I posed this question on Towertalk last fall when installing my HDX555. If
you look in the archives you will find responses dated 9/30/2004 and
11/13/2004. There are 8-10 responses.
That being said, I use the same fixture you mentioned to raise from near
horizontal my HDX555, a chromoly mast that weighs 140lbs and sticks out 20
feet, a TH7 at 23 feet when retracted, a XM240 at the end of the mast, and a
rotator plus all the cables. All of this weighs about 350lbs.
I replaced my stock winch with a Fulton 2500LB that has a 15:1 ratio. I
believe the stock winch that comes with the fixture is a Fulton 1500LB 5:1
ratio. The difference is like night and day.
----- Original Message -----
From: "KT2Q" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TowerTalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 10:56 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Raising fixture strength
> Getting close to ordering a TRX80 raising fixture and was wondering about
> load capacity.
> The tower is a US Tower HDX555 (900lbs) and the antennas on the tower
> about 110lbs total. The mast is 20 foot (not sure what it weighs).
> The bottom line is that I want to make sure the raising fixture can handle
> the load. I'm guessing that it was designed to raise and lower the tower,
> not the tower + antennas, mast and rotator.
> Once tilted, I intend to brace the tower with heavy fence posts to take
> of the load off the raising fixture cable.
> Any thoughts?
> 73 Tony KT2Q
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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
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