Using a Helicopter not a crane

Discussion in 'Design, Development and Standards Discussions' started by Robert Pac1, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Robert Pac1

    Robert Pac1 Friend of the Community

    We have been doing a lot of tower projects lately and im just curious if the tower industry is catching on that it is much more efficient using a helicopter to erect the tower. Seems like our customers are pleased and will use us again. What are your thoughts?
  2. Clifford Bryan

    Clifford Bryan Industry Observer

    Bob, while I know there are tower construction situations when a helicopter makes the most sence, I believe they are few and far between. What size towers have you been erecting, and what were the maximum pick weights? Also, what is the daily rate for a helicopter that can make #3000, #6000, #9000, and #12000 lb picks?

    I myself have used helicopters on projects in the past (Midwest Helicopters actually), but only when cranes could not physically get to the location work was being performed.

    Clifford E. Bryan
    Communication Builders, Inc.
    Addison, IL

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