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Re: [TowerTalk] Replacement Motor for Tri-EX winch?

To: "Bill Winkis" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Replacement Motor for Tri-EX winch?
From: "Dino Darling" <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 11:27:06 -0700
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I'll have to go back and check my records on the motor used for the 72'
UST.  This factory motor was also a Leeson but rated for 1HP @ 1750 RPM.
I had the motor rebuilt at a factory authorized shop. It worked perfect!
 However, there were better (and more expensive) motors available.  You
definately want a "TEFC" rated enclosure per the earlier e-mail.  Here
is why... "TEFC Models: For use where exposure to water, dust and
corrosives exists."
I recommend looking at the 1HP motors used for electric gates.  These
motors are designed to be used outdoors and instant reversing...
I HIGHLY recommend people service their Hub City gear boxes and use
Mobil Gear Synthetic Oil as recommended by Hub City!
Look for Mobil SHC-630 (for colder climates) or SHC-634 (for warmer
You can also buy it at Granger... (type SHC-634 or SHC-630 in the search box)
Hub City recommends mixing the two to get the viscosity somewhere
between 90 and 140. Give them a call!
The amount of oil is approx 4 oz depending on the orientation of the
worm gear (top or bottom) so a single quart will last a lifetime. If its
been a while since you last serviced your gear box; fill, run, drian,

Dino - KX6D
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Replacement Motor for Tri-EX winch?
From: Bill Winkis <>
Date: Sun, July 11, 2010 6:15 am
To: Mickey Baker <>

*Last year I re-installed my LM470 .. and changed the motor in the 
process...What I used was:

Leeson M6C34FB1C
Run a "Google" and get the full specs..
Cost below $300.00

See glimpses at


Mickey Baker wrote:
> I'm considering the purchase of a used LM-354HD Tri-Ex tower. It has (what
> appears to be) a dead, corroded winch motor. Here's a photo:
> The data plates on the motor and winch are unreadable. Other than this, the
> tower looks good.
> Does anyone have specifics on this device, such as motor specifications?
> There are no limit switches (or wiring) on the tower. Has anyone retrofitted
> with limit switches and (perhaps) mechanical locks?


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