|A question from Curt: Hi do you know what the load limits would be on the brackets? I'm trying to design a deer stand with a platform height of 15 feet off the ground that is 4x6' with 6' wall height and a roof. It will be fitted with windows, and fully insulated and it will have a heater etc... In other words I am going all out in this design................... ANSWER: Sounds like a great project.... if you're gonna sit in it all season, it might as well be comfortable! As for a load limit, we really do not have a specific weight because much of the tower's load bearing capability relies on the design & construction of the tower itself. Our E-Z TOWER brackets are designed & fabricated to be a very sturdy point of connection between wooden tower legs & the base of a hunting blind. While they are fabricated out of HD steel, and position the leg at the perfect point & angle, the wooden legs & bracing you utilize are the most crucial part of carrying your load. When going high or elevating a heavy blind, we always suggest that you X-brace each set of legs (cross your bracing like on an old wooden windmill tower). By doing so, you reduce the amount of stress on a given point & distrubute the load to the whole tower assembly. Product testing has shown that the wooden members of a tower will always crack or fail before the E-Z TOWER brackets, so adequate bracing for weight distrubution is paramount. For a 15' tower, I'd suggest that you double stack 2-sets of X-bracing on each side of the tower. Done properly, you can go as high as you'd like & maintain a stable, strong platform. We've had customers elevate their blinds as high as 21'. Take a look at the customer photo page and you can see some examples.
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