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Re: [TowerTalk] layover winch

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] layover winch
From: Jon Pearl - W4ABC <>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:09:47 -0500
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Hi Mike.

There's a brief narrative on the differnces between a hoist and winch at


Jon Pearl - W4ABC

On 12/15/2011 3:16 PM, Michael Goins wrote:
> 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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