[TowerTalk] Tower Foundation (was Concrete Prices)

Patrick Greenlee patrick_g at windstream.net
Thu Jan 2 14:21:21 EST 2014

My plumber brought a little Kubota track hoe on-site and let me use it while 
his crew went to lunch.  Dead simple to operate and fun too. Don't be afraid 
to rent one of these.

Patrick NJ5G

-----Original Message----- 
From: Ken
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2014 11:42 AM
To: Marsh Stewart
Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Foundation (was Concrete Prices)

On Jan 2, 2014, at 12:05 PM, Marsh Stewart wrote:

> A major consideration is that access to my backyard is 42.5" wide through 
> a
> walk gate and between an A/C compressor and a brick wall. If the A/C
> compressor were temporally removed the width of access would increase 4" 
> to
> 46.5" - not wide enough I'm told for even the smallest of back hoes.
> Removing a section of fence for better access is not an option.

Mini excavators can fit through a normal doorway. Example,  to enable 
passage through narrow spaces such as doorways and
gates, the adjustable width track frame can reduce the Kubota K008-3?s track 
width down to 2?4?(700 mm) by simply operating a single lever.

The Kubota KX41 can dig down to 9' and can fit through a 3'3" space

They can be rented for a couple of hundred dollars per day.

A bigger issue, IMO, is getting the concrete to the hole, but that issue has 
already been addressed.

When I was younger, I dug a 4x4x6' base by hand and mixed the concrete with 
an electric mixer.    If I were younger, I'd do it again for half the price 
you were quoted, LOL.

73, Ken WA8JXM


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