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Re: [TowerTalk] tower raising winch

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] tower raising winch
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 19:01:49 +0000
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A 1000lb winch on the roof a your house?  Must be some hefty roof!

David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Jones []
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 18:36
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] tower raising winch
> I have a Tri Ex 588 tower I am looking to add a winch to raise my winch
> and tilt it up right. I am looking at a 10,000 pound winch to attach to
> the roof of my house for raising and lowering it from to ground to install
> antenna and do maintenance. My question is that the winch is for 12 volt
> operation wiith automatic braking. I know that a hoist is more suitable
> for stable holing power for in and out cable pull. Can the winch be used
> safeely for the raising and lowering since it has automatic braking? I was
> hoping it would work since the total pulling power is way over the limit
> needed to raise the tower since the whole tower only weighs less than 500
> pounds.
> Thank
> Dave
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