Towers / UT10
UT10 10 ft Tower with Base, Adjustable Mast, and Grounding Kit
Sturdy, Long-Term Instrument Mount
weather applications water applications energy applications gas flux & turbulence applications infrastructure applications soil applications

Overview

The UT10 is an aluminum, corrosion-resistant tower that provides a 10 ft (3 m) crossarm height. This general-purpose tower supports the attachment of sensors, mounts, solar panels, antennas, and environmental enclosures. The UT10 includes a lightning and grounding rod, grounding cables, grounding-cable clamps, hinged base, and UV-resistant cable ties. A J-bolt kit is used to secure the base to the concrete pad. This kit is ordered as an option, so it can be ordered separately and shipped before the rest of the tower.

The UT10 is used as a sturdy, long-term instrument mount for a variety of applications. It can be augmented with mounts (for example, CM204, CM220, CM225) that allow attachment of meteorological sensors such as wind sets, pyranometers, and temperature/relative humidity probes. Other meteorological sensors such as barometers, soil temperature and moisture probes, and rain gages can also be used with a UT10-based station.

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Benefits and Features

  • Sturdy, long-term instrument mount
  • Base and grounding kit included

Images

UT10 tower with mast
UT10 tower with mast
UT10 tower with mast
UT10 tower
UT10 base
UT10 grounding kit
UT10 with various equipment (sold separately or user supplied)

Detailed Description

The 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, lightning rod, grounding rod, and cable tie kit.

The J-bolt kit is required to assemble the tower to its concrete pad. 

  • The J-bolt kit can be ordered as the -J option, and the kit is delivered with the rest of the tower.
  • If the -NJ option is ordered, without the J-bolt kit, and the kit is ordered separately, the user can have delivery on the J-bolt kit prior to the rest of the tower, making the parts available when the concrete pad is poured.

Specifications

Material Hardened aluminum
Required Concrete Pad Dimensions 61 x 61 x 61 cm (24 x 24 x 24 in.)

Concrete pad requirements assume heavy soil; light, shifting, or sandy soils require a larger concrete pad.
Leg Spacing 26 cm (10.25 in.) between legs, center to center
Pipe Outer Diameter
  • 2.5 cm (1 in.) for vertical
  • 0.953 cm (0.375 in.) for cross support
Crossarm Height (attached to mast)
  • 3 m (10 ft) standard
  • 3.7 m (~12 ft) maximum with mast fully extended
  • 2.7 m (~9 ft) minimum
Height 3 m (10 ft)
Weight 17.2 kg (38 lb)

Maximum Wind Load Recommendation

-NOTE- Wind load endurance is affected by quality of anchoring and installation; guy wire tension; soil type; guy angle; and number, type, and location of instruments fastened to the tower.

Wind load recommendation assumes proper installation, proper anchoring, adequate soil, and total instrument projected area of less than 0.19 m2 (2 ft2).
Wind Load Recommendation 177 km/h (110 mph)

Compatibility

Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.

Mounting Equipment

Product Compatible Note
019ALU (retired)
CM202
CM202SS
CM203
CM204
CM204SS
CM206
UT018-5 (retired)

Additional Compatibility Information

Enclosure Brackets

The “-TM” mount option for our environmental enclosures is used to attach our enclosures to a UT10 tower. An enclosure ordered with the “-TM” 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. This mounting bracket option uses the same three-piece brackets as the "-MM" option, except the pieces are rearranged so that the flanges are on the side of the bracket instead of in the middle. The distance between the centers of each flange needs to be 10.25”.


Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to UT10: 1

  1. With regard to height, these two mounting structures are similar:

    • The UT10 tower supports a 10 ft measurement height.
    • The CM106B tripod is adjustable from 7 to 10 ft.

    There are some notable differences:

    • The UT10 tower has a smaller footprint and is generally preferred when concrete (approximately 1 cubic yard) is available at the site. 
    • If a CM106B tripod is guyed and has its mast extended, the tripod’s maximum allowable sustained wind is 100 mph. In comparison, the UT10’s wind load recommendation is a maximum of 110 mph. 

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