Trac Lite Cruiser Trailer Winch
Winches boats up to 10,000 lbs onto a trailer equipped with rollers. For boats up to 24 ft. Includes 30 ft of 7/32" galvanized cable.
|Manufacture Part Number||T10128-C|
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How to Install
Video from the TRAC Outdoor Products website
HOW TO INSTALL TRAC LITE CRUISER CABLE TRAILER WINCH
For your safety, please refer to the manual included with the product for all safety instructions and warnings.
- Suggested Boat Length – Up to 24’ (7.3m)
- Rolling Boat Weight – 10,000 lbs. (4,536 kg)
- Line Speed – 6 FPM (1.8 MPM)
- Pulling Capacity – 3,500 lbs. (1,588 kg)
- Install the electric winch in the same location as the existing hand winch. Remove the hand winch from the winch stand.
- Install the electric winch unit using three 3/8’’ (10mm) Grade 5 machine bolts, nuts and washers (included).
Note: If the winch stand does not have three holes, you may have to drill two holes for the two bolts which are located at the rear-end (the end with the printed label).
- Locate the three mounting bolts (included). Remove the nut, and 2 washers from the bolts.
- Adjust restraining ring by unscrewing it to allow about ¼ inch (6.5mm) of space between the retaining ring and head of bolt.
- Insert head of bolt into keyhole on bottom of winch. Slide the bolt head along the slot.
- Two bolts are to be located at the rear-end of the winch (below the label).
- Tighten remaining ring by threading the ring tight to the bottom of the winch. This will hold the bolts while you lower the winch onto the trailer’s winch stand.
- Align the bolts with the bolt holes on the winch stand. Install flat washer and lock the washer and nut.
Note: The cable (as it exits the winch) and the bow eye on the boat should be at the same height when the boat is in the fully loaded position on the trailer.
- Winch comes with a wired remote control.
- This is a hand-held remote with a 9’ (2.7m) cord that plugs into the side of the winch.
- This trailer winch is equipped to operate with a wireless remote control.
- Every wireless remote and winch are already programmed to communicate with each other.
Note: The wireless remote preforms best when it is within a 40 foot (12m) radius of the winch.
- Be sure to clear the area around and behind the boat of people, animals, and obstructing objects before loading or unloading.
- If it is not already attached, attach winch cable hook to the bow eye on the boat.
- To free-spool and let cable out, loosen the wing nut and turn the clutch knob counterclockwise to release the clutch and allow the cable to free-wheel out.
- Allow the boat to slide off the trailer. If needed, turn the clutch knob clockwise to use the break to slow the boat at launch.
- When the boat is in the water, release the winch cable hook from the bow eye.
- Align the boat to trailer. Make sure that the remote is unobstructed by the trailer frame or other objects.
- Free-spool the winch cable out (or power out with control) and attach the cable hook to the eye on the boat.
- The clutch control knob must be tight to winch the boat.
- Press and hold the retrieve button to begin retrieving the boat.
- Power in the cable IN until the boat touches the bow stop. Secure the boat to trailer with tie-downs once the boat is fully loaded.
Note: Be sure to keep constant tension on the cable/strap when free spooling in or out and also when powering in or out. A loose cable/strap may rewind improperly and cause winch damage.
- The cable should be lubricated a minimum of once a year with a Wire Rope Spray, WD40 or a similar product.
- To minimize corrosion from salt water, rinse off the winch after every use with fresh water.
Information sourced from the TRAC Trailer Winches Operating Instructions