I got this tower kit when I invested in the Sunforce 44447 wind turbine. Installing the tower kit is where the time is compared to installing the actual turbine, but it is really very simple. It is a lot like putting up a field antenna, which I had plenty of practice doing in the Army many years ago. You don't need any special tools. The most specialized tool you need is a socket wrench. The manual is excellent. The following is my experience.
First you secure the base to the ground - that's where the tower will stand. Then you measure where the 4 guideposts will go and drive their anchors into the ground at a 45 degree angle to the base to secure it. Take it easy the first time you drive the anchors into the ground because it's likely you'll have to move them later in the setup as I did. You lay out the pipe sections, slide the guide hangars onto the correct places (they connect to guideposts), run the transmission wire through the pipe, fasten the pipe and secure the pipe to the tower base. The part you don't want to skimp on is raising the tower to make sure the guide wires are ok or if they need to be adjusted. Unless you install wind turbines frequently, they probably need to be adjusted. So you make your adjustments and re-anchor the guideposts, this time driving the anchors all the way in except for the 5 inches that stay above ground. You do all this before attempting to install the turbine.
Finally you make the electrical connection to the turbine and wrap with electrical tape as with every turbine. Then you slide the turbine onto the tower, tighten the bolts, install the blades and raise the tower. You can do all this with 2 people. It is satifying work because you know you're doing a good thing for your property, for your physical security in the event the power grid temporarily goes down, for the environment and possibly for economic gain if you are allowed to sell excess power back into the grid.
The Sunforce Tower is excellent. It has held up very well to the elements and has withstood very high winds without suffering any damage. This is a well made product. By Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Hallandale Beach, FL
Excellent tower kit. This is my second tower, the first being "home grown". It came with all necessary hardware, and was very easy to assemble. I used a concrete base that I originally poured for the home grown tower, but this kit comes with a base and stakes that looks like it would do a great job. I wish I would have taken this route initially. I bought this for use with the Sunforce 45444 Wind Turbine that I am very impressed with.
I wish the generator was as well built as the tower, but in fairness, this tower is very well built, easy to install. Note however, you need to drive stakes in the ground, the driver they provide wouldn't come back out of the ground once pounded in, I had to use a tractor and loader to pull it back out.