- Some photos of an LD-60 Tower being installed in North Texas.
Digital Science, LLC - Grapevine, TX
quality installation job was done by Rick's Tower Service, of Flower Mound, Texas.
Bowden may be reached by telephone at (972)-342-1784 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
start this tower installation with a considerable amount of elbow grease, as this
dug entirely by hand. The lower dugout "bell" of this foundation can
seen on the outside edges of this finished hole, extending outwards.
photo shows Section 7 being bolted in place. There is a
AC powered winch used here, located just to the left of
capstan. The winch is mounted with a clamp around a
leg, and chained to another leg to prohibit twisting.
Section 8 being lifted up here using the gin pole
on the left, in conjunction with the winch.
9 being lifted into position, with the splice plates already mounted to
top of Section 9 in this photo. By bolting on the section splice plates on the
prior to raising each section, it saves a considerable amount on time on the
and also lessens the chances of hardware being dropped from the tower.
A couple more shots of Section 9 being fitted. It's imperative that the climber be
very well secured to the structure throughout the course of the installation, as this
man is. It's very easy to be thrown off balance during the course of maneuvers
such as this.
installation of Section 9 nearly complete now, with splice plates in place ready
accept the 10th and final section.
10 making it's way to the top.
to fit Section 10 onto the tower.
A safe installation of this LD-60, with the climber beginning his descent.
installation time. Mast is in place inside the tower, with the gin pole again
to raise the HDTV receiving antenna for Applied Digital Science, LLC. A second
is used here to keep the antenna under control during the wind gusts.
the antenna over the mast mount. The effects of the wind can be
clearly in this photo.
some final tweaking here to this fixed-position mast. This LD-60 tower is
a large margin, however the owner wanted a very sturdy support
hold this HDTV antenna in place, and that's what he got.
this 60' tower into perspective with it's new surroundings. Your narrator
a die-hard Chevy fan, however I must admit, this is a good looking Ford pickup.
looking tower, with step bolts and 3/8" safety lifeline pre-mounted.
up from the ground.
also offers a good chance to check out your neighborhood a bit from 60' up.
I.C.E. impulse suppressor/arrestor and mounting fixture on top of the ground
as near to the base of the tower as possible. I.C.E. equipment provided by Array
the close of the day, with the full moon over Dallas in the background.