Has anyone replaced the hand crank on their foldover tower with an electric
I have a new TX472MDP from US Tower and am thinking of replacing the stock
"Foldover Raising" winch.
Thanks, Joe KC2TN
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On Dec 7, 2011, at 12:48 AM, Jon Pearl - W4ABC <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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
>> 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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