The maintenance-free M-Winch is gearless and self-locking at any point, eliminating the need for a separate brake. This direct drive winch provides rapid raising and lowering of the flag with little effort. The design does not require any welding, thus avoiding discoloration when an anodized finish is desired. No monthly lubrication is needed. This winch system can be easily adapted 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. Other sizes and colors available upon request.