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Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Isotruss Towers

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Isotruss Towers
From: Steve Maki <>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 01:27:52 -0500
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Jim Lux wrote:

>> I was pretty impressed until I got to the following sentence in the
>> instruction manual:
>> Warning: Isotruss towers are not meant to be scaled or climbed.  Do not
>> climb this tower for any reason!!
>> Oh well,
>> ***dan, K6IF

>That's what the bucket truck is for!  The isotruss products are meant as
>replacements for steel or wood utility poles, not ham use, per se. Most
>utilities use trucks for doing any serious service work.  (I can't see
>wrestling a 200 pound pole transformer standing in gaffs and a climbing
>belt.  Sure, they used to do it, but not any more.)

Oh? They are supplied in heights to 300', and are specifically
marketed as antenna support structures. Pretty big bucket truck,

Their selling point is low cost istallation, but it's not so easy
that a 300' model is going to be lowered every time a service call
is needed. I'm not sure what they are thinking, but it's a fatal
flaw in the works. They must design the thing for climbing if they
expect to sell the tall ones.

Steve K8LX

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