Large yagis can be hoisted up with the gin pole and tower operator can
wiggle the yagi around the guy wires, or a tram line can be set up and the
yagi can be hoisted up in that manner. That was how the yagi was hoisted up
onto my tower.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Grant Saviers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, 18 March, 2011 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] When to RETIRE from climbing?
> 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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