Press the rope release lever (Figure 3. 82 (1)) vertically downwards, allowing the lever to
travel back to its original position under the effects of its spring. Release the safety catch
IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE SAFE OPERATION OF THE TIRFOR WINCH TO ENSURE THAT,
BEFORE LOADING THE TIRFOR WINCH, THE ANCHOR PINS ARE CORRECTLY SECURED.
Failure to anchor the TIRFOR winch correctly runs the risk of a serious accident. The user
must always ensure before operation that the anchor point(s) for the winch and wire rope
are correctly secured.
TIRFOR winches T-532D are anchored by means of a captivated anchor pin, fitted across
the two ends of the side cases and locked in position by a spring clip.
To anchor using the anchor pin, follow the procedure below:
Open the spring clip of the anchor pin.
Remove the spring clip from the anchor pin.
Slide the anchor pin out to the stop.
Fit the anchorage beam.
Refit the anchor pin through the side cases and anchorage beam anchor block.
Refit the spring clip to the anchor pin.
18.104.22.168 Close the spring clip, ensuring that it fits correctly over the end of the anchor pin and
cannot fall out.
3.17.8 Releasing the Wire Rope and Storage
It is essential to take the load off the winch before attempting to release the jaws. To do
this, operate the reverse operating lever until there is no tension in the wire rope.
Remove the telescopic operating handle and return it to the closed position.
Release the winch and follow the instructions for installing the wire rope in the reverse
order. Re-engage the jaws of the winch before putting it into storage.
Store the winch and wire rope in a dry place, away from the effects of the weather. The
wire rope should be completely removed from the winch and rewound onto its reeler.
Before reeling the wire rope it is recommended to inspect it, clean it with a brush and then
grease it. (See Chapter 10 Procedure 10. 31).