Water Towers

   No one thinks very much about water towers, they just stand there on the construction site doing nothing. In spite of what they look like there’s actually a lot going on with a tower, particularly a CTE tower.

When thinking about water towers the first thing you have to come to grips with is safety. Think about it for a few seconds - you have over 100,000 pounds of water 20 feet in the air, if it falls over you don’t want to be anywhere near it. Regardless of whose tower you are using the first thing that has to be taken care of is assuring that the erection site is a flat smooth well compacted platform for the tower. If you start off with an uneven or soft platform your problems will only get worse.

   With stability in mind the CTE tower is designed to provide maximum site safety. The CTE tower is 8 ft 6” wide the maximum legal transport width. Competitive towers also advertise 8ft 6” width…but there is a real difference. The competitive towers have a 8 ft 6” wide by 30ft long tank that mounts to a platform that is only 7 ft wide where it contacts the ground. The CTE tower uses a 8 ft wide tank supported by a platform that is 8ft 6” wide on the ground. A narrower tank and wider platform footprint provide greater stability and safety. The CTE tower has a narrower tank and wider base than competitive towers.

   The CTE tower as well as being more stable than competitive offerings also is the only tower on the market with hydraulic load checks built into the base of our hydraulic raise and lower cylinders. These load checks are the same hydraulic components used on crane booms and are designed to prevent a collapse if a hydraulic hose or fitting fails.

Stability and safety…the CTE advantage