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Subject: [TowerTalk] quick question
From: Michael Goins <>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 22:22:18 -0600
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Odd question, but likely someone here will know.

I have a HG52SS tower up and I just put a cut off telephone pole behind it
(five feet in the ground). The tower has two bolts per leg and the plan is
to lower it fully and then remove the rear leg bolts and the top two in the
front legs and slightly loosen the other two to use as a pivot point. I
want to use a winch on the power pole over a pulley to the tower to lay it
over for service and major antenna work.

Much of the weight will be supported by the two large pivot bolts and if I
remember right, the tower itself is about 450 pounds. Will have a quad on
it with a rotor. How big/small of a hand crank winch can I safely use in
this application with the lowering cable about half way up the lowered
HG52SS (around 11 feet or so)?

Any practical suggestions will be of help.

Mike, k5wmg

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