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General Forestry => Forestry and Logging => Topic started by: Stewart Logging on January 23, 2009, 02:26:45 AM

Title: Gearmatic model 19 winch
Post by: Stewart Logging on January 23, 2009, 02:26:45 AM
My drum does not want to freespool the winchline.  I can move the drum up and down with the side cover off.  I think I need to replace the inner bearing that supports the drum behind the bands.  Do I need to just replace the bearing or are there other adjustments I need to make?  The drum actually sits down on the brake drum bands.  If I lift up on the drum then it will freespool.  If anyone has replaced these drum bearings please advise.
Title: Re: Gearmatic model 19 winch
Post by: Kodiakmac on January 23, 2009, 07:07:28 AM
Sounds like you may have quite a bit of wear there, so I'd have a really good look at seats, etc. while things were apart.
Title: Re: Gearmatic model 19 winch
Post by: Ed_K on January 24, 2009, 08:57:35 PM
 Sounds like you're going to be tearing it down  :( . I have a manual on it if you need part #s or diagrams.
Title: Re: Gearmatic model 19 winch
Post by: John Woodworth on January 31, 2009, 11:59:47 AM
Replace the inner  and outboard support bearing, it's not that bad a job, use lots of anti-seize when putting together, seal the case with sealer and use a double seal on roto seal.