DW 1500 & 2000 winches

Compatible with the R-CAM dual view camera and SC-166 slim line camera, the DW winch is ideal for deep water applications ranging from 1,500 ft. (457 m.) to 2,000 ft. (610 m.).

DW 1500 & 2000
DW-2000 Winch with Level Wind for Boreholes and Water Wells With Depths up to 2,000 Feet
DW-2000 Winch with Level Wind for Boreholes and Water Wells With Depths up to 2,000 Feet


Designed as a cost-effective solution to a dedicated vehicle or skid-mounted system, the DW winch offers increased performance, additional cable capacity, and the ability to be permanently or semi-permanently mounted on a vehicle. The DW winch includes a level wind mechanism as standard, which will aid in cable management by neatly and evenly spreading cable across the reel.

While designed to be operated via controls on the winch, we now offer an optional controller that can be added to the DW winch to enable remote operation of the draw works.

The DW 1500 & 2000 winches are compatible for use with both the R-CAM and SC-166 cameras.

Eligible R-CAM customers may purchase the DW 1500 or 2000 winch only and use their existing control unit and R-CAM cameras. Please call for confirmation of your R-CAM’s compatibility.


  • Cable Capacity: 1500 ft. (457 m.) or 2000 ft. (609 m.)
  • Cable Head: Detachable Laval Quick-Connect Cable Head, Pressure Rated to 5,000 PSI.
  • Motor: 90 VDC, 2.3 amps, 1/4 HP Motor with Gearbox
  • Torque: 360 in-lbs. torque Speed: 20 RPM
  • Drive: Onboard Variable Speed Motor Controller
  • Power Source: 115 or 220 VAC (specified at the time of order)
  • Weight: 172 lbs. (78kg) with 2000ft (609 m.) of cable 120 lbs. (54 kg.) without cable
  • Dimensions: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm.) tall, 20.33 in. (52 cm.) wide, and 22.25 in. (56.5 cm.) long

What Customers Say

The camera is excellent and it makes a night and day difference in our business.

Gary Shawver

Shawver Well Company

I used to borrow a friendly competitor’s camera.  He had a small one with a hand reel and a tripod made of PVC.  It worked for me at times, but the R-cam 1000 is heads and shoulders above that.

Scott Miller

Northern Virginia Drilling

I hoped we would use our new R-CAM 1000 at least 1 time per month... but we're averaging closer to 10. Plus, I don't have to subcontract the work out to my competition anymore, and I'm picking up a bunch of additional well rehab work.

Al Boone

Boone Water Systems, Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

The downhole facing SC-166 is suitable for boreholes up to 10 inches in diameter. The R-CAM dual view camera can view boreholes up to 16 inches in diameter. The DC5150 is suitable for borehole diameters up to 30 inches in diameter. Please note, visibility downhole will be impacted by the clarity of the fluid and the available light.

Some manufacturers will claim that a wide-angle down-view lens can provide just as much viewing area as a dedicated side-view camera module. This is simply not the case. To achieve the clearest, most detailed view of the side of the borehole you will need a dedicated side-view camera. The R-CAM dual view camera and DC5150 come equipped with 360-degree side-view and dedicated down-view cameras.
When you view the system as a whole, the cable is one of the least expensive components at the time of purchase, yet one of the most difficult to upgrade at a later time. Our recommendation is to equip your system with more cable than you initially think you’ll need. A camera system will be in service for many years, and while you may only survey wells that are 500 ft. today, in seven years you may be surveying wells that are 600-700 ft. deep. Additionally, the cable will be removed periodically when replacing the cable head as a part of normal maintenance. Having additional cable is a great way to future-proof your system and ensure your peace of mind.
While a real-time video survey is preferable to having no down-hole data at all, the real value of a down-hole survey is the video data is generated and can be analyzed and reviewed at a later time. With this in mind, nearly all of our systems come equipped with state-of-the-art DVR’s that easily capture and store your video data. These videos are stored on an included 16 GB thumb drive for easy sharing with customers.
Having your depth displayed on-screen in real-time is a critical data point when conducting an underground survey. Without your depth count on screen, it is very easy to become disoriented down-hole and miss critical bits of information, like a break in the well casing. Nearly all of our down-hole camera systems are equipped with a highly accurate digital encoder, ensuring you know the exact depth of your camera while conducting a survey.

Every camera system will eventually require a repair to the cable head, the point at which the cable and camera physically connect. Over time, the internal connections within the cable head can be strained to the point where they disconnect and cause interference or a complete loss of the video signal. To expedite the repair process, we have cable head repair kits available for both portable systems and large vehicle-based systems.

Conducting surveys with the included centralizers and available lens shield accessory is the best way to ensure that the camera head remains protected downhole. When not in use, store the camera head in an area where it will be safe from unintentional drops or damage. If your camera system is damaged, we offer full repair services at our headquarters in Fresno, California.

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