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To: N4BAA - JOSE CASTILLO <>,towertalk reflector <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] SCREW IN ANCHORS
From: Bill Aycock <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 20:09:08 -0500
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I installed five of the large CHANCE anchors when I put my Rohn 25 
Fold-over in. The Chance anchors were an Over-Kill, but the price was right 
and a safety margin usually helps.
I went to the local Tool Rental store and rented an electric driver of the 
type used by Mobile Home Set-up crews. These are usually a worm drive 
electric motor with an adapter to catch the eye on the anchor, and a 
switch. the switch is reversible, and, for safety, is "momentary" so the 
system stops if you slip.
For mobile home use, with smaller anchors, the unit is just hand held with 
a pipe bar. For the Chance anchors, you may have to brace the bar on the 
An alternative, that I have not needed to use, is the local Utility 
Company. They have hydraulic drives for working with such anchors, and they 
do it FAST.
Good luck- and- be careful-Bill-W4BSG

At 08:37 PM 8/22/2005 -0400, N4BAA - JOSE CASTILLO wrote:

>TT Guys and Gals,
>What is the easiest way to remove and install LARGE AB
>CHANCE guy anchors?  I am in the Navy and once again having
>to "UPROOT" my towers and plant them else where.....
>I spent two days on EACH guy anchor manually screwing them
>in...and I AM NOT DOING THAT AGAIN....HI HI..I will probably
>   cut them off if need be and do something else at the new
>Isn't there a way to drive them in with a machine?  I can't
>get the TELEPHONE companies truck where I need them to
>be...but a backhoe and or bobcat will make it easily...
>Is there an attachment I can look for!!!!????
>Jose Castillo - N4BAA
>See:  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.
>TowerTalk mailing list

Bill Aycock - W4BSG
Woodville, Alabama 


See:  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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