During the lifting process the Fastmast system has numerous advantages over traditional gin pole erected systems:
The mast cannot fall over centre because the hydraulics hold the mast back.
The gin post is held securly as the mast approaches the point of balance, again preventing overtoppling.
Their is no reliance on temporary anchors during lifting, so the mast base isn't being pulled along the ground.
FastMast now manufacture galvanised rolled steel masts with a robust flanged construction. This design is both robust, easily manufactured and re-usable, expensive steel shouldn't be discarded after just a couple of years. Our flanged designed mast is built to last.
Fast Mast's masts have been assessed by civil engineers Flint & Neill who specialise in guyed structures. The masts are designed to survive wind speeds of over 147mph, onto which a further factor of safety is applied to the structure. To date we've had no storm damage on any of our masts. The graph above came from a 40m mast during the 2011 storms.