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[TowerTalk] Rohn SSV and Trylon questions

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From: (Scott Bullock)
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 05:57:10 -0400
Hi Scott,
Don't waste your time with trying to save $400 for the crane-spend it! it's
money well spent...I know. I put up a 40 footer last fall, had an 80' crane
come in for the lifting, and had all the tower and antenna hung in 3.5
hours-met the minimum for time and it didn't cost any more than the minimum
If you want to see my pics to see how it was done, go here:

Enjoy! The SSV is a pleasure to work on, and it really is a great tower for
ham applications, although a little expensive for most.

At 04:17 PM 4/26/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm gathering some facts to help with a comparison between the Rohn
>SSV and Trylon Titan free-standing series towers.
>Has anyone successfully installed a Rohn SSV tower without using a
>crane? I'm looking at the 60' version, where the bottom 20' section
>(5N) is 580 lbs. How does one go about mounting this section on the
>short base? Does Rohn have a special gin-pole assembly to hoist the
>remaining sections?
>Also, are there any conditions (soil, etc.) under which the 8'9" x
>8'9" x 4' deep Mat foundation would have to be replaced by something
>larger such as a Pier and Pin type foundation?
>Can someone share with me the material cost and time required to
>fabricate a gin-pole for use in erecting a Trylon Titan tower? 
>                                               73,
>                                               Scott
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