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Does it matter which way I mount my winch?

I recently obtained a winch for my ATV. I mounted it with the cable winding and unwinding from the top of the spool, not the bottom. After mounting it, I found that the cable is supposed to wind and unwind from the bottom of the spool, not the top of the spool.

Does it matter which way it is mounted?

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Your controls will be reversed. Instead of winding up it will be unwinding.

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Thanks for your answer. I'll try it later, when I have all of the wires connected.

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You were right, Mr. Mayer! The controls are reversed; otherwise, the winch works perfectly!

The winch is actually mounted on the back of my riding lawn mower. Sometimes I get stuck in the mud when I am cutting the grass. It has been a real hassle to get unstuck, so I asked my wife to get me a winch for Father's Day. Last night I successfully pulled the lawn mower using the winch, so I look forward to not getting stuck anymore!

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