A good 1/2" drill and an adapter to the manual winch is another way to
go, although it won't have pull down. My 2 speed gearbox variable speed
motor reversible Milwaukee (Model # 5380-21 $160 at Home Depot) surely
has enough torque on low with a decent winch and you can put together a
square drive adapter with 8 point sockets from McMaster for about $20
and have a great drill in your toolbox.
On 1/3/2011 11:53 PM, Victor Morris wrote:
> I would think twice about the US Tower motor, then think again. I recently
> purchased an MDP 750 motor for the TMM-433 HD tower. Despite a professional
> installation that exceeded stated US Tower specs, my motor burned out after
> four months use. Note: I used 10 gauge wire w/ only a 50' run to a dedicated
> 20 amp breaker box.
> After a lot of ignored phone calls and emails, US Tower finally agreed to
> accept the motor for warranty service. Shipping cost to them at my expense
> not theirs.
> I will also warn you that US Tower provides extremely minimal installation
> instructions, and even worse, no wiring diagrams for the outside remote
> cabinet or the motor. I described my issues on Tower Talk a bit over two
> weeks ago.
> If you are fortunate enough to get a motor that works properly, I hope you
> have many years of trouble free service.
> 73 and Aloha, Vic, AH6WX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mickey Baker"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Mike"<email@example.com>
> Cc:<firstname.lastname@example.org>; "John Gager"<email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 3:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-472
> I agree with Mike and many other peope here: I would definitely defiantly
> shell out the 1500 bucks!
> It would be less than the shipping to the east coast!
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