7 Quick Ways to Maintain your Winch

by Chris Claeys on 4/29/15 12:49 PM

PIerce Winch MaintenanceWinch Maintenance

A little preventative maintenance will ensure a long winch life. Regularly inspecting your winch before the seasons change will keep you from experiencing lots of inconvenient situations like finding yourself with frayed winch ropes before the first snow or without battery life when you are ready to go mudding.

Damaged equipment must be properly repaired or replaced by the manufacturer or an authorized service center. Inspect and maintain the wire rope and winch frequently.

Whether you're operating an electric winch, a hydraulic winch or you're industrial winching, the check list below will help keep your equipment in tip top shape. 


Winch Maintenance Check List:

Regularly lubricate all grease points

Inspect all bolts

  Inspect all electrical connections, (even at the battery) and cable

Check to ensure there is no worn coatings or corrosion on electrical connections

Tighten all connections

Check for wear, flat spots and broken strands on your wire rope

 Replace Damaged or worn cable

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Read More: Top 8 Winch Questions Answered, 58 Best Practices when Winching, What type of winch do I need?

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This post was written by Chris Claeys