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Re: [TowerTalk] Safety of unguyed tower

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Safety of unguyed tower
From: Steve Maki <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:36:08 -0500
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Heavy duty ginpoles for broadcast tower stacking are available from ERI, 
Cessco, and others.

I've got two ginpoles made from Rohn tower with the roosterheads and 
feet made by Mark Paulding at Tower Equipment Co. Inc.

My R25 pole will handle 800lbs if the angle isn't severe, and my R55 
pole will do 2000lbs.

-Steve K8LX

On 1/17/2012 8:27 PM, wrote:
> I have seen heavy duty gin poles capable of lifting heavy tower sections,
> but I have never found a place that sold them.  Where are they commercially
> available?

>> You better get some proper on-site help on this.
>> The sections can certainly be installed with a ginpole and maybe (or
>> probably) temporary guys, but 800 lb 20' sections require someone with
>> experience and the right equipment.
>> -Steve K8LX

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