OPERATION OF FRONT WINCH (Contd) I
Start engine (para. 2-12).
Release hinged latch (10) and pull clutch lever (11) as far back as it will go.
On vehicles with level wind device (9), pull out lock knob (13) and tensioner lever (12) back. Align lock
knob (13) with hole in housing and release.
Press lockout switch (18) and shift transfer case shift lever (17) into high range.
Direct all personnel to stand clear of winch cable and vehicle when engaging transmission or
transfer case. Failure to do so may result in injury or death.
Do not operate winch erratically. Erratic winding will result in a snapped cable, causing injury or
If temperature is above 70°F (21°C), stop winding operation for six minutes every 100 ft (30.5 m)
of cable winched in, and leave engine and power takeoff engaged. Failure to do so may cause
damage to winch.
Do not operate winch when engine is running over 1800 rpm. Damage to equipment will occur.