Garage Door Lift Cable Drum

Garage Door Lift Cable Drum


  • Drum Type: Standard Lift
  • Max Garage Door Hight: 8’-1”
  • Max Garage Door Weight: 530 lbs.
  • Cable Compatibility: 1/8”
  • Diameter: 4.8”
  • Mounting Compatibility: 1” shaft/tube with key



The lift cable drums are made of aluminum compound and manufactured using die cast technique, which is a process of forcing molten metal under high pressure into a mold cavity. The standard 4.8’ cable drum (or pulley) is mounted to the door’s shaft by 2 locking bolts. The garage door torsion system has 2 lift cable drums, left (black) and right (red) and can lift up to 265 lbs. each, which equals to 560 lbs all together. The garage door lift cable drums transferring the spring’s torque from the shaft to the garage door itself through the garage door cables. Once the garage door is lifted, the cables attached to the bottom of the garage door starting to wrap around the lift cable drums, keeping the garage door under balance while the torsion spring getting unwind.

Warning: Carrying out a garage door repair/installation can be dangerous if not preformed according to the local and national standards and verified by a professional.

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