Cable winch maintenance and care
It is important to visually inspect the cable winch before it is being used. As cable winches are used for a variety of purposes, it is important that it is safe to use and protected as well. The following article would teach you to take care of a cable winch.
How to maintain the cable winch
Apply grease to the axle and gears before storing for an extended period. That is because the gears need to be lubricated and smooth so that they do not rust and can be in working order. Also, check the movement of the ratchet switch pawl and the hook safety latches. The cable winch should be stored in a cool and dry place so that there is no moisture and the winch is not damaged.
Choosing the correct cable winch line
There are a variety of cable winches to choose from. Buying a good quality cable winch is a daunting task. There are various factors to consider like how often the winch will be used, the correct winch line to fit your needs, and more. Always choose a winch that is not very long. That is because a long winch will decrease its pulling power and also be damaged more easily as the winch needs to work more to turn as the size of the drum increases. A shorter winch line is recommended so that it works efficiently and is more versatile in winching procedures. Choosing the diameter of the winch line comes down to the strength. If you have a winch with the 9000 lb. pulling capacity, the line should have a breaking strength of at least 18,000 lbs. A 3/8-inch diameter has a breaking strength of 19,500 lbs and a 5/16″ diameter is rated at 21,700 lbs
Advantages of using a cable-pulling winch
Cable winch pullers are usually used for pulling high-tension wires that need to be installed in high areas. They can pull both light ropes as well as heavy ropes as per requirements. They are lightweight, long lasting and durable enough. These cable winches have a 2-year warranty period and can sustain for a longer time as well.