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  • Designed for both underground and cable tray installations.


  • Rated at 1600kg pulling force. (Not the same as cable weight).


  • Gauge indicates pulling force exerted on cable.


  • Maximum pulling force can be pre-set.


  • Compact size. Fits in most confined spaces found in cable installion.


  • Can be powered by a 7kva generator or 10amp lead.



Thank you for hiring the Cabling Equipment Australia Pty Ltd cable hauling winch. Great care and consideration have been given to the needs of electrical contractors in the design of this product. It was designed to be as simple to use as possible while maintaining safety and versatility.


It is a powerful machine that should be used with caution. Only operators who have been instructed on use of the winch, should use it.


This winch must not be used for vertical pulls. It is for pulling loads that only move when effort is exerted by the winch.


Before starting the winch, you should carry out a few basic checks.


  • Check the hydraulic oil level in the sight glass on the side of the tank. It is not necessary to have the tank full, as the winch will operate with only 15cm of oil in the tank. Oil level will only vary with leakage. If oil level is below the sight glass, tilting the tank towards the glass can give a rough estimate of the oil level. We check oil levels regularly and winches are always supplied with enough oil.


  • Check entire machine visually to ensure that it is electrically and mechanically sound. Check the hoses and exposed hydraulic components for leaks or damage. Make sure the quick release couplings are clean. Phone us if the couplings are leaking.




  • Assemble the mounting system to be used and secure in position. Minimum 12mm bolt should be used to secure the universal mount. Remember: The two hooks on the mounting plate ALWAYS go to the load side.


  • If using towbar mount, the feet of the mount should not be braced against any obstruction on the ground (such as chocks). The mount should be secured to a vehicle, which acts as the only anchor point. The tow bar on the vehicle must be strong enough to take the forces exerted by the winch. Stand clear of vehicle during winch operation, as vehicle movement is uncommon but possible. Vehicle wheels should be chocked. The safety chain is for additional safety when the mount is coupled to a tow bar. It is not to be used as the only connection point.


  • Fit the base plate on the winch head to the mounting plate on mounting bracket. Secure with pin and clip.


  • Connect the pump to the capstan via the quick release hydraulic couplings. Ensure winch capstan is clear of obstruction. Do not fit rope yet. Turn on pump and check again for leaks. Capstan should now be turning in an anti-clockwise direction. Load is drawn from below the capstan.

  • Rated at 1600kg pulling force (not the same as cable weight.

  • Gauge indicates pulling force exerted on cable.

  • Maximum pulling force can be pre-set.

  • Compact size. Fits in most confined spaces found in cable installation.

  • Can be powered by a 7kva generator or 10amp lead.

Universal Mount

Can be bolted to concrete, wall or ceiling


Towbar Mount  - Using vehicle as anchor


Never use a rope that is inadequate for the load. A safety margin of at least 4:1 should be allowed between the rated breaking strain of the rope and the load setting of the winch. The winch provides up to 2000KG of pulling force, the rope used should be 8000KG breaking strain or higher. This margin does not allow for the rope being subjected to sharp edges, heat or abrasion. Rope should be checked visually for wear when it is being laid prior to every pull. Always use a rope with minimal stretch characteristics. Some ropes are very dangerous when used for pulling cable. Never use steel wire rope on this winch.



Prior to putting tension on rope, ensure area between capstan and pit exit is clear. Do not allow anyone to stand between capstan and load. It is especially important that no one is near the pinch point where the rope comes onto the capstan.


Start by wrapping the towrope around the capstan once to get a feel for its movement. To begin pulling, lean back gently with the rope to take up tension and tighten rope on capstan. To cease pulling, allow rope to go slack on capstan and slip.


The operator should not need to exert more than about 20kg by hand. When this is exceeded then slowly release the tension on the rope, wrap another loop of rope around the capstan (keeping hands clear of the capstan) and slowly pull up the tension again. It is vital at all times that the rope is allowed to slip a little against the capstan. This allows the rope coming on to the capstan to push the previous laps of rope out along the capstan. If you do not do this, the rope will overlap and lock itself on to the capstan. In this case stop pump immediately and carefully free up rope. Call for advice on this.



  • Avoid holding tensioned rope stationary against rotating capstan. Friction will burn the rope.

  • Never allow rope to cross over itself on the capstan. This can be avoided by allowing the rope to slip a little against the capstan.

  • Never stand in line with loaded rope. Stand to the side to avoid being whipped by rope in the event of breakage.

  • Ensure rope does not become entangled with your feet during the pull. It is advisable to gather the rope 2-3 meters from yourself as the pull progresses.


The power pack is fitted with two pumps. Between zero and 1000 PSI both pumps are putting their oil through the hydraulic motor. At pressures above 1000 PSI one of the pumps diverts oil back to the tank to shed some of the load. This has the effect of slowing the winch to half speed.



A generator of 7 kva or larger capacity is required to run this winch. Starting and running difficulties may be experienced whilst operating from a generator. In this case please contact us.



The operator can be aware of the pulling force exerted on cable at any time by reading the gauge fitted to the pump. This gauge shows both hydraulic pressure in P.S.I. and pulling force in kg force.


Maximum pulling force can be pre-set. Call us for advice. Do not change any settings without first contacting us.


WARNING An operating pressure greater than 2000 P.S.I. will exceed the rated load of the pump motor.



For further clarification of these instructions or any other queries phone 0408 423 188.

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