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Re: [TowerTalk] Starting the Tower Tilting

To: "'Pat Chiles'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Starting the Tower Tilting
From: "Gary Saboe" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 19:00:13 -0500
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A toe jack/lift functions well for this purpose. I use a welded toe jack
bracket (PD Machine 978-273-4841) that slips over a 4-ton bottle jack to
lift my UST HDX772 MDPL. Toe jack has "L" shaped braket that ships over the
4-ton bottle jack providing a 2" wide by 2-1/4" long projecting lift surface
made from 1/2" thick steel to slip under the back leg of the tower. Jack
provides 7" of travel. Bought it when PD Machine was selling them on eBay --
seems it was pretty inexpensive -- about $80-90 delivered with a 4-ton
bottle jack.

Gary, NØGS

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Pat Chiles
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 2:47 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Starting the Tower Tilting

Thank all of you that replied.  I liked the hydralic approach, but it was a
bit expensive for my taste.  I started looking around my place for a
solution and found the perfect one for me.  It is the poor man solution.
Use a "come along".  Hook one end to the tower leg and the other end to the
top of one of the braces.  Works like a champ.  Here is one at Harbour
Freight for $16.95 .

Pat, K8PC

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