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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower removal. Gin Pole or something else?

To: Dan Cisson <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower removal. Gin Pole or something else?
From: Mike Lyon <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:25:32 -0700
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Pulling each section down with a gin pole would require moving the gin pole
down after each section removal. So wouldn't you need 2 clamps on the
bottom of the gin pole and then one mid way up to secure the gin pole when
lowering it down a section when lowing the bottom clamps?


On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Dan Cisson <> wrote:

> Takes forever ??? I can not understand that...,, as long as there is
> not rust in the joints, you should be able to get it down in less than an
> hour
> by gin pole.  If you don't mind paying a little,, a bucket truck is
> quicker, as
> long as they can get close by the tower..Actually, my bucket truck
> "basket"is rated for 500lbs,
> and could pick up the entire tower.  Other practices are to hinge the
> base, or set pulleys
> on a pole or tree and lay it down.. However, this likely may mess up the
> base section at
> ground level.. Your question needs more info on how the base section is
> attached to foundation
> for faster alternatives.
> That would answer the overall best way to do it,, but gin pole is
> quick...Good Luck,, Dan N4GNR
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Lyon" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 4:59 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower removal. Gin Pole or something else?
>  Howdy,
>> So I have erected many towers using a standard 12 foot gin pole, works
>> great, but takes forever. However, what is the best practice these days
>> for
>> removing a 50-60 ft Rohn 25 tower? Gin pole or is there an easier way?
>> Thanks,
>> Mike
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