I assume you are speaking of the winch to raise & lower the sections, versus
the tiltover winch?
If you are speaking of raising/lowering sections, the tower should have a gear
box which makes turning the winch fairly easy, altho slow because the gear
reduction is quite low (you have to put many turns on the pulley to get much
motion out of the winch).
The application lends itself well to electric motor, which of course is how the
tower was originally built.
If you are missing hardware (the winch, the gearbox, the motor) you are going
to be hard-pressed to make an easy & safe operattion out of this.
Do you have a manual for any of the LM series towers? You really need this as a
GL es 73
k0dan at arrl dot net
> I just put up a used LM354...and tried the manual winch...and it is a real
> Anyone have any suggestions on motorizing this specific tower....? should I
> with the rather expensive OEM..or is the something else that will SAFELY
> I've seen a number of 12 car winches used in the past...does anyone have a
> Lou N2TU
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> 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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