The crane arrived at 10:30 AM on October 9, and started by lifting the AZ/EL mount into position:
Once lined up, there are 29 7/8" bolts and nuts to tighten up.
And now the dish, 2500 pounds of aluminum suspended in mid air.
Just about to set it in place. The very top and very bottom of the octagon have 1" studs which are the first points to attach the dish to the steel.
Set in place. 2 1/2 hours of crane time @ $125/hr. Not bad.
As of Oct. 11, of the four panels left out for craning, two are in place, two left to install, hopefully finished this weekend.