hand winch

hand winch

[′hand ‚winch]
(mechanical engineering)
A winch that is operated by hand.
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While most moderately sized light towers require the operator to extend the boom using a hand winch, this tower reduces the labor and set up time involved by allowing the operators to extend the tower to its full 18 feet of height simply by running the compressor.
The Handy Baler uses a unique hand winch system to bundle used plastic wrap and packaging together to produce a conveniently-sized bale, which is tied with baler twine for dry storage.
Firefighters faced the backbreaking task of using a hand winch to haul the car back to the top of the cliff where the passengers could finally be released.
The tower and base assembly is constructed of powder coated steel for durability and high strength, and the extendable light tower is raised or lowered using an included hand winch for easy deployment.
This light tower is raised from the folded position using an included 1,000 lbs hand winch, then extended to its full 30 foot height via a second 1,000 lbs winch, and can be quickly and easily deployed or stowed by one person.
In addition, NATEL invested in a Hioke Battery Tester, a 5110 Hand Winch Crane and an Intellect Multiple Transducer Module.
Firefighters made the van safe using a hand winch to stabilise the vehicle before freeing the male driver using cutting equipment.
And, apparently, he said, boaters are ignoring signs prohibiting the practice of "power loading," where owners drive their boats back onto the trailer rather than using the hand winch.
In the old days we had a hand winch, and the man in charge of it was the local blacksmith.