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  1. Recovry4x4

    Winch problem on a fire dept M54A2 5ton

    Excellent fore thought engineering. One of the great things about both being mechanical, you can calculate these things!
  2. Recovry4x4

    Winch problem on a fire dept M54A2 5ton

    I'm glad you got it fixed and glad we here at Steel Soldiers were helpful. So often folks come here and don't want to hear what is said. Maybe pride or we sound condescending. I'm glad you came with an open mind and wanting to learn. We all win in the end. Thanks for joining up.
  3. Recovry4x4

    Winch problem on a fire dept M54A2 5ton

    If the dog clutch did become disengaged, I would give it a whirl with any number of pry tools to get the chain out. Maybe a spud bar or a halligan tool or the like. The person you should listen to closest is not me though. Gringeltaube is absolute best resource.
  4. Recovry4x4

    Winch problem on a fire dept M54A2 5ton

    The adapter was a brilliant move! Bravo!
  5. Recovry4x4

    Winch problem on a fire dept M54A2 5ton

    Same situation, different animal. I would still take that shaft out and try to unwind the tension with a punch or screwdriver through the shear pin hole. If you can relieve the tension, then is just a (dificult) matter of unspooling the drum. Once you get the tension off, disengage that...
  6. Recovry4x4

    Winch problem on a fire dept M54A2 5ton

    You don't need to take it our of service. Slide shaft off winch input shaft, unbolt 4 bolts at PTO and it's out.
  7. Recovry4x4

    Winch problem on a fire dept M54A2 5ton

    Let's start with a bunch of pictures. We can figure most of this out from there. First thing is to get the prop shaft off the winch. Now that the pin is sheared, it's just a matter of prying it back. From there you will need to rotate the input shaft of the winch to relieve the tension. Post...
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