[TowerTalk] Fulton 2500 winch single or dual speed?

Jon Pearl - W4ABC jonpearl at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Apr 3 17:46:42 EDT 2014

Then I would defer to you.  While my contribution was to do a little 
background digging - you have direct knowledge.

Now if they only produced those gears in bronze.

73, Rick.

Jon Pearl - W4ABC

On 4/3/2014 5:17 PM, Richard (Rick) Karlquist wrote:
> On 4/3/2014 1:50 PM, Jon Pearl - W4ABC wrote:
>> So there you have it.  By design the self-locking worm gear is very
>> inefficient causing some frictional heating but it's also easy on the
>> muscles and stops where you leave it.  If used properly and under low
>> duty cycles such as that of raising or lowering tower sections, one
>> would think that this winch set would work well.
>> Jon Pearl - W4ABC
>> www.w4abc.com
> When I replaced my K2550 with a KW3000, the amount of effort
> to raise the tower approximately doubled.  The amount of effort
> to lower it was about the same as the K2550.  After a few years
> of use, the KW3000 started to make squealing noises.  That was
> my experience, YMMV.
> Rick N6RK

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