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Re: [TowerTalk] what winch to use for a 40 ft tower

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] what winch to use for a 40 ft tower
From: Alan Wilson <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 17:24:47 -0700
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Thanks to all concerning raising and lowering a 40 ft rohn 25 with a 
winch. It all looked good except I only have a light tgm 6 bander 
modified quad on a wilson wr-500 rotator and plan to put up a approx 5 
lb, vhf/uhf quad, so I'm saying maybe 40 lbs on top and thats stretching 
it. But I do like the idea of the brake winch and worm gear winch. I 
looked up grainger and they sale to only businesses. Is there anyway of 
getting one another way? I live here in the boonies of western Montana. 
I've checked harbor freight and ebay and all I find are boat winches and 
motorized winches. Also about the guy wondering about how hi to go with 
25, I do 40 ft here with a hinge base plate and yes it moves a little in 
a strong wind. If I go up it I tie some ropes as guys to support it. 217 
lbs is lot to be up there...73, Alan Wilson

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