How To Rig Chance Capstan Hoist To Swivel Mount – GME Supply

How To Rig Chance Capstan Hoist To Swivel Mount – GME Supply

Hi, I’m Keith Willey with Hubbell Power Systems,
and today we’re going to talk about how to install the 1,000 pound Chance capstan hoist
and accessories to the back of a truck. So today we have a fixture that’s representing
a two inch hitch mount for the back of a pickup truck. So the first step in assembling this
is to put the plate inside your two-inch mount. It slides in, now we have a pin and a key
here. It does not come with the plate, every truck has different hole sizes but you have
to have a pin and a key and you need to assemble to make sure that’s locked in place. Now that we have the truck mount in, the next
step is to put the swivel bracket onto the truck mount. The swivel bracket comes with
grade 5 bolts. Use grade five bolts when you assemble this. If you ever lose a bolt or
have to replace a bolt, make sure you use a grade five bolt. That gives it the strength
it needs to make sure you have protection. So very simply, assemble, there are four holes,
assemble it right on top. Bolt facing down, and then the washer and nut facing up. Make
sure you have these all tightened down, not just hand tightened, but tightened securely
with a tool. Ok, now that we have the swivel mount securely
fastened, the next step is to install the C-Bracket. The C-Bracket you’ll notice has
a pin on one side, and we also have a pin on the swivel mount bracket. We’ll talk about
this pin later. But the pin on the swivel mount is designed to force us to put the C-Bracket
in the correct configuration. Then very quickly, we have four bolts. These bolts are secured
with a half-inch allen wrench. And like before, we’ll make sure we secure these very tightly
with the allen wrench. Alright, we have the C-Mount bracket tightly
secured. Next we’ll put the capstan hoist through the C-Bracket. Now earlier, I spoke
about this pin here in the C-Bracket. This pin is going to come into play now. The newer
C-Brackets from Chance come with this pin, and this pin forces you to install the capstan
hoist correctly onto the mount. If you have an older C-Bracket just recognize if there’s
no pin on it that when you install the capstan hoist the drum of the capstan hoist must be
over the center of this large center bolt in the set up here. So let’s go ahead and show you. So the hoist
motor body goes through the C-Bracket and the drum of the capstan should be over this
bolt. This is the correct configuration. The safety bar here, we’ll talk about that later
should be on the back side of the load. In this case the load would be in front of me
and this is the back side. There are six bolts that come with the C-Bracket.
Those six bolts are used to install the capstan hoist. When installed correctly, you’ll notice
that there is one more hole here, a threaded hole that’s used for other accessories, not
necessarily for bolting this down. So let’s go ahead and install these and tighten them
down securely. Now we have the capstan hoist mounted correctly,
and we’re ready to start work. Obviously on a real work site, you’d be wearing all your
safety equipment. You’re gloves, glasses, hardhat, anything in compliance with OSHA
or your work site instructions. I have hooked up the hoist to the power. What
we’re using here is a foot power cord. The foot power should be behind the load, behind
the hoist so as you’re working the hoist, you can see your work site. This rope is very important. You really want
to stay away from ropes that are made of plastic that have low melt temperatures because the
friction this may cause may melt the rope and give you issues. Also ropes like hemp
don’t work because hemp, while strong normally, when it gets frozen it can actually break.
The best ropes to stick with are double braided synthetic ropes for products like this so
make sure you’re using a good rope for a product. So you’ll see on this hoist that we have this
item here. This is a rope hook. This rope hook is a safety measure and is on all the
chance hoists. If you have hoists that don’t have these, make sure you contact your distributor.
This item is designed to make sure that the rope does not slip off of the drum and have
loads fall on you. So what we want to do now is take that rope
and wrap it three or four times. If I’m facing the end of the drum, the drum turns counter
clockwise and that’s exactly how I’m going to wrap the rope. And I just go to the under
side of the rope hook and we’re ready to go. Now that we’re finished with the assembly
of the capstan hoist, I put the rope in, and I want to point out one alignment issue here.
You’ll see the rope is not aligned with the project. It’s very important that the rope
be aligned with the project. In this case, if we were to start the hoist, the rope would
start bunching here and that can give you problems, you don’t want the bunching rope.
Thankfully, that’s an easy thing to fix with this swivel mount capstan hoist. By simply
removing the pin from the back here, you’re allowed to swivel the bracket to another position
until it locks in, to give you better alignment that you need with the rope. So if your truck is not aligned exactly, you
can align the pin. One more thing about the pin, if you notice over time, that the pin
is starting to bend, it means that you really don’t have correct alignment overall and you
need to make sure that you stay more aligned with the project. So keep that in mind when
you do this. In this particular configuration, we have
a rope that’s set up to go to a heel block. The heel block is structure on the bottom
of a vertical tower, that allows the rope to go to the block and then straight up. Just
one note about blocks, make sure when you’re using a block that you have to recognize that
you have to double the load that you’re carrying when you’re using a block. Alright, another popular configuration is
obviously to have the block on the top of the tower. And this simulation shows that
block is on the tower. Again, recognize that the block is seeing twice the load when you
have a block up there. And just like before, get ready to use it. Make sure you’re looking
at the tower, the load, and all the folks on the job site. If things are a go, we’re
ready to go. So now I’d like to show a secondary safety
device that we offer. This is an optional device, it’s called a rope lock device. This
device allows the rope to come through here, one way, and not to be able to slip back.
So if you fall or trip the rope won’t go back through. If you’re using this, it gets mounted to the
C-Bracket with these two bolts. So, the rope lock is installed and we’re going to install
the rope. We basically pull down at the top here and that’ll push that up to give us leeway
to put that rope in there and it locks down. This comes with an additional rope so if you
ever have to back off of your load because this stops it from backing up, if you lift
that up then it will allow the rope to back off in case you need to back if off somewhat. Now that we have this assembled, I just want
to cover four critical points to review before get started. First of all, make sure that
you have the rope hook on here for safety. Number two, make sure the drum is over the
center of the swivel bracket. Number three, make sure that you have between three and
four wraps of rope on the drum. And number four, make sure that you have it situated
where you’re on the back side of the hoist facing the structure, and then you’re ready
to go. If you’d like more information on capstan
hoists and accessories, please contact GME Supply.

5 Replies to “How To Rig Chance Capstan Hoist To Swivel Mount – GME Supply”

  1. Need to know how to rig that new capstan? We brought in the experts that make the thing and put them in front of a camera to walk you through it.

  2. So with a 1000lb rated capstan i can vertically lift 500 pounds with a pulley. Does that mean i can lift 1000lb with a gun tackle pulley setup?

  3. We call them catheads in our industry but I have had 7 to 8 hundred pound pics with this model and had no issues that is with a double block setup. One block on the structure and one on the load itself. Single block 3 to 5 hundred pound pics seem ok.

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