I bought a used LM354 which was in a guys back yard. He single handed
it into the street with a two wheel dolly that had small trailer
pneumatic tires. If the tower is balanced on such a dolly it is amazing
how it can be maneuvered. An engine hoist could lift one end so the
dolly can be positioned at the balance point, then a few willing hands
can move it. Just need to make the dolly.
On 12/2/2010 8:43 PM, Jon Pearl - W4ABC wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
>> Roger (K8RI)
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