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Re: hoist for US tower

W4ABC - Jon Pearl
 

Hi Adam,


It looks like a nice unit that may be adaptable to a few different towers.  It would appear from the markings (AMS) that Aqua Marine Supply makes the unit.  If Heights isn't helpful with providing the particulars, you may take a shot at calling AMS directly.  Their info is at the bottom of this page: http://www.heftyhoist.com/index.aspx


73,


Jon Pearl - W4ABC



On 4/23/2018 5:09 AM, Adam Borawski wrote:
Yes Jon this is the hoist Im referring to what do you think ?
Thanks
Adam 


On Apr 23, 2018, at 12:47 AM, Jon Pearl - W4ABC <jonpearl@...> wrote:

Hi Adam,

I subscribe to their FB page and recently received information about a new hoist that they're selling.  Are you making reference to the following: https://www.facebook.com/HeightsTowerSystems/photos/pcb.618292818515075/618292461848444/?type=3&theater


73,


Jon Pearl - W4ABC


On 4/22/2018 1:38 PM, adam borawski via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi,
Can anyone tell me if this hoist by Height towers will be ok to use on my US tower Tx472 .

Telescoping Towers


I know it cost $1328 but still less then 5k for one from US Towers, also I don't want to use cheap $200 hoist since this is too fast to raise and lower tower like mine.
I looked many sites and this option from Height Towers seems to be very easy to attached to my tower .
Thanks
Adam
W1ASB



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Re: Recommendation

Andre VanWyk
 

Thanks for the response Larry. I am looking at a lightweight solution for a client who has no vehicle access to the back of his house where we plan on installing a crank up tower and his XYL told us that we will for sure find out if there is life after death if we damage her lawn, so I am going to look into an Aluma crankup since they are light enough to carry over the lawn.

73's

Andre

NJ0F

 

From: CrankupTiltoverTowers@groups.io [mailto:CrankupTiltoverTowers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Larry Stowell K1ZW
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 12:23 PM
To: CrankupTiltoverTowers@groups.io
Subject: Re: [CrankupTiltoverTowers] Recommendation

 

Andre

I don't know what today's price is but in 2001 mine cost $7665(rotor plate, thrust bearing, ground mount post and motorized winch)

I have had a C31XR and then a 4el SteppIR with loop on it. I think he was asking some about a Mosley ??53.

73 Larry K1ZW

 

On 4/23/2018 11:54 AM, Andre VanWyk via Groups.Io wrote:

I am curios here. What is the approximate cost of a 75ft Aluma that can handle about 20sq.ft of antenna?

 

73

NJ0F

 

 

From: Rich KR4PI

Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 10:35 AM

Subject: Re: [CrankupTiltoverTowers] Recommendation

 

I agree with Larry, K1ZW, the Alumatower is the way to go. I have had the T40HN for a couple years and it is a great tower. I mounted it with the MP-2 ground pole without cement. I dug a 6'6" deep hole about 24" wide with a shovel and sop-vac and dropped the MP-2 into the hole. Then filled the hole with dirt and a little water to pack it down. It is as solid as anything I could get with cement. Tower survived near direct strike by Hurrican Irma last year. I lowered it and then tilted it over. I placed a couple ground screws into the ground and used a couple ratchet straps to secure the tower to the ground. It went right back up into service as soon as the wind was over.

Aluma Tower was great to work with and has provided me with a great tower. My wife and I picked it up at the factory in a Uhaul. We then were able to take it out of the truck by ourselves, it is that light. The perfect tower, easy to install and maintain. 



-- 
73 Larry K1ZW


Re: Recommendation

Larry Stowell K1ZW
 

Andre

I don't know what today's price is but in 2001 mine cost $7665(rotor plate, thrust bearing, ground mount post and motorized winch)

I have had a C31XR and then a 4el SteppIR with loop on it. I think he was asking some about a Mosley ??53.

