d. Powering Winch In and Out.
Do not power out winch cable for more than 10 ft. (3.5 m). Use free
spool for paying out long lengths of winch cable. Failure to free
spool long lengths of winch cable will cause damage to winch.
Wind winch cable onto drum under a load of at least
500 lb (227 kg) or outer wraps will draw into inner wraps and
damage winch cable.
Do not move winch selector levers with load on winch or when
powering winch in or out. Moving winch selector levers with load
on winch or when powering winch may cause damage to winch.
Refer to table 1-11.1 (optional 10,500 lb.), Winch Data for Pulling
Wrapping winch cable is essential and should be done as soon as
winch is applied to vehicle. This procedure ensures winch cable is
tight on drum and should be accomplished during monthly PMCS,
or if winch cable has been powered or freespooled out more than
50% of cable length.
(a) Remove remote control (6) from storage compartment (7) under
(b) Remove cap (10) from controller plug (8) and connect hand controller
connector (9) to controller plug (8).
LOCK LOW GEAR is the preferred winch speed for all recovery and
(c) Move winch selector lever (1) to LOW. Move winch selector
lever (5) to FREE.
Direct all personnel to stand clear of winch cable during winch
operation. A snapped winch cable may cause injury or death.
Do not move winch levers with load on winch or when powering
winch in or out.
(d) Power winch in and out with no load on cable for 1/2 second at a
time until full engagement is accomplished.
(2) Attach winch cable (3) to load. Press OUT remote control button (11) or
IN remote control button (12) until load has been retrieved.
This winch uses right-lay bottom feed method of winch cable on winch
drum. Ensure cable wrap begins from right side of winch drum.
(3) Power in winch cable (3), ensuring cable wraps (2) are tight.