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.Continue Reading