Construction Methods

Modular, reusable transmission tower systems

Lindsey ERS structures have been designed by engineers who have been
installing ERS in the worst locations around the globe for over 30 years.


Manual Installation

Gin Pole

Installation by hand typically means remote, hard-to-get-to sites, or limited equipment availability. Regardless of which model you use, all Lindsey ERS structures are light enough to transport by hand and can easily be installed by manual methods.

Lindsey gin pole accessories are used with hand installation and allow for easy lifting of column sections to the top of the structure. Lindsey gin poles are suitable for manpower-only construction or with powered capstans.

Manual installation often requires the use of a Lindsey erection jib to provide for tilting up an entire ERS column.


On the ground

Crane Construction

All Lindsey ERS are rigid enough to be installed by a single crane without fear of bending. Even small cranes can be used to install ERS columns. By picking up an ERS column at its center of gravity, the gimbal end of the column can be “walked” to the foundation. This is ideal for locations where the use of a larger crane may be impractical.

From the air

Helicopter Installation

As with crane methods, all Lindsey ERS models can be built remotely and transported to site via helicopter. Lindsey’s heaviest-duty ERS, the 800-Series, is even available with helicopter sighting and locking mechanisms, allowing for helicopter assembly as well as installation. This offers two advantages:

  • For remote or difficult to access locations, the helicopter can be used to do most of the installation.
  • For high-altitude-locations where a helicopter’s lifting capacity may be reduced, the helicopter can now install the ERS column in lighter-weight sections.

Now there is no location too remote or inhospitable for Lindsey ERS.