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Re: [TowerTalk] Raise Tower Using Crane

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Raise Tower Using Crane
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 09:33:45 EDT
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In a message dated 9/18/2006 1:07:48 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  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?

        It looks like the  overwhelming majority of folks give this a thumbs 
down, me included. I've picked  up 90' of 45G in one pick and 100' of 25G in 
one pick and they were just fine. I  wouldn't attempt any more than that. 
        Picking up a tower on the  side is somewhat problematic since the 
tower won't be hanging dead vertical and  it'll make it tough to get the 
mated. It's always better to have the  crane pick it from the top so it'll 
hang vertically. 
Steve    K7LXC

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