Koenig King Winch Drum Shield.

Discussion in 'Winches' started by 1957Willys, May 19, 2017.

  1. May 19, 2017
    1957Willys

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    I seen in the old catalogs that there was a shield that went around the drum of a Koenig King winch. It protected the drum and kept the cable from jumping over the side of the drum. I would like to see what one looks like in a photo not the drawn ones in the catalogs.
     
  2. May 19, 2017
    PeteL

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    That would be a good idea.
    Loose wraps have destroyed a lot of winches.

    Didn't know it was an OEM item.

    I'd like to see an image too.
    I've been pondering making a spring-loaded bail, like a mousetrap.
     
  3. May 19, 2017
    1957Willys

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    I was able to find a few pictures of two. It almost looks like they are attached to the winch mount and not bolted to the winch frame.
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  4. May 25, 2017
    jeeper50

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    The last two pics is the winch off my 'ol 56 cj5, the PO added the cage after the cable jumped the spool and took out the engage/ disengage handle.

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  5. May 25, 2017
    PeteL

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    The cable doesn't just "jump." It is when someone powers-out, then powers in, without leaving the drivers seat.

    The cable first makes a chicken's nest, then crushes the handle in a death grip. Seen it many times - including the time I did it myself.:oops:
     
  6. May 25, 2017
    jeeper50

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    Found another pic

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  7. May 25, 2017
    oldtime

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    Who owns that platform mounted electric Koenig ?
    Those electric Koenig 100's are pretty rare.

    I have a big old Koenig catalog but it does not show any cable gaurds being offered
     
  8. May 25, 2017
    PeteL

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    Interesting repair, but it seems to lack the friction brake for free-spooling out.
     
  9. May 27, 2017
    jeeper50

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    Yes your correct, I was going to add a bike brakepad to it. It had 3/8" cable on it, overkill for sure, and always wanted to uncoil when ever it wanted. I recommend 5/16 cable just for that problem. I now have moved on to a Belleview winch
     
  10. May 27, 2017
    PeteL

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    Herm has parts for those, including the brake, which has a friction material just like a clutch disc. Not sure a bike pad would work as well.

    Personally, I prefer ⅜" cable for safety and durability.
     

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