Abstract: A grooved winch drum is driven by a reversible hydraulic motor. A pump supplies fluid to the motor through a system using an electrically controlled four-way, flow direction valve associated with a counterbalance valve and a manually adjustable flow control valve. The four-way valve controls the direction of drum rotation and the flow control valve regulates the drum rotational speed. The motor drives the drum through a planetary gearing which includes a ring gear normally held from rotation by a friction clutch band, spring biased into engaged position but releasable by the application of hydraulic pressure from a separate pump supplied through a second system that includes a second flow control valve. The flow control valves for the motor and clutch are each associated with a cam operator mounted on a shaft rotated by a lever which also carries a three position electrical switch to control the four-way valve.
Abstract: A boom socket in which the gooseneck assembly and cross pin are supported in rolling contact bearings and in which the construction and materials eliminate free play and minimize corrosion and otherwise reduce maintenance to a minimum.