Table 3. 1 Technical Data
Maximum working load
Telescopic operating handle
Standard 20 m of wire rope, complete
Total weight of standard equipment
Telescopic handle: closed/extended
TIRFOR MAXIFLEX wire rope
Guaranteed breaking strain*
Weight per meter
Rope travel forward/backwards**
*Including end fittings and hook
** One complete cycle of the operating lever at the maximum working load.
3.17.1 Instructions Against Hazardous Operation
The TIRFOR winch must not be used beyond their maximum working load (3.2 tons).
TIRFOR winch must not be used for applications other than those for which they are
NEVER attempt to operate the rope release mechanism whilst the winch is under load.
NEVER obstruct the operating levers
or the rope release lever.
NEVER operate the forward and reverse operating levers
at the same time.
NEVER use a handle other than the telescopic operating handle supplied to operate the
NEVER replace sheared pins by anything other than genuine TIRFOR shear pins of the
NEVER anchor the winch other than by its appropriate anchor point.
NEVER obstruct the winch, which could prevent the winch, the wire rope and the anchor
points from operating in a straight line.