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Case Study

AFS 3000 190' Conventional Pole Midco

Midco was in need of a 190' pole system to support antennas to service internet, phones, and TV.

AFS 3000

Ballasted System - 190' Conventional Pole
Argyle, Minnesota
Completed Installation

The Need

ARE Telecom was hired on by Midco to help expand their tower infrastructure in rural areas. ARE’s AFS 3000 190’ Conventional Pole fit Midcos range and ability to provide reliable broadband services to customers in remote areas.


ARE’s AFS 3000 ballasted foundation system is a versatile system designed to provide ease of portability and installation while providing a solid base for monopoles up to 190’. ARE’s AFS 3000 can be dissembled in days and relocated to a new site if necessary.

Project Benchmarks

  • Crew flexibility and equipment availability allowing for installation under time constraints
  • Pre-install logistics plan developed due to remote installation
  • Compact gravel base

Project Resources

  • 4-person crew
  • 4-day assembly
  • Crane
  • Telehandler


  • Remote location
  • Antenna’s to be installed at 190’
  • Gravel base

1 Container
2 Level Site
3 King-post
4 Base Trays
5 Ballast
6 Pole Sections
Step 1

The AFS 3000 will be delivered in (2) 40' open top containers

Step 2

Level site for foundation

Step 3

Set king-post and attach base trays

Step 4

Attach truss arms to king-post and base trays

Step 5

Attach side walls and add ballast

Step 6

Attach each pole section with a crane