Ian’s winches

I noticed today someone selling winches that look like Ian’s . Which are a John Collins design . Who unfortunately passed away few years ago . He use to own 2 rocks engineering. Ian’s mates dad . I actually still run one off his originals . I did notice he has safety latch to stop jumping out of gear . ( that’s solved since them days) also charging $750 dollars more . Also Ian said big thanks to Adam for letting me put a for sale ad up for him,Also Ian says thanks for all members who bought one . Ian unreal guy who always backs up his work . Good old days l. Any issues he fixes .

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Couldn't agree

Thu, 2020-02-13 22:31


Couldn't agree more LJ

I have one of Ian's winches on my boat trailer and am completely satisfied with it,

Best thing I did was get this winch which Ian fitted over 12 months ago now, and still gets in contact to make sure everything is okay,

You won't get better service than that and if you are in the market for a winch, give Ian a call, you will not be disappointed.



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 Mate here has just picked up

Fri, 2020-02-14 06:25

 Mate here has just picked up his winch from Ian and can't speak highly enough about the whole process. We will fit it next week and watch the smile on his face as his boat gets ripped on the trailer.

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Fri, 2020-02-14 20:23

Yep , couldn't be happier with the winch but it's Ian can do attitude and after sale follow up that impressed me .


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same as above had ians

Fri, 2020-02-14 08:08

same as above

had ians winch on the boat trailer now for about 16 months and it works beautifully , we mostly beach launch and it pulls the boat on in under 30seconds , no issues with it and ians back up contact is great,

he rang me xmas day to wish us a merry xmas !1 and check the winch was still going well !1

highly reccommend him and the gear he makes



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As the others said can’t

Fri, 2020-02-14 10:10

As the others said can’t fault the winch or the service. Had a winch for about 6 months and super happy. Had a random call from Ian the other week just to check up and see if everything was ok. Good old fashioned service.


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John Collins

Fri, 2020-02-14 17:00

we are still using one of John's pot tipper/winch setups. I knew John for many years, good bloke


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Ian made another one

Fri, 2020-02-14 22:10

For the big one ( mangles comp). They are brilliant winches . And even better after service if required. I did read your comments Hezzy , Ian had a chuckle

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 Un boxed the mates yesterday

Sat, 2020-02-15 07:10

 Un boxed the mates yesterday to have a look, very impressive peice of work and mate couldn't speak highly enough of Ian.

Will fit it this weekend and if the bloody wind stops go and test it out.

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Ians Winches

Sun, 2020-02-16 10:45

 Cant Say anymore than , Had mine for over 10 years from Ian and its never had a problem , even the Wife can can Winch the boat up no Probs, 

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 Fitted it up today, took

Sun, 2020-02-16 17:52

 Fitted it up today, took longer to drive to bunnings for a bolt than it did to fit the winch, very impressed with the quality of the product....Just got to piss the wind off now to test it out.

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You will love it

Mon, 2020-02-17 14:02

They crank boats up with easy . Good when you beach launch also. You don’t have to sit long in sand in and out . Less chance in sinking.

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 Beach launch up here

Mon, 2020-02-17 16:05

 Beach launch up here permanently and the mate has had major shoulder op so will be perfect for him.

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 Just put the mates boat back

Wed, 2020-03-18 12:32

 Just put the mates boat back on the trailer and you won't wipe the smile off his face for a fair while. On in 10 seconds boat practically dry when starting.

Very impressed.

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Brilliant Ian will be happy

Wed, 2020-03-18 18:49

They are good /fast and reliable.always follows up issues if they arise. Top stuff

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 Little johnny, Ian has been

Thu, 2020-03-19 08:08

 Little johnny, Ian has been phoning my mate regularly to see how it's going. Great customer service that is rare nowadays. I reckon he will pick up more business up here now the mate can get the boat on the water and people see the winch in action.

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Make him happy

Thu, 2020-03-19 12:36

Heaps of guys helped him of here. Word of mouth . He is doing pretty good now. Cheers once again

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Are the winches reversible

Wed, 2020-03-18 15:47

 To control the rate the boat comes off the trailer during launch ?