In a message dated 3/19/03 7:03:40 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> At 06:50 PM 2003-03-19 , Lance wrote:
> >I have recently acquired some Rohn 25G sections which I plan to erect
> >soon. I'm wondering if it would be of benefit to purchase the hinged base
> >plate to tilt the tower for antenna/rotor maintenance. If so, what does
> >group recommend as the maximum height to tilt such a tower?
> My first tower was 40 feet of Rohn 25 on a hinged base and house
> I had to throw a strong rope over the roof of the house and get a crew to
> help raise it to a vertical position. And that's with nothing on the top
> it! I would never try to haul up MORE than 40 feet, that's for sure -- it
> would probably buckle in the middle. Rohn tower sections are meant to be
> vertical when loaded.
> Whether house bracketed or standing in the middle of a field, I prefer "
> fixing" the first section in concrete and using a gin pole to add sections
> one at a time, stopping periodically (say, every 3 sections) to add guy
> And I can do that all by myself.
> Messing around with tilting towers over takes more people, is less safe
> while you're working on it, and may not get you as stable a tower when you
> get all done. I'd rather spend all day 130 feet in the air, installing
> rotors, masts, and beams, than screw around at ground level with hinged
> Same goes for the Rohn foldover. A disaster waiting to happen....
> Just my opinions, based on 40 years of using Rohn 25. Good luck.
> Bud, K2KIR