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Winch gearbox oil


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I have a metro medium duty side puller. During colder months I can't pull the cable out by hand in free spool with the tensioner released. Warmer, above freezing, no problem. I think the winch gear box oil is too heavy for my climate, Northern Ontario.

I would like to know what gear oil is in the winch from factory and what I could use that would be more cold weather friendly.

What are the recommended lube oil specs?

Thanks in advance, Scott


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Have you reached out to the manufacturer? They may have some ideas, or may work with you to assist in field testing their equipment. If a winch catastrophically fails and someone is seriously hurt or killed, and it is tied to that component, and you took it upon yourself...…….. See where I am going? I always think like a predator, and not like prey.

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