Other than cost aren't there tilt over bases already made for these
towers? Telphone poles were not made for that purpose. I sure would
not want to risk killing my friends and family members over $1000.00.
Do it right and do it safe. This is a hobby.
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On 12/9/2011 12:46 AM, Kevin Normoyle wrote:
> sounds like you're not going to back guy the power pole?
> don't say how high it is.
> if the pole is only 6' out of the ground, the pulling force on a single wire
> winch is probably 1500 lbs or so.
> That might make the power pole pull over, depending on what the ground is and
> how the pole is packed in.
> independent of the size of the winch, you might be concerned about braking
> capacity and also how hard it is for you to turn the crank on the winch.
> A double wire pulley adds more components.
> If you had more pole out of the ground (9' or so) then the pull probably
> to 1000 lbs or so, putting less stress on pulleys etc.
> A heavy quad/rotor can change things..adding a lot of weight at the end can be
> worse than a heavier tower.
> obviously you want cable with a working load limit well beyond this.
> don't say what the diameter of the power pole is. Don't want to snap it.
> On 12/8/2011 8:22 PM, Michael Goins wrote:
>> 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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