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Author Topic: Tower winch  (Read 442 times)
NT9E
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« on: March 12, 2007, 07:07:36 PM »

Looking for a mfgr of a good 5:1 braking winch for tower(Wilson TT-45) for raising and lowering.
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N6AJR
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007, 11:12:26 PM »

see what texas towers has.
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N9SCY
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 04:35:11 AM »

Hello
Granger.com sells the fulton k1550 that is used on my US Tower ma550 $104.95
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/productIndex.shtml

73's N9SCY
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AC5E
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 05:06:58 AM »

Fulton, with the full time brake and clutch, by all means.
From my experience and by all reports, they are the best you can get. Just get a winch with more capacity than you must have because the crank gets harder to turn as the spool fills. Besides, another thousand pounds of capacity is than much more safety margin.

However, you may want to Google Fulton Winches and look at the whole line. When I was 50 and used to physical work a 5:1 direct geared winch was fine. A couple of decades of riding a desk later I find cranking the tower with a heavy antenna up is quite a chore. So I'm looking hard at a Fulton worm gear winch. Looks like that will be a summer project here.

73  Pete Allen  AC5E
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KL0S
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 05:15:04 AM »

Ditto on the Fulton K1550....that's what I use on my Hy-Gain 52SS crank up...it's the direct replacement of original winch.  You can also get them from Northern Equipment.

Dino KL0S/4
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AB7R
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007, 03:32:54 PM »

Fulton also has a larger version, the K2550.  Costs about $295.  That's whats on my HG-70HD and I just ordered new break pads for it.

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Greg
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N8RZO
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 05:03:20 PM »

If you are looking for a Fulton winch check out Northern Tool. They were the cheapest I could find. You may not find the K1550 in the catalog or on the web site, so call and ask for the K1550 .I then called Fulton Winch and ordered a second rachet pawl and spring to make my new K1550 into a KX1550, less the plastic gear cover. The hole for the pawl was already there. This gave added security for raising my U.S. TX455. [belt and suspenders] Do a Google on Norther Tool. A trailer dealer is some how now Fulton Winch. I cant find the number but I think it may have been Cequent Trailer in Wisconsin. They also have brake disk and other parts. I hope this will help you. Ken n8rzo
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