We build our 8, 11, 15, and 20-foot windmill stands and water towers with ProWood pressure-treated pine. Our windmill heads have been used on cedar stands, painted wood stands, and metal stands, just to name a few. The wagons are also built with treated yellow pine.
We suggest using treated lumber for its durability, insect resistance, and other benefits compared to non-treated lumber.
Note that the lumber prices vary by region, so we suggest visiting a local lumber store for accurate pricing.
The 30, 38, and 47-inch windmill heads use a durable hub with sealed bearings that do not need greasing.
The 60-inch windmill head uses a heavy duty hub/bearing assembly, and is greased through the spindle and packs both the front and rear bearings simultaneously. The dust cap has a rubber plug that can be easily removed to repack the bearings, we recommend once a year. The same hub/bearing assembly is used at the pivot point where the vertical and horizontal shafts meet.
The windmill heads do not have a brake, but the 60-inch windmill head has a break in the horizontal shaft allowing the rudder to be rotated 90 degrees so that it is parallel with the fan. This causes the rudder to prevent the fan from facing directly into the wind, making the fan spin slower.
For windmill heads that are shipped, assembly is required. No additional welding or drilling on any of the head components is required. The tools required for the head assembly are a Phillips screwdriver and pliers. For the 60-inch windmill head, a rubber mallet and grease gun are also required.
We collect 8.25% sales tax for products that are delivered or shipped to a Texas address. We will waive collection of this sales tax if you provide us with one of the following completed and signed certificates:
The delivery charge is $2.00 per mile one way from the factory in Ross, Texas. This rate is the same for a single purchase or multiple purchases, as long as the entire order fits on one trailer and is delivered to a single location.
These are the fees for setting up complete windmills at the time of delivery:
Windmill — Set Up Fee 8-foot — $10 11-foot — $15 15-foot — $30 20-foot — service not offered
These are the fees for setting up water towers at the time of delivery:
Water Tower — Set Up Fee Small — $10 Medium — $15 Large — $20 Extra-Large — $25
Set up includes erecting one windmill or water tower on stable ground having ample space, driving rebar through each leg into soil for anchoring purposes, and assembling and installing the head components. For other conditions and services, the set up fee will be adjusted and must be approved before the set up takes place.
You have up to 15 days after receiving the shipped/delivered items to initiate a return. Neither the original shipping/delivery fee nor any set up fee is refundable. The customer is responsible for all costs associated with returning the items.
These are the original shipping fees, which also apply to items having Free Shipping, that will not be refunded:
Complete Windmills 30" Head and 6' Metal Stand for the 8' Windmill — $35
To qualify for a refund, all items must be returned in their original condition using the original packaging. After receiving and inspecting the returned items, we will refund the purchase price of the items less:
the original shipping fee
the cost of replacing or repairing any damaged items found during the inspection.
Yes, the windmill head includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions for building the wood stand yourself. Included in these instructions are tool requirements, lumber requirements, and templates which can be used to make sure the angles are cut properly.
We recommend driving rebar through holes drilled in each leg at a diagonal near the base of the stand. Additionally, you can drive an auger into the ground below the center of the stand, and connect a steel cable to the auger and to the top of the stand, placing a turn buckle in the middle so that the cable can be tightened.
During shipment, the spoke(s) on the fan frame may be slightly bent forward or backwards, causing a wobble when the fan spins. The spokes are the square tubing pieces that are welded onto the center hub plate. Each fan blade is screwed onto a single spoke.
These are the steps to remove any wobble:
1) Stop the fan from spinning.
2) Make sure the hub is fastened tightly to the hub plate.
3) Spin the fan by hand slowly, while looking at the fan blades from the side view to determine which spokes need adjustment.
4) Gently push (to the front) or pull (to the back, towards the rudder) the needed spoke(s) into alignment, until the wobble is eliminated..
Our windmills are made of heavy duty components and are built to last in an outdoor environment. Although we have not performed any kind of testing, many customers have attested that our windmills have survived very strong winds and even hurricanes! The key is anchoring the windmill properly so that it does not blow over and get damaged.