> Remember, the tower manufacturers don't build their own motors....they
buy them from electric motor suppliers, so if you look hard enough you
will find a suitable replacement and will not have to spend the big
(marked up) bucks by buying a replacement from the tower mfgr.
Roger that. And they don't make their wire rope cables so I wouldn't
put any stock in their (UST) advice against lubricating the cables.
I had a UST customer with a bum motor and it turns out that it'd been
mounted upsidedown so the drain holes were on the top. Glug, glug.
K6RB just had a UT motor failure and took it to his local electric
motor shop. $68 later he was up and running again. Getting some motor service
from UST would've cost hundreds.
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