The Force 12 Low Profile series of crank-up towers uses a worm gear winch.
It can be operated by hand or a drill with a minimum 1/2-inch chuck. My 42
foot tower takes 2 minutes to raise to maximum height, using the drill.
Faster coming down!
The winch (Model WG1500) furnished by F-12 is made by
451 W. 2nd St.
Hastings, NE 68902-0729
Don't believe they sell at retail, but they'll refer you to one of their
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TowerTalk Reflector" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 21:16
Subject: [TowerTalk] Worm gear winch used on crank up tower
> Anyone using a worm gear winch powered by their cordless drill to raise
> crank-up tower ? I have a 2 section Hy-Gain tower (HG-37SS) and wondering
> about the feasibility of replacing my brake winch with the worm gear
> It sure would make it nice to be able to use the cordless drill to raise
> it ! Any thoughts ?
> Thanks & 73,
> Carl K8AV
> LUCK: When preparation meets opportunity !
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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