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Re: [TowerTalk] layover winch

To: Michael Goins <>, towertalk <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] layover winch
From: Daryll Webb <>
Reply-to: Daryll Webb <>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 13:54:27 -0800 (PST)
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This is the brand name of what I have on my hg-70 hd. For vertical lift.
I think I will use a manual hoist when I install a lifting fixture. 

Make sure u read about the difference between a hoist and a winch.
A hoist has a better brake for lifting vertical and a winch is made for 
horizontal pulling, not so good brake. I think I would like a good brake for 
what ever I hooked it to.

Buster kg9nd

 From: Michael Goins <>
To: towertalk <> 
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 3:16 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] layover winch
Crankup on the tower is AC, but considering a 12V JEEP/ATV type winch for
the layover part of the tower assy here (using the car battery when needed
to lay over the tower). Weight maximum is calculated at 950 pounds. Anyone
using a 12V winch that can make a recommendation? I'm thinking 1500 pound
winch as a minimum and likely a 2500 for safety, though it is really the
cable strength that is important.

Don't know enough about winch branding to know who to avoid. WARN is
expensive, and a little concerned about Superwinch reviews - some
outstanding, some not so good. Gorilla comes recommended, but unsure there
too. Pretty permanent installation here so I want to do it right without
over-doing or under-doing it.

Mike, k5wmg



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