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Subject: [TowerTalk] Motorizing a Crank up
From: Lou <>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 20:22:29 -0400
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A few months ago I asked the same question...but I still have not arrived at a 
solution to my problem....

I want to motorize a LM354E...currently it has a hand winch and it is a bear to 
raise....there isn't a gear box on this tower...

A number of people responded with an electirc drill hooked up to a worm gear 
winch solution...functional but not what I was looking for...

A few other recommended a 120V winch by Dayton....that that has a free spool 
lever which would allow the tower to free spool down.... the safety concerns 
got to me...I could see my TH11 come roaring down around me!

There are a number of 120 winches out there...primarily designed for pulling the Warn Works
 unit...this unit looks like it could do the job but I was wondering about its 
durability hanging on a tower, exposed to the elements.

So heres the question again...has anyone used this winch...or something similar 
to motorize a crank-up....

Any help would be appreciated!....

Lou N2TU

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