See these photos on my web site of an adapter to use a drill
on my HDX5106:
I replaced the K2550 on my TRX-100HD with a W3000. It decreased the
cranking effort from extremely difficult to difficult. (With the K2550,
raising the tower was truly an athletic event.) The drill has
enough torque (rated 410 inch lbs) to lower the tower, but it cannot
raise the tower from a horizontal position. Of course, once the
tower is tilted up a ways, then the drill can take over.
The adapter I show allows you to keep the handle in place, so you
can use the armstrong method when necessary.
I am looking for a gear reduction adapter that I can use to slow
down the drill and get more torque. The maximum speed of the drill
in low gear (400 RPM) is still too fast IMHO.
Rich Hallman - N7TR wrote:
> Has anyone successfully used a drill to lay over and then raise a HDX589
> / 572 Tower? I have a few of these that over the next few weeks im
> going to be laying down....working on the tower, then raising back up.
> Looking to save a few years on my back.
> Raising fixture is a TRX-80HD and the winch is a Fulton K2550 I think.
> Rich N7TR
> ex KI3V, N3AMK, WB3JOV
> Telnet: dxc.n7tr.com N7TR DXCluster
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