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[TowerTalk] power winch

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Subject: [TowerTalk] power winch
From: (Mike Murphy)
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 12:50:52 -0500
I would not personally use a power winch for any kind of tower work or for 
raising a crank up tower. The reason is safety. If something binds while the 
winch is in use, the operator may not become aware of it until after the damage 
has been done. With a hand winch you have constant feedback about the 
state of the load and can easily stop and fix a bind or other problem before 
causing harm.

Mike, WA4BPJ

On 1 Mar 2001, at 12:14, Bob Fowler wrote:

> I have a Tri-Ex WT-51 (51 ft) crank up tower. I am
> considering replacing the hand winch with a power
> winch. I would like to use the 12 volt, 1000 lbs winch from Northern. This 
> winch is power in/out with a brake that holds the load with power off, and 
> no freespooling. Any advice would be appreciated.
> Thank you, Bob
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