Rigging the Pushstick

If you are unfamiliar with rigging a zero-fleet winch, be prepared; it is a bit different than a standard winch. If you find yourself in the weeds at any point while rigging the machine, give us a call at 401-289-2942 x2, or drop us a line at support@creativeconners.com

Before moving on to the actual rigging, let’s take a look at how the drive cable is routed internally.

  1. Cable Entry

  2. To Tensioning Pulley

  3. To Diverter Pulley

  4. To Drum

To get ourselves on the same page, here's what we call the pulley's in the machine.

Before you begin, here are a few important tips:

  • Loading cable is best done as a team. One person will need to have their hands inside the moving machine. It is the responsibility of all team members to be on the lookout for dangerous situations, and to stop the process if there is ever a risk of injury or damage.

  • Disconnect the winch from the Spikemark network before loading cable, this ensures only a team member touching the winch can control its movement. Remote movement is an unnecessary risk during cable loading.

  • Drive the winch slowly whenever hands/tools are inside the body of the winch. Always be ready to stop motion. It may be helpful to have a team member standing by to use a Showstopper Remote to initiate an emergency stop.

Because pictures are worth more than words, take a spin through the Pushsitck Rigging slide show below for help getting the cable in the correct place.

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