• US 9,266,702 B2
  • Filed: 02/22/2013
  • Issued: 02/23/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A winch, comprising:

  • a motor having a motor housing including a motor case and a first drum support attached to said motor case for closing an end of said motor case, said motor including a brush holder assembly attached to said first drum support via a brush plate of the brush holder assembly, the brush plate supporting a plurality of brushes contacting an armature of the motor;

    a gear reduction unit drivingly attached to said motor; and

    a rotatable drum drivingly connected to said motor and supported by said first drum support and a second drum support;

    wherein said first drum support includes a plurality of support ribs that protrude into an interior of the motor case and wherein the motor case includes internal ribs aligned with the plurality of support ribs, the plurality of support ribs and the internal ribs supporting a field coil flux ring of the motor, the field coil flux ring positioned within the motor case.

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