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    Default M39 dump truck with Garwood winch - winch questions

    Our M51 A2 from 1965 (overhauled 1973) is a Dump Truck W/W; Garwood 20 000 lbs. Unfortunately, the winch assembly was partly broken and without cable.

    Some questions therefore.

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    Above is how I bought it in 2010, with details of where some kind of guiding system - rollers were broken off.

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    Does anybody has detailed pictures how this should really look? In our forge we can remake a lot of things once we know how it should look.

    Also, I never tried the winch, so it has not been operational at least 9 years, probably more. I tried to move both levers on the driver side of the winch, and can move the drum about a quarter turn both ways. Forgot to check if the PTO lever in the cabin is in engaged or not. Don't want to engage it with running engine; scared to mess up whatever is still functional. Best way to check it?

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    The fair leads are missing. Pic attached of M 818WW which was apart to replace bearings in fair lead rollers. Is drum lock disengaged which would restrict rotation of capstan ? To try winch to see if it rotates, disengage pto in cab and rotate winch drive shaft with a pipe wrench. Check winch drive gear case to see if it has GO in it. Lubrication order shows where check and fill plugs areM818 WO BUMPER.jpg

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    The relevant parts are illustrated in figure 377 of TM 9-2320-260-20P, the M809 series parts book.

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    The relevant parts book has a part number for the cable but doers not list the size. The operator's manual lists 200' of cable for a dump truck, tractor, or cargo truck.

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