Fulton FW32000101 F2 Two-Speed Trailer Winch Review

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In Brief: Fulton FW32000101 F2 Two-Speed Trailer Winch Review

 The Fulton F2 winch is a sleek powerhouse with a polished look and feels that will fit right in with any of the modern-day trailers and boats. The winch can achieve a perfect balance between torque, clearance, and speed to ensure that its performance is at par with the customer’s expectations. Available at a bargain, the Fulton F2 should undoubtedly be a part of your toolkit!

Fulton Performance emerges as clear whenever if one is to consider the longevity of the company in the vehicle performance accessories business with over 100 years of experience.

They are one of the market leaders in utility and marine trailer products. Their product lines include winches, locks, trailer jacks, trailer accessories, and locks.

When it comes to Fulton Performance winches, you can choose between trailer winches, brake winches, or winch accessories. Their experience in winch making spans over 50 years.

The winch model that we are going to explore in this article is a part of the two-speed winches.

The dual-speed mode helps when the faster speed is needed for a quicker uptake, and the lesser one is needed for increased control and more mechanical advantage.

By the end of this article, you will be well acquainted with the Fulton F2 Trailer Winch and its various features that make it a top choice for manual winches.

Key Specifications of Fulton FW32000101 F2 Winch

Fulton FW32000101 F2 Two-Speed Trailer Winch with Strap - 3200 lb. Load Capacity - Silver And Black - one size

As per the manufacturers, the Fulton F2 line of winches was developed to address the aesthetic needs, apart from the winching needs, of the modern-day boat and trailer designs.

The looks of the winch are simplistic and complement the trailer or boat you will use with it. The model is available in three variants- 1,600, 2,000 and 3,200 pounds. We will discuss the 3,200 pounds winch here.

The winch body is made of aluminum cast frame that features three slots at the bottom, that accept standard carriage bolts, to offer an easy-install solution to the users. No additional tools are needed for the installation.

The winch is fitted with a strap guide that prevents any contact with the drum teeth.

The tool drive system of this winch incorporates two drum gears in place of one, which helps in distributing the loads on both sides, making for a longer-lasting winch.

The easy-to-use two-way ratchet pawl is centrally located.

The bumpless drum hub consists of casting with a slot where the drum strap can be inserted and pulled without any bumps, which makes for a much smoother winching experience.

The dual-speed mode on the winch can be taken advantage of by merely pushing the side handle in and out.

Some of the other specifications of the Fulton F2 winch are listed below –

ParametersDetails
Working Load
2,000 lbs.
Strap Length
20 feet
Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Handle Type
Adjustable
Hardware Included
Yes
Hook Included
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Dimensions
11.75 inches (L) x 11.75 inches (W) x 8 inches (H)
Weight
11.74 lbs.
Mounting Bolt Pattern
Standard
Certification
CE Compliant

Check out the features of the Fulton Performance F2 winch series in a quick video at:

 

Warranty / Repairs

A five-year limited lifetime warranty covers the Fulton F2 winch.

The warranty states the winch will remain free of any defects in workmanship or materials, provided that the winch is used within the expected limits, and normal wear and tear is to be expected.

If there is any damage due to misapplication, lack of maintenance, or product alteration, the warranty will not cover the costs.

For more information, Fulton Performance can be contacted via call at 800-632-3290. They can also be reached by their contact page at https://www.fultonperformance.com/contact.

Customer Review Analysis for Fulton FW32000101 F2 Two-Speed Trailer Winch

The customers find this two-speed Fulton F2 winch to be very sturdy and reliable. Some of the factors in which the winch was a big hit with the customers were the ease of use, value for money, and the ease of installation.

The customers have found the winch to be a fast one with speedy operations and a remarkably consistent performer even in the more substantial winching jobs.

The installation was virtually child’s play owing to the simplistic design of the winch. The design also offers a seamless transition between the two speeds, which is a single-handed, self-engaging operation.

