Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by N6DCN, Mar 15, 2010.
Nope. But I like it. Whats the story behind it?
I am gonna guess that the beam is homemade.
Look like an old Hornet beam from the 60's or 70's.
Picture too far away to tell for sure though.
Not sure about the crank-up tower. Tri-ex maybe? I never installed any or owned any, but it looks like a good piece but older. Most new stuff has angle braces. Someone will recognize it. The exclusively horizontal braces are not common.
It's hard to tell with the tree but it has both Horizontal and semi vertical or actualy mabe X with horizontal straps
close up of element
My money is on the Hornet TB500.
Not giving odds though...
As for the tower, can you take a photo of the winch, and the area around the winch?
And maybe one close-up of one of the pulleys where the winch cable goes over to crank up the section above it?
Qk got some with it on the ground. The bottom section is 17.5 " across. The tower stands 54 feet tall. Cranked all the way up. It is thre sections.
It has a couple of things in comon with my buddies Triex LM-354 The date on his is 1987
that looks like its in good cond. just get rid of the rust spots, sand/dremmel it down take a look up close, if all is OK repaint it with galvanized paint and Bobs ya uncle...
amongst the Obvious replacement parts nuts bolts screws washers etc etc, i would also replace the pulley system guy wire and the drive belt, if the motor is frozen up, use some 3 in one oil around the shaft and all bearings let it soak for a day or two and work it by hand back and forth...
my also want to replace the brushes in the Motor to and do the same to the wench gear, take a part strip down and re_grease everything, put back togeather...
make DARM sure the break and release is fully functional, coz if that tower comes slaming down, god help you...
just one hint, if you intend on using the motor system, make some sort of cover for it to keep the rain out of the motor section but allow air to pass thru it.
good luck in the project.