Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Suzukies Multiplying at TWR

I recently wrote about our newly acquired Suzuki long body vehicle. TWR just bought one too, of the short body variety, to use it as a transmitter site rigging work beast.

The plan is to save a lot of time and effort during next year's tower painting project by using the Samurai, a looooong rope, a pulley, and seat to raise and lower people and equipment up and down the towers. You rig the pulley and rope on the tower and use the Samurai in 4wd low range like a pull on one end of the rope, which raises and lowers the lucky person on the other end of the rope.

Rich West has successfully done this on Guam and on Sri Lanka and says it works great. You can just idle along in first gear or reverse in these vehicles at a walking pace to lift and lower the load on the tower. I'm glad I'm not going to be the one dangling from that rope some 460 feet in the air.

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