I was using WD40 before buy recently bought the stuff Steve sells on his
website. Have an Aluma Crankup and want to keep it "healthy" for as long as
On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 12:23 PM, <email@example.com> wrote:
> You are very likely to get a response from K7LXC on this one. I agree with
> him that unless the cable shows some indication of imminent breakdown
> (broken strands, excessive corrosion, etc.) it is probably still ok. My
> Triex 72 ft crank up had the original winch cable on it when it blew down 3
> years ago. It was over 20 years old. My current US Tower 72ft motorized
> tower, which is about 15 YO, still has the original cables on it.
> I have purchased a replacement cable set and will put them on some day. I
> inspect the cables regularly and they always look fine to me. I believe that
> UST recommends every 3 years, but that is probably out of concerns for
> liability. On the US Towers, you have the option of stopping the tower
> resting location at different points and that helps extend the cable life by
> shifting the pully stress points on the cables.
> I apply wire rope lube (spray on) to all my winch cables and that helps
> extend the life many years.Be sure and use this stuff.
> John Owens - N7TK
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