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The original brake hand winch

The Tiger Brake Winch is a high quality multi-purpose winch used for a wide variety of lifting and hoisting applications. The automatic brake ensures the load remains suspended when the crank is released and avoids unchecked descent of the load; there is no freewheeling making the hand winch extremely safe to operate. All the mechanical components are enclosed for protection against dust, dirt and rain contamination. This equipment has a lifting capacity ranging from 800lbs to 2600lbs. The BHW is compact and lightweight yet rugged and durable.

These units meet and exceed all the requirements within BS EN 13157: 2004+A1:2009.

Corrosion Resistant Option available

Noiseless 1200lb model available

Dual handle pinion shaft option available – allows handle to be fitted on both sides

BHW 1200

  • High quality multi-purpose winch
  • Automatic load-actuated brake can hold the load in any position
  • Compact, light-weight and rugged construction
  • Gears and brakes fully covered to prevent dust, dirt and rain contamination
  • Heat treated gears
  • Very low operator effort required for easy operation
  • Dual handle pinion shaft option available on all models, allows handle to be fitted on both sides
  • Universal mounting plate
  • Available as 800lb, 1200lb, 1800lb and 2600lb models
  • For cable and strap
  • Finished in high quality powder coat paint offering excellent corrosion protection
  • Fully corrosion protected versions available
  • Noiseless 1200lb model available
  • 3D Drawings available on full range for project planning
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +80°C (temperature range of -60°C to +80°C available as an option)


Each unit comes fully certified with a test certificate or an EC Declaration of Conformity stating compliance with the essential health and safety requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Noiseless 1200lb model:

This model is equipped with a patented quiet brake design that is virtually silent and fully automatic. Best suited to those locations where quiet is required, such as schools, hospitals and theatres.

Corrosion Protection Option:

This model is protected using our unique formulation giving unprecedented long term reliability and superior corrosion resistance and protection in the most severe conditions. The coating provides excellent friction protection and has been proven to be effective through at least 1000 hours of the ASTM B 117 Salt Spray Test. The coating gives the properties of stainless steel without the cost implications.

Dual Handle Option:

Our BHW range can be modified with a new style pinion shaft that allows the handle to be fitted on either or both sides of the winch; this has been designed for areas with difficult access or situations when the conventional right handed winch handle isn’t suitable.

For BHW winches with a dual handled pinion shaft, the BHW-0800 (800lb) and BHW-1200 (1200lb) models are supplied with two handles, as the fittings for each side are not the same. The BHW-1800 (1800lb) and BHW-2600 (2600lb) models come with one handle that fits on either side. If a handle is required to be fitted on both sides of either the 1800lb or 2600lb models, please ask us for more details. The dual handle pinion shaft for the noiseless version (BHW-1200N) is not generally available from stock but may be available as an option – please contact us if this is your preferred design.


Due to our policy of continual product development, dimensions, weights and specifications may change without prior notice. Please check with your Tiger sales team when ordering.

Winch Table

Product Code Pulling Capacity (lbs/kg) Lifting Capacity (lbs/kg) Gear Ratio Hub Diameter (mm) Handle Length (mm) Unit Weight (kg) Cable Diameter (mm/lbs) Cable Storage Cap. (m) Strap Storage Cap. (m) Technical Drawing
1st Layer Mid Layer Last Layer
BHW-0800 800/360 800/360 560/254 400/180 4.1:1 Ø40 160 3.0 Ø4/Ø5/32 36 9.1
BHW-1200 1200/550 1200/550 864/392 600/275 4.1:1 Ø50 210 3.5 Ø5/Ø3/16 23 8.5
BHW-1200-N 1200/550 1200/550 864/392 600/275 4.1:1 Ø50 210 4.0 Ø5/Ø3/16 23 8.5
BHW-1800 1800/800 1800/800 1239/562 900/400 5:1 Ø70 320 8.0 Ø6/Ø1/4 24 14.1
BHW-2600 2600/1180 2600/1180 1861/844 1300/590 10:1 Ø82 320 10.5 Ø8/Ø5/16 18 10.6

Winch Straps (for Pulling Only)

Product Code Description Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Breaking Load (Kg) Available For
TG-48 6 meters with safety hook 48 1.2 2068.5 BHW-800 & BHW-1200
TG-54 9 meters with safety hook 54 1.4 2864 BHW-1800
TG-60 9 meters with safety hook 60 1.7 4136 BHW-2600

Winch Wire Rope

Product Code Description Diameter (mm) Breaking Load (Kg) Available For
WWR-04-30 30 meters with safety hook 4 1270 BHW-0800
WWR-05-20 20 meters with safety hook 5 2000 BHW-1200
WWR-06-22 22 meters with safety hook 6 3000 BHW-1800
WWR-08-16 16 meters with safety hook 8 4500 BHW-2600

Manufacturer: Tiger

Product Type: Winch