[TowerTalk] "Bucket Truck" for Tower Work?
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 09:18:56 -0400
Drive over to your local beverage store on Friday afternoon and wait until
a large bucket truck pulls in. When the driver of the truck comes out of
the store see what he purchased. I have secured the services of truck and
driver all day Sat. for a case of Bud (24 cans). Who says I am not cheep.
Jeff Maass wrote:
> I'm beginning to shop for a crane to assist in the refit of my 70'
> tower. I was looking at hourly rental of a crane with a 80-foot
> working height with operator included.
> A neighbor suggested that he could get me a weekend rental
> of a "bucket truck", where the operator rides in the bucket while
> controlling the extension of the boom. This would seem to be
> ideal should any on-tower tuning be needed, as well as significantly
> cheaper than a crane/operator.
> Does anyone have experience with using one of these devices for
> tower work? Problems (other than my hesitation to operate it
> without adequate training)? Caveats?
> I'll be removing a small tribander and Hay-Gain 2-element 40 and
> installing a KT34XA and Cushcraft 2-element 40.
> Jeff Maass email@example.com Located near Columbus Ohio
> USPSA # L-1192 NROI/CRO Amateur Radio K8ND
> Maass' IPSC Resources Page: http://home.columbus.rr.com/jmaass
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