Here's a link to an evaluation report that includes a lot of information
on materials and dimensions used in the AN Wireless towers. While the
report was commissioned by AN Wireless and likely is flavored in their
direction, the data should be pretty straightforward. If you're
familiar with the Valmont material parameters you could probably make
your own comparisons.
On 4/25/2011 10:02 AM, Wood, Marlon wrote:
> For self support lightweight towers, I typically buy the Valmont broadband
> towers. They are solid rod. I have bought a heavier duty 80-ft Saber solid
> rod tower that is very sturdy, but their regular product line is tube leg and
> for commercial work I don't like tube legs over 40ft because I can't see if
> there is rust inside (can't get away from Rohn 25's of course). I have seen
> the Trylon 60ft SS, it was ok, but I have also seen one not installed
> correctly and was straight at the bottom but not plumb at the top - not
> something I want to be responsible for.
> I'm curious how the ANW compares to the Valmont Broadband series, anyone know?
> Marlon Wood
> Network Design Specialist
> Kinder Morgan, Inc - Department of Telecommunications
> Lakewood, CO 80228, USA
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