1. Connect the remote control
Always disconnect the remote control when not in use. Always have the remote control kept free from the winch, wire cable and fairlead.
2. Disengage clutch function
Lift the clutch-handle up and turn it at 90˚ counter-clockwise rotation to the “Disengaged” position. The wire cable can now be pulled freely off the drum. Never disengage the clutch while the wire cable is under load.
3. Pull the wire cable to the vehicle being recovered
Wear leather gloves when handling the wire cable. Pull out enough cable to reach the anchor point on the vehicle that is being recovered. Be careful to keep the cable under tension.
4. Engage the clutch function
To engage, list the T-handle and turn it at 90˚ clockwise rotation to the “Engaged” position. Never engage the clutch while the drum is rotating.
5. Secure the cable to the anchor point of the vehicle being recovered
Select a safe and firm anchor point. Nowadays most vehicles have a removable towing eye that will need fitting to the vehicle.
6. Winching operation
Before winching, make sure the cable is wound on the drum evenly. If there is a mixed winding, it is essential to rewind it evenly. Whenever possible partially apply the recovered vehicles handbrake throughout the winching process.
7. Begin winching
Apply force to the cable to have it wind on the drum evenly. Continue pulling until the vehicle being recovered is fully on the transporters bed.
8. Secure the recovered vehicle
Always use all 4 of the supplied securing straps to secure the recovered vehicle to the bed of the transporter.
9. Precautions when winching
Make sure the wire cable is wound on the drum evenly. A tight spiraled pig-tailed cable will damage its life and the also cause injury.