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Subject: [Towertalk] winches to pull up tower
From: (Richard Karlquist)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 08:35:30 -0700
Go to the Heights Towers web site.
Drake just revamped the site and 
has pictures of the redesigned fold
over kit for tilting over their
towers.  You might be able to adapt
their fold over system to your tower,
if your Universal section is similar
to a Heights sections.

The other thing you can do is us a 2"
by 20 foot water pipe as a "falling
derrick" type ginpole.  My web site shows the falling derrick
principle for raising a vertical.  However,
you have to be careful to spread the
load on the tower so you don't crush the
tubing from the pull up force.  You 
can also see diagrams of falling derrick
techniques on some of the web sites selling
tilt up windmill masts.

Rick Karlquist    N6RK 

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> Hello All!  I have a question , I have a 60 foot Universal 
> aluminum tower 
> with a log periodic and a dual band vertical along with a 
> rotor so I have 
> around 100 lbs. at the end of my tower .  Climbing this 
> tower for repairs is 
> out of the question.  I was thinking of using a winch to 
> pull it up or to 
> lower it for repairs or adjustments.  does anyone have 
> experience with this 
> type of system ?  I would like to know What type of winch 
> to use what type of 
> cable, what do you attach the winch to?  should I keep the 
> top of the tower 
> as light as possible ? how far up do I hook the cable to 
> the tower?  Any info 
> or insight would be greatly appreciated !  thanks   John KB2HUK
> Also This tower project is not complete yet I only have the 
> first 10 ' of 
> tower in the concrete ...   room for changes.    thanks
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