Acrow Prop for Megatree Pole

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James
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Hi Guys,

Has anyone tried using an acrow prop for their megatree pole? They seem to hold some pretty heavy weight and extend up to 4.87m which is tall enough for my megatree.

I've been stuffing around with one of the steel places here in VIC but they don't seem overly interested in providing the more traditional poles I've asked for.



Would love to hear your opinions on this.

Thanks.
 

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Cant say I've seen it before .. but pretty cool idea, I imagine if you knew the right people you could probably get these really cheap.

Their is plenty of steel shops around though, I would just keep phoning around until you find one that has what you want.
 

Scozza

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The top of my pole is a M16 threaded rod which sits inside the 20mm top section. Gives me the ability to crank the top up and down as needed for adjustment. A bit quick & dirty but seems to work well.
 

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My tree is made from 100mm x 100mm square tube, 4mm thick walls, and 9mtrs tall. It is hinged at the ground and then attaches to a 90 degree internal corner where 2 eaves meet. Other than the eave attachment, it honestly doesn't need a single guide wire as it doesn't move. I've stuck 3 on it to keep the neighbours from worrying. It is too heavy to lift into place on my own, which could be an issue this year if we are still social distancing.
 

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As for the prop, it would work well I'd imagine. Not sure if the tripod stand they sell would be strong enough to support it, but might be fine if you used strong guide wires from the top down to solid attachment points. The top plate should make attaching a topper to.
 

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As for the prop, it would work well I'd imagine. Not sure if the tripod stand they sell would be strong enough to support it, but might be fine if you used strong guide wires from the top down to solid attachment points. The top plate should make attaching a topper to.
I've already built the portable hole. I'll find some way of attaching the pole to it.
 

battle79

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Props will usually have bolt holes in the plates at top and bottom, probably just hammer drill 4 holes and use dynabolts (masonry anchor, or sleeve anchor for non Australians) into the portable hole. can just undo the nuts each year to remove for storage. Sounds like a good idea you have come up with to me.
 

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I bought the prop. Drilled the holes in the concrete block this evening. Going to put the dynabolts in tomorrow and see how we go. Already have my tree topper steel plate I got from extreme lighting attached on the other end. Just need to build something to mount the star and it will be good to go. I'll post some photos tomorrow.
 
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