MAIN AND AUXILIARY WIRE ROPE INSTALLATION
TOOLS: General mechanics tool kit: automotive (5180-00-177-7033)
EQUIPMENT CONDITIONS: Hook block removed. (Refer to page 17-7.)
Overhaul ball removed. (Refer to page 17-4.)
REMOVE WIRE ROPE FROM MAIN AND/OR
Attach end of wire rope to empty cable storage
Always maintain tension on wire rope
with storage drum to prevent bird
caging wire rope on hoist drum.
Slowly run hoist in lowering direction and take up
wire rope on storage reel. Turn storage reel in
same direction that hoist drum is turning.
When hoist drum is empty, remove cable anchor
wedge from socket in hoist drum and wind wire
rope on storage drum.
Position wire rope over upper boom nose
sheave and route to hoist drum by passing wire
rope under roller of cable idler.
Rotate hoist drum so wire rope anchor slot is on
Insert wire rope through anchor slot and position
around anchor wedge as shown.
The end of wire rope should be even
with bottom of anchor wedge.
Position anchor wedge in drum slot; pull firmly on
free end of wire rope to secure wedge in slot.
If the wedge does not seat securely in
the slot, carefully tap the top of the
wedge with a mallet.
When wire rope is wound from
storage reel, reel should rotate in
same direction as hoist drum.