[TowerTalk] Electric Hoist
n6ki73 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 13:52:54 PST 2009
Yes, am aware of HOISTs vs Winches and what there INTENDED use
looks like they need to be Weather proofed though as not meant to be in the
( and also 110Vac as opposed to 12VDC )
Did U weatherproof yours ( like you really get any rain in Phoenix ! )
I think a WARN 3700 lB lift with mechanical Brake would also work but wanted
if anyone has used a Winch and which one.
OI am a bit leary of Harbor Freight Chinese made Junque
and would rather recommend a quality product
( if such exists anymore since seems like nothing is made in USA anymore )
73, Dennis N6KI
On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Scotty Rathjen <scotty at ashiko.com> wrote:
> Hi Dennis OM,
> I have installed many electric HOISTS on both MA-40 s Ma-550 and Wilson
> tubular towers.
> The word you must know is HOIST. Not winch. Winches are rated to pull
> things (not lift things) and are NOT AT ALL THE SAME RATING as a Hoist.
> Busy here, but the bottom line is this: For your MA-40 (or equivalent
> tower) you can use the Harbor Freight 1300 Pound (double line) rated HOIST.
> I have a brand new one here in metro Phoenix if you are near here or just
> you can just get one at your local Harbor Freight.
> 73 KI,
> w7sw at ARRL.NET
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