73 Larry K1ZW


On 4/23/2018 11:54 AM, Andre VanWyk via Groups.Io wrote:
I am curios here. What is the approximate cost of a 75ft Aluma that can handle about 20sq.ft of antenna?
 
73
NJ0F
 
 
From: Rich KR4PI
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [CrankupTiltoverTowers] Recommendation
 
I agree with Larry, K1ZW, the Alumatower is the way to go. I have had the T40HN for a couple years and it is a great tower. I mounted it with the MP-2 ground pole without cement. I dug a 6'6" deep hole about 24" wide with a shovel and sop-vac and dropped the MP-2 into the hole. Then filled the hole with dirt and a little water to pack it down. It is as solid as anything I could get with cement. Tower survived near direct strike by Hurrican Irma last year. I lowered it and then tilted it over. I placed a couple ground screws into the ground and used a couple ratchet straps to secure the tower to the ground. It went right back up into service as soon as the wind was over.

Aluma Tower was great to work with and has provided me with a great tower. My wife and I picked it up at the factory in a Uhaul. We then were able to take it out of the truck by ourselves, it is that light. The perfect tower, easy to install and maintain. 

-- 
73 Larry K1ZW


Re: Recommendation

Andre VanWyk
 

I am curios here. What is the approximate cost of a 75ft Aluma that can handle about 20sq.ft of antenna?
 
73
NJ0F
 
 

From: Rich KR4PI
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [CrankupTiltoverTowers] Recommendation
 
I agree with Larry, K1ZW, the Alumatower is the way to go. I have had the T40HN for a couple years and it is a great tower. I mounted it with the MP-2 ground pole without cement. I dug a 6'6" deep hole about 24" wide with a shovel and sop-vac and dropped the MP-2 into the hole. Then filled the hole with dirt and a little water to pack it down. It is as solid as anything I could get with cement. Tower survived near direct strike by Hurrican Irma last year. I lowered it and then tilted it over. I placed a couple ground screws into the ground and used a couple ratchet straps to secure the tower to the ground. It went right back up into service as soon as the wind was over.

Aluma Tower was great to work with and has provided me with a great tower. My wife and I picked it up at the factory in a Uhaul. We then were able to take it out of the truck by ourselves, it is that light. The perfect tower, easy to install and maintain. 


Re: Recommendation

 

I agree with Larry, K1ZW, the Alumatower is the way to go. I have had the T40HN for a couple years and it is a great tower. I mounted it with the MP-2 ground pole without cement. I dug a 6'6" deep hole about 24" wide with a shovel and sop-vac and dropped the MP-2 into the hole. Then filled the hole with dirt and a little water to pack it down. It is as solid as anything I could get with cement. Tower survived near direct strike by Hurrican Irma last year. I lowered it and then tilted it over. I placed a couple ground screws into the ground and used a couple ratchet straps to secure the tower to the ground. It went right back up into service as soon as the wind was over.

Aluma Tower was great to work with and has provided me with a great tower. My wife and I picked it up at the factory in a Uhaul. We then were able to take it out of the truck by ourselves, it is that light. The perfect tower, easy to install and maintain. 


Re: Recommendation

Larry Stowell K1ZW
 

Mike

Aluma Towers

https://www.alumatower.com

I've had their 75ft for 17 years no problems.

73 Larry K1ZW


On 4/23/2018 10:55 AM, MPate@... wrote:
I have been a ham since 1982 but am just getting my feet wet with HF.  So I am just starting my research into towers.  I've been monitoring this group for months and see that there is a lot of knowledge about towers. 

With that in mind, I would greatly appreciate anyone's recommendation on a 30'-40' crank up tower which will support a Mosley TA53 antenna.

73's,
Mike, K5MAP

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Recommendation

MPate@...
 

I have been a ham since 1982 but am just getting my feet wet with HF.  So I am just starting my research into towers.  I've been monitoring this group for months and see that there is a lot of knowledge about towers. 

With that in mind, I would greatly appreciate anyone's recommendation on a 30'-40' crank up tower which will support a Mosley TA53 antenna.

