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[TowerTalk] wire-plow for 160 mtr radials?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] wire-plow for 160 mtr radials?
From: (Roger L. Elowitz)
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:16:32 -0400
Hi again Jack,

The problem with this great labor saving method is that someday you may
wish to aerate or thatch your lawn and then the problems begin snagging
radials... visible or not.  The DitchWitch method of plastic water pipe
installation is a no-brainer solution and leaves no mess to backfill
either. It makes a slice in the ground less than a quarter inch thick and
simply pulls the wire along underground.  I have no idea how much these
babies rent for but you can contact your local tool rental company and
as a
last resort, ask the guys at a lawn sprinkler installation company what
they'd charge you to do this work.  For them it's far easier that
installing pipe and making all manner of connections.


Roger, K2JAS

At 05:00 PM 4/29/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Why bury?
>I used to bury, but gave up and now use aluminum fence staples (a 6 
>inch wire with a hook at one end available from hardware stores 
>selling chain link fence supplies).? I 'staple' about every 1 1/2 
>feet or 3 feet where people/lawn mowers walk and don't bother in 
>other areas.? 
>After a year or so,? the grass/weeds/green stuff has grown over it 
>anyway and some of the wire has sunk underground also.
>Bruce, WA3AFS
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>> Date:????????? Wed, 29 Apr 1998 11:51:56 -0300
>> To:???????????
>> From:????????? Jack Goforth <>
>> Subject:?????? [TowerTalk] wire-plow for 160 mtr radials?
>> Hello towertalkers, need some advice...
>> I want to install ground radials for a new two tower vertical array 
>> on 160 meters.? Would appreciate any information on using a
>> "wire-plow" or similar device to install radials.? I have tried 
>> other common methods like edgers, spades and etc. but find them very
>> slow. I saw a broadcast tower installation go in using a plow.
>> Two men did three towers, 120 radials at each tower, in one day.
>> I have a small tractor, and am interested in making, buying or
>> something that will make the radial installation go more efficient
>> damaging my lawn. If you have experience or information about this sort
>> thing, I would appreciate your recommendations and advice. 
>> (I have info on the plow shown in Low Band DXing)
>> Thanks & 73,? 
>> Jack? K4IBP
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