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Re: [TowerTalk] HDBX-48 Tilt Up

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HDBX-48 Tilt Up
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 20:50:32 -0700
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On 10/10/11 8:10 PM, Gary "Joe" Mayfield wrote:
> Any hints on tilting up a Rohn HDBX-48?  I have a Traffie Hex beam just
> above the top ( another 12 pounds).  My machinist next door neighbor said we
> could do it with a Bobcat, but we failed.  We kept it under control, no one
> got hurt and there was no damage to the tower or antenna.  There is no room
> for a falling derrick.  No real room for a crane.  The project is almost out
> of time for the year and pretty much out of money.
I'm having trouble understanding the rigging here..

Are you pulling the tower up with the Bobcat?  How do you not have room 
for a falling derrick?  It doesn't need to be all that huge to get the 
angles such that you can pull it up.

Or are you trying to "push" the tower up from underneath (because 
there's something on the "uphill" side of the tower?

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