Ladderracks’ work winch tie-down system is constructed of aluminum alloy and stainless steel with a PVC bearing. Lift the pawl and pull out as much strap as you need. Place the strap around the load, and hook it to an anchor hole or crossmember. Take up the slack with the handwheel and tighten firmly using the handle. The handle can be kept permanently on the shaft, or it can be left in a toolbox and used only when needed. When hanging, it allows the shaft to rotate freely within it; when pushed forward, it will engage and operate the winch.