Do not allow the polypropylene line to become slack and fall off the rollers. Also, do not allow the
reeling machine to take up line faster than it is being delivered from the winch head. Slack line
could be pinched and damaged between the roller and frame. Excess tension could damage the
reeling machine clutch or the roller guide bushing.
Construction. Winch head guides are of steel construction mounted on steel frames that are bolted to winch
frame. Rollers have a bronze bushing that is lubricated through a grease fitting in top of the shaft.
Winch head guide removal, repair and reassembly
Remove four bolts and lockwashers that hold drum retainer to shaft and remove retainer.
Pull drum off winch head guide shaft.
If guide frame requires repair, remove six nuts, lockwashers and bolts that mount guide frame to winch frame.
Clean all parts with a suitable solvent and dry thoroughly.
Repair winch head guide components as follows:
Use a torch and hammer to straighten frame components.
Press bronze bushing out of roller if it is scored. Install new bushing by heating roller and pressing bushing
in with a suitable press.
If shaft is scored replace shaft.
Replace damaged hardware such as nuts and bolts.
Install winch head guide roller in reverse sequence of disassembly procedure.
Lubricate roller guide prior to operation.