Since I don't like to climb towers, I go to the local Ace Hardware
Rental Place and rent a towable 50ft manlift. Their's even autolevels
itself. Only downside is you have to tow it. Runs about $160/day.
They also have self propelled to 60ft. A local crane service has some
Being a former firefighter, I used to watch my buddies rappel out of the
perfectly good bucket of a 112 foot ladder truck. Never saw a reason to
use a rope to get down when there was such a nice stairs with nice
hydraulics, but I digress ...
> Need some advice, had the local club scheduled to help get down my tower
> and tribander with the thought of donating it to the club.
> Rohn 25g 40ft, HamM-V rotor, CD-44 Rotor and a TA-32 plus a second TA-33
> thats performed very well with over 250 DX countries.
> Had a closing on this home yesterday and now I am a renter until the end
> of the month, then a new home SW of Atlanta
> Unfortunately the club has had to cancel due to illness of the climber,
> I would go up but the XYL doesn't want this vintage 65 year old up on
> the tower.
> Last time up was two years ago after the Hurricanes hit FL. New guy
> wires and rotor positioning was needed.
> SO - I need to get a buck truck or lift of some kind and I don't know
> where to start. Any ideas? I am going to start with the local yellow
> pages and maybe AES which has a local store can give me some ideas.
> Any ideas where to start is appreciated. Have a new SteppIR at the new
> QTH waiting for me.
> 73 de
> Ron W4LDE
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