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Re: [TowerTalk] winch to lift tower

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] winch to lift tower
From: Carmine W Prestia Jr <>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 11:15:16 -0500
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Quoting katy white <>:

> I wish to lift a 60' Bergey tower.  They sell a winch kit that   
> attaches a winch to a guy anchor.  The kit is pretty expensive.  To   
> use my own winch, what would you recommend I attach the winch   
> to..bumper of truck or?

When planning to put up my tower I originally thought about using a  
truck with winch.  If you are going to do that I recommend having  
someone with a significant engineering background calculate the force  
needed at the point the lifting cable is attached to the tower.  Mine  
calculated to be 4,000 pounds of lifting force needed at horizontal.   
Of course that decreases as the tower moves toward verticle.  It  
depends on the cable angles so plan accordingly.  There are a lot of  
light duty winches out there.

Carmine W Prestia Jr


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