The winch needs practically no maintenance and is built as one big piece of an aluminum frame. The corrosion resistance of the winch, along with the durability of its build, ensures a long product life.

The Fulton F2 easily overpowers any other winches in the manual winch segment with its armor of impressive features.

 

Pros and Cons

The pros and cons of the Fulton FW32000101 F2 Two-Speed Trailer Winch are listed below.

Pros

  • Precision fit components
  • Corrosion-resistant, aluminum frame construction
  • Self-engaging, seamless transition between different speeds
  • CE Compliant
  • Allows switching between left and right-hand configurations with ease
  • Maintenance-free design
  • Excellent value for money
  • Highly recommended by the customers

Cons

  • Instruction quality could be slightly better

 

When and Who Should Use

The recommended use for the Fulton F2 winch is for pulling trailers and boats. It is specially designed for compatibility with winch trailers so that you can carry these around with ease.

Retrieval of boats has never been easier.

The applicability of the Fulton F2 can extend to other pulling jobs as well, where rolling loads are involved as long as you take care of the maximum rated capacity of the winch.

Recommended Accessories with Fulton FW32000101 F2 Two-Speed Trailer Winch

Some components like the winch strap or handle may need to be replaced from time to time due to regular use and the subsequent wear and tear.

The same is manufactured by Fulton Performance and can be purchased at the links mentioned below.

Winch Handle

Winch Strap

FAQs

Can this winch be mounted vertically?

Yes, the winch can be mounted vertically, but the mounting plate will have to be drilled into to fit the bolts.

Does the winch have to be cranked in a circular motion?

Yes, the winch has to be cranked in a circular motion, and the handle can be pushed or pulled to change the gear ratio and to adjust the speeds.

How do I determine if the winch is appropriate for my work?

Take the maximum weight of the object to be pulled and divide it by 2. If the pressure is less than the rated capacity of the winch, the winch is good to go. For example, if the load to be pulled weighs 3,200 pounds, dividing it by 2, we get 1,600 pounds, which is less than 2,000 lbs, so this winch model can be used to pull the load.
If the load is a boat to be pulled on water, you may divide by a factor of 1.5.

Can the winch be moved in the forward and reverse direction?

Yes, the winch is operated in both directions by changing the course of the handle.

Can the winch be used for greater control over lowering the load?

Yes, by moving the winch into the low speed, high gear mode, the winch can be used to have greater control over the load.

What is the width of the winch strap?

The width of the winch strap is 2 inches.

Does this Fulton F2 winch offer a free spooling feature?

Yes, the winch is fitted with a switch that can be put in the forward, reverse, or neutral position. When the switch is in the neutral position, it will enable the user to pull the strap out simply.

Our Recommendation

The Fulton F2 winch has been tested rigorously to ensure that the product holds up to the standards of Fulton Performance even in the harshest of situations.

The winch is said to have a long operational life, owing to its high-quality components and the corrosion-resistant aluminum frame body. The winch body boasts of several features that ensure the load is balanced equally, and the winch operates smoothly without any strain to the operator.

The winch can also be configured to have a left- or a right-handed operation according to the preference of the owner. The precision fit of the winch ensures that it works in absolute synchronicity without needing any oiling or any other maintenance.

The manufacturers are also in the process of patenting the Easy Install System that allows you to get the winch up and running within minutes.

With all these features available at your beck and call, the Fulton F2 should race to the top of your purchase list when it comes to quality manual winches.

About Ronald Harris

I am Ronald, the car enthusiast. I have been in love with cars ever since I was a child and now I own three of my own. Folks will often find me tinkering away in my garage on one of them - or maybe all three! It is always good to keep your skills honed so you are prepared for any eventuality. Often times I'll take off on adventures that might take me through the mountains or across the country. The best part about driving is meeting new people along the way and getting to know different cultures and ways of life from state to state, country to country.

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