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[TowerTalk] 120V AC Electric Winch

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Subject: [TowerTalk] 120V AC Electric Winch
From: (J. Kincade)
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2001 12:42:34 -0500
All the electric vehicle and boat winches I've ever seen, including Warn,
SuperWinch, and others, come with numerous and emphatic red-letter warnings
about not using them for hoisting. I'm certainly not a rigging engineer, but
isn't there some significant difference between dragging 2700 lb of
rolling/sliding weight out of a mudhole, and lifting 2700 lb of dead weight
and holding it up indefinitely? Especially regarding the brake and cable
design required? Maybe I'm just chicken, but I'd sure recommend being
careful around that thing. I've already heard enough horror stories about
crankup towers, which I guess is why I'm going through the hassle of putting
up 45G instead.
73, Jerry W5KP

----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Adam, Webz By design <>
To: 'Paul McInnish - K4BET' <>; 'Ed Wolf'
<>; 'K7HPH' <>; 'TowerTalk'
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 12:05 PM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] 120V AC Electric Winch

> Its the 7/32 cable I just measured it and came out to 7/32" so that size
> is just fine u=you notice that it has 2700 lb pull so lift 1500 easy.

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