Educational Steel Products
P.O. Box 2161
Noblesville, IN 46060-2161
At BTU, safety isn't a by-product.
It IS our product.
Simply call or email Kim@bandtowers.com 765-534-4092 and she will help you with that.
First, try to decide if you are able to install a fixed (permanent) tower. If so, are you able and willing to climb vertical ladders? If so, consider an FWL model. If not, you will need an FWS. If you are not able to install anything permanent, then check out the PWS towers. Fixed are usually more cost effective, but portability adds flexibility.
Usually, 24-feet is high enough. For smaller bands of 100 or so, 16-feet will do quite nicely. You can always compromise at 20-feet. For very large ensembles that regularly march beyond the 20's, you might consider a 28 or even a 32-foot tower.
height/distance ratio is best when it mimics the height/distance ratio of your
Using graph paper, plot the relative distance of your primary listeners
Be sure to plot both the distance from your sideline and the estimated
elevation of your audience.
Draw a line from the center of your graph paper “field” to the
Using the recommended height of your tower plus about five feet for
eye-level approximation, find where that line would intersect with your audience
That would be the recommended location for your tower.
The more your preference lies toward a birds’ eye view, the closer to
the sideline you will want to adjust your tower location. If you do move closer,
please remember that your audience will see a slightly foreshortened version of
your vision. To see exactly what they will see, remain near the intersection of
your tower line and your audience line.
It depends upon when you order. Towers ordered in the off-season (November through March) are usually delivered in 6-8 weeks. The later in the season, the longer the fabrication time becomes. We deliver first come-first served, based on the date of receipt of the P.O. and down payment.
We offer three levels of optional installation.
#1 "Do-it-Yourself": Our kit, which is standard with every tower, makes installation straightforward and non-threatening.
#2 "Co-op": We will rent the crane and install the fully-assembled tower on the slab you pour with the above-mentioned kit for a small fee.
#3 "Turnkey": We would be happy to perform the complete installation, if you so choose.
Our pricing includes any required wind ratings as well as FOB delivery, so we need to know where you are to create your own personalized pricing.
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by Bill Locklear
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