ANCHORS AND GUYS
Critical Task: 113-588-1003
In this lesson, you will learn about the different sizes and types of guys; how to install an anchor;
grounding and isolating exposed guys; and protection against lightning.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will be given an anchor, anchor rod, expanding rod, guy stand, stand support,
strand locking device, chain hoist, lag wrench, shovel, tamping bar, climbing chain
hoist, lag wrench, shovel, tamping bar, climbing equipment TE-21, lineman's bag,
preinstalled pole, pull finder, strand grips, double pulling hook, bolt cutters, serving
wire, land line, TE-33, and FM 11-372-7.
The standard is met when the student, as a member of a team, digs an anchor hole,
attaches anchor rod to anchor, places anchor in hole with anchor rod extending 6 to
12 inches above ground, backfills and tamps, climbs pole, installs guy to pole, and
anchors within 2 hours; or student achieves a minimum of 75 percent on the
The material contained in this lesson was derived from FM 11-372-7.
Once the telephone pole is raised, there is a good possibility that an anchor and guy will have to be
installed to keep the pole erect. There is much knowledge to be gained since an anchor and guy
incorrectly installed could cause the telephone pole to fall and damage the cable.