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
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
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