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What are the parts of a cable winch?

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Cable winch load hook

Pullers, bearing puller, cable puller, cable winches, cable puller, mechanics, specialist mechanics tools, DIYer, maintenance, wonkee donkee. The load hook is connected to the cable which will be placed to the object that will be moved or pulled.

Ratchet switch pawl on a cable winch

Pullers, bearing puller, cable puller, cable winches, cable puller, mechanics, specialist mechanics tools, DIYer, maintenance, wonkee donkee. The ratchet switch pawl can be placed in an up or down position to engage with the gear located on the drive axle. Placing the pawl in an up position will allow the winch to wind or pull/move an object. The down position enables unwinding of the cable.

Cable, drum and gears on a cable winch

Pullers, bearing puller, cable puller, cable winches, cable puller, mechanics, specialist mechanics tools, DIYer, maintenance, wonkee donkee. The main ratcheting crank locking mechanism consists of a wire cable place around a drum with a gear on one side.

Crank handle on a cable winch

Pullers, bearing puller, cable puller, cable winches, cable puller, mechanics, specialist mechanics tools, DIYer, maintenance, wonkee donkee. The crank handle is connected to the drive axle which can be turned clockwise or anti-clockwise. It has a long handle for easy operation.

Cable winch mounting base

Pullers, bearing puller, cable puller, cable winches, cable puller, mechanics, specialist mechanics tools, DIYer, maintenance, wonkee donkee. This is a heavy plate chassis that supports the ratcheting crank locking mechanism. It contains mounting holes on the base plate which can be used to mount hard flat surfaces on a vehicle.

Cable winch dive axle

Pullers, bearing puller, cable puller, cable winches, cable puller, mechanics, specialist mechanics tools, DIYer, maintenance, wonkee donkee. The drive axle is placed through the centre of the winch and drives the ratcheting crank locking mechanism as it is connected to the handle.

Each time the handle is turned clockwise or anti-clockwise, the gears engage with each other and turn the drum, enabling the cable to wind or unwind.

Cable winch drum axle

Pullers, bearing puller, cable puller, cable winches, cable puller, mechanics, specialist mechanics tools, DIYer, maintenance, wonkee donkee. The drum axle holds the drum in place. Turning the handle rotates both the drive and drum axle causing the drum to turn.

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