First Time Assembly

  1. Loctite all bolts, unless using locknuts

  2. Grease all gears

    1. We recommend a dry grease or white lithium for all hex bore gears

  3. Tighten all bolts and ensure there are no gaps in the assembly

  4. Check that gears mesh correctly and everything spins smoothly

After roughly the first hour of run time, the tension of the string will need to be checked

General Maintenance

  1. Check for excessive wear in gears

  2. Reapply grease

  3. Verify that everything still spins and moves smoothly

  4. Check tension of string and chain regularly

  5. Check for frayed and damaged rope.

Yearly Maintenance

  1. Disassemble gearbox

  2. Replace all gears, if aluminum gears were used

  3. Replace rope

  4. Clean all components

  5. Inspect all components for wear or damage

    1. Pay particularly close attention to the bearings for the bearing blocks

  6. Reassemble with new bolts with loctite and grease all gears

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