Very well written. I have never had a problem getting parts from Tashjian.
It of course depends on if they still manufacture the Tri-ex tower that you
are looking for parts for, if they do, then the pulleys etc. are available.
My Tri-ex LM-470 is 1980 vintage and the parts are still available because
they still manufacture that tower.
When I was at Delta Cable in Stockton they had an board full of pulley
examples tie wrapped to it, a couple looked to be pretty close to the
pulleys for my tower, so Craig may try a wire rope shop. They also said
that they could repair the old pulleys (press in new bearings) or get a
replacement pulley (at a price).
So there are options out there. As you elude to Dave, we are lucky that
Tashjian picked up Tri-ex, or we would have one less tower company and a
source of parts.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of WA3GIN
Try taking your worn out parts to a local machine shop. They'll be happy to
reproduce the parts for you.
Our last supplier of TRI-EX towers, cables, and parts is a small operation
and has to make a decision on each request as to whether there is any
reasonable profit possible. I suspect most partial tower refurbishment
projects like pulley replacements are a loss leader for the business. Now if
you were to order up all new cables, pulleys, and bolts, etc., you might
have gotten a response but you probably wouldn't have wanted to spend the
money to do a full refurbishment. That is the delima for a small business
One thing is for sure...bashing Tashjian in a public forum doesn't help him
or those of us the rely upon his services to maintian our end-of-life
monuments to mid-century crank-up towers ;-)
TRI-EX CT-100 Owner
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Need Help-Triex H 354 Tower (Not LM 354)
> No this is not a free standing support (view attached jpg). Three legs
> extend out from the first section to the ground.
> Three turn buckles adjust the tension once anchored. My support is at
> present not extended, nested for the lack of
> replacement pulley's (2 at the very bottom). I'm having better luck at
> finding hen's teeth than suitable replacement
> pulley's. Tashjian Towers Corporation is a joke for replacement parts.
> Rotor is Yaesu 1000, super thunderbird, and Hygain 3
> element 40 meter.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Archer [mailto:James.Archer@erm.com]
> Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:53 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Need Help-Triex H 354 Tower (Not LM 354)
> Thanks for reading this. I have an old Triex H-354 tower that consists of
> three 20 foot steel welded sections that extend
> up to 54 feet via a manual cable crank winch. This tower was made by
> Triex Tower in Visalia, California many years ago
> (Serial number 54003). The tower is different from the LM 354 in that
> instead of having a "W" pattern on the sides it uses
> flat bar welded to the tubing that lies horizontally when the tower is
> standing up. The tower probably weighs in the 350 to
> 450 pound range. There is a single bolt lug at each of the three corners,
> and is obviously designed to be cranked over.
> Can anyone tell me 1, Is The Tower OK for freestanding configuration? 2,
> What is the acceptable wind loading on this tower?
> Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance from James N3ZS.
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