I picked up 110' of Rohn 65G at the top very top and set the tower on a pier
pin. I personally wound not want to pick up a longer assembly than this
unless the crane was attached a few sections below the top. Doing this
makes it more difficult to plumb.
John KK9A aka P40A
Subject: [TowerTalk] Craning long pieces of tower
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 18:23:24 EDT
In the next few weeks, I will be putting tower on top of my new K0XG
bases. I'll also be setting the trusses on my new house and I'm planning
picking several sections of tower at the same time.
The towers will be Rohn 55 and Rohn 65. I've picked 90 feet of Rohn 55 in
one piece and was very comfortable in doing so, I've also seen 200 feet
of Rohn 55 lowered in one piece without incident. I have no intention of
lifitng that much 55 in one piece. However, my thoughts are it would not
a big deal to pick 100 or 110 feet of 55. With the 65, I'm thinking of 120
or 130 feet. Remember, the Rohn 55 K0XG systems guy bracket assemblies at
40 and 80 feet weigh around 100 pounds each. The Rohn 65 guy rings come
in around 150 pounds or so and will be at around 50 and 100 feet...total of
two for the 65 at that height. I realize the weight involved is no big
deal to the crane used in setting trusses and I've checked with them about
Anybody out there have some personal experience picking either 55 or 65?
I'm ionterested in other people's experiences with this.
TowerTalk mailing list