OPERATE MAIN WINCH.
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS:
Operate Main Winch
WP 0045 00
WP 0100 00
The main winch is used to recover disabled vehicles. The main winch is capable of 140,000-lb (63,560 kg) single
line pull. The main winch is powered by main hydraulic system but can be powered by auxiliary hydraulic system
under a no--load emergency situation. The controls for the main winch are located in operators area.
1. Prepare main 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 let cable slide through hands, even when wearing gloves. A broken wire could cut
through glove and injure hand.
A minimum of four wraps should remain on winch drum at all times. Failure to comply may
result in main winch cable coming loose from drum resulting in injury or DEATH to personnel
or damage to equipment.