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

To: 'Larry' <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] How Do I Schedule a Freight Pick-Up?
From: Al Kozakiewicz <>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 12:04:28 -0400
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There are two ways to do this that I know of:

Hire a light specialty trucking company.  Often they also do local household 
moves.  Probably the most expensive option.

Call one of the many LTL* carriers - Con-Way, Old Dominion, Yellow, Estes - 
there are a million of them.  Rates are based on weight and distance.  As long 
as the manufacturer can load the tower and you can figure out a way to unload 
it, you shouldn't need any special services.


* - Less Than a Load

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Larry
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2012 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] How Do I Schedule a Freight Pick-Up?

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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