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Oct 01, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Winch and Retriever info collection

Starting a thread to store winch and retriever data - feel free to comment and I will add info to the top threads ...... Bruce

Winch line 240lb test 290lb test
Retriever line
Brake belts ( I like the 0.5" belt, it seems to fit the pulley better and gets stuck less. Always verify length against belt being replaced due to variations in winch construction )
0.38" wide belt - cut to 11.75" long
0.5" wide - cut to 12" long
Costco Kirkland Marine - Item # 12852 - Marine Cranking Amps 750 - Cold Cranking Amps 600
Motor Brushes
Last edited by blewis01; Nov 20, 2014 at 07:35 PM. Reason: added 290lb line
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Oct 01, 2013, 11:24 AM
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Dual Solenoid Project

Stuck Solenoid Alarm Schematic and parts list added.

Thanks to Randy Shore for the alarm design and build.

Copper buss bar stock - 0.125" x 0.625" x 24"

Last edited by blewis01; Oct 07, 2013 at 10:51 AM.
Oct 01, 2013, 11:26 AM
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Other information

Winch and retriever maintenance / rebuilds

Foot pedal
Master power switch
Quick release battery clamps
Old style
New Style
Last edited by blewis01; Nov 22, 2013 at 09:48 PM.
Oct 02, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Brake belt replacement

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Oct 03, 2013, 06:44 PM
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Where do you take the motors to be rebuilt?
Oct 03, 2013, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Tim.Ellis
Where do you take the motors to be rebuilt?
San Jose Generator
40 San Jose Avenue
San Jose CA 95125
Rod Stuart (owner)

I was there today

Nov 22, 2013, 09:54 PM
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I just got some new quick connect battery clamps - they were cheaper and I like them a LOT more. Better design, stronger clamp for the battery cables, plastic cover has tabs to prevent it from coming off. We shall see - I bought 2 sets.

Feb 01, 2014, 01:56 PM
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Just edited post #1 for brake belt info, I added a 1/2" belt option. Also note that these belts are not commonly in stock, but can be ordered and in-store in 1 day. If you are hurting, do a search on O'Reily Auto parts for Lawn and Garden Belts and check for availability in-store.

Feb 06, 2014, 10:42 AM
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Hey Bruce,

I still have more of the #2 cable and some crimp lugs that the club paid for. Let me know if need more pieces made up.

Dec 09, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Retriever replacement switch for arm down operation

Also available here ( thanks Randy )

Last edited by blewis01; Dec 09, 2014 at 03:52 PM.
Apr 04, 2016, 06:48 PM
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Hands Free Retriever Switch P/N

This is for the large 12 position 4PDT switch.

Digikey part 360-1925-ND.
Dec 23, 2016, 06:54 PM
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Retriever One-Way Bearing

On Thursday the one-way bearing on the retriever stopped working. Remembering what to do with a heli one-way, I cleaned it with penetrating oil spray (nasty blackness emerged) then lubed it with Tri-Flow. It right away worked and after a few revolutions was somewhat smooth.

Lesson, periodically lube the one-way. They do not work when dry. Just penetrating oil won't do it.

We will see how it performs. Hopefully we won't need a new bearing. Allen wrenches for the retriever and Tri-Flow were added to the retriever bag.

Jun 09, 2017, 12:09 PM
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Foot Switch

Linemaster Treadlite II t-91-SC36
Aug 11, 2017, 12:00 PM
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Retreiver cam arm switches

V-15G5-1C26-K P/N
Aug 11, 2017, 04:38 PM
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This is a great place for this info.

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