Thursday, October 4, 2012

pole wrasslin...













Set the NW corner this morning.  Decided to try my winch at raising another utility pole for the barn.  Fought with it for 2 hours....FAIL!  It kept lopping over either left or right before it dropped in the hole.  To difficult to wrangle by myself.  Will go back to the same plan I used to raise the first pole for the rest of these.  High to low is the way to go.  81,92,59,0,B,0

9 comments:

Unknown said...

I wish you had somebody to help you.

remmij said...

way outside any expertise I have, but you may want to have your auger guy back to set the remaining poles...
would not be good to get squished or do your back in wrestling those things... a tapered trench on each hole might help too? Just hate to picture Carl on little Ben's back @ the Blue phone trying to peck out 9·1·1... ☤
know it's $$, but if you're horizontal it would seem retrospectively cheap

this seems plausible for a couple guys in half a day to set & then you can solo plumb & cement again?
small tractor

Rita B. said...

Glad the temps have come down so you can work on Ben's new Abode. Noticed, via u-stream, Carl isn't hanging as much up in his "rooster condo".... then saw him late this evening strutting away from the girls' pen. I guess it's too late to band Carl, huh?

K1MGY said...

Jon,

Have you considered securing a line from the pole 180 degrees to the winch point? Then, although there will be some swing it will be limited and just may keep things right.

Guess you'd have to cinch up the line as you winch.

Winch and cinch?


Quercus Lobata said...

Actually a winch will work pretty good. You need 2 anchor points on the ground with a pulley on each. Two lines, one thru each pulley to the single line of your winch. With the hole in the ground the two points will form a plane. The pole should just pull straight up and slide into the hole. Of course this method is probably more time consuming, but without help can make a dangerous back breaking job easier. I erected a steel 28 ft light pole using this method.

mike said...

get a crane

Randall Small said...

Wish I could be there. I really enjoy building fence. Kinda like watching paint dry or grass grow, but it's challenging - and fun.

Carlos said...

A frame with an ATV or Truck always seemed the easiest to put poles into place. You line the pole up with the hole and attach a rope or chain a few feet below the top of the pole and to an attachment point on the vehicle. Then put the A -frame under the rope/cable near the hole and take up the slack. You then back up the vehicle very slowly. The pole should fall right into the hole.

Allen Hare said...

Hope you get 'em set without incident.