[TowerTalk] Erecting a 40' Universal tilt base tower

Dan dhearn at ix.netcom.com
Thu May 15 19:16:32 EDT 2003

We have used an aluminum sectional ladder to push up a 60 foot aluminum
tower past the difficult area you mentioned. A rope, tied near the tower
top, was used to pull it up the last part of the raising. 73, Dan, N5AR

----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Young <younga at worldnet.att.net>
To: <TowerTalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 5:32 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Erecting a 40' Universal tilt base tower

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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