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Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn tilt-over question

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn tilt-over question
From: "David Hachadorian" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 05:13:50 -0000
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From: "Robert Nickels" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 3:12 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn tilt-over question

>I have a 58 foot Rohn 25 tilt-over and have a question that 
>I can't find
> answered in the Rohn literature or on the web.
> The guy who helped me install the tower said that two 
> bolts should be
> installed at the hinge during normal operation (I think 
> this is what
> Rohn calls the "shipping tab").  The manual says these 
> should be
> installed for initial installation, and obviously need to 
> be removed to
> tilt the tower over.   Not being a climber, this means I 
> have to recruit
> a buddy to climb up and remove the two bolts whenever I 
> tilt it over,
> and replace them afterward, which is an inconvenience. 
> My question
> is:  Is it necessary for these bolts to be installed, or 
> is the
> combination of guys and the boom clamp sufficient?
> I followed all of Rohn's instructions and the tower has 
> held up well so
> I don't want to cut corners, but the manual doesn't say 
> whether these
> bolts should be installed, or not.   Thanks for any 
> advice.

>From the Rohn catalog:

"In seconds the entire tower top is folded over and 
accessible. When work is completed, tower is easily returned 
to up-right position and you never leave the ground!"

I interpret that to mean that you don't have to climb the 
tower twice to remove and reinstall the bolts. That's why I 
bought it, so I wouldn't have to climb it. Mine has been up 
for 29 years without those bolts.

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ 


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