DYOT – Design Your Own Tower

Aluma’s Design Your Own Tower option can provide a customized aluminum tower solution that can be climbed, relocated, and erected by as few as two people within eight hours. Our DYOT tower is ideal for locations where cranes and trucks can’t enter. Designing your own tower enables you to spend more time mission ready and less time, and money, setting it up.

How Does it Work?

Using modular components:

  • Tubes
  • Brackets
  • Tensioners
  • Cotter pins
  • Patented extrusions

An Aluma DYOT can be mounted on concrete or skids and erected on-site by as few as two people in about 8 hours (60 ft tower).

What Can it Do?

Sections are made of 6061-T6 tubular aluminum, which allow for the tower to be built on-site without the need for heavy equipment. DYOT supports up to 1,000 lbs, 60 ft above the base with a 50 sq. ft area. It can withstand winds up to 70 mph unguyed. The tower is climbable and can support a standing platform -with a crane – or it can be configured for a communication array.

Benefits & Features

  • 1,000 lbs of payload at 60 ft and 1,400 lbs at 20 ft
  • Built on-site by two people with hand tools
  • Climbable
  • Relocatable
  • Small footprint
  • 60 ft max height
  • Short lead time (approx. 8 weeks)
  • Structural analysis done per ANSI TIA/EIA-222-G

Concrete Base

  • DYOT requires 6 concrete pad points
  • Total of 4 j-anchor bolts per concrete pad (user provides concrete pad and j-anchors)
  • Each concrete pad is a cylinder, 2.5 ft in diameter by 5 ft deep
  • No special rebar is required
  • Requires a minimum of 4000 psi concrete

Aluminum Skid Base (Ballasted) & Guyed

A skid system is composed of 4 bolt-on smaller systems. The assembled skid configuration is 20 ft x 14 ft. A minimum of 4 small systems are needed to deploy a DYOT when mounted to a skid system. DYOT requires guying to the skid platform with a total of 4 anchor points with no ground penetration.

The skid uses ballasts (concrete or water tanks) to provide the necessary support for a 60 ft (18 m) tower. A total of 14,940 lbs (6775 kg) of ballast weight is necessary.

Base Option Details

Concrete Base

  • Permanent
  • Does not require guy wires
  • Concrete and anchors are provided by the user
  • Typical tower installation uses 6 anchor points

Skid Base

  • Transportable
  • Assembled from 4 sections
  • Takes up approximately 3 parking spaces
  • Requires 15,000 lbs of ballasting
  • Requires tower to be guyed to skid

Sections of Tower

HD Section

  • Installed in 5 ft increments, the HD (Heavy Duty) section provides the necessary structure to support a large load at the top of the tower.
  • The HD section is perfect for mounting communication antennas, positioners, and dish.

Support Section

  • Installed in 5 ft increments, the support section is responsible for providing the necessary structure to support a large load at the top of the tower.
  • The support section can also be used for mounting communication antennas, positioners, and dish.

Base Section

  • The base section is composed of the first 10 ft of the tower.
  • Combined with a tripod-type leg system, the base is designed to provide the stability and support to the whole tower.
  • The base section can be installed on a concrete base or on a skid mounting system.

General Configurations

Configuration Requirements

  • One 10 ft tall base section
  • One concrete base or skid base
  • One 5 ft section (at least 1, no more than 4)

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