(1) Pull drum clutch lever (2) away from winch drum to engage drum jaw clutch.
(2) Start and run engine with gearshift lever (4) in N (neutral) position.
(3) Depress clutch pedal (6), and disengage hinged lock on winch control lever (5).
(4) Place winch control lever (5) in R (reverse) position and release clutch pedal (6).
Do not unreel cable until less
than 4 turns remain on winch
drum. The cable clamp screw
that secures cable to drum will
not hold a load.
(5) As winch begins to operate, adjust
hand throttle (7), as necessary, to allow
winch to operate smoothly at a moderate
When unwinding cable under power without a load, maintain tension on cable to
keep coils tight on drum and to prevent crossed coils caused by a slack cable.
(6) When load or the required length of cable is unreeled, stop the winch by depressing
clutch pedal (6) and placing winch control lever (5) in N (neutral) position. Release clutch
pedal (6) and engage hinged lock on winch control lever.
d. Lifting or Pulling a Load.
During winch operation, or when stopping winch, direct all personnel to stand clear
of winch cable and load, or object being recovered. A snapped cable or shifting load
can be extremely dangerous. If load shifs so as to present a hazard, redistribute the
load. If failure of any part occurs, stop operations immediately and notify
organizational maintenance personnel.
When heavy load is applied, always operate front winch from inside the truck cab.
Never use winch clutch to control winch operations.
(1) Securely attach end of winch cable to object being recovered.