Installation, 1 tripod installation, 1 tripod base – Campbell Scientific CM110, CM115, CM120 Tripod Installation User Manual
Page 13: Tripod installation, Tripod base, 1. 60-degree guy angle
Tripod Installation Manual Models CM110, CM115, CM120
FIGURE 5-1. 60-degree guy angle
6.1 Tripod Installation
6.1.1 Tripod Base
Tripod installation near power lines is dangerous. The
minimum safe recommended distance from overhead
power lines is two times the height of the tripod and
mast combined. Contact local utility providers to locate
any buried utilities prior to installation.
All three models of tripods use the same tripod base. Each leg is adjustable,
allowing the tripod to be adjusted for non-level terrain.
Prepare the area where the tripod will be installed. The tripod requires an area
approximately 7 feet in diameter. Natural vegetation and the ground surface
should be disturbed as little as possible, but brush and tall weeds should be
Stand the tripod base on end, and rotate the feet perpendicular to the legs.
Each leg has a slide collar and T-knob with a spring loaded pin that locks into
holes located on the underside of the leg as shown in FIGURE 6-1.
Extend each leg until the pin engages in a hole (depress the tab to disengage
the pin from a hole). With the legs extended, orient the tripod so that the open
channel of the tripod base faces north. The tripod is typically plumbed after
the mast has been installed, as described in Section 6.1.2, Mast.
*Anchors must hold at least
400 lbf in both x, y axis