> I just had a "us tower" ma-850mdp rope rust-out and break. The tower
telescoped straight down. I'll be getting a crane to bring it down. My
question is what's the chance of it being damaged. 20%...30%...so forth and
would be damged....
Bummer, Dude! The only way you're going to know is to try to extend it
once it's horizontal. You may need some heavy duty chain-hoist type
pullers to get it apart. The fatal things might be the cable attachment
I'm betting you and a clever welder/machine shop can help you get it
Cheers & GL!
PS - How old was the tower? Had the cables ever been lubricated? (Next
time use PreLube on the cables annually and avoid this problem.) Do you live
in a hostile cable environment (salt water, air pollution, etc.)?
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