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Taking Down a Pole #703517
Mon Jan 29 2018 11:20 AM
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I have came across a couple of banjo style poles that are still standing and are in the middle of nowhere. I have had a few pole and know they are really heavy. Besides a crane truck or just letting it fall to the ground, does any one have any ideas or methods to take one down safely


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Re: Taking Down a Pole [Re: vwbusjukie] #703518
Mon Jan 29 2018 12:03 PM
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Back hoe with a strap as high as you can get it. Tractor will also work but won't reach as high.


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Re: Taking Down a Pole [Re: vwbusjukie] #703521
Mon Jan 29 2018 12:52 PM
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We used a tractor with 6x6 beam strapped to the bucket and lifted the sign off first and then the pole.


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Re: Taking Down a Pole [Re: vwbusjukie] #703567
Tue Jan 30 2018 06:38 AM
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Had someone else said they take the nuts off one side “2 studs” then push it the other way. You may have to loosen the two nuts on the other side to give it some room to lean. But the two studs will hold it all the way down. It will either come down nice and easy or you may actually have to pull it a little with a truck. Anyone else tried this


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Re: Taking Down a Pole [Re: vwbusjukie] #703568
Tue Jan 30 2018 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by vwbusjukie
Had someone else said they take the nuts off one side “2 studs” then push it the other way. You may have to loosen the two nuts on the other side to give it some room to lean. But the two studs will hold it all the way down. It will either come down nice and easy or you may actually have to pull it a little with a truck. Anyone else tried this


lol= Maybe if you had a 2 ropes or cables tied above the center of gravity and backed one towards the pole while you pulled the other one away....

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Re: Taking Down a Pole [Re: vwbusjukie] #703570
Tue Jan 30 2018 09:14 AM
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That method worked for me. Pushed it right over on my trailer. You probably would need a torch to cut the other two studs off....Dale


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