Tilt Up Towers


Used widely in Europe, lattice style tilt up towers are newer to the US. With a tilt up installation, the tower is fully assembled and instruments installed while it lies on the ground. A specialized gin pole is then used to pull the tower up vertically. The lattice design allows climbing for maintenance.

Advantages of Climbable Tilt-Up Towers

CCR is the exclusive North American dealer and installer of SME Wind steel lattice tilt-up towers. We’ve specialized in using tilt up towers made by SME for 17 years because of their many advantages. This tower type and method increases

  • Data accuracy – instruments are set up and tested while technicians are comfortably grounded and not affixed by ropes at high altitudes.
  • Installation efficiency – tower assembly and instrument installation is quicker on the ground.
  • Maintenance efficiency – climbable towers allow for technicians to change out and repair specific sensors without disrupting the tower or other instruments.
  • Safety – assembly from the ground means technicians don’t spend hours laboring at heights of over 100m.
  • Costs savings – steel lattice towers are less expensive than built-up steel towers. They can also easily be disassembled (decommissioned) and reused at another site.

Uses of Tilt-Up Towers

Although widely used as meteorological towers, mid to light-weight SME lattice towers can be adapted for use in a wide range of applications. They come in sections to assemble into to heights ranging from 50 m to 105 m. Booms are affixed at any angle or height to collect video, sound, data or communication data.

Common uses include

  • Security and monitoring
  • Communications