Both of my Fulton K2550 winches have nuts on both sides of the winch handles
bolt. They are set up so that the drill motor with socket will crank in the
wire rope on one side or crank out the wire rope if fit on the other sides
The Fulton k1550 (which I replaced with the K2550) is not built this way.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Howard S. White" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:06 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Fw: motorizing the hand winch on a US Tower MARB550
> Take a look at www.ky6la.com
> We did this for the raising fixture.. but it also works for the tower..
> We used a Socket and 1/2 Power drill to power the Hand winch...
> It helps to get someone to weld the Winch Nut to the shaft.
> Bought a Socket at Sears that fit the Winch Nut. $8
> Cut a Socket Extension Shaft ($5) and ground it to fit a 1/2" Drill Chuck
> Borrowed a 1/2" variable speed reversible drill .. low RPM mode (350 RPM)
> Works great
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