[TowerTalk] FW: Thrust Bearing Installation

maflukey at gmail.com maflukey at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 04:37:55 EST 2020

It's typically not about the dead weight of the mast & antennas, it's about
reducing the bending moment on the mast under wind loading.


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Subject: [TowerTalk] Thrust Bearing Installation

Installing a thrust bearing in a tower - Dead weight (along the gravity
vector) all on the rotator or all on the thrust bearing?  Seeing such things
as sleeves for towers, I would surmise that all of the dead weight is on the
rotator and only off-axis loads (perpendicular to the gravity vector)  are
handled by the thrust bearing.  I use two thrust bearings in my tower which
I don't believe effects the answer to the above question.  Ken K5RG


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