Inspirational, Rick! I'm off to the hardware store!
Joe Hannigan - WDØM
Pagosa Springs, CO
Richard (Rick) Karlquist wrote:
> 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.
> Rick N6RK
> 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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