[TowerTalk] Maintainence on crank-up tower

AA6JJ, Jim Jorgensen aa6jj@home.com
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 22:52:33 -0800

Hi all:

I have a Tristao TMS-771 motorized crank-up tower which I installed 20
years ago.
It has been a good tower and holds a stack of KLM monobanders.
I retract it a few times in a year if high winds are forecast, and I lube
the pulleys every few years.
The cables look OK to me.  Should the cables be lubricated?
If the cable strands are not broken would you replace them anyway after
several years?

Is there anything I should be doing to make it last another 40 years?

Any comments ?


Jim, AA6JJ

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