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Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower HDX572

To: "Tom Crothers" <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower HDX572
From: "Dino Darling" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:21:57 -0700
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I had an electric motor rebuilt for a customer by an authorized Leeson
rebuild shop. The weather got to the starting capacitor and the leads
failed. While they were in there, I had them replace the switching
circuit so it didn't have this whole clunky wire set up. It worked

IF you replace the motor, look at "electric gate" duty motors. They are
designed for outdoor use. Just match the HP output. You get what you pay
for. If you get a regular duty motor, spend some money on making a
cover/rain shield for it!

Dino - KX6D

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Subject: [TowerTalk] US Tower HDX572
From: Tom Crothers <>
Date: Tue, September 18, 2012 5:45 am

Hi Everyone,

I've been busy for the last six weeks or so getting a used US Tower
ready to go up. I tested the raising motor yesterday, and found that it
dead. The motor itself is part of the US Tower MDPL-1000 lift apparatus
that is attached to my tower.

I cross referenced the Leeson Electric motor - part number 1100018.00
is the motor that has failed) on Google. I found several vendors online
that sell the same motor with seemingly identical specs. I'm no electric
motor guru, but I know there are various engineering considerations.
anyone have any words to the wise as far as ordering one of these
motors? Does anyone recommend anything else, and/or have success stories
from past experiences with failed tower motors?

I'm very appreciative of any assistance that can be rendered.




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