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Subject: [TowerTalk] Raising fixture strength
From: KT2Q <>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 22:56:05 -0400
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Getting close to ordering a TRX80 raising fixture and was wondering about 
load capacity.

The tower is a US Tower HDX555 (900lbs) and the antennas on the tower weigh 
about 110lbs total. The mast is 20 foot (not sure what it weighs).

The bottom line is that I want to make sure the raising fixture can handle 
the load. I'm guessing that it was designed to raise and lower the tower, 
not the tower + antennas, mast and rotator.

Once tilted, I intend to brace the tower with heavy fence posts to take some 
of the load off the raising fixture cable.

Any thoughts?

73 Tony KT2Q 


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