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NH7FL
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« on: August 20, 2012, 12:54:46 PM »

I've been scouring the internet but can't find the shipping weight of a Hygain HG54HD crank up tower. Anyone know??
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 02:50:59 PM »

I've been scouring the internet but can't find the shipping weight of a Hygain HG54HD crank up tower. Anyone know??

My old brochure says 660 lbs.
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KF7CG
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 05:10:23 PM »

Probably isn't over the truck freight minimum. You might need to find out the carrier that will be used to get it to you, as the freightline choice has a big influence of costs.

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W9GB
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 08:34:20 PM »

HY-Gain TB-54 Base (installed in concrete footing tower sits on) is 90 LBS shipping weight.

Hy-Gain HG-54HD crank-up tower manual
http://www.hy-gain.com/pdffiles/HG-54HD.pdf
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NH7FL
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 09:11:07 PM »

Thanks everyone,
I'm about to purchase said tower from a gentleman who is selling it locally, about a 50 mile drive and I'm trying to figure out how many friends I need to help me load it onto a long flatbed trailer.  Thankfully at 22 feet retraced it will be somewhat manageable.
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 08:34:48 AM »

Thanks everyone,
I'm about to purchase said tower from a gentleman who is selling it locally, about a 50 mile drive and I'm trying to figure out how many friends I need to help me load it onto a long flatbed trailer.  Thankfully at 22 feet retraced it will be somewhat manageable.


I'd say four strong guys can probably do this, but six would make it a lot easier.

I'd use pipes under it, a ramp, and a winch. Wink

It's not a lightweight, but it is a good tower.
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NH7FL
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 04:29:32 PM »

So the tower was purchased and successfully taken down and moved however I learned a lesson, this thing was HEAVY, and very difficult to work with!!!!  There we're three of us and it took 3 hours to get it slowly loaded onto a trailer.  Sure felt like it weights more than 660, but it's now happily waiting to be installed at the QTH.
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