The “M” — Winch is gearless and self locking at any point, eliminating the need for a separate break. This direct drive winch provides for rapid raising & lowering of the flag with little effort. This improved design does not require and welding thus avoiding discoloration when an anodized finish is required. No monthly lubrication is needed and this winch system is easily adaptable to existing on-site flagpoles. The winch is inserted into the pole and secured with a stainless steel bolt on the back side of the pole. Silver in color and pricing does not include a winch handle, which is sold separately.