- Some photos of an HD-90 Tower being installed in Northern Pennsylvania.
& Light - Coudersport, Pennsylvania
quality installation job was done by South Side Service, of South Williamsport, PA. Jay Stabley,
company owner, can be reached at (570)-326-2303 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
is one of three HD-90 towers that will be used as base to base, and base to
repeater towers for Pennsylvania Power & Light (PP&L) across Potter, McKean
Tioga counties in Pennsylvania's northern tier. This installation takes placeon
Hill, just outside of Coudersport, Pa.
fencing will be installed at this site around the tower base, as well as at
Westfield and Wellsboro, Pa locations.
A few weeks later, in some very familiar fog to these parts, installation begins.
these towers can safely be lifted as one unit, this approach was decided
A standard Fixed-Mount Mast Plate is seen here fitted to the top section.
first 50 feet of tower, then the remaining 40 feet.
A single splice plate bolted at each leg joint can be a help at this point.
photo was taken to disclose another helpful hint. When bolting the leg joints
with the 1/2" hardware, it is best to first pass all 4 bolts through the inside
plate before attempting to place the outside splice plate over the joint. Bolt
always face outwards for clearance reasons.
for the next 40 ft. of tower.
releasing the crane cable from the top, Jay Stabley takes this photo of
author up at the 90' level before I begin the brief climb back down.
completed - another tower in place on Dutch Hill.