Tired of turning

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tor
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Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:35 pm
Location: Marlboro County, SC
Martin Colony History: Capacity: 72 Troyers on 3 X Super-24 racks

Tired of turning

Postby tor » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:23 pm

I got tired of hand-winching racks. Yes, yes, I'm just 60, but preparing for the future :grin: . I bought one last year, and works flawlessly with a battery drill and a socket. Grease it up, and you're ready to go. Perfect.

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Location: Marlboro County, SC

2020: Capacity: 72 - First Scouts: 2/11
2019: Capacity: 72 - First Scouts: 2/22 - 70 pair - 315 fledged
2018: Capacity: 70 - First Scouts: 2/18 - 60 pair - 270 fledged
2017: Capacity: 42 - First Scouts: 2/25 - 39 pair
2016: Capacity: 42 - First Scouts: 3/10 - 32 pair
2015: Capacity: 24 - First Scouts: 3/23 - 4 pair

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TerryW
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Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Location: Nashville, Arkansas

Re: Tired of turning

Postby TerryW » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:06 pm

Maybe consider counterbalance system? They take a bunch of work though and bigger pipe. A heavy weight inside the pipe helps you raise and lower quickly, 10 seconds?. Work like you used to see in vertical wood windows of old houses. I just erected one, is a 16-gourd Abare rack on a 3" galvanized steel pipe. Will never blow down, I betcha! People used to use those old window weights as cat fish trot line weights.

Dave Reynolds
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Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

Re: Tired of turning

Postby Dave Reynolds » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:30 am

Tor ... Great choice .... A lot less work... for sure... Good Luck in your 2020 season.. :grin: :grin:

Dave
Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — First pair, 5 Eggs, 5 hatched, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :wink:

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Hatched and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :wink:

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tor
Posts: 201
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:35 pm
Location: Marlboro County, SC
Martin Colony History: Capacity: 72 Troyers on 3 X Super-24 racks

Re: Tired of turning

Postby tor » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:57 pm

Tor ... Great choice .... A lot less work... for sure... Good Luck in your 2020 season.. :grin: :grin:

Dave
Got two more winches replaced.

Same to you, Dave. They're getting closer. Good Luck on your season.
Location: Marlboro County, SC

2020: Capacity: 72 - First Scouts: 2/11
2019: Capacity: 72 - First Scouts: 2/22 - 70 pair - 315 fledged
2018: Capacity: 70 - First Scouts: 2/18 - 60 pair - 270 fledged
2017: Capacity: 42 - First Scouts: 2/25 - 39 pair
2016: Capacity: 42 - First Scouts: 3/10 - 32 pair
2015: Capacity: 24 - First Scouts: 3/23 - 4 pair

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