In a message dated 6/28/02 8:18:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com
> My guess is sales of towers were dropping as the cost of concrete went up...
> todays cost the concrete and digging the hole cost more than the tower!
> Then ad
> the cost of a climbing belt and gin pole and the little 50ft self
> tower becomes a couple thousand dollar project.
And your point is...?
This stuff has never been free.
What does tower sales have to do with concrete cost? What tower sales? To
A backhoe is relatively cheap for what it does. Besides the excavation,
for a decent sized hole you also use the backhoe to pick up the couple
hundred pound rebar cage and drop it in the hole. A $200-400 charge is worth
A safety belt (what? no fall arrest harness?) is part of the cost of
being a tower owner. You can buy a new one with positioning lanyard for $75.
I thought I'd won the lottery when I bought my first tower for $150. It
was a Rohn HBX in sorry shape. By the time I got done with tower, concrete,
antenna, rotator, and cables - my $150 tower was now in the $1100 range. And
this was 25 years ago.
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