Well , I got the winch mounted on the top beam of the jib crane , and added a 2 3/4" pulley for the cable above the beam for a little moreheight . I've changed my mind about using the *battery I ordered , I'll be using the tractor battery for power . I did a test run a little while ago and unloading one load of wood from the yard trailer doesn't drain the battery enough to notice . Since I use the tractor to haul the wood out of the forest it gets recharged between uses with the winch . I considered adding a pulley and doubling the cable back to an anchor point on the top beam , but after today's test run I don't think that will be necessary . The loads ware way below the winch capacity , even for the biggest rounds I'll be handling . I noticed very little difference in cable speed between loaded and unloaded and the speed is just about right for this task . * A couple of years ago I was given a UPS that needed a new battery . Guess what ? The battery I ordered for the hoist is exactly the right size for the UPS ! I'll be hooking the UPS up to my computer surge protector and the telephone/modem/router surge protector . We get occasional flickers in the power line , this will eliminate those annoying delays waiting for the modem to reconnect . I'm a-comin' outta this one smellin' like a fresh-baked apple pie ! <smells much better IMO than a rose>
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