Figure 1-10. Inclined trench to pole hole and butting board for A-frame setting.
e. Place the A-frame astride the pole at a 45-degree angle. (See Figure 1-11.) Position the A-
frame with the V at the top of the A-frame directly over the point where the pulling line is attached to
the pole. Set each leg of the A-frame in a shallow hole to prevent the A-frame from slipping. Place the
pulling line to hold the A-frame in position.
f. Tighten the winch lines to raise the pole. (See Figure 1-12.) Station someone at each guy
rope to pay out the line as the pole is raised. The crew leader will direct these crew members to slack or
snub the guy ropes as required to hold the pole in the proper position.
g. Raise the pole until the A-frame fails free of the pulling line.
Remove the A-frame.
Continue to raise the pole until it is erect.
h. Remove the butting board from the pole hole. Use cant hooks to face the pole. Use the guy
ropes and the pulling line to straighten the pole. Snub the guy line to hold the pole straight. Backfill
and tamp the earth around the pole. Slack off on the guy lines and the pulling line. Climb the pole and
detach the pulling line and guy lines.