We don't have much ice problems here in Southern CA (no, its not an
invitation so STAY AWAY! There are WAY too many people here already!)
I did however, live in Colorado for a short time and there was a spray
that you could use to de-ice your windshield. That, followed by some
oil in the appropriate places, and you should be good to go!
Again, I have used THOUSANDS of these winches in the traffic control
industry with ZERO failures. We have used pressure washes, etc, with
no issues. We even operate the towers in the rain with no slippage.
Its a good winch system!
I'm glad you have it figured out!
Dino - K6RIX
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Final words and thanks on winch failure.
> From: KT2Q <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I spoke with U.S. Tower and Fulton as well as a
> few reflectee's and the concensus was that the
> slip was due to ice build-up on the winch
> sprocket. My best guess is that the exposed
> sprocket teeth were loaded with ice and didn't
> allow the pawl to re-engage after the first click.
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