Cell Tower

Cell Tower

Dillon dynamometers and tension meters are used within the communications sector for a variety of tasks, including telephone line sagging and ensuring cell/radio towers are vertical.

Products Used in Cell Tower

AP Dynamometer

AP Dynamometer

The Dillon AP Mechanical Dynamometer exhibits limitless versatility as a tension, traction…

EDjunior Dynamometer

EDjunior Dynamometer

The EDjunior dynamometer gets straight to the point – apply a load; take a reading.

EDXtreme Dynamometer

The EDXtreme exemplifies the trademark precision and rugged construction of Dillon Dynamometers.

Quick Check

Quick-Check Tension Meter

Quickly measures tension in cable guardrails, guy lines and overhead wires.


Dillon products help to reduce time on site by producing quick and accurate results for tension readings, while recording all the readings and date/time which can be easily exported once the job has been completed.

For communication towers it is important the masts are plumb to ensure maximum network coverage. By using the Quick-Check tension meter this can be achieved within minutes. Inbuilt software can measure, read and record each guy wire and anchor point to ensure that the tower is completely straight. The same can be said about erecting an overhead telephone line, it is very important that the conductors are under a safe tension. If the conductor wires are too stretched between supports in a bid to save conductor material, the stress in the conductor may reach unsafe value and in certain cases the conductor may break due to excessive tension.

Case Studies

American Adventure Park Systems Recommend Dillon Quick-Check for Critical Zip-line Safety Checks
Branat Construction Use Dillon Quick Check to Ensure Cell Tower Safety

As a leading provider of tower construction, engineering, inspection, maintenance and modification services, Branat Construction must ensure that the cell towers they work on meet strict industry and safety standards. To do so, the company selected the Dillon Quick Check tension meter, which improves safety by providing simple and accurate measurement of guy wire tensions.