The winch is not built for lifting purposes, or to be used for lifting, supporting or transporting people.
Check for any signs of damage, including ratchet operation, if in doubt do not use.
Never allow children or anybody unfamiliar with the winch operation to operate it
Never exceed rated capacity. Do not use winch with cable fully unwound. Keep at least three turns of cable on spool.
Operate with hand power only. Do not operate with any form of motor.
Secure load correctly. A winch is not designed as a primary restraint and should be only used in conjunction with load securing devices e.g. straps, chains etc.
Maintain firm grip on handle; do not allow to spin freely when unloading. This can spin violently causing personal injury. AL-KO Type 900 winches with a removable handle do feature an auto-brake for safety. Free spool can only be achieved when the handle is removed.\
If winch is of a braked type ensure when using brake facility winch is in neutral position, or handle is removed.
Do not use winch handle as a convenient means of manoeuvring the entire trailer or to lift anything.
If winch handle is detachable, ensure handle is attached securely to drive shaft and that the handle clip is engaged into the groove on the shaft.
Periodically lubricate the mechanisms with a light machine oil e.g. WD40 and check the cable for any signs of fraying. If cable damage is found, then cable should be replaced.
If any parts need replacing, our aftersales department carry a comprehensive range of spares for overnight delivery.