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Running The Winch Cable In

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Slowly winch in and watch that the cable is lying flat, tight, and smooth on each level before starting a new wrap. This may require having your assistant turn the steering wheel slightly as the cable spools in, or pushing the rope side to side. Once complete, run in your cable so it rides under a slight bit of load to keep the wire rope from unraveling. It is not recommended to power the hook into the fairlead, as this can damage the fairlead. The same steps can be taken with synthetic winch rope.