Patent Number: 6,308,786

Title: Pneumatic powered winch actuating device

Abstract: A pneumatic powered winch actuating device for tightening a winch using a pneumatic tool. The pneumatic powered winch actuating device includes an air wrench. The air wrench is couplable to an air supply hose. A shaft is rotatably coupled to the air wrench. The shaft has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is positioned adjacent to the air wrench, and the second portion has a threaded peripheral wall such that threads extend outwardly from the shaft. The air wrench selectively rotates the shaft in a first direction. A winch engaging member includes a casing securely attached to the air wrench such that the shaft extends into the casing. A coupling member has a well extending therein and has a size adapted for releasably receiving and coupling to a cylinder. The cylinder is securely attached to a winch. A rod is integrally coupled to and extends away from the coupling member. The rod extends through the casing such that the rod is rotatably coupled to the casing. The rod extends through and is integrally coupled to a gear. The gear is positioned in the casing. The gear is located such that the threaded portion of the shaft may engage the gear. The hose is fluidly coupled to the air wrench, wherein the air wrench may rotate the gear such that the coupling member rotates the winch.

Inventors: Bestgen; Philip N. (Whitewood, SD)


International Classification: B25B 17/00 (20060101); B25B 21/00 (20060101); B60P 7/08 (20060101); B60P 7/06 (20060101); B25B 013/46 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018