On 03/17/07 11:58 am Al Williams wrote:
> What bad things are true of the Fulton 1550 winch?
> I believe that its braking system is similar to the Fulton 2550. I
> replaced the k1550 with the k2550 because the k1550 being used in the
> tiltover portion of LM470 squealed so strongly that it was a wonder that
> neighbors didn't come running to complain. I calculated that because of
> weight and cable angles involved that the winch was being overloaded. This
> occurred when tilting the tower back down using the initial sling setup i.e.
> not changing tower to tilt at the ears at the top of the tilt fixture. The
> k2550 tilts the tower quietly.
The winch on my HDX-555 is the only one of which I have experience, so I
too was surprised at the screeching noise when lowering (i.e., tilting
down) the tower. But closer examination showed that then one is
actually driving the winch against a braking mechanism, so I assumed
that the noise was normal.
Does anyone have one of these towers with a winch that does not screech
when the cable is being let out? Or what about winches of this type that
are being used for other purposes?
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