In a message dated 11/14/03 6:19:37 PM Pacific Standard Time,
In a message dated 11/14/03 9:50:28 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> I went outside Wednesday evening to crank down my new
> U.S. Tower 55 ft. tower because of the high winds. It
> wouldn't crank down or up. Not an inch. I had
> previously lowered and raised it on several occasions
> without incident.
Does the motor turn? Can you turn the big belt-driven pulley by hand?
Will it turn by hand if you take the the belt off?
> No motor drive here. Just the standard manual winch.
Okay - so no positive pull-down. Your tower is bound up somewhere. The
prognosis for getting it lowered is problematic and dangerous. The only thing I
can recommend is to get a boomtruck in there and tie some ropes to the top so
you can pull them to try to get the tower lowered. Sounds like it might be
stuck there permanently.
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