> Any thoughts on using a Harbor Freight winch for a U.S. Tower 55 ft
> I think the one sold by U.S. Towe is around $1200 versus $150 for the
> Harbor Freight model.
"Jeep" winches have a very low duty cycle and wouldn't
be suitable for sustained operation to raise/lower a tower.
They are only designed to get a jeep of a "holler"
or maybe get a boat in and out of the water.
The pounds rating is the weight of the jeep, not the cable
pull. Somewhere it will say "not for overhead lifting".
Secondarily, although I buy a lot of stuff from HF, I
wouldn't buy anything from them for an application where
I couldn't tolerate a catastrophic failure.
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