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Subject: Fw: [TowerTalk] Lubricating US Towers cables and pulleys
From: Dick Green" < (Dick Green)
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 22:32:02 -0500
Finally! Here's an answer to all the confusion about cable lubrication on
some U.S. Tower models. I do have the MDP750 motor and I think this may be
why Bruce recommended against lubing the cables. Thanks Skip! This is a
really big help.

73, Dick, WC1M

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From: KJ6Y <>
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Date: Friday, April 03, 1998 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lubricating US Towers cables and pulleys

>Saw your post on the tower/cable lubricating. If you have the MDP750 motor
>drive, the one with the multiple groove pulley, than you don't want to
>lubricate the cables because they will tend to slip in the pulley and it's
>only friction that keeps the tower up. Tri=Ex uses a similar system on
>Skyneedle modles and I've seen the cables slip. On the other habd I do
>recommend lubrication the pulleys themselves and any bearings.
>Good Luck.
>Skip, KJ6Y
>Communications service Co.

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