Specialist engineering, procurement and project management services company, Turris Services Inc., has used Phillystran HPTG tower guys for the installation of a new top section on a 300ft high AM antennae at Secaucus, New Jersey, New York, following tornado damage that collapsed the top half of the tower. The antennae’s remaining Phillystran guy lines installed in 1970 have also been replaced.
First installed in 1960, four AM towers located in a swamp area in Secaucus, NJ. are used to transmit commercial radio stations based in New York. The largest 300ft tower was first guyed with Phillystran tower guys 40 years ago in 1970. At the time, Phillystran’s PSOM guy lines were supplied. These have now been replaced with Phillystran’s latest High Performance Tower Guys (HPTG) and corona sockets.
Turris Services Inc., has retrofitted the new top antennae tower sections and installed the HPTG guy ropes. “The Phillystran tower guy lines are easy to handle and straightforward to install,” says Tony Fonseca, Executive Vice President, Turris Services Inc. “We were impressed that the original Phillystran guy lines had lasted 40 years, a record for antennae tower lines in our experience.”
40 Year Old Phillystran Cable Guys Replaced
- No loss in residual breaking strength of 40 year old Phillystran PSOM guy lines rated at 27,000 lbs and 15,400 lbs.
- New top section on 300ft high AM antennae
- 3 assemblies of HPTG 15400I x 210', 15,400 lbs Rated Breaking Strength
- 1 assembly of HPTG 15400I x 191', 15,400 lbs Rated Breaking Strength
- 3 assemblies of HPTG 27000I x 229', 27,000 lbs Rated Breaking Strength
Download Phillystran's leaflet on Phillystran HPTG tower guys for AM Radio Tower, New Jersey, New York