73's,
Mike, K5MAP


Re: hoist for US tower

Adam Borawski
 

Yes Jon this is the hoist Im referring to what do you think ?
Thanks
Adam 


On Apr 23, 2018, at 12:47 AM, Jon Pearl - W4ABC <jonpearl@...> wrote:

Hi Adam,

I subscribe to their FB page and recently received information about a new hoist that they're selling.  Are you making reference to the following: https://www.facebook.com/HeightsTowerSystems/photos/pcb.618292818515075/618292461848444/?type=3&theater


73,


Jon Pearl - W4ABC


On 4/22/2018 1:38 PM, adam borawski via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi,
Can anyone tell me if this hoist by Height towers will be ok to use on my US tower Tx472 .

Telescoping Towers


I know it cost $1328 but still less then 5k for one from US Towers, also I don't want to use cheap $200 hoist since this is too fast to raise and lower tower like mine.
I looked many sites and this option from Height Towers seems to be very easy to attached to my tower .
Thanks
Adam
W1ASB



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Re: hoist for US tower

 

Hi Adam,

See my direct reply to your question here and in another venue.

vy 73,
Bryan WA7PRC


Re: hoist for US tower

W4ABC - Jon Pearl
 

Hi Adam,

I subscribe to their FB page and recently received information about a new hoist that they're selling.  Are you making reference to the following: https://www.facebook.com/HeightsTowerSystems/photos/pcb.618292818515075/618292461848444/?type=3&theater


73,


Jon Pearl - W4ABC


On 4/22/2018 1:38 PM, adam borawski via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi,
Can anyone tell me if this hoist by Height towers will be ok to use on my US tower Tx472 .

Telescoping Towers


I know it cost $1328 but still less then 5k for one from US Towers, also I don't want to use cheap $200 hoist since this is too fast to raise and lower tower like mine.
I looked many sites and this option from Height Towers seems to be very easy to attached to my tower .
Thanks
Adam
W1ASB



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Re: hoist for US tower

Dennis Klipa
 

Aram,

I can't answer your question directly but I have a Heights tower (61 ft) and one by US Tower (HDX-572).  The Heights tower is  aluminum, the US Tower is steel.  There is a HUGE difference in weight between the equivalent aluminum vs steel towers.  I would not even consider trying to lift my US Tower with the Heights winch without a professionally done engineering analysis.  But you TX--472 is lighter than mine.

You need to ask what load is the Heights hoist rated to lift and how much will your tower sections, mast, rotor and antennas weigh?  Aluminum on steel...any galvanic corrosion issues to be considered?  Will the spool on the hoist have enough room for the cable?  Are you sure that hoist isn't too wide for your tower?  I didn't look at the dimensions. 

Nice looking installation on your QRZ page.  How deep was the hole?

Best Regards,
Dennis, N8ERF


On Sun, Apr 22, 2018, 1:38 PM adam borawski via Groups.Io <borawskiadam=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi,
Can anyone tell me if this hoist by Height towers will be ok to use on my US tower Tx472 .

Telescoping Towers


I know it cost $1328 but still less then 5k for one from US Towers, also I don't want to use cheap $200 hoist since this is too fast to raise and lower tower like mine.
I looked many sites and this option from Height Towers seems to be very easy to attached to my tower .
Thanks
Adam
W1ASB


hoist for US tower

adam borawski <borawskiadam@...>
 

Hi,
Can anyone tell me if this hoist by Height towers will be ok to use on my US tower Tx472 .

Telescoping Towers


I know it cost $1328 but still less then 5k for one from US Towers, also I don't want to use cheap $200 hoist since this is too fast to raise and lower tower like mine.
I looked many sites and this option from Height Towers seems to be very easy to attached to my tower .
Thanks
Adam
W1ASB


Wanted: T-Base and some parts for US Tower HDX589

Andre VanWyk
 

I am looking for a used T Base for the US Tower HDX589 tower. I purchased two that is missing some parts, and one is missing a