b. MAIN FEEDLINE WINCH ASSEMBLIES
A winch assembly is used at the back end of the main feedline for bringing the tower to its final vertical position and
at the front end for final tensioning of the feedline. These two winch assemblies are identical. They are made up of
a 3-foot cable attached to the winch body terminated with a shackle for connection to an anchor eye. The winch
body itself contains a crank handle and cable spool with a 20-foot long cable terminated with a wire/cable gripper.
Attach the shackle from the winch body to its respective anchor.
With another crewmember applying tension to the winch cable turn crank handle counterclockwise until enough
cable is pulled out to make wire/cable gripper connection to the main feedline.
Slowly turn the crank handle clockwise to take up slack in the cable and apply tension to the main feedline.