Anybody remember these winches? They were somewhat popular maybe 15 years
ago but went out of production.
I have one short the electric motor. I purchased a used crankup tower and
the winch was included in the package. It worked fine for a couple years
but eventually the motor failed. I attempted to get the motor repaired at a
local electric shop but they claimed it was not repairable and somehow the
motor got away from me.
As a result, I have a winch consisting of the gear train and yellow plastic
cover less the motor. Does anyone have a suitable motor or can help me
design a motor assembly? As I recall, it was a reversible 120 vac motor
with a gear welded or brazed onto the motor output shaft. And as I recall,
the motor was held in the unit by stainless steel hose clamps, nothing
complex or custom made.
As I get older, the tower ups and downs don't get any easier and I would
like to address this before it becomes a real problem. The alternative is a
new US Tower MD-75 unit at roughly 1.5 kilobucks or equivalent from
My tower is a TriEx (TashTower) LM-254E. I currently use a manual winch,
K2550 as I recall.
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