I didn't want to start another string on lubricating the lift system. So...I just posted my thank you here. Hope that's OK. I really went to school on all the info in this string. We just purchased a previously loved 2007 HW276. I am certainly glad I checked out the winch and lift system. Everything was very dry except the winch gear sets. My only question is why do they put a drain hole on the bottom of the conduits about three inches back from the bend? Also was six pumps on my grease gun enough for each zerk? Great forum here!