30' Aermotor Tower??

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mbaltrotsky
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30' Aermotor Tower??

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Hello everyone! I am looking for some info on what I believe is an Aermotor Tower. The tower has two sections, an A674 base and mast pipe. Everything I see online talks about a 27' and 33' but nothing about a 30'. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!!
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A picture would help ID it. It's very possible to have mis-match, a different tower, with an Aermotor stub tower on the top. Quite common.
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The part number is aermoter.if the top of the tower is notched and fits tight against the mast pipe and squeezed together with a square clamp and has four bolts that holds the tower together under the clamp it's aermoter
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Also there early towers were 20ft,30ft,40ft and up
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Thanks. I have attached some pictures... The bottom pieces are 10' and the top are 20'.
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I don't see pictures. Maybe you overlooked a step. Took me a while to learn ..
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Windcatcher530 Dan
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That's an early tower with the slotted round head bolts.the first hoop step ladder on a aermoter tower was around 1899.yours is right around that i believe.you have alot of work ahead of you straightening that tower.Good luck.
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Re: 30' Aermotor Tower??

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Thanks!! Do you have any idea what mill hung on that style tower? I believe based on the A674 mast it was likely an 8' wheel??
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It probably was a 8ft model 602 . It might of had an open gear on it originally and then was updated to a oil bath.Aermotor pushed that on there customers.
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