Towers Use 50 KSI Steel throughout the
use this steel over the standard 36 KSI
material that is used in many tower designs
because of it's added strength, and also for
its weight saving features, while still
offering roughly 55 percent more steel in
all legs and bracing members over others.
Towers use more bolts at section
intersections for added strength.
use twenty-four 1/2" diameter bolts
at each section joint (eight bolts per
leg). We also place heavy steel plates on
each side of the joint for support, and we
use the same diameter bolts at the top of
the tower as we do at the bottom. Using
this design, it is possible to raise a
complete tower with a crane from a
horizontal position and not worry about
stressing the joints.
Towers let you climb painlessly.
offer 5/8" diameter step bolts with each
tower as optional hardware, spaced apart
every 18 inches for an ankle saving climb
to the top of your tower. No need to fight
your way up climbing braces that are
installed at awkward angles.
Towers give you your moneys worth in
don't lose height when stacking sections
together with AN Wireless Towers due to
overlapping of section joints. This can
add up to several feet lost of overall
height on a large tower installation. With
our 100' foot tower, you get all 100 feet
in the air.
to our advanced computer aided design
modeling software, AN Wireless Towers
offer up to a 60 percent advantage in
available windloading area over similar
designs. We also offer a tower and a
foundation that will sustain a 140 MPH
windzone, of which many manufacturers will
Towers won't rust on the edges - period.
towers today are built using
pre-galvanized material. Cutting, bending
and fabricating in general after
galvanizing leaves member edges
unprotected and open to corrosion only a
short time after exposure to the elements.
AN Wireless Towers receive full hot-dip
galvanizing treatment the proper way -
after the fabrication is done, adding
decades to the service life of your tower.
Wireless Towers are built for the
'AN Series' Towers have a special feature
designed right into the section joints.
Our towers have roughly a 1/8" gap in
between each section, allowing for slight
expansion of the steel in extreme cases to
prevent buckling. Not an everyday case,
but it's built in.
Wireless Towers use a real sub-surface
realize some towers use a sub-surface base
detail that consists of leg extensions or
anchor bolts only. We prefer to include a
half-section of the next largest tower
section for the sub-surface tower base,
complete with horizontal bracing, to be
embedded in concrete for added strength.
rigid mounting surface comes as standard
equipment with AN Wireless Towers.
supply fully galvanized, top-mounted, 1/8"
angle horizontal members with each tower
which provides a horizontal mounting
surface at the tower's top. This also
allows safe antenna maintenance 360
degrees around the tower by doubling as a
handy tie-off point for the climber.
Wireless Towers have fall arrest options
available meeting OSHA compliance.
towers come complete with provisions to
mount a 3/8" steel safety cable lifeline
on one face, or all three faces of each
tower. We also offer climbing harnesses
and safety sleeves which lock onto the
cable in the event of a fall. Both of
these options may be ordered separately,
and installed on your tower in the field
at any time.
hardware may be fabricated for AN Wireless
do fabricate custom made parts needed for
your tower in certain installations.
Custom antenna mounting plates, beacon
plates, side arms, work platforms, rooftop
mounting kits, ice shields and wave guide
bridges can be specced out and built to
Wireless Towers have spare parts always
a leg or a brace should ever become
damaged or bent in transit, or from a
tower suffering from vandalism, original
replacement parts are only a phone call
away. Everything on the tower is field
replaceable using just a crescent wrench.
Wireless is more than happy to help.
zoning difficulties are in your way of
getting a new tower up, we'll do all we can
to provide assistance. We offer PE's who
hold current licensure in 50 States and
certain Canadian Provinces which can provide
sealed engineering drawings and
specifications to township supervisors in
cases requiring this prior to tower
installation. We can also fax, mail, email
or talk over the phone to persons in charge
of the permit granting process.