See my towertalk posting dated 20 Aug 2005. I had one get away from me, but
I was able to grab the handle to stop it!
The Fulton k2550 winch (and probably the k1550) has a free wheeling spool
out mode that "clicks" into the clutch mode when a load is applied.
I have asked on Towertalk for information on how clutch type winches work
but didn't see any responses--maybe this time?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Bragassa, K5UO" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 5:39 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn Foldover winch
> Several months ago I asked the forum about foldovers and received a very
> good response; thanks! It gave me better understanding of this apparatus.
> New question: I am almost finished setting the Rohn 25g Foldover up; but
> winch mystifies me. I guess from a boat trailer winch getting away from me
> one time. As the foldover was used I did not receive any kind winch
> There is some operating instructions in the Rohn catalogue.
> I guess I need a 'comfort zone' in my mind before I operate the winch. I
> used to winches that click all the way up or down; not 'clutched'.
> When cranking up or down; does the winch work in the same way: merely
> cranking by the operator and there is enough clutch drag (?) to hold it
> getting away from the operator? On the ground with cable disconnected from
> the ''boom''; the cable can be pulled and the cable feeds out from the
> winch. That scares me!
> I guess that there is enough clutch drag to keep the operator in control?
> That, merely his hand holding the crank handle is adequate to keep the
> in control?
> Is the clutch adjustable by the nut on the outside/crank handle base? Is
> there a thin line of correct/incorrect adjustment?
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions / recommendations you may have.
> Mike Bragassa, K5UO
> Conroe, Texas
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