Unfortunately this seems to be typical of GM. I purchased their 17.5'
Roof top tower and it took 3 shipments and 2 weeks to get the correct
parts. My friend's hazer took twice as many shipments and time to get
all the correct parts.
I found the only way to get things straitened was to talk to the
president and I believe her name is Andrea Martin.
73, Bill N2VZ
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ed Laughery
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 10:36 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] New Hazer problems - questions
This could wait until I call Glen Martin Engineering on Monday, but hope
someone can give a little guidance.
I just received (today - Saturday) a new Hazer - I ordered a Hazer 4
(galvanized) version but received the Hazer 3 assembly instructions.
part set that I received is a mix of aluminum and Galvanized steel. The
main top bottom assembly and vertical supports are Galv. Steel while the
cross braces, plate supports, etc. are aluminum - is this mix consistent
with a Hazer 4. In addition, I have three Aluminum pices approx 1 "
8" long that are not listed on the parts list. Parts also states that
should be 14 lugs - I only received 6. The six lugs are required to
the main top and bottom sections together. Two additional lugs are
if attaching the top pulley assembly to a reg section of Rohn 25 vs a
Tapered Top Section of tower. If mounting to the latter, you are
to use the supplied u-bolts, however, the supplied U-bolts do not fit
predrilled holes in the pulley assembly. I also found that the rotor
bracket assembly that contains the safety catch mounts on the opposite
per the drawing. Is this a H3 vs H4 model difference? A number of the
holes are either not drilled thru or are very ragged.
One last problem - I purchased the Brake Winch option - the handle
screws onto the shaft of the winch in a CW direction - a small spring
lock nut are installed on the end of the shaft - the lock nut only keeps
spring pushed against the handle - it does not tighten/snug up to the
handle. Cranking in the raise direction (CW) is fine, however, cranking
the CCW direction - results in the handle loosening off of the winch
Is the spring and lock nut supposed to keep the handle from backing off?
Is this typical of GME or did I simply get a Hazer manufactured the day
before a holiday !!!!!! All in all - considering what they charge - I
not every happy with the craftsmanship, instructions (poor - regardless
the model problem). Anyone else experience the same problems?
Thanks in advance for any help and advice.
Archestra Application Consultant
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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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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