ARE’s largest ballasted foundation is our AFS 2000. Reaching 30’ in diameter and weighing 200 tons once assembled, the 2000 can support a base moment of over 2,900,000 foot lbs or poles with common broadband equipment mounted to over 200’.
Like our AFS 1100 and 1500, the 2000 foundation has a central hub or kingpost that connect all ballast trays and truss arms, creating a rigid structure. Using a telehandler, a crew of 4 people can install the 2000 in 1-2 days. A crane is needed to set poles over 120 feet.
Like all ARE foundations and poles, this system can be installed for permanent installations or disassembled and moved to another location as needed. Currently the AFS 2000 has be used by Crown Castle, Verizon and ATT as well as others for permanent and long-term temporary deployment.