It's a little bit tough to tell without a closer picture of the bottoms of
It looks very similar to a three section Tristao tower I had many years ago.
I think that winch is not original. The Tristao I had utilized a winch that
had no safety, just a small diameter drum, the width of the tower with a
permanent handle. The winch could free wheel if the dog was not carefully,
manually placed into the ratchet gear.
>From the picture titles Detail of Tower Winch, it looks like the original
may have been cut away and a different winch installed????
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From: "David & Deborah Yeaple" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "David Yeaple" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 1:01 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Request for Assistance in Identifying Manufacturer of
60' Crank-Up Tower
> I recently purchased a 60' crank-up tower and am interested in determining
> the manufacturer so that I might obtain specifications for the base,
> loading, etc. I'm hoping that someone can assist me in identifying the
> manufacturer and model number - and can direct me to documentation for
> The entire tower is galvanized steel and is in excellent condition with
> slight surface discoloration below the K1500(?) winch (which has rusted
> badly and I will replace). I have posted pictures at
> Based on my conversation with the previous owner, I believe that the tower
> was manufactured in the early 1980s. I haven't been able to find any
> manufacturer name or identifying part number on the tower. It consists of
> sections all of which have horizontal cross bracing of 1-1/4" wide straps
> spaced at about 15-1/2" intervals. There is no diagonal cross bracing.
> lowest section of the tower is 19'9" in height and has a triangular cross
> section of roughly 16-3/4". The bolt pattern on the base of the tower is
> designed to enable the tower to tilt.
> When the previous owner and I removed the tower from its previous
> the base for the tower had to be left behind as it was partially embedded
> concrete and had some rust so I can't offer any details on the bolt
> of the base.
> Any assistance with identifying the make/manufacturer of this tower - and
> some direction in finding appropriate documentation - would be greatly
> David Yeaple
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