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Telecom Site and Equipment FAQ’s

Whether you’re new to telecom or you’ve just never worked with CellSite Solutions before, you may have a few questions. In the following blog, we’ll cover some of the most common questions we hear regarding used telecom equipment and our telecom services.

 

What types of telecom equipment does

CellSite Solutions sell?

CellSite Solutions offers a large inventory of used and surplus telecom equipment, including telecom shelters, towers, cell on wheels, outdoor cabinets, HVAC units and generators.

Shelters

Our used communication shelters range in size from 10x20 up to 14x27 and everywhere in between. And we carry shelters from over 15 different manufacturers, including Andrew, Cellxion, Fibrebond, Kullman, Rohn and more!

Towers

We carry a variety of 140-150ft used monopole telecommunication towers, including Sabre, LMS, EEI, Summit and Valmont brands. If you have a smaller project, we also occasionally have guyed tower sections available for purchase.

Cell On Wheels

Our used portable cell towers are available for either lease or sale and are a great option if you’re in need of a temporary solution. Our cell on wheels inventory includes Sabre, LMS, Sprint and Towerworx brands ranging in height from 42ft up to 150ft.

Outdoor Telecom Cabinets

Browse our selection of transmission and battery storage telecom cabinets manufactured by Commscope, Eltek, Emerson, Telco and more!

HVAC Units

We stock used and surplus 2-5 ton HVAC units from a variety of manufacturers, and we can also order new units at a discounted rate for a shelter refurbishment or upon request.

Generators

Our generator inventory includes new, used and surplus models from a variety of brands like Cummins, Generac, Kohler, Sabre and more! Choose from single phase or 3 phase, propane, diesel or natural gas engines, ranging from 7-100KW power.

Our inventory is constantly changing so let us know if you’re looking for something specific and always check back to see what’s new.

 

A used shelter won’t meet my local area’s requirements. Does CellSite sell any new equipment?

We sell primarily used and surplus telecom equipment, except for some new generators and HVAC units. We do, however, provide a service for a professional engineer to put a stamp of approval on the original manufacture drawings for any of our used shelters. This includes a letter stating that the shelter meets or exceeds your county, city or state requirements. And you can purchase a used telecom shelter from CellSite Solutions at a fraction of the cost of newly manufactured.

 

What if I don’t see the specific type or size of product I’m looking for on the website?

We strive to keep our online database up to date, however, our inventory is constantly changing. If you are looking for something specific and can’t find what you’re looking for, give us a call or send us a message. We may be in the process of purchasing more equipment or we can discuss similar options that meet your needs. We can refurbish any of our used shelters for a like-new product including custom features specific to your project.

 

What does shelter refurbishing include?

Our shelter refurbishing service is all per customer specification. We can do as little or as much as needed for your specific project. The following are just some of the services we can provide:

  • New HVAC units
  • Full exterior mortar primer and sealant
  • 15 year lifespan roof coating
  • updated electrical equipment
  • updated internal grounding to OEM standards

We can also order in any parts or custom features upon request. Learn more about our shelter refurbishing service or contact us for more detailed options and pricing information.

 

How long does shelter refurbishing take?

Typically, we can refurbish a shelter in 30 days from the purchase order date. This may vary depending on any special parts orders or custom features. Give us a call with your specific requirements and we can provide an approximate time frame for your project.

 

Where is CellSite Solutions located?

We are based out of Cedar Rapids, IA where we also house all of our tower and cell on wheels inventory. Our shelters, however, our located in 18 warehouses across the U.S.

 

Where are CellSite’s shelters located/shipped from?

Our used communication shelters are housed in 18 outdoor storage locations in 12 states across the U.S., including Iowa, Alabama, Texas, North Carolina, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky, and Indiana. We provide shipping from all our warehouses to anywhere in the U.S., and we’ll always try to find the best option for you in the location nearest you to minimize shipping costs.

 

Can CellSite offload/install my telecom equipment?

Our logistics services don’t stop at shipping. CellSite Solutions is a turnkey solution for telecommunications site projects. From supply and logistics, to installation and commissioning, to maintenance and decommissioning, we cover it all to save you time and money. We provide full-service offloading, installation and commissioning for your telecom shelter and site.

 

Do I need a shelter or cabinet for my equipment?

In most cases, shelters are going to provide a safer environment for your equipment, but depending on your space restrictions, location, or environment, a cabinet may be your best or only option. Learn more about benefits of shelters vs. cabinets or give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you choose the right equipment for your project.

 

Will CellSite buy or remove my used telecom equipment?

If your telecom service is no longer able to operate from a particular location, CellSite Solutions can provide decommissioning and demolition services, which can include either equipment removal or disposal and site remediation.

Maybe you are just in need of updated equipment with different features for your telecom site. CellSite Solutions may buy your used equipment. If you’re looking to sell your used telecom equipment, send us the details. We gladly accept shelters, towers, cabinets, HVAC units, generators and more.

 

How much experience does CellSite have in the telecom equipment industry?

CellSite Solutions was established in 2010, however, some of our managers and technicians have over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry. Since the start of our company, we have completed thousands of projects for hundreds of companies all across the U.S. and we strive to build lasting relationships with each of our customers.

 

What certifications does CellSite Solutions have?

  • Master HVAC/Mechanical Contractors License
  • NATE members since 2014
  • Three Operators certified on 75 ton and larger mobile, telescopic cranes
  • Electricians on staff  & our Head Electrician carries a journeyman electrician's license since 2015
  • 40% of our technicians carry a Class A CDL - Some of whom also carry HazMat (Hazerdous Materials) Endorsements
  • Most of our technicians also have competent riggers certifications, OHSA 10 or OSHA 30, and are certified to perform CPR

Our goal at CellSite Solutions is to save you time, money and headache. We will do our best to find you the best product at the right price and provide excellent customer service along the way so that we can become the turnkey solution for all your telecommunications projects. For more information about our products or services, give us a call or send us a message. We’re happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

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