This task covers:
Tool Kit, General Mechanics, Automotive (GMTK)
Type SAE 90-120 motor oil.
Not in use, with rope removed and in the released position.
All lifting equipment must be supplied, operated, maintained and tested according to
the applicable regulations.
The winch should be inspected, cleaned and lubricated at regular intervals, at least
annually, by an approved TRACTEL UK repairer.
Never use grease or oil containing graphite additives or molybdenum disulfide.
To clean the winch, allow the winch to soak in a bath of proprietary cleansing fluid
but NOT acetone and its derivatives or ethylene trichloride and its derivatives.
Remove the winch from the cleaning bath and shake the winch vigorously to loosen
foreign matter and turn it upside down to allow the dirt to come out through the
openings for the operating levers. Repeat immersion and shaking if required to
remove stubborn dirt.
Allow the winch to drain and become dry.
After this treatment, ensure that the winch is well lubricated by applying a quantity of
oil (type SAE 90-120) onto the internal mechanism through the openings for the
Alternatively, operate the forward and reverse operating levers to allow the lubricant
to penetrate all parts of the winch.