However, they are essentially hand tools, and therefore cannot match the pulling capacity of engine-driven or electric-driven winches.
So how much weight can a come-along winch pull, and will it be enough for your day-to-day needs?
The short answer: It depends.
There are come-along winches that can pull as much as 12000 lbs, which compares with some fairly high-end electric winches.
The majority of come-alongs do not get anywhere near that figure, though.
The most common pulling capacities for come-alongs fall in the 2-ton to 4-ton range. Many come in below 2 tons.
The heavy-duty come-along winches tend to have pulling capacities between 6 tons and 10 tons, with some pulling as much as 12 tons.
So, if you want to buy a come-along but are worried that it will not handle the weight of the loads you need to pull, then you can stop worrying.
There are come-alongs out there to satisfy any reasonable load capacity you could require.
We hope this guide has helped you see the diversity in load capacities found in come-along winches.
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