PTM C130 Portable Tower
The PTM C130 tower system combines the features of our PTM-100 tower with a multi-function trailer transport system offering different deployment modes. The system can be transported either as a complete system on a C130 cargo plane (or larger) or separated into two assemblies that facilitate transport with two helicopter lifts.
To meet the requirements of a helicopter lift, the front and rear wheel trolleys detach from the central tower unit with removable pinned connections. The front and rear trolleys can be separated from the central tower unit and pinned together into a single transport trailer, independent from the central tower unit.
By itself, the central tower unit can also be deployed as a pallet tower system, secured to the appropriate foundation or on a customer trailer or truck. To provide for this option, the central tower unit consists of an extra heavy frame to assure effective force transfer.
Once appropriately deployed, the trailer based tower will rise to a height of 80 feet (24.38 meters) in 5 minutes or less. The tower's rigidity and stability is facilitated by an integrated solid interlocking tower lattice that rises from a robust trailer supported by leveling jacks, and stabilizing outriggers. This tower unit can be operated un-guyed in many applications.