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Old 03-01-2014, 04:47 PM   #1
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Anybody have issues with a Brower Systems Davit Crane?

I'm in the market to buy a used davit crane and want to make sure there are no hidden surprises. I'm sure the material/craftsmanship is good, but have there ever been any issues with the hoisting winch? I'm currently looking at the EC 600 and 800 electric models. Any info or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-01-2014, 06:19 PM   #2
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I'm in the market to buy a used davit crane and want to make sure there are no hidden surprises. I'm sure the material/craftsmanship is good, but have there ever been any issues with the hoisting winch? I'm currently looking at the EC 600 and 800 electric models. Any info or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

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I installed a 600 unit in 2001. When I purchased it they didn't have any 600 unit motors in stock. So I was somewhat pleased when it arrived with a 800 unit motor. It was rather fortuitous as I ended up using it to lift a 14'Nouvurania with a 50hp Honda. It weighed about 850#. The crane has run with absolutely no problems. This year I am going to change the cable and service the motor for the first time.
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I noticed you are in Canada, is there a shop that services those hoisting motors? I heard that most of the motors/parts built for davit cranes were made by Rule, and discontinued their whole production line (newest stuff is hydraulic). I'll called Brower and I'm waiting for a reply, but I want to get as much info on parts/service before I buy something used.

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I purchased it directly from Brower. They came and did the install.
Any industrial motor repair facility worth it's salt can service the motor, or check with your local starter repair shop.
It is a stand motor and gearbox that just bolts into the frame.
Its basic and simple to service.

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