Winch Care and Maintenance
The following steps will improve the operation and increase the life of your new winch:
- Periodically clean any debris that may accumulate on winch and cable. Do not lubricate exposed parts.
- Adjust the double nut assembly on the winch input shaft (for some models) as the winch becomes too loose or difficult to operate. Periodic adjustment of the nuts may be required as the friction brake pads in the winch wear. Two wrenches are required for this adjustment.
- Replace damaged and worn cable. The frequency of inspections and maintenance depends on the amount of use, flag size, and wind conditions your flag pole experiences. A monthly check of all cable connections and winch operation should be sufficient in most cases.