In a message dated 8/2/2004 12:07:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Could a couple of you take a look at the Grainger
model # 5K539 gearmotor and see if this would be a
suitable gearmotor for my application (driving the
winch on my tower) ?? i just discovered that i have
access to an older version of this from Dayton Motor
it appears to be a little heaftier and the ratings are
similar with slightly more torque (719).
Unless the it is a wormgear arrangement I would not use it for a cable winch
drive. That assumes the cable drum is free wheeling. If you are driving a
"boat" winch with built in braking it should be no problem. I would design the
cable/winch mechanism to also provide positive pull-down which a "boat" winch
can not provide.
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