Julia Austin Posted June 21, 2012 Report Share Posted June 21, 2012 In addition to safety considerations, it is important to factor in the cost of the used towers. While many of these are available for a relatively low price, the cost and logistics involved with shipping these towers to the new site can quickly add up and be quite costly. As a comparison, NRG Systems offers free ground transportation for all new towers, direct to the site. This benefit alone may make it advantageous to install new towers. As a comparison on costs: SYSTEM DESCRIPTION WEIGHT LOGISTICS COSTIowa to Illinois ~154 miles COSTWyoming to Texas ~672 miles COST South Dakota to New Mexico ~891 miles COST Oklahoma to North Carolina ~1211 miles 60m XHD w/gin pole 4274 lbs. Intermodal freight (surface) $1,494.10 $3,163.62 $3,529.05 $2,839.35 60m XHD 3215 lbs. $1,085.93 $2,732.15 $2,347.51 $2,426.38 50m XHD w/gin pole 3843 lbs. $1,085.93 $3,751.36 $2,384.51 $2,839.35 50m XHD 2777 lbs. $991.10 $2,098.56 $2,340.98 $1,426.36 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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