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Re: [TowerTalk] Raise Tower Using Crane

To: Keith Dutson <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Raise Tower Using Crane
From: Tim Duffy K3LR <>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 20:43:47 -0500
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I would not suggest doing what you propose. I have had towers raised by cranes
and professional tower crews and I have never seen 200 feet of Rohn 55G done at
once. 60 foot pieces might be OK (without guys), but I would consult directly
with Rohn for their expert advice to make sure.

When we used a crane to set my 40 meter tower (24" face, with solid 1" legs) we
only set 60 feet at a time (without guys). That is what the tower manufacture
(PiRod) specified.

At 200 feet, are you close to any public use airports (private or commercial)?

Good Luck and Be Safe!
Tim K3LR

Keith Dutson wrote:

> I am going to assemble a 200 foot Rohn 55G tower on the ground, including
> guys.  Then I plan to rent a crane to raise it.  I have heard this can be
> done by attaching the crane at a point about 2/3 up from the base.  What
> problem(s), if any, will be encountered in this process?  How difficult will
> it be to align the base with the lower legs and insert the bolts?  Any
> special procedure to follow for attaching the guys?
> Thanks in advance for your advice.
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