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I'm taking down a friends 100ft Rohn 25 tower who passed away recently. The family requested that I remove the dish also. Of course I said!!  I wish I would have been able to get the old Toshiba receiver to use as a dish mover. Now to find out the particulars on it. Looks to be 10'.

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Great new toy for you. Congrats!

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This is what I would do, power wash that dish good and get new LNB's and a New actuator arm and it would like new.
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Definitely needs a good wash! After we remove the tower on Friday, I hope to get the dish ready for transport back to the house. Not sure if the 5x10 trailer is going to handle it or see if will fit in the back of my truck.

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Not sure if the 5x10 trailer is going to handle it or see if will fit in the back of my truck.


How I moved a one-piece solid dish (mine was only 7'):
Get two sheets of tongue and groove subfloor plywood, screw them together with mending plates, and secure the dish face down to that. (A 10' dish will stick out by 1' on each side, because two sheets of 4'X8' plywood screwed together measures 8'X8')
Get one of those "stacking boards" (not sure what they're actually called. they're about 2"X2" and Home Depot always has a pile of them and they will give you one for free if you ask. It's what they use to keep stacked lumber off the floor so the forklift has room to slide underneath to pick up the stack). They have a square groove running down the length of one side, so they look like a letter C in profile. Cut them in ~ 4" sections, and use them to secure the edge of the dish to the plywood, C side down so it hooks over the edge, and then pre-drill and drive construction or drywall screws through the blocks (but NOT through the dish!) and into the plywood. Don't drive the screws so tight that you crack the edge of the dish.
Once you have the dish mounted to the plywood, you can load it flat on the trailer, and secure the whole thing with ratcheting tie-downs.
I would run the tie-down straps between the dish and the plywood to not risk cracking the dish.
(Not using plywood at all guarantees you will crack the dish.)
Make sure if you have a wide load to use orange flags, plan your route and drive carefully.
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