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[TowerTalk] Pulley wheel (Sheave)replacements

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Pulley wheel (Sheave)replacements
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Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 19:23:20 EDT
In a message dated 6/20/01 10:27:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>   Sava Industries of NJ who specialize in wire rope sheaves do not have
>  anything close to the size needed....I discovered that the sheaves are
>  all too thick for the application on an EZ Way Tower. US Tower was not
>  really even willing to help but did say the pulleys they use are all 5"
>  I checked with several other sources all with the same result...
>    So I am stumped on this one.......unless someone out there has BTDT
>  and lets the rest of us in on where to find these sheaves it looks like
>  they would have to be custom
>  made
>  Anyone else out there with suggestions ????     I know from receiving
>  off list inquiries for info that  there are more than a handfull of hams
>  who are in need of these

    I'm not sure what EZ Way used but I can comment on US Tower products. UST 
makes their own sheaves and presses off-the-shelf sealed bearings in their 
centers. Then they punch the mating surfaces to keep the bearings in the 

    If EZ Way did something like that, you're not going to be able to find 
what you need. 

    BTW the UST ones are fairly expensive but they're the ONLY ONES for the 

Cheers,   Steve   K7LXC
Tower Tech 
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