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dumb winch question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by perp, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. perp

    perp 1/2 ton status

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    Domost winchs feed the wire rope in to the top or the bottom of the drum? I am mounting one on the trailer and i realized i didn't know wich way to wind it up. i bought it used with no wire rope on it. will it hurt the winch to pull one or the other? it is a worm gear winch so i think it would load one end bearing or the other depending on the load side of the drum. any opinions out there?
     
  2. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The line feeds onto the bottom of the drum.
     

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