'Colt' 12,000Lb & 'Steed' 17,000Lb with 28m spool

'Steed' 17,000Lb with 45m spool

'Mule' 17,000Lb dual motor winch with 45m spool

'Stallion'  25,000Lb winch with 30m spool

'Grunter' boat trailer winches (Standard & HP Models)

ATV Winch 4,500Lb

ATV Winch 4,500Lb Mounting Plate

Wiring Diagrams:

Dual Motor Winch Wiring Diagram

Winch Solenoid Wiring Diagram

Winch Weights:

Winch Type 12m Rope 28m Cable 28m Rope 30m Rope 30m Cable 45m Cable 45m Rope
ATV Winch 4,500Lb 7 kg X X X X X X
9,500Lb X 26 kg 19 kg X X X X
10,000Lb High Speed X X 23 kg X X X X
12,000Lb X 30 kg 23 kg X X X X
17,000Lb Single Motor X 30 kg 23 kg X X 40 kg 26 kg
17,000Lb Dual Motor X X X X X 46 kg 32 kg
25,000Lb X X X 31 kg 47 kg X X


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