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Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn Crank Up Tower

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn Crank Up Tower
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 13:48:45 -0600
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Hi Ken --
The only crankup I remember Rohn selling was in the 60s 
or 70s when Rohn bought out the Spaulding company.  
They had a #6 crankup which they sold in 37' (2 section), 
54' (3 section), and 71' (4 section) heights.  They were 
advertised as "Light duty guyed" towers.

The thing which stands out in my memory was a full page 
caution drawing of a person who had treated the crankup 
tower incorrectly and it showed him holding out his hand 
(perhaps it was both hands) with only stubs where fingers 
had been.  It was in a catalog with almost no color but 
that one had BRIGHT RED on the ends of the stubs.  It 
left a definite impression on me about being careful 
around crankup towers.

It was not made with welded rod stock like the heavier 
towers but instead it had tubular legs and stamped metal 
braces mounted horizontally (no Z braces).

Perhaps this helps a little.  Good luck in your search and 
Jim - K5LAD

On 19 Mar 2007 at 11:29, wrote:

> Is anyone familiar with or have information on Rohn crankups?  The
> tower in question is a 3 section crankup that is supposed to be
> similar to a Tri-ex LM354 or US tower HDX-555.  When were these made
> by Rohn?  Does anyone have a brochure, drawings, etc?  Thanks, Ken,
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