Military Spec Units: Self Supporting Antenna Mast, the Super Scorpion®

Super Scorpion® Unguyed Telescoping Tower System

Aluma Tower Company, Inc (Aluma), an ISO9001 registered small business and  SHARP / OSHA  awardee, has been in the business of designing, manufacturing, fielding and servicing mobile telescoping tower-trailer systems for more than 50 years. Aluma has extensive experience manufacturing military tower-trailer-shelter systems (both COTS and COTS based NDI) that withstands the harsh environments of today’s battlefields, yet are quick and easy to operate, lightweight and highly mobile, rugged, reliable, and above all, safe. Among Aluma’s largest customers are the US Government (Department of Defense, FEMA, and State Department), Telecom Service Providers, First Responders, Emergency Management and Surveillance companies.

This system was designed using the standard “Scorpion” open-trailer as a baseline, maintaining all of the characteristics noted in this document, which have been proven to withstand harsh environments and conditions over the past decade.  Aluma’s engineering team has analyzed every aspect of the unit against the test conditions it will be subject to and incorporated multiple changes to the system to ruggedize and enhance its performance capabilities. 

One of the newest self-supporting antenna mast items in our arsenal is the Scorpion® platform trailer towers.  As one of our best sellers, this unguyed telescoping tower system offers rapid deployment and  mission readiness in a self-contained package.

It is a lightweight, portable aluminum tower trailer equipped with our patented unguyed telescopic antenna tower mast (self-supporting antenna tower system) that is C-130 certified for aircraft transport.  Tower masts are available up to 103ft. (31m) and offer numerous accessories including generators, radio enclosures, grounding systems, etc. This can be outfitted per customer specifications.  These rugged Scorpion® portable aluminum tower trailers can be set up in about 15 minutes by two capable people and have a small footprint when fully deployed.  Heli-hooks are an available option as well to provide easy airlift transport via helicopter to remote areas.

Outlined here are a number of the changes that have been incorporated into the baseline “Scorpion” design as a part of the evolution of the “Super Scorpion”

MIL-STD-810G & TOP-01-1-011A Certified Trailer

MIL-STD-810G 

  1. High and Low Temperature
  2. Solar Radiation
  3. Rain
  4. Humidity
  5. Sand & Dust

TOP-01-1-011A

  1. Belgium Block
  2. Imbedded Rock Course
  3. 2-inch Washboard
  4. 2-to-4-inch Radial Washboard
  5. 3-inch Space Bump
  6. Perryman No. 2
  7. Perryman No. 3

Download the List and details of the tested performed on the Scorpion Trailer with a T2-100UG – LIST of TESTS

Super Scorpion® Features & Options

  • Double bracketed torsion axles
  • HMMWV tires and sealed wheel wells
  • Vibration isolation package
  • ECU / HVAC isolation package
  • Adjustable tongue height & multiple voltage electrical brakes
  • Road debris shield
  • Mil-STD-810G Communication Cabinet
  • Heavy Duty, super quiet, diesel generator, with maintenance cycle of up to 1000 hrs
  • Fuel tank that can provide up to 15 days of continues run.
  • Built with non-corrosive material (alum 6061-T6) and steel surfaces are all hot dip galvanized
  • Up to 106FT (30M) Telescopic, Self-supporting (unguyed) light-weight, corrosion resistant aluminum tower, no need for guy wires. Can be safety deployed in under 15 minutes by two people
  • Tower features continuous engaging and locking mechanism
  • C-130 , C-5 & C-17 Certified Unit
  • GVWR of 14000lbs. Allows trailer to be towed by commercial truck (F-250 or equivalent)
  • Meet all US DOT and FMCSA requirements
  • Multiple redundant safety features
  • Lower deck taking in consideration the Human-Factor and easy access to all trailer components
  • Capable to host multiple size generators
  • Multiple safety features, including tower’s wash-down motor and series of limit switch to prevent over-extension, over-retraction and over-tilting
  • Low center of gravity making the system perfect for un-improved roads
  • 18cu.ft waterproof storage enclosure for all equipment and tools needed for setup. No special tools needed
  • Smart Tower and Smart generator capabilities
  • Optimized trailer platform size allows maximum maneuverability and mobility to support urban and rural deployments
  • Low cost of ownership with excellent Deployed Operation Availability and Mean Time Between Failure

Self-Supporting Antenna Mast

T2-100UG is the most deployed 106Ft (30M) Unguyed Aluminum Telescopic tower in the world. This tower model has been deployed in over 65 countries worldwide 

Model T2-100UG
Tower Construction  American Aircraft Aluminum 6061-T6
No. of Sections 4
Sections ID F2, E2, D2 & C2
Length of the Section 30 ft.
Sections Overlap 7 ft.
Overlap Reinforcement System Radial Pressure Slide Bars (Patent# 8,046,970)
Maximum Height w/o Mast 100 ft.
Standard Mast Length 8 ft.
Maximum Height w/ Mast 106 ft.
Nested Height w/o Mast 31.5 ft.
Raising System AC or DC Winch (Multiple Voltage Available)
Tilting Mechanism AC or DC Winch (Multiple Voltage Available)
Type of Retraction Positive
Winch Manual bypass Yes
Lockable Mechanism Yes – Safety Stop
Multiple height Lockable Yes – Every 20”
Multiple Safety Redundancy Yes
Tower Operations Temperature -40°F / +120°F
Maximum Pay Load* Call for more Info
Maximum Wind Load (Sail Area)* Call for more Info
Maximum Wind Speed* Call for more info
Approximate Tower Weight 1600 lbs.
 

All Aluma Tower Company, Inc. towers are designed according to TIA-222-G Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures and Antennas. 

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