INSTALLING CABLE ON THE HOIST.
Wear heavy gloves and safety glasses when working
with the hoist cable. Failure to follow this warning
could result in personal injury.
If cable is wound from the storage reel onto the drum,
the reel should be rotated in the same direction as
The cable should preferably be straightened before
installation on the hoist drum.
Install cable on the hoist drum using Figure 6-3 and the following procedures.
Position the cable over the boom nose sheave and route to the hoist drum.
Position the hoist drum with the cable anchor slot on top, (Figure 6-3).
Insert the cable through the slot and position around the anchor wedge.
The end of the cable should be even with the bottom
of the anchor wedge.
Position the anchor wedge in the drum slot; pull firmly on the free end of the cable to secure
If the wedge does not seat securely in the slot,
carefully tap the top of the wedge with a mallet.
Slowly rotate the drum, ensuring the first layer of cable is evenly wound onto the drum.
Install the remainder of the cable, as applicable.