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Ramsey Pto Lever Stuck

Discussion in 'Winches' started by Scott Graham, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Mar 6, 2020
    Scott Graham

    Scott Graham New Member

    White Cross, NC
    Mar 5, 2020
    I'm new to a lot of this. My jeep has a Ramsey PTO on the front. I have yet to try to run it because I am unable to spool it out. The lever seems to be frozen. I'm assuming it should move freely (and there isn't some sort of release that I'm missing)? Any tips on how to get it unstuck?
  2. Mar 6, 2020
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member

    Tantallon, Nova...
    Nov 22, 2003
    The only thing it could be is that the dog clutch that the lever/fork moves back & forth on the shaft is rusted in place.

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  3. Mar 6, 2020

    PeteL Member 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Hills of NH
    Aug 3, 2003
    Some PTO winch controls can jam up under stress if the mounting points are not firmly torqued and well aligned.

    More likely corrosion or dry grease/crud though.

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