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My machine came with a Polaris brand winch and I am wondering if there is any way to free wheel it when pulling out the cable. I have tried to find a release but cannot seem to locate one.

Am I relegated to using the winch controller only? Seems kind of dumb not to have a freewheel setting.

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What creek man said. Mine are on the right side if facing the winch.


Rather be riding, instead I'm using Tapatalk
 

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OK I found them. :)

I had only previously looked at the winch on the 400 and could not find anything on the side but I just looked at the one on my 500 and it is quite obvious on the side.

The one on the 400 is tucked in the backside of the winch.

Thanks. :D
 

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Be careful not to try and flip that know if there is tension on the line. It will break off the plastic tabs on the know so that it wont freewheel. If you do its an easy fix with some small screws but just be careful and it will be fine.

The rest of the winch is all metal cut gears and bushings and is quite stout in my opinion.
 
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