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Old Dec 03, 2012, 12:40 PM
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The problem comes when tensioning the line with the brake off, to adjust the winch alignment or just straighten the line on the ground during use. When you let off the pedal and the drum spins backwards with a loose sleeve, the drum can actually spin faster than the sleeve...then you can end up with a real rats nest.


Originally Posted by luvF3b View Post
I didn't think the drum sleeve spinning was such a big issue. The drum end cap has 3 holes drilled at diameters matching the sleeves for attaching the line. If the line is attached using these, the drum sleeve is captured after several wraps of the line around the drum.
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