Getting Started

Congratulations on your purchase of the Pushstick v2 deck winch from Creative Conners, Inc. The Pushstick v2 is a zero-fleet deck winch designed to meet the demands of scenic automation in non-lifting applications. Simply, connect the Pushstick v2 to an accompanying Stagehand controller and you will be ready to Make It Move!

This manual will direct you through:

  1. Unpacking

  2. Installing & Testing

  3. Operation Procedures

If you need help along the way, contact us on our website (, via email (, or by phone (401-289-2942 x2). We want your automation to succeed and we are eager to help you through any head-scratching issues.


The Pushstick v2 is constructed to be a rugged and versatile deck winch, used for deck tracks, traveler tracks, and other lateral motion applications. Do not let the small footprint fool you. The Pushstick v2 can move incredible loads at fast speeds. It is the responsibility of the operator to ensure a safe environment when moving scenery around on stage. The Pushstick v2 Deck Winch is not intended for overhead lifting. The Pushstick v2 includes several removable Lexan safety covers to prevent any injury or damage. Though removable, these covers are intended to be installed anytime the machine is in service.


  1. Pushstick v2 winch

  2. Set of lexan shielding


  1. 1-1/8" socket wrench (cable tensioning)

  2. 3/16” hex key (drum cable clamps & drum spoke)

  3. 1/8” hex key (deck dog & drum spoke)

  4. 5/32” hex key (limit adjustment)

  5. Philips head screwdriver (safety shields)


  • 90ft cable capacity

  • 36in/s max speed

  • 700lb line pull

  • Zero-fleet design


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