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Old 02-13-2013, 09:29 PM
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Haha! Sorry!

I really havent hauled anything interesting enough to post about
Like my last 6 loads have all been buildings like this one
I'm loading another one tomorrow, ill post lol

Hey, just curious, what are those structures used for exactly?
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I believe they are the modular building that is set at the base of a cell phone tower
sort of like this one



some towers & buildings are disguised

http://www.ecofriend.com/phoenix-spo...ne-towers.html
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Ahh.. I see. Thanks GTY
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Yep that's they're for
There's actually lots of applications for them: cell towers, electrical switch gear housing, jail cells, etc.
But all the ones that I've haul have all went to cell towers
Its my understanding that these things can withstand one hell of a tornado
Not sure exactly what they're rated for but think about this, that building was 35' long by 11'11" wide and it weighed about 67k lbs. Theyre made of steel, rebar, and concrete
How much do you think they can withstand?
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Yep that's they're for
There's actually lots of applications for them: cell towers, electrical switch gear housing, jail cells, etc.
But all the ones that I've haul have all went to cell towers
Its my understanding that these things can withstand one hell of a tornado
Not sure exactly what they're rated for but think about this, that building was 35' long by 11'11" wide and it weighed about 67k lbs. Theyre made of steel, rebar, and concrete
How much do you think they can withstand?
I'll bet there are a bunch of people up here who would like to have one after Hurricane Sandy!
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I finally did another job today
only 13' wide HVAC system, traveled 40 miles, quick money
we dropped it off at a Crane Company yard, so maybe i'll get a call to deliver it to the final destination
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Cool
I took another building up to Eureka, MO (outskirts of St Louis on 44) and delivered to a crane yard. Pretty much all they had was ATT stuff.
Took less than an hour to get unloaded. I told that dude I wish every unload went like this. If I have a 1000 appt I expect the crane to be rigged up ready to lift.....NOT!!! Normally they don't get there until the appt time and then they have to unload all their shit off the flatbeds and set up. I'm learning to hate tower sites

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I know what you are talking about
there are 2 crane companies close by
One is ready or close to set up when we get there
the other has not even left their yard yet & they don't answer their contact number phone either
A lot of the places that we go to, there is no cell phone coverage & we have to find a landline
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IMO, when you get to the tower site the crane should be setup in such a way that you drive under the slings the riggers are dangling from, and you barely have enough time for a smoke before they are yelling at you to get your truck off the site.

I guess that's why I'm not a truck driver. Patience issues.
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