6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
10-3.5.1 Pike Pole Method. Figure 10-1 illustrates the pike pole method. This is the
earliest method of raising poles and might be used when a truck cannot be brought in.
A jenny initially supports the pole, and a cant hook keeps the pole from rolling. The
bumpboard protects the wall of the hole from being caved in by the pole butt. Pikers lift
the line pole, by punching into the pole the steel spikes of the pike poles. The number
of pikers required increases with the pole length as shown in Table 10-1.