The best way to mount your TROPO
The Climalytic instrument pole mount offers a convenient, adjustable and sturdy pole for mounting the TROPO precipitation gauge, weather stations, web cameras, or almost anything else! The telescoping pole provides infinite height adjustments for optimal measurement of precipitation or other weather conditions in varied settings and changing snow depths. The steel center spike makes it easy to install the mounting system anywhere, while the four angled L-braces offer additional stability in high winds or soft soils. The optional guy-wires provide three anchors with stainless steel cables for ultra-strong anchoring, even in high winds. The pole diameter is compatible with the TROPO precipitation gauge, Tempest weather station, and most other consumer-grade weather stations. We even include a circular bubble level to ensure the pole is mounted perfectly vertical. The powder-coated steel, stainless steel hardware and aluminum pole is weather proof, even in the harshest of conditions. Easy to install and made in the USA.
- Diameter: 1-1/4" (31.750 mm) upper section and 1-3/8" (34.925 mm) lower section
- Length: infinite adjustability from approximately 3' to 5'5" (0.9 to 1.68 meters)
- Telescoping pole: anodized matte black aluminum
- Hardware (nuts, bolts and washers): zinc plated steel
- Center stake and L-braces: powder-coated steel
- Stabilizing stakes and bushing: aluminum
- Guy wires (optional): stainless steel
• 1 18" long powder-coated steel center spike
• 4 L-brackets
• 4 ground stakes
• 1 telescoping pole with collar lock
• 1 solid aluminum bushing
• 6 2.25" long bolts (phillips head)
• 6 hex nuts with integrated lock washers
• 2 pole caps (for top and bottom)
• 1 hex wrench
• 1 bubble level
• 1 adhesive dot (for affixing bubble level)
• Instruction guide
• 1 powder-coated center bushing/collar with 3 preinstalled eye hooks.
• 3 42" long - 1/16" Stainless steel cables (cables with soldered ends to help prevent fraying)
• 3 Stainless steel cable tensioners
• 3 ground stakes
• Cable loom/sleeve
• Instruction guide
Determining the location to install the Climalytic Instrument Mount is important to ensure the highest quality measurements. In open areas, strive to position the mount at a location twice as far from obstacles as they are high. In developed areas, strive to have the mount as far from obstacles as they are high.
Determining gauge height is important to reduce undercatch of precipitation from wind. In open areas, the top of the gauge should be approximately 2-3 feet (.6 - .9 m) off the ground, whereas in developed areas the top of the gauge should be approximately 5-6 feet (1.5-1.8 m) off the ground.