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Subject: [TowerTalk] TowTech winch failure
From: (David L. Thompson)
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 13:31:40 -0500 (EST)
At 11:14 AM 11/17/97 -0500, "Charles H. Harpole"
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>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.

Dave K4JRB

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