Re: Winch preventative maintenance?
This is what Warn says:
- Inspect the wire rope before and after each winching operation. If the wire rope has become kinked or frayed, the wire rope needs to be replaced.
Be sure to also inspect the winch hook and hook pin for signs of wear or damage. Replace if necessary.
- Keep winch, wire rope, and remote control free from contaminants. Use a clean rag or towel to remove any dirt and debris. If necessary, unwind winch completely (leaving a minimum of 5 wraps on spooling drum), wipe clean, and rewind properly before storage.
Using a light oil on the wire rope and winch hook can keep rust and corrosion from forming.
And since you sometimes go into water, I think you should take it to be serviced sometimes, or else its gonna keep lotsa Dirt and rust in it...