If you have a truck with a lumber rack available, or like that, get it near
to the tower to where the "crew" can lift it the tower high enough to back
the truck under it. Then, wrangle the tower so that the truck can back up
under it, lifting it safely and easily .. worky worky! 73 Mark AA6DX
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Lux" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HDBX-48 Tilt Up
> 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
>> could do it with a Bobcat, but we failed. We kept it under control, no
>> got hurt and there was no damage to the tower or antenna. There is no
>> for a falling derrick. No real room for a crane. The project is almost
>> 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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