[TowerTalk] Erecting a 40' Universal tilt base tower

Alan Young younga at worldnet.att.net
Thu May 15 20:32:35 EDT 2003

I am in need of some ideas on raising a tilt over base, 40 Universal tower.  It is aluminum, with a rotator, 20 lb 9 ft. mast and a Force 12 C3ss antenna that is about 30 lbs.  The tower can be walked up hand over hand by myself without the ant, mast, and rotator, but we tried with 4 large people and couldn't get it past about 30 degrees.  No more leverage at our height.  Is it possible and wise to attatch a line at the 30' level, route it above the peak of a roof and use a vehicle to pull it up?  Any thoughts or suggestioins would be most helpful.
Alan Young

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