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Re: [TowerTalk] Winch needed

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Winch needed
From: Steve Maki <>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:19:39 -0400
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For light tower work (up to 1000 lbs load) most crews use capstan rope hoists (catheads). After getting used to one, you will never consider anything else.

-Steve K8LX

On 9/29/2012 10:48 PM, K8RI wrote:

I'm looking for a powered winch that runs off 110, that is relatvely
easy to move from tower to tower, can be left out in the elements, will
take up to several hundred feet of 1/4" steel cable or 7/16ths double
braided poly rope.

I like the winches that go on the front of pick up trucks and SUVs
except for the weight and 12 VDC operation.

Most of the 110VAC powered winches are meant to be a permanent part of
the installation and use multiple belts. I do not want to use a simple
V-belt reduction unit. It needs to be reversible and hold up to 500#
safely, yet be something a guy with a bad back can handle.

I have several hand cranked winches that are capable of doing what I
want, EXCEPT I do not want to be underneath what I am cranking up. Nor
do I want to have to build a remote mount for each installation. Hence
the remote operated, electric powered requirement.

There are enough ways to get hurt seriously when working on towers
without standing under what's going up.


Roger (K8RI)


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