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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower winch failure

To: "Dino Darling" <>, "KT2Q" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower winch failure
From: "Greg" <>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 11:48:51 -0700
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Also keep in mind MOST other winches are designed/rated for pulling, not
lifting.  Please don't think because a winch is rated for 1500 lbs pulling
it will lift that weight safely, it will not.  The Fulton/Bulldog winches
are rated for pulling and lifting, that's why tower manufacturers supply
them with their towers.  If you are careful not to get lube on the discs and
maintain it properly.  I plan to replace the discs and pawl assembly every
few years.....probably whenever I replace the cable.  May be a bit overkill,
but cheap insurance and peace of mind.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Dino Darling
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 11:32 AM
To: KT2Q
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower winch failure

You'll be looking long and hard to find a better winch.  I have used
these winches on towers and in the traffic control industry (by the
thousands) for over 20 years.  A winch failure is not impossible, but
it is usually due to poor maintenance in harsh environments.

The engineers picked the 1550 for a reason.  The 2550 has more
capacity at a reduced (1/3) speed.  BTW, how long did the 1550 last?

If you are comfortable with picking a winch that may have not been
used for your application, then that is your prerogative.  I'd
suggest going with the original 1550 and maybe upgrade to the 2550 if
you don't mind spending the extra $$$.  Also, there is a KX version
of the 1550 which "offer plated gear covers for improved gear train
protection, and a dual ratchet system for added load control security."

Here is a post from 2003...

Search for winches...

Good luck!

At 09:26 AM 3/17/2007, KT2Q wrote:
>  I was hoping the 2550 had a heavy duty mechanism compared to the
> 1550. I guess I'll have to look elsewhere for a better winch.
>Tony KT2Q

Dino - K6RIX

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