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[TowerTalk] Gin pole design - swivel head?

Subject: [TowerTalk] Gin pole design - swivel head?
From: "Mark" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 14:28:06 GMT
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Hello TowerTalkers,

 I was doing some tower work recently and was having trouble keeping the rope 
running as free as I would like through the pulley head. I am using a gin pole 
based on the GP-81 kit from W9IIX (, with some 
modifications. I replaced the flat-faced pulley sheave with a rounded-groove 
sheave having a bronze bushing.

I found that the rope ran significantly more freely if I turned the pulley 
opening toward the tower during section attachment/detachment, and toward the 
landing zone on the ground during the lifts. I was turning the gin pole mast 
manually in the clamp about 180 degrees each time. I'd like to have this 
automatic without having to loosen the mast clamp.

 Have any of you converted your gin poles with a swivel arrangement? How did 
you accomplish it mechanically?

Thanks for your suggestions,


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