Figure 4-52.Auger truck setting a pole.
is then "piked" into the air by crew members using pike
poles. A cant hook (peavy), pike pole, and pole support
(mule) are shown in figure 4-53. Figure 4-54 shows the
proper way to position a pole manually for erection.
The procedure for piking up a pole is shown in
figure 4-55. The "butt man" holds and guides the butt of
the pole with a cant hook (or peavy) (fig. 4-53). This is a
handle with a hook designed to grasp the pole when
pressure is applied to the handle. As the upper end of the
pole is raised, a crew member keeps the jenny or mule in
approximate contact by moving it toward the butt. The
"butt board" is a length of plank set in the hole and long
enough to protrude above the surface. It prevents the
Figure 4-53.Pole tools.