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Re: [TowerTalk] Shipping Companies

To: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Shipping Companies
From: Jon Pearl - W4ABC <>
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 23:43:00 -0500
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Hi Roger.

I've managed to move a couple of large crank-up towers by following the 
Egyptians example.  I've used large diameter PVC pipe in 3' or 4' 
lengths as rollers to simply roll the tower around the property.  When 
one of the pieces of pipe pops out from behind the tower it is picked up 
and thrown down in front of the tower in the path of travel.  You can 
easily slide the tower laterally on the slippery PVC by butting pipe 
pieces end to end to make turns as you go.

You'll shove the biggest tower pieces around your property with little 
effort and no ruts.

Tower: --------
Roller: |


You get the idea!


Jon Pearl - W4ABC

> Here?
> I can rig something for unloading, (I have a lot of steel, a couple of
> 4000# engine hoists, and two 4 ton cable hoists) but getting something
> heavy across the yard and around behind the shop is a real challenge.
> It'd take one of those fork lifts with the large pneumatic tires. I'd
> have to do it in the winter when the ground is frozen and wait till
> spring to install.
> One of the old farm wagon frames would be ideal for that and might even
> work in the summer, but certainly not in the spring.
> It took two years to get rid of all the ruts the last time I had a truck
> (Hy-Ranger) out there, but I'd sure like to replace that 25G with a good
> crank up without spending a fortune.
> 73
> Roger (K8RI)

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