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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] quick question
From: Jon Pearl - W4ABC <>
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:48:11 -0500
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Hi Mike.

The Fulton K1550 will probably work nicely in your 'tilt' application.  
Some folks have been known to swap out their weather beat and worn K1550 
with the heftier K2550 for hoisting the larger 'plus' sized towers in 
the 'up/down' application:

As to a pulley for the top of your post, a good source for off the shelf 
configurations that might work for you can probably be had from any of 
the boat hoist manufactures such as the 560X depicted on this page:


Jon Pearl - W4ABC

On 12/6/2011 10:26 PM, Michael Goins wrote:
> Have a HG-52-SS here destined to have a two el quad on it soon. When fully
> nested, it is about 22 feet tall and if I remember correctly, the weight is
> around 450 pounds (plus rotor and quad).
> I want to be able to tip it over by removing the top bolts on two legs and
> both on the remaining one, thus using the remaining two lower front bolts
> as a pivot (this is the factory recommended base and it solid at 5 feet
> deep.
> I have a solid power pole I plan to use as the winch pole and it will be
> located about 6 feet behind the tower. I'm trying to determine the cut-off
> (out of ground) height I need for the tiltover pole (about 6-10 feet is a
> guess) and more especially, the rating of a winch/suggested type to handle
> the lowering of the tower. Also looking for a pully to mount on top of the
> pole for the winch to ride over going to the tower.
> At 62, I don't plan to do a lot of climbing any more and I'm trying to set
> this up so that the quad can be maintained fairly easily. If anyone has
> done something similar, I sure would like to hear from you off list. Thanks.
> Mike, k5wmg

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