Pot Hauler


Our pot hauler is built to the highest quality standards using marine grade stainless steel. It is simple to use – just throw the rope over the bull horn, wrap the rope around the capstan head a couple of times and engage the motor. Australian made.



What makes our pot hauler so good?

Our pot hauler is designed to lift crayfish, rock lobster, crab pots and drop lines with minimal effort.  Rest your back and let the hauler do the hard work.  We live by “stress less, catch more!!”

RL Welding’s cray fish pot hauler has been developed over many years and many cray seasons.
As recreational fisherman ourselves, we know what is needed on your boat to make the task of pulling cray pots up from the depths all too easy.  RL Welding developed the hauler to be both stylish and perform the task required.  Why not add a piece of usable bling to your boat!

Our pot hauler is essential for targeting those crayfish laden deeper reefs.  So you can fish where many can’t – providing extra opportunities.  Our customer’s love our pot hauler and we know you will too.

pot hauler cray  The end result!  12801172_10208034261881741_456354478924619363_n   Photo and comment from a happy customer : “Well RL Welding that pot hauler can pull a Cray”

1929102_10205285808770322_2687941680121692628_n  Our younger family members!  

Why our hauler?

Our pot hauler is built to the highest quality standards using marine grade stainless steel and is manufactured entirely in Australia by highly-skilled tradesmen.  It is simple to use – just throw the rope over the bull horn, wrap the rope around the capstan head a couple of times and engage the motor.

RL Welding’s pot haulers are fitted with either a Muir or Maxwell capstan.
The hauler arm is made from heavy walled stainless steel pipe and then polished up to a mirror finish.
The haulers mounts in the gunwale of your boat through a stainless steel plate and nylon bush.
A second plate with another nylon bush is mounted on the floor or into a rod pocket.

A foot switch and circuit breaker are supplied with each unit so it can be wired to suit your boat.

The hauler can be rotated and locked in position while transporting.  Weighing only 11kg the hauler can easily be removed during the off season.

RL Welding’s haulers are manufactured on site by our experienced team using quality marine grade components.  This is an Australian made product.

Line Reel attachment for long and drop line fishing

line reel

We believe that every moment you spend in your boat should be spent doing something enjoyable. That is why we developed a line reel that simply connects to the pot hauler.

This reel holds 1000m of 275kg (600lb) mono line. A 15 hook bottom rig is attached with a suitable weight and deployed to the bottom of the sea. When the line reaches the bottom, 20 – 30 metres of extra line is let out to account for wind and tide. The line is cut and a buoy is attached. After 1 to 2 hours, the line is recovered, the buoy is removed and the line attached back to the main line.
Then simply engage the motor to wind your catch to the surface. It’s that easy!

For more information on RL Welding’s pot and line hauler please visit our showroom, call us on (03) 6239 3630 or fill out our Contact Form.

RL Welding pot and line haulers available from the following distributors:


RL Welding : 2/22 Patriarch Drive, Huntingfield  03 6239 3630

Lewis Marine : Cambridge 03 6248 3222

Maynes Marine : Glenorchy 03 6272 7000

Coastal Marine : Somerset 03 6435 2200

Deegan Marine: Ulverstone 03 6425 2238

Western Australia

NJ Craypots : Bibra Lake 0419 732 093

South Australia

Hodge Marine : Findon 08 8347 1600

Rippa Marine : Hayborough 0416 267 741


Richardson Marine : Warrnambool 03 5562 6373

New Zealand

Fusion Leisure Ltd : david@fusionleisure.co.nz

If you are interested in becoming a distributor for RL Welding please use our Contact Form to leave a message.

RL Welding is an Australian owned and operated company manufacturing premium haulers that can be supplied to the local, national and international market.  The pot hauler currently has application in Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA), New South Wales (NSW), Tasmania (Tas), United States of America (USA) and New Zealand (NZ).

Give your back a rest and put our hauler to the test.

Below are a few photos of installed haulers and recent customer comments:

“Anyone looking for a pot hauler talk to Rob at RL Welding these are the best put together haulers I’ve seen and used.I own one and would recommend to anyone looking for a hauler to get one of these.”

“RL Welding pot haulers are that good even a child can pull pots with them.”