My HF rules are - 1. never buy anything with a Chinese motor. 2. buy
their iron tools, they are cheap and reasonably good. That said, the
quality gets better every day - check out the $9.99 digital calipers on
sale with a coupon - just as good as the competitors up to $40.
For a quality winch, go to your local 4WD store and check out the Ramsey
line of 12v winches. They are quality built and while not "man or
hoist" rated are used in situations which failures could have dire
consequences. My 12,000 lb Ramsey winch really does pull (I think the
12k)- I bent the 3x3x3/8 angle 2 piece frame (which is now 4x4x1/2)
which attaches it to my tractor, so it is easy to bend a tower something
even with a smaller one. I doubt the stock cable will be long enough so
get a spool big enough to handle the tower cable. You will also need a
good sized battery next to the tower and big DC cables as the stall load
even on the smaller winches can exceed 100 amps.
b.t.w. the Wilson 40' rotatable pole came stock with a low end 120vac
utility winch ( at least that was on the one I bought).
Larry WA9VRH wrote:
> If I piss (technical term) someone off I apologize in advance!
> I my humble opinion H.F. makes disposable tools.... Use them a few times
> and throw them away....
> Great prices on many things beating the heck out of anyone's prices... There
> is a reason for that.
> They are great for the very casual user but to risk your $3000.00 to
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