Gearmotor Switch Box

Our gearmotors have tremendous torque power, are super smooth acting, and quiet.   The 'Medium torque' model will crank tower up in about 11 minutes or less.  The 'Low torque' , faster 40 rpm model will fold smaller towers over in only about 6.5 minutes.

 The motorized system can fold over a very heavy duty 72 ft. tower (over 25 sq.ft. at 80 mph  model) with over 330 lbs. of deadweight loaded 4 feet above the  apex.  See table for other capacities.

SCREW ACTUATOR SYSTEMS

PRICE

Medium Duty 1.0" dia., Screw Actuator, hand crank bar included$339
Heavy Duty 1.25" dia., Screw Actuator, hand crank bar included$439

Introducing Heights' Aluminum Fold-Over-Kits--
Avoid the risk of tower climbing.  Adjust or change Antennae or instruments quickly and efficiently!

Folding over a 72 ft. tower (model rated at over 34 sq. ft. at 80 mph wind speed.)

Great video showing Fold Over Kit Opeation!

TOWER HEIGHT

Max. Payload Capacity

(Lbs / Kgs) 

80 ft.275  /  125
88 ft.
250 / 114
96 ft.
​170 / 102

FOLD OVER KITS

PRICE

FOK for size 172 sections & sometimes 225 sections$935
FOK for size 225 & 288 section
$1055

The Fold Over Kit maybe be operated with manually at heights up to 64 ft. (it becomes difficult with more than that) or with a Gearmotor Kit attachment.

The Gearmotor Kit is modular and may be attached at anytime; only takes 15 minutes to install.

How much time, effort and money will you save with a motorized Fold-Over-Kit?  Here are some costs:

GEARMOTOR KITS

PRICE

Gearmotor Kit, our 'lower' torque, 40 rpm, 1/2 HP with 7.9 amps, single phase 115 VAC. Includes screw-coupler, mount & drumswitch w/pendant.   $1101
Gearmotor Kit, medium torque, 22 rpm, 1/2 HP with 7.9 amps, single phase 115 VAC.  Includes
screw-coupler, mount & drumswitch
w/pendant. 
$1101
Gearmotor Kit (adapted for 220 VAC operation), medium torque, 30 rpm, 1/2 HP with 5.2/2.8 amps, single phase 115/230 VAC.  Includes
screw-coupler, mount & drumswitch w/pendant.   

$1201
Gearmotor Kit, hi torque ** with 12 ft of cording pre-wired with drum-switch ***, etc.  Heavy-duty gearmotor available only on factory recommendation.
$1455

This design is super sturdy and will not shift or creak in the wind!  The three large axle-bolts slide into place for easy lockdown when the FOK is clamped shut.

FEATURES INCLUDE
- Prevents catalytic corrosion between dissimilar metals
- Strong 6061 T6 alloy
- All aluminum 
- Precision Machined
- Thoroughly Engineered for reliability in all phases
- Relatively lightweight and Easy to assemble
- Can be mounted on our Four Foot Stand or between certain 8 ft. sections in tower


 

FOLD-OVER KITS

We now offer Schaeffer's Brand #274 Moly E.P. Synthetic Plus Grease.  This synthetic blend will keep your Screw Actuator System well lubricated throughout the year.  

$9.15 per catridge.

FOUR FOOT STANDS


        PRICE       

 WEIGHTS 

Kgs / Lbs

35" Width, for towers with legs up to 2.88" size$686112  /  51
26" through 30" width, for towers with legs at 2.88" size$63797  /  44
26" width, for towers with legs up to 225" size
$58088  /  40
18" and 22" width, for towers with legs up to 225" size
$56580  /  36

Our Fold Over Kits are a great solution to folding over some of our tallest towers (tested on over 120 ft. models).  This allows the owner to gain access to an antenna/instrument array within minutes, and WITHOUT climbing!   

 

Add Gearmotor Kit to the FOK above for the total:

No other Mounting Stubs are needed for the kit; the only additional accessory needed, besides the gearmotor option, is the Screw Actuator System!

The Stand is mounted on easy-to-install clevis weldments which are fastened to large threaded anchor bolts.  This type of base may also be used for direct tower to base connections (see Base page).  The Stand itself consists of super-strong, doubled up legs and extra strong lattice to handle the additional torque sometimes experienced below a Fold Over Kit.  While more expensive than a tower sections per foot, they have greater torsional and shear resistance.

Stands are fabricated with heavy and reinforced materials, much heavier than normal legs and braces.  For an exact description on our sizing of tower section legs, please see Table 3 and 4 of our tower section specs.  Stand legs are much thicker, composite legs and contain about twice as much material as a regular tower section; they are specially designed for the overturning vectors of a Folding tower.

PRICES are subject to change without notice.  We give Amateur Radio Club discounts!