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Re: [TowerTalk] How Do I Schedule a Freight Pick-Up?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] How Do I Schedule a Freight Pick-Up?
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Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:22:00 -0400
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I did this several years ago (1984?). I assume the situation is the same now 
that when the truck shows up at your door with your tower YOU have to unload 
it. I was somewhat lucky and tied the tower (75 footer weighing about 800 
lbs) to a tree and drove the truck out from underneath the tower. Part way 
through I hooked the tower balance point to an engine hoist and was able to 
move it around (I was on smooth concrete).

73, Larry  W6NWS

-----Original Message----- 
From: Bill Gaines
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2012 8:21 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] How Do I Schedule a Freight Pick-Up?

On June 29 my LM-470d was destroyed in a wind storm. I immediately started 
looking here and elsewhere for a suitable replacement. I found a couple but 
both were on the left coast and both indicated the buyer would have to 
arrange shipping. I have since found others closer to me but still the same 
thing about me doing the leg work on locating a shipper. I finally decided 
to replace the old tower with a new one also being shipped from the west 
coast. My reasoning was that since they do this full time they must have 
shippers waiting at their door to pick things up and haul away. I am told by 
the manufacturer that the tower is completed and is awaiting pick up by a 
trucking company. I have been told this story several times now....waiting 
on a company to come to pick it up. My question is this. Where do I go to 
find a flat-bed truck that will pick this tower up in California and bring 
it to me in Ohio?

There simply must be a reasonably quick way to get this done.

Bill AD8P

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