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The following INVALUABLE winch related information was written and provided by Warn Industries Offroad Products, the Worldwide authority in Winches and other offroad related products.  Visit Warn on the web at www.Warn.com or contact your local dealer for Warn products.

WINCH GUIDE - GENERAL SAFETY
The Basic Guide to Winching Techniques

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

General Safety Precautions
Winch basics
How the winch works
Winch accessories & enhancements
Before you pull
Pulling
Rigging techniques
Maintenance
The final analysis

General Safety Precautions

As you read these instructions, you will see WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, NOTICES and NOTES. Each message has a specific purpose. WARNINGS are safety messages that indicate a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided could result in serious injury. CAUTIONS are safety messages that indicate a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. A CAUTION may also be used to alert against unsafe practice. CAUTIONS and WARNINGS identify the hazard, indicate how to avoid hazard, and advise of the probable consequence of not avoiding the hazard. NOTICES are messages to avoid property damage. NOTES are additional information to help you complete a procedure. PLEASE WORK SAFELY!

WARNING
MOVING PARTS ENTANGLEMENT HAZARD
Failure to observe these instructions could lead to severe injury or death.
To avoid injury to hands or fingers.
  • Always keep hands clear of wire rope, hook loop, hook and fairlead opening during installation, operation, and when spooling in or out.
      
  • Always use extreme caution when handling hook and wire rope during spooling operations.
      
  • Always use supplied hook strap whenever spooling wire rope in or out, during installation or operation to avoid injury to hands or fingers.

 

WARNING
CHEMICAL AND FIRE HAZARD
Failure to observe these instructions could lead to severe injury or death.
  • Always remove jewelry and wear eye protection.
      
  • Never lean over battery while making connections.
      
  • Always verify area when drilling is clear of fuel lines, fuel tank, brake lines, electrical wires, etc
      
  • Never route electrical cables: - Across any sharp edges. - Through or near moving parts. - Near parts that become hot.
      
  • Always insulate and protect all exposed wiring and electrical terminals.
      
  • Always install terminal boots as directed in installation instructions.

 

 

WARNING
FALLING OR CRUSHING HAZARD
Failure to observe these instructions could lead to severe injury or death.
  • Never use as an overhead hoist, or to suspend a load.
      
  • Never use to lift or move persons.

 

 

 

CAUTION
MOVING PARTS ENTANGLEMENT HAZARD
Failure to observe these instructions could lead to minor or moderate
injury.

General Safety:

  • Always Know Your Winch: Take time to fully read and understand the included Installation and Operations guide, and Basic Guide to Winching Techniques, in order to understand your winch and the winching operation.
      
  • Never operate this winch if you are under 16 years of age.
  • Never operate this winch when under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
      
  • Never exceed winch or wire rope rated capacity. Double line using a snatch block to reduce winch load.

Installation Safety:

  • Always choose a mounting location that is sufficiently strong to withstand the maximum pulling capacity of your winch.
      
  • Always use factory approved switches, remote controls, accessories and installation components.
      
  • Always use grade 5 or better hardware, never weld bolts and never use longer bolts than those supplied from factory.
      
  • Always complete winch mounting and attachment of hook to hook loop before wiring winch during installation.
      
  • Always position fairlead with WARNING label on top.
      
  • Always spool the wire rope onto the drum as indicated by the drum rotation label on the winch. Required for automatic brake to work (if winch is so equipped) and for correct installation orientation.
      
  • Always prestretch wire rope and respool under load before use. Tightly wound wire rope reduces chances of "binding", which is wire rope working it's way down into a loosely wound wire rope layer, and catching or damaging itself.

  

CAUTION
MOVING PARTS ENTANGLEMENT HAZARD
Failure to observe these instructions could lead to minor or moderate
injury.

Winching Safety:

  • Always inspect winch installation and wire rope condition before operating winch. Frayed, kinked or damaged wire rope must be replaced immediately. Loose or damaged winch installation must be corrected immediately.
      
  • Never leave remote control plugged into winch while free spooling, rigging, or sitting idle.
      
  • Never hook wire rope back onto itself. This damages the wire rope. Always use a choker chain, wire choker rope or tree trunk protector on the anchor.
      
  • Always prior to winching, remove any element that may interfere with safe winch operation.
      
  • Always take your time when rigging for a winch pull.
      
  • Always be certain the anchor you select will withstand the load, and the strap or chain will not slip.
      
  • Never engage or disengage clutch if winch is under load, wire rope is in tension or wire rope drum is moving.
      
  • Always unspool as much wire rope as possible when rigging. Double line or pick distant anchor point.
      
  • Never winch with less than 5 wraps of wire rope around the drum, the wire rope could come loose from the drum.
      
  • Always stand clear of wire rope and load during operation.
      
  • Never touch wire rope or hook while in tension or under load.
      
  • Never touch wire rope or hook while someone else is at the control switch or during winching operation.
      
  • Never touch wire rope or hook while remote control is plugged into winch.
      
  • Always stand clear of wire rope and load and keep others away while winching.

 

   

CAUTION
MOVING PARTS ENTANGLEMENT HAZARD
Failure to observe these instructions could lead to minor or moderate injury.

Winching Safety:

  • Always require operator and bystanders to be aware of stability during winching of vehicle and/or load.
      
  • Always keep remote control lead clear of the drum, wire rope and rigging. Inspect for cracks, pinches, frayed wires or loose connections. Replace if damaged.
      
  • Always pass remote control through a window to avoid pinching lead in door, when using remote inside a vehicle.

 

 

CAUTION
CUT AND BURN HAZARD
Failure to observe these instructions could lead to minor or moderate
injury.

To avoid injury to hands or fingers:

  • Always wear heavy leather gloves when handling a wire rope.
      
  • Never let wire rope slip through your hands.
     

To avoid injury to hands or fingers:

  • Always be aware of possible hot surface at winch motor, drum or wire rope during or after winch use.

 

NOTICE
AVOID WINCH AND EQUIPMENT DAMAGE
  • Always avoid continuous side pulls which can pile up wire rope at one end of the drum. This can damage your wire rope or winch.
      
  • Always ensure the clutch is fully engaged or disengaged.
      
  • Never use winch to tow other vehicles. Shock loads can momentarily exceed capacity of wire rope and winch.
      
  • Always use care to not damage your frame when anchoring your vehicle during a winching operation.
      
  • Never "jog" wire rope under load. Shock loads can momentarily exceed capacity of wire rope and winch.
      
  • Never use winch to secure a load during transport.
      
  • Never submerge winch in water.
      
  • Always store the remote control in a protected, clean, dry area.
 

 

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Winch Tech Index:
Considering a Winch
Components of a Winch
Winch Terminology
Winch Reviews
Winch Troubleshooting
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Additional Winch Tech articles in progress...
 

 

 

 

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