When we bought winch, we must want to know how to use a winch? Let us learn about usage of winch as below,
1. Wiring your Electric Winch
Your Winch may be used with temporary wiring or permanent wiring
9500LBS—16800LBS Wiring diagram
1. Lift the rubber seal, and plug the POWER CABLE into the PLUG on the right side of the winch body. This plug is labeled “power”. Route the Power Cable from the winch to your battery, being careful to avoid tangling it in moving equipment, or causing a tripping hazard.
2. Connect the Black Clamp Handle of the POWER CABLE to the frame of your vehicle, establishing a ground connection. Connect the Red Clamp Handle to the Positive (+/Red) terminal of your battery. Note: Be sure you are using a 12V automotive battery or equivalent, in good condition.
3. Lift the rubber seal on the left side of winch body. Taking the Remote Control Unit, insert the Socket at the end of the cord into the PLUG on the left side of the winch body labeled “Remote Control”.
4. Set the remote control aside in a safe place until ready for use.
1. Attach the OVER-CURRENT PROTECTOR to the Positive (+/Red) terminal of your battery, using the battery terminal clamp bolt.
2. Plan a route for the wiring from the point of the vehicle where the winch will be mounted or used to the battery. This route must be secure, out of the way of moving parts, road debris, or any possibility of being damaged by operation or maintenance of the vehicle. For example, you may wish to route the wires under the vehicle, attaching it to the frame using suitable fasteners. Do not attach the wires to the exhaust system, drive shaft, emergency brake cable, fuel line, or any other components winch may create damage to the wiring through heat or motion, or create a fire hazard.
3. If you drill through the bumper or any part of the body to route the wires, be sure to install a rubber grommet in the hole to prevent fraying of the wires at that point.
4. Route the POWER CABLE from the point the winch will be used to the battery. Following the precautions discussed above.
5. Remove the Red Clamp handle, and attach the red wire to the OVER-CURRENT PROTECTOR which is mounted onto the Positive (+/Red) terminal of your battery.
6. Remove the Black Clamp handle, and attach the black wire to the frame of your vehicle, creating a secure electrical ground.
1. Always connect Red to Red (Positive to Positive) and Black to the vehicle’s frame, making a ground connection, when using battery power from your vehicle.
2. Never continue use of your winch or other accessory until the battery is completely run down. This can permanently damage your battery!
3. You may wish to keep your engine running while using this winch, to continually recharge the battery. However, exercise extreme caution when working around a running vehicle.
4. Do not use a dirty, corroded or leaking battery. You may suffer injury from and acid burns.
2. MOUNTING YOUR WINCH
You winch is designed to be mounted temporarily, using the Trailer Hitch Mounting Bracket.
However, you may also mount your winch permanently.
1. Select a mounting site on the bumper of your vehicle, truck bed, boat trailer, or other suitable location. NOTE: This winch can generate9500lbs—16800lbs pulling force. Be sure the location you select can withstand this force. You may need to use steel reinforcement plates, or weld on additional bracing, depending on the desired mounting location.
2. Align the winch with the desired location, and mark for drilling the locations of the 4 holes on the base of the winch.
3. Drill these locations on your vehicle.
1. Attach the three Plate Stud Bolts to the Adapter Plate, as shown, using the supplied Nuts. Tighten securely.
2. Index the heads of the Plate Studs into the keyhole slots on the back of the winch.
3. Attach the Winch/Adapter Plate assembly to your trailer hitch, by inserting the trailer hitch
USING YOUR WINCH
1. Put you vehicle in Neutral. (Never winch with your vehicle in Gear or in Park, since this could damage your vehicle’s transmission.)PUT YOUR EMERGENCY BRAKE ON. BLOCK THE WHEELS FROM ROLLING , USING SUITABLE CHOCKS.FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN CAUSE YOUR VEHICLE TO ROLL WHILE, CREATING AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION!!
2. To pull out the cable, turn the CLUTCH KNOB counterclockwise to loosen it, and then pull out the cable you need. ALWAYS LEAVE AT LEAST FIVE TURNS OF CABLE ON THE SPOOL TO PREVENT PULLING THE CABLE OUT OF THE WINCH!
3. Hook onto the object using a pulling point, tow strap or chain. Never warp the cable around the object Positive and hook onto the cable itself. This can cause damage to the object being pulled, and kink or fray the cable.
4. Re-tighten the clutch knob.
5. Stand clear, and when it is safe to do so, use the power switch in the remote control to retract the cable, and winch the item as desired.
1. Keep hands. Clothing, hair, and jewelry clear of the drum area and cable when winching.
2. Never use the winch if the cable is frayed, kinked or damaged.
3. Never allow anyone to stand near the cable or in line with the cable behind the winch while it is under power. If the cable should slip or break, it can suddenly whip back toward the winch, causing a hazard for anyone in the area. Always stand well to the side while winching.
Warning: Do not use the crank to assist an operating winch. This will damage the winch and may cause personal injury.
1. Turn the clutch knob clockwise until hand tight. Do not force it or over tighten.
2. Place the end of the hand crank over the flattened end of threaded shaft on the left side of the winch.
3. Rotate the hand crank clock clockwise to tighten the cable. Continue to turn until the cable had been completely retracted.
1. Lubricate the cable occasionally with light oil.
2. Grease the gears every 6 months. To do this, remove the clutch knob and separate the left and right housing. Use any good quality waterproof grease.