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Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?
From: Grant Saviers <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:48:46 -0700
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On 3/18/2011 3:22 PM, K8RI on TT wrote:
> On 3/18/2011 4:15 PM, Grant Saviers wrote:
>> I've decide the price-performance-safety-no sweat of rental boom lifts
>> (e.g. Genie lift, JLG Lift) are a winner.
> As you go up in height is soon becomes favorable to hire a crew for the
> day and you'll save money.

My impression is that commercial tower climbers aren't cheap, so what 
are the usual climber and helper rates from a tower maintenance 
company?  What do they require for  pre-climb tower inspection, 
certification, installed safety gear, etc?  How do they get large yagis 
onto guyed towers?

Since the boom lift rates go up somewhat exponentially with reach 
height, it would be good to know the cost cross-over point.

My 85' rental was about $475 door to door one day.   I see a 65' rents 
for $350 plus delivery.  The local rental yards are cheaper than the big 
chains in my experience.

Grant KZ1W


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