>> Anybody remember these winches? They were somewhat popular maybe 15
>> ago but went out of production.
Yes, and I still have one on my Hygain crank up.
>> As a result, I have a winch consisting of the gear train and yellow
>> 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
>> the motor was held in the unit by stainless steel hose clamps, nothing
>> complex or custom made.
Exactly right. The gear welded onto the motor shaft on mine stripped, so I
just moved the entire motor assembly to the left about 1/2 inch so the gear
hits the good part, but they are quite rusted.
I will be laying my tower over in a month or so to replace the cables and
switch rotors, and might just take the TowTec off and replace it with the
K2550 hand winch and use a strong drill, as others have suggested. My
TowTec is a very rusty and needs replacing. If I decide to go that route,
I'll happily give you the motor, which works fine. Or if you decide to get
rid of your parts, I'll take them, hi hi.
>> 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
>> new US Tower MD-75 unit at roughly 1.5 kilobucks or equivalent from
I also called US Towers and I was told they do not sell winches, but "motor
73 Buddy WB4M
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