This product is no longer available and has been replaced by: CM106B. Some accessories, replacement parts, or services may still be available.
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The CM106 is an adjustable tripod made of galvanized steel tubing. It is adjustable from 7 to 10 ft, so it replaces the 6 ft CM6 and the 10 ft CM10. It is also lighter than those tripods because it is made with tubing and they are made with pipe. The CM106 is a general purpose tripod that can be used for mounting sensors, solar panels, antennas, and instrument enclosures.

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Benefits and Features

  • Support for meteorological sensors, hydrological sensors, sensor mounts, solar panels, environmental enclosures
  • Portable instrument mount
  • Lightning and grounding rods, grounding cables, grounding cable clamps, ground stakes, and UV-resistant cable ties included
  • Enclosures can be mounted on tripod leg, as well as mast


Detailed Description

 The CM106 is constructed with individually adjusted legs that allow installation over uneven terrain. Height of the mast is 2.1 m (7 ft), or 3 m (10 ft) with the mast extended.

The CM106 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 wind speeds. (See Allowable Wind Speeds in the Specifications.) Instrument enclosures can be purchased with mounting brackets that attach to either the mast or leg base.

The CM106 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 nonmeteorological applications, the tripod can be used to mount instrument enclosures, solar panels, junction boxes, or antennas.

The CM106 replaced the CM6 and CM10 tripods. Improvements over the CM6/CM10 include using galvanized tubing instead of galvanized pipe which weighs less, and the ability to mount our enclosures on the CM106 leg base.


  • Vertical Load Limit: 45 kg (100 lb)
  • Leveling Adjustment: Slide collars on each leg adjust individually
  • Leg Base: 4 in. by 5 in. with four 0.62 in. holes for stakes
  • Portability: Collapsible to 20.3 cm (8 in) diameter by 1.8 cm (6 ft) length
  • Maximum Slope Anglea: 22° or 40% grade
  • Main Lower Mast Outer Diameter: 48 mm (1.90 in)
  • Retractable Upper Mast Outer Diameter:
    44 mm (1.74 in.)
  • Base Diameter: 2.8 m (9.3 ft)
  • Weight with Mast: 18 kg (40 lb)

Measurement Height

  • Upper Mast Retracted: 2.1 m (7 ft)
  • Upper Mast Extended: 3 m (10 ft)

Maximum Allowable Sustained Windb

  • Mast Extended
    Unguyed: 65 mph (29 m/s)
    Guyed: 100 mph(45 m/s)
  • Mast Retracted
    Unguyed: 80 mph (36 m/s)
    Guyed: 115 mph (51 m/s)

Maximum Allowable Wind Gustb

  • Mast Extended
    Unguyed: 84 mph (38 m/s)
    Guyed: 130 mph (58 m/s)
  • Mast Retracted
    Unguyed: 104 mph (46 m/s)
    Guyed: 150 mph (67 m/s)

a - Maximum slope angle assumes that the leg clamp pins are engaged in the holes under the legs, and that one leg points downhill while the other two legs point uphill.

b - Allowable sustained wind and wind gust values assume 14 x 16 in. enclosure at mast base; 10.5 x 16.5 in. solar panel at mast base; crossarm and sensors (1.4 ft2 projected area) at mast top; and adequate ground anchors (stakes can pull out at lower wind speeds).


Enclosure Brackets


The “-MM” mount option for our environmental enclosures is intended for mounting the enclosure to a tripod's mast. An enclosure ordered with this option will be shipped with a three-piece bracket mounted to the top of the enclosure and an identical three-piece bracket mounted to the bottom of the enclosure.

Leg Base

All of our standard enclosures (including the ENC16/18) can be mounted to the CM106's leg base. The "-LM" mount option for our environmental enclosures allows the enclosure to be attached to the leg base of the CM106. This option includes a metal flange, two brackets, and a 2.5" u-bolt. The brackets attach to the right and left side of the enclosure, and the flange attaches to the tripod near the mast. The flange fits into a notch in one of the brackets, and the other bracket connects to a tripod leg via the u-bolt.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to CM106: 1

  1. To provide additional support for the mast in areas that experience high wind speeds, order the optional guy kit for the CM106 (pn 27117). Refer to the Specifications information on the CM106 product page, which describes a guy kit’s effect on the “Maximum Allowable Sustained Wind” and the “Maximum Allowable Wind Gust” of a CM106.

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