OPERATE AUXILIARY WINCH.
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS:
Operate Auxiliary Winch
WP 0045 00
The auxiliary winch is used to pay out main winch cable because of its weight. The auxiliary winch is capable of a
6,000-lb (2,722 kg) single line pull. The auxiliary winch is normally powered by main hydraulic system but can be
powered by auxiliary hydraulic system under a no--load emergency situation. The controls for auxiliary winch are in
1. Prepare main or auxiliary hydraulic system for operation (WP 0045 00).
Cable can become frayed or contain broken wires. Wear leather--palmed work gloves when
handling cable. Frayed or broken wires can injure hands.
Never grasp cable near stationary objects. Sudden movement of cable could injure hands.
Never let cable slide through hands, even when wearing gloves. A broken wire could cut
through glove and injure hand.
A minimum of five wraps should remain on winch drum at all times. Failure to comply may
result in auxiliary winch cable coming loose from drum which may cause injury or DEATH to
personnel or damage to equipment.
Maintain tension on cable during PAYOUT and INHAUL. This will allow level winding
and prevent damage to equipment.
2. Move AUX WINCH operating lever (1) to PAYOUT to pay out cable.