Be careful--keep hanging on to the winch handle as the winch is capable of
getting into a free run (down comes the tower) mode.
What do you mean "...is frozen:?
Normal operation is to crank the winch out i.e. letting cable out. That may
appear to be "frozen" but the clutch is actually keeping the winch from free
If you crank the winch in a bit, that can release the clutch and put it into
a free wheel mode. Again watch what your are doing and hang on to the winch
handle until you are sure the clutch is engaged and is letting cable out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Guy Molinari" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 7:36 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Fulton K-1550 winch
> I have a Fulton K-1550 winch on my US Towers MA-55. It is on the raising
> fixture. I went to lower the tower and found that the winch clutch is
> "frozen". I can't let the cable out. It turns slightly in the "in"
> I don't want to replace the winch because I'm planning on removing the
> tower. I just need to get the antenna/rotator off.
> Any thoughts?
> Guy, N7ZG
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