I just refurbished a CM 3-ton puller. Does anyone know the purpose of the "Weston brake system" on these pullers?
only purpose seems to be to provide enough friction so that when the puller is in freewheeling mode the chain doesnt start coming out of the hoist on its own by gravity and bonking you on the head. However, the sales literature seems to imply it has more function that that - "positive load control". What is that?