This is our new design of hand crank winch. We use this method so the two nylon lines pull the tarp over the load evenly, and the driver remains in one position during the whole process. The hand crank has a ratchet, so if you stop winding the tarp will stay in one position and not move, for those tricky loads.
The lines attach to the winch spindle and wind on as you crank the handle, when you are done, remove the crank handle and slide the line off, coil and stow for future use
Simple, compact and very effective