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Towers & Tripods for Weather Stations 2016-11-03T10:28:58+00:00

Aluminum Towers and Steel Tripods

We offer a variety of instrumentation tripods and aluminum towers that are used in many types of environmental monitoring applications.  These tripods and towers are used worldwide to create weather monitoring stations and other climate monitoring systems.

Steel Tripods

These tripods are used for a variety of monitoring applications or simply to hold antennas for radio or repeater stations.  We recommend these steel tripods for use with our Campbell Scientific weather stations. These tripods can be used to mount a variety of climate and environmental monitoring sensors. We offer a variety of crossarms and mounts that allow these tripods to hold just about any type of sensor needed.

CM106B Galvanized Steel-Tubing Tripod

This tripod is constructed with individually adjustable legs that allow installation over uneven terrain. Height of the mast can be 7ft, or 10 ft with the mast extended.

The CM106B includes lightning and grounding rods, grounding cables, UV resistant cable ties, and stakes for securing the tripod feet to the ground. An optional guy kit is recommended for sites that may experience high winds up to 159 mph (see allowable wind speeds in the brochure for details). Instrument enclosures can be purchased with mounting brackets that attach to either the mast or leg base.

The CM106B can be used for a variety of applications. For meteorological stations, sensors are mounted to the tripod using mounting brackets appropriate for the model of sensor. For non meteorological applications, the tripod can be used to mount instrument enclosures, solar panels, junction boxes, or antennas.

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M-TPA 3 meter weather station tripod

 3 Meter tripod M-TPA

Three meter tripod with mast used for mounting loggers and other sensors in a weather station application.

  • Cross arm height range: 2.74 to 3.20 m (9 to 10.5 ft.)
  • Leg height (to top of legs): 1.32 m (4.3 ft.)
  • Mast diameter (4.1 cm 1.63 in.)
  • Tripod footprint: 91 cm (3 ft.)
  • Weight: 28 lbs.
  • Maximum slope: 13° for installation on moderately uneven ground

 2 Meter tripod M-TPB

Two meter tripod with mast used for mounting loggers and other sensors in a weather station application. This tripod is not adjustable for sloping surfaces.

  • Cross arm height range: 1.72 to 2.13 m (5.6 to 7 ft.)
  • Leg height (to top of legs): 0.81 m (2.7 ft.)
  • Mast diameter (4.1 cm 1.63 in.)
  • Tripod footprint: 51 cm (20 in.)
  • Weight: 12.8 lbs.
  • Maximum slope: not adjustable for sloping surfaces
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Aluminum Towers

Instrumentation towers are constructed of rust-free aluminum with a steel base. They consist of 10-ft sections that ease shipping and on-site installation.

The towers allow higher measurement heights (to 30 ft) than the tripods, and the unguyed 10-ft model has a smaller footprint than comparable tripods.

UT10 – 10 Foot Aluminum Tower

The UT10 tower consists of 2.5 cm (1 in.) OD corrosion-resistant aluminum tubing. In cross-section, it is 25.7 cm (10.1 in.) on a side (center of tubing to center of tubing). It includes an adjustable mast, a hinged base, anchor bolts, lightning rod, grounding rod, and cable tie kit.

  • 110 mph maximum wind load
  • 24 x 24 x 24 inch concrete pad needed
  • 38 lbs
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UT20 20 foot aluminum weather station tower

UT20 – 20 Foot Aluminum Tower

The UT20 tower consists of two 3 m (10 ft) sections, one extendable mast, and two cable-tie kits. The extendable mast has a 1.5 m (5 ft) length and a 3.175 cm (1.25 in) outer diameter [swagged to 2.5 cm 1 in) OD]. The 3 m sections are constructed from 2.5 cm (1 in) OD aluminum tubing.

Top 3 m Section

This section’s width is 25.7 cm (10.1 in) on a side (center of tubing to center of tubing).

Bottom 3 m Section

This section’s width is 33.3 cm(13.1 in) on a side (center of cubing to center of tubing).

Mounting Base, Grounding Kit, and Guying Kit

The UT20 and UT30 towers require a mounting base (B18 or RFM18 and grounding kit (UTGND). Campbell also recommends guying the UT30 with the UTGUY Guy Kit. See Brochure for more information.

  • Guyed area required: 11.5 ft radius
  • Concrete pad required: 36 x 36 x 48 inch
  • 110 mph maximum wind load recommendation
  • 42 lbs
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UT30 – 30 Foot Aluminum Tower

The UT30 tower consists of three 3 m (10 ft) sections, one extendable mast, and two cable-tie kits. The extendable mast has a 1.5 m (5 ft) length and a 3.175 cm (1.25 in) outer diameter [swagged to 2.5 cm 1 in) OD].

Top 3 m Section

This section is constructed from 2.5 cm (1 in) OD aluminum tubing. Its width is 25.7 cm (10.1 in) on a side (center of tubing to center of tubing).

Center 3 m Section

This section is also constructed from 2.5 cm (1 in) OD aluminum tubing. Its width is 33.3 cm (13.1 in) on a side (center of tubing to center of tubing.

Bottom 3 m Section

This section is constructed from 3.175 cm (1.25 in) OD aluminum tubing. Its width is 43.2 cm (17 in) on a side (center of tubing to center of tubing).

Mounting Base, Grounding Kit, and Guying Kit

The UT20 and UT30 towers require a mounting base (B18 or RFM18 and grounding kit (UTGND). Campbell also recommends guying the UT30 with the UTGUY Guy Kit. See Brochure for more information.

  • Guyed Tower Area requirements: ~5 m (17 ft) radius
  • Required Concrete Pad Dimensions for B18 Concrete Mounting Base: 36 L x 36 W x 48 D inch
  • 110 mph wind load maximum recommendation
  • 65 lbs
  • Guyed area required: 11.5 ft radius
  • Concrete pad required: 36 x 36 x 48 inch
  • 110 mph maximum wind load recommendation
  • 42 lbs
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