Figure 4-49. - Cribbing a pole with stones and a log.
Figure 4-50. - Digging tools.
The truck then proceeds to the hole or is pre-positioned at the hole site, and the base of the pole is guided in as the winch lowers away (fig. 4-52). Since the butt, or base, is heavier than the top end, the pole is raised to an almost vertical position.
In the absence of this equipment, the pole must be "piked up" - meaning that the pole is placed with the base adjacent to the hole and the upper end supported on either a "mule" or a "jenny." A jenny is a wooden support made in the form of an X, and a mule is a wooden support made in the form of a Y. The upper end
Figure 4-51. - Pole positioning before being set.Continue Reading