[TowerTalk] Taking delivery of crankup tower
el34guy at aol.com
Wed Nov 2 15:53:31 EST 2005
Real similar to what Steve described,
What I did with mine was wrestled if off the trailer onto 55 gallon steel drums laying on their sides(about 5 I think). The drums cost me 10 bucks each from a local oil/gas distributor. Every time you move the tower, roll some of the barrels more in that direction. Its not a bad height to be at either. I did a lot of repair work on mine on those barrels. Best of all you can take the drums back when your done if you want to for the core charge. They wont easily sink in mud(I had no grass at the time).
From: Kelly Johnson <n6kj.kelly at gmail.com>
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Sent: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 11:01:58 -0800
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Taking delivery of crankup tower
Thanks. That sounds like it will work. Now, how do you get the tower off the
delivery truck without damaging it? (and without 10 strong men :-))
On 11/2/05, Steve Katz <stevek at jmr.com> wrote:
> Two furniture dollys, one under each end of the tower. Lay down plywood in
> advance along the route (on the ground) so the dolly wheels rotate
> and don't sink into the yard. When back end of rear dolly clears the
> plywood, pick up that piece and lay it down again in front of the forward
> dolly. Two people can move a very heavy tower a hundred feet or so in
> 15 minutes this way...I know I have, lots of times. -WB2WIK/6
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kelly Johnson [mailto:n6kj.kelly at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 8:32 AM
> To: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Taking delivery of crankup tower
> Any recommendations on how to take a crankup tower off the delivery truck
> and transport to the back yard without a crane or 10 strong men? They are
> heavy and need support on both ends and the middle to prevent damage.
> is less than 10 feet (probably closer to 7 or 8 feet ) between the house
> side fence so transporting it to the backyard on a car carrier (or
> is not an option.
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
> questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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