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Re: [TowerTalk] Where to find-rent buck truck?

To: W4LDE-Ron <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Where to find-rent buck truck?
From: Eric Germann <>
Reply-to: Eric Germann <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 18:07:09 -0400
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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  ...

W4LDE-Ron wrote:
> 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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