Trailer Winch Parts
Trailer winches are used to pull boats, vehicles, or other heavy objects onto a trailer. They typically consist of several parts, including:
Winch Strap or Cable: The winch strap or cable is attached to the object being pulled and is wound around the winch drum.
Winch Drum: The winch drum is the spool that the winch cable or strap is wound around.
Winch Handle: The winch handle is used to manually crank the winch, pulling in the cable or strap.
Winch Gear Train: The gear train is responsible for transmitting the power from the handle to the winch drum, allowing the cable or strap to be wound in.
Winch Hook: The winch hook is attached to the end of the cable or strap and is used to hook onto the object being pulled.
Winch Mount: The winch mount is the bracket that the winch is attached to, either on the trailer or on a separate winch stand.
Winch Strap or Cable Tensioner: The tensioner is used to keep tension on the winch strap or cable, preventing it from slipping or becoming loose.
Winch Cover: The winch cover protects the winch from the elements and can also help prevent damage from impacts.
Winch Switch: In electric winches, the switch is used to control the winch motor, allowing the cable or strap to be wound in or out automatically.
Winch Motor: The winch motor provides power to the winch, allowing it to pull heavy objects onto the trailer.