I purchased a 6 year old US Tower HDX-589MDPL crank-up from an SK's estate
last year. It has been sitting horizontal since it was delivered from US Tower
- it has never been put into service -- but it appears to be in great shape
with no rust. I have had it at my cabin location near Romney, WV the past year
covered by a tarp.
Before I decide to go ahead with installing the tower, I would like to know
what repairs I should expect. My cabin is about 110 miles away from where I
live so I can't run out and inspect it easily. My cabin is not yet built -- I
don't have access to power at the cabin, so I can't even power up the motor at
this point in time.
I expect that I will need to replace the cable and perhaps the pulleys. I also
think the motor may need to be replaced and perhaps limit switches too.
My thought is that if this project is going to be a huge effort, it might be
better to sell the tower and go with a simpler tower like an AN Wireless
freestanding tower. Because the tower isn't located where I can get to it very
often, refurbing this thing is going to take quite awhile if the effort is at
Crank-up veterans -- please let me know what I am up against here in terms of
both cost and complexity of repair.
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