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Timbersawz

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Telescopic boom from crane or lift for mast
« on: May 16, 2016, 05:25:22 AM »
 Quite often old aerial lifts with telescopic booms come up for sale cheap. The site I am looking at setting up a wind turbine is at the top of a ridge with limited scope for guy lines or even being able to lay out a tilt up tower. I have plenty of gear with hydraulic outputs so power it isnt going to be an issue.

I have done alot of searching but so far havent been able to find anything in relation to this, so im guessing im missing something obvious?



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Re: Telescopic boom from crane or lift for mast
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 05:41:13 AM »
the thought had occurred to me a few times . if you could get a good price on one, i can't think of a reason why not.  most of those things are rented out or leased . i think they have a certain number of hrs. of usage before a rebuild is necessary in order for them to be rented out . please keep us informed.

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Re: Telescopic boom from crane or lift for mast
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 04:56:13 AM »
Yeah I think the inspection period ends on the older ones and its to much cost to have them overhauled to pass the next, I think those lifts used around electrical assets have to be tested yearly.
Will definitely let you know what I find

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Re: Telescopic boom from crane or lift for mast
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 04:36:05 AM »
That is quite a turbine don't think I try to make one!