188.8.131.52 NEVER use the TIRFOR MAXIFLEX wire rope as a sling.
184.108.40.206 NEVER apply a load to the loose wire rope exiting from the anchor point of the TIRFOR
220.127.116.11 NEVER subject the controls to sharp knocks.
18.104.22.168 NEVER attempt to reverse the rope completely through the winch whilst under load.
22.214.171.124 Do not operate the TIRFOR winch when the rope ferrule gets to within 10 cm of the
winch. Otherwise the ferrule is likely to foul the casing and push the rope guide inside the
TIRFOR winches are very easy to use. Place the telescopic operating handle on either
the forward or reverse operating lever, lock it into position by twisting, and move the
operating handle to-and-fro. The operating arc is variable for ease of operation.
When operation stops, both jaws automatically grip the wire rope and hold the load, which
is spread equally between the jaws.
The to-and-fro operation of the forward or reverse lever gives continuous movement of the
3.17.3 Installing the Wire Rope
PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN HANDLING WINCH CABLE, USE THICK LEATHER GLOVES TO
PREVENT INJURY TO HANDS FROM BROKEN STRANDS.
Uncoil the wire rope in a straight line to prevent loops or kinks.
Release the internal mechanism (See 3.17.4).
Insert the wire rope through the rope guide at the end opposite to the anchor point
Push the wire rope through the winch, and if necessary, helping it by operating the
forward operating lever.
When the wire rope appears through the anchor point, pull the slack wire rope through the
winch, to the point required.
Engage the jaws by operating the rope release mechanism (See 3.17.4).
Anchor the TIRFOR winch or the wire rope to the appropriate fixed point (See 3.17.7)
taking care to ensure that the anchor point (pin) is correctly fixed.
Extend the telescopic operating handle (Figure 3. 81) until the spring locks into position. If
necessary twist the two sections of the handle, one inside other, to align the spring.
Place the telescopic operating handle on the chosen operating lever (forward or reverse)
and twist the handle to ensure that it is locked in position (about a half turn).