Winch Drive Start-Up
Check that the hydraulic hoses are properly connected to the hydraulic power package and to the winch and
levelwind, and that the electrical connections are in order. Check the sight gauge on the reservoir to see that it is
filled with oil.
Place the valve handles in the NEUTRAL position (winch joystick control and manual levelwind control OFF).
Push the green START button on the electrical enclosure to start the electric motor and pumps.
Check the pump rotation.
Check the charge pump pressure on the hydraulic power package. A minimum pressure of 180 psi is required
for proper stroke control and make-up flow for the winch circuit.
If this is the initial start-up, or if the system has not been operated for a period of several days, allow the pumps
to run with the valves in the NEUTRAL position for approximately five minutes. This will allow the oil to circulate
at low pressure and remove entrapped air, etc.