Battery. Install winch battery as shown in Figure 4-2.
Be sure battery carrier is clean and that battery rests level when installed.
Do not overtighten or damage to battery case will result.
Tighten hold-down clamps evenly until snug.
Attach cable clamps after making sure cables and terminal clamps are clean and in good condition. Place a
felt washer at base of each terminal beneath cable clamps to make cable connections as corrosion resistant as possible.
Coat entire connection with general purpose grease. Be sure ground cable is clean and tight at engine block or frame.
Check polarity to be sure battery is not reversed with respect to generating system.
ELECTRICAL HIGH VOLTAGE CAN KILL YOU.
Electrical high voltage cannot be seen but it can kill you. Electricity is unlike most other
dangerous things you can come in contact with because it gives no warning and no symptoms to
be wary of. Its effect is immediate. It can kill you, render you unconscious, or severely burn you.
To ensure your safety and that of other maintenance personnel, always observe the following
ALWAYS make sure the unit is properly grounded.
Connect grounded terminal of battery last to avoid short, circuits which will damage battery.
Always gage the length of the cable so that at least five turns remain on drums and the last full
layer. Less than five turns on drum with cable under load will overload clamps that attach the
cable to drum. If clamp fails under load, cable will whip in a large arc posing extreme danger to
personnel and equipment.
Wire rope cable is overwound on front and rear drums. Cable leadoff will be from top of drum and toward
front of winch.
Front and rear drums are driven by same drive shaft and rotate together when both drum clutches are
engaged. In order that winch drum may haul in one line and pay out the other at the same time, drum with in-haul line
must have its clutch engaged, and drum with out-haul line must have its clutch disengaged.
Install end of cable in rear drum assembly in rope wedge slot and install rope wedge.