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Re: [TowerTalk] Crank up Winch Cable Replacement

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crank up Winch Cable Replacement
From: "Charles Mills" <>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 12:29:12 -0400
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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
I can.

On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 12:23 PM, <> 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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