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My New Heavy Duty 30ft Megatree

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Raised my new 30ft heavy duty light pole Megatree this weekend. 6 feet of concrete (2800lbs), heavy duty modular light transport system and winch. The light transport system in the pic doesnt have the light holder attached yet. I dont think that I need the guy wires but want to give the concrete more time to "settle" as it was poured 1 month ago. Pic of the transport system to come in next post.

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Holy cow. That looks pretty tough stuff there.

Now, just wait until next year... I wish I would have put that 6' over there. :cool: jk

How much did that sucker cost?

Used light pole was about $300, pulley system was $30, already had aircraft cable from old megatree/alum flag pole, channel steel was $50 and the concrete.. Oh yeah, the roller were $3.?? each and I used 16 (all this is from memory and I am REALLY forgetful especially when it comes to the cost of item.. really)

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How did you raise the pole itself?

Bobcat, remove the bucket, bolted a 2 foot piece of angle iron to it, welded brace to that plate, 2in wide strap plus chain, picked er right up. NERVEWRECKING!

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Funny thing, one of my "neighbors" came up to borrow a tool and said, "I saw your pole up, it must be for your lights" and didnt look surprised at all. Hmmmm, you think people know me too well??

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What is the number of strings / colors you plan to raise? I am just curious as your setup will seem to handle anything you throw at it.

Do you plan to take this down every season? Or is this a more "permanent" structure?

Doug

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What is the number of strings / colors you plan to raise? I am just curious as your setup will seem to handle anything you throw at it.

Do you plan to take this down every season? Or is this a more "permanent" structure?

Doug

Permanent structure which will also be a flag holder, halloween megatree, and an Easter Cross. I may even add a 18 foot pole to this and make it a 48 foot Megatree. Right now this is a 48 strand, 3 color tree. I know that I need to double those but I am adding a 450 foot fence to my display this year and that will be all the lights that I can afford.

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My light ring that I added to my setup, all I need to do now to complete it is to weld a square tubing to the front side of the transport to hold a star, flag pole or an extention. Here is a pic of the ring added.

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Thanks folks! I have 4 sets of orange LEDs on it now for measurements on rings so that I can make a weber tree. Will post pics when its finished.

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As a new decorator, I am in awe of this colossal tower of fun. Please keep me posted on your progress.AMAZING!!

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I now have 32 strings of orange led/incans (1/2 and 1/2 as all I can afford right now). I wished they either made led in 30ft lengths or 10ft lengths so that I could reach the top. No real sequence on it yet just a rough one turning on and off and a random chase.

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