On 09/04/07 11:10 am Pat Chiles wrote:
> I received an email inquiry this morning about how I actually start my
> crank-up tower tilting over so that the weight of the tower is off dead
> center and starts it decent unaided. For those of you who haven't had the
> pleasure it is not easy. I have tried several levers and fulcums and have
> yet to get the right combination. I have also toyed with the idea of a metal
> bracket to slide under the tower leg and provide a surface to place a bottle
> jack under the bracket. As I am writing this the idea of putting a chain
> with it's ends bolted together under the leg and using a car jack comes to
> mind. So my question is what methods have you tried and been successful
> with. Is the "end all silver bullet approach" out there?
I've used a wrecking bar between the bottom of the tower proper and the
mounting plate of my UST HDX-555.
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