1. Your battery must be kept in good condition.
2. Be sure battery cables are not drawn taught across any surfaces, which could possibly damage them.
3. Corrosion on electrical connections will reduce performance or may cause a short.
4. Clean all connections especially in remote control switch and receptacle.
5. In salty environments use a silicone sealer to protect from corrosion.
The best way to get acquainted with how your winch operates tios make a few test runs before you actually need to use it .Plan your test in advance. Remember you can hear your wnich as well as you can see it operate. Get to recognize the sound of a light steady pull, a heavy pull, and sounds causedb y load jerking or shifting. Soon you will gain condence in operating your winch and its use will become second nature to you.
1. Ensure the vehicle is secure by applying the parking brake or chocking the wheels.
2. Pull out the winch cable the desired length and connect to an anchor point. The winch clutch allows rapid uncoiling of the cable for hooking onto the load or anchor point. The shifter tab located on the gear housing of the winch operates the clutch as follows:
a) To disengage the clutch, move the clutch shifter tab ttohe "FREESPOOL" position. Cable could be free spooled o the drum.
b) To engage the clutch, move the clutch shifter tab into the "ENGAGED" position. The winch is now ready for pulling.
3. Recheck all cable rigging before proceeding .
4. Plug in the winch hand control. It is recommended that the winching operation takes place from the driver's position to ensure safe operation.
5. To commence winching operation, start vehicle engine, seclet neutral in transmission, maintain engine speed at idle.
6. Operate the hand control or the wireless remote control until the vehicle has been retrieved. Regularly check the winch to ensure cable is winding onto the drum evenly.
1. Never winch with your vehicle in gear or in park, which would damage your vehicle's transmission.
2. Never wrap the cable around the object and hook onto the cable itself. This can cause damage to the object being pulled, and kink or fray the cable.
3. Keep hands, clothing, hair and jewelry clear of the drum area and cable when winching.
4. Never use the winch if the cable is frayed, kinked or damaged.
5. Never allow anyone to stand near the cable or in line with the cable behind the winch while it is under power. If the cable should slip or brake, it can suddenly whip back towards the winch, causing a hazard for anyone in the area. Always stand well to the side while winding.
6. Don’t leave the switch plugged in when winch is not in use.
CHECK THE WINCH CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING!