I used an inexpensive trailer I obtained from the guy that used to supply
trailers to K-Mart. It came as just a frame kit, no box. I picked up a
couple pieces of UniStrut from Home Depot, bolted two 3' long pieces to the
trailer and two 2' long pieces to the trailer tongue. Made 4 large U Bolts
from 1/4" threaded rod and used the to secure the tongue to the bottom end
of the tubular tower and the trailer frame to the other end of the tower.
Then I used a motorcycle hold down strap to secure the inner tower sections
of the tower so they would not come out, hung a red flag on the end of the
tower and away I went.
These trailers are usually available for less than $200 new. I have moved
several towers with this set-up, all the way up to 150 feet of Rohn 45G and
several 70 foot crank-ups.
de Paul, W8AEF
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Hatzakis, Jr" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 6:04 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Clever Solution for moving a tower
> Ok guys, looking for some clever solutions. I just bought a tower, MA-550
> with raising fixture and rotor base, sort of used. It's in Portland, I'm
> Seattle (250 miles away). It was an opportunity I just couldnt pass up.
> now need to go pick it up. It's too heavy for a couple of guys to get it.
> There arent any rental co's that I can find such that I can rent a trailer
> so perhaps a tow could put it onto. It's 435 lbs, 22 feet long.
> Suggestions on how to get it up here?
> Michael Hatzakis, Jr
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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