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Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-472

To: "John Gager" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-472
From: EZ <>
Reply-to: EZ <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:31:32 -0700
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You can always order the tower with the manual winch (K2550) and replace the
crank handle with a cog, chain, another cog, and a geared motor down the
road.  This is what one of my buddies uses and it works fine.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Gager" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 12:22 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] US Tower TX-472

> I really appreciate hearing everyone's thoughts on the TX-472. Seems the
> majority thinks it would be best to go with the motorized version however
> when I said yesterday that it only added $1500 to the total cost, that was
> mistake. It actually adds about $2400 to the cost. The TX-472 is $4,119
> TexasTowers and the TX-472MDP motorized version is $6,599. HRO is about
> same. Then if you add the Tower Raising Winch ($700), plus other
> accessories, concrete, rebar, etc., you could easily be sinking $10,000
> in the tower itself, and that's before you even start thinking about the
> antennas :)
> Fortunately I have a very understanding wife and after I discussed it with
> her last night, she told me that I should get what I want and would be
> for me.
> I'm also considering purchasing the 55' TX-455 which would not require the
> motorized winch and is only $2400. I think part of my final decision will
> depend on how my neighbors feel about the tower. Unfortunately I live in a
> residential area so I need to obtain three fall zone easements from my
> neighbors if I put up the 472. One of them is my next door neighbor and
> are OK with it. The two in back I don't know so they might have a problem
> with the tower. If I only put up the 455, then I only have to obtain an
> easement from my neighbor that I know. If I have a hassle getting the
> easements for the 472, then that might make my final decision.
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