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[TowerTalk] Help with Fulton winch

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Help with Fulton winch
From: "Jeff" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 20:33:37 -0600
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I have a Fulton 554 (replaced by 1550)hand winch on a Tristao 40 foot tower.

It has worked fine until this weekend. It has been a long time since I used
the winch

but decided to make a few contacts this weekend.


Well, I cranked it up without making sure it would come down. Guess you
figured out the rest.

I should have tried a couple of feet and then brought it back down to make


At any rate it's up near full height. I went to crank it down and normally
it just starts

coming down as the handle is cranked counter clockwise, however now the
handle just un screws.

I guess the brake is froze. Any ideas on getting it loose safely would be



Jeff, N0OST



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