[TowerTalk] tall crank-up tower post?

David J Windisch davidjw at cinci.rr.com
Mon Mar 2 14:36:15 PST 2009

Tks, Dan, and to all others who replied.  This below is what I sorta 
remembered the other day, and didn't find while searching.
'Preciate it.
73 Dave W8FGX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Hearn" <n5ar at air-pipe.com>
To: "David J Windisch" <davidjw at cinci.rr.com>; <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] tall crank-up tower post?

> Dave: I have one of several tall crank up towers built by U.S.Towers. It 
> is 131 feet tall with a load rating of 30sf in an 80mph wind. It has 
> digital readout of height, an anemometer to lower it in severe winds, and 
> each section has 3 lift cables to the next section. I have never seen a 
> crankup that used more than 1 lift cable between sections. Each section is 
> 30 ft tall. The mast is 2 7/8 chrome moly . The winch has a level wind 
> scheme to lay the cables smoothly.
>  If this sounds like a dream tower, it is, in my opinion. I believe UST 
> built 3 or 4 of them and mine was delivered in 2001. K7ZV was instrumental 
> in getting UST to build these and his supports a 3 el 80m yagi.
>  Several years ago UST contacted me about upgrading the tower by replacing 
> the aluminum cable pulleys with steel ones and using higher grade bolts on 
> the pulleys. They sent 2 workers and their tools to my place at no expense 
> to me, paid their air fare, motel, and rental car and did the job in a few 
> hours.
>  I am sure that everyone wants to know  what it cost. I am sworn not to 
> reveal that but it was listed in their catalog a year or 2 later at 29k as 
> I remember. I expect it would be quite a bit more now.
> 73, Dan, N5AR
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David J Windisch" <davidjw at cinci.rr.com>
> To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
> Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 10:57 AM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] tall crank-up tower post?
>> Searched unsuccessfully for a post  within the last 2 years (I think) 
>> regarding 5 specially-built 100-foot-plus crank-ups with large wind-load 
>> capacity fully-extended.  Any help out there, please?
>> Tia & 73 Dave W8FGX
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