Mounted winch operating instruction
- Place webbing around cargo to be secured and attach to solid point (fig 1& 2)
- Feed free end of webbing through winch reel and pull until tight(fig 3)
- To lock winch, always leave pawn in contact position with star gear(Fig 4 show closed position)
- Tighten strap by using winch bar until load is well secured. There should be minimum of 2 full rotate wraps of webbing around reel when strap is tight (fig 5)
- To release, pull back pawl to ensure that it is fully engaged between star gear.(fig 6)
Warning: When tighten or loosening winches, always maintain a firm grip on the winch bar. Never release a winch bar without checking the pawl t ensure it is fully engage between star gear. Releasing a winch bar without the pawl the gear without being properly engaged can cause serious injury to the user or bystanders. The user of a slip resistant handle winch bar, specifically designed to tighten or loosen winches, is recommended. Winch bar shall be used to tension and release tie down assemblies. User shall stand clear of the winch bar handle during operation of the winch bar in case of the winch bar slip. The tip of the winch bar shall be inserted through both holes in the end cap to prevent the winch bar from slipping out and overloading the tip and /or end cap. Winches shall not be loaded in excess of their working load limit. Winches shall not be used as pulling or lifting devices. Webbing shall be inserted through the slot and minimum of 2 wrap shall be on the winch reel bar.
Caution: Excessive wraps of webbing on the reel bar will reduce the working load limit of the winch.