A temporary brake ensures the line will remain taut.
Never uncoil braided rope from a lying position. Ropes can be uncoiled starting from the outer end when positioned on a turning base or can be unwound from a drum. Short lengths of rope may alternatively be rolled off from the ground.
Installation of winch lines
- Lift the coil by crane, position a blocked underneath and affix a sling through the centre.
- Lift the coil up using a cranewire. The hook should fitted with swivel (see illustration)
- Take the outside rope end (never from inside)
- Turn the coil – but not too fast – and avoid pulling through mud / dust / stones / etc.