(Winches = tower talk) rated in "pulling" capacity
My turn - Speaking of "pulling"......
(WHAT is that "pulling" supposed to relate to anyway. As far as I can see,
it means absolutely NOTHING. More totally meaningless marketing propaganda.
Pulling a pallet load of cement bags (3000 lbs) over a rough concrete floor?
Pulling a car (3000 lbs) downhill in neutral without the brakes on?
HOW is one to relate "pulling" to something useful?
What coefficient of friction are they using?
Always wondered about it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg" <email@example.com>
To: "Dino Darling" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "KT2Q" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower winch failure
> 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
> 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
> but cheap insurance and peace of mind.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Dino Darling
> Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 11:32 AM
> To: KT2Q
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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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