[TowerTalk] Which way winch ?

Stan Griffiths w7ni@teleport.com
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 22:49:59 -0800

Hi Rick,

I'm not sure I get the complete picture of what you are
planning to do.  There are two things I would be concerned
about.  One is making sure the cable lines up properly with
the pully no matter what part of the drum it is coming off
of.  The other is to make sure the forces applied to the
cable drum by the cable tension are still distributed over
the drum axle in the same manner as with the original drum
orientation.  I somehow don't think they will be, but then
again, I said I did not really have the picture of what you
are thinking of doing . . .

Stan  w7ni@teleport.com

Rick Mintz wrote:

>  Hi, I am installing a power winch to my 55' crank up
> tower. A question for you tower guru's... On the current
> hand winch the wind-up drum is perpendicular to the cable
> supply (coming off a pulley), which is 15 feet above. Can
> anyone anticipate any problems with mounting the new
> electric winch drum parallel to this instead? This would
> make fabricating a new mounting plate much simpler. Rick,
> W1TY

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