What makes these stands superior?
First, we hot dip the base and sell it for less than a painted base. Since the base is constantly in contact with the ground, it makes no sense to us to dip in paint, which begins corroding as soon as it reaches the yard.
We hot dip galvanize the entire top versus simply selling you bare steel. We utilize a rubber billet as opposed to a block of plywood. We used to use plywood with phenolic resin glue but we think the rubber billet is much nicer.
We have beefed up the wingnut collar from 1″ to 1.5″ in length, this increases the mating surface contact area between our collar and our square acme threaded rod. This increases load capacity.