At 11:14 AM 11/17/97 -0500, "Charles H. Harpole"
>In 1980s, I had a TowTech motor winch newly installed on a HyGain HD-70HG
>tower crank up. The main drive shaft inside the TowTech snapped during
>its first use, when the tower was cranked all the way up. I sent it back
>to TowTech, the nice man sent me some recompense $$, and promptly went out
>of business. No more TowTech. I think it was likely just bad metal in
>the drive shaft inside the winch, but maybe it was overloaded; however,
>Mr. TowTech did specifically warrantee my particular installation and said
>"it will work ok." Now, I have a much bigger motor winch and a worm gear
>in line. de K4VUD
TowTech sold out. His first attempt used a power drill to raise the tower.
Took 45 minutes for the 71 foot tower. Someone was still selling the
Towtech (prounced Tau Tech at least by the W2) until a couple of years ago.
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