I suggest you have an opposing winch around the section rails
so you are not trying to pull on the whole tower.
> Hi All,
> Thank you the replies. I also received many replies in private. Many of
> you suggested of bending the bracing with a crow bar or hitting it with a
> piece of wood. Well, I tried both methods today and neither of them
> worked. I would need a really long crow bar to bend that thing. The wood
> method didn't work as the wood absorbed all the pounding.
> I have an idea that might work and save me a lot of time. My tower is
> very close to my driveway. I could tie a cable to the bracing and attach
> the other end to a winch or a vehicle. With a 300-500lb force I should be
> able to bend the bracing just enough to clear the interference. When
> retracted the tower should be able to withstand the pulling force, I
> hope. Since I don't have a winch I will have to ask my neighbors for
> help. I will report back on my progress and result. Thanks and 73.
> Best Regards,
> Jonathan Woo, W6GX
> (970) 646-1711
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