Maxwell VW 1500 Vertical Windlass
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  • Maxwell VW 1500 Vertical Windlass

Maxwell VW 1500 Vertical Windlass

Maxwell VW series anchor winches are designed for traditional rope and chain combination anchor rodes, where manual transfer of the rode from the rope warping drum to the chainwheel is required.

This series provides the versatility of operating two anchors from one winch and allows for alternative mounting horizontally on a fore and aft bulkhead inside chain locker for below deck installation.

The VW windlass offers functional rope hauling from any direction using independent MAX-grip snag-free warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel for positive control of all ropes.

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Additional Features


  • Cone type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual free fall anchoring
  • Cone clutches provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe operator control
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches
  • Anodized aluminum gearbox and spacer


Maximum Pull  680 kg (1500 lbs) 
Chain Size (Short link)  6-10 mm (1/4 - 3/8") 
Line Speed  18 m/min (59 ft/min) 
Power Supply (DC)  12 or 24 V 
Motor Power  1200W 
Hydraulic Pressure  138 bar / 2000 psi 
Hydraulic Flow  20 l/min (5.3 gal/min) 


Dimensions  VW 1500 
A  80 mm (3-1/8") 
B  198 mm (7-3/4") 
C  59 mm (2-3/8") 
D  252 mm (9-15/16") 
E  272 mm (10-23/32") 
F  165 mm (6-1/2") 
G (Standard Deck Clearance)  100 mm (4") 
H (Working height of drum)  44 mm (1-3/4") 
I  165 mm (6-1/2") 
BRAND: Maxwell
Type: Windlass

Maxwell VW 1500 Vertical Windlass



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