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  FIRST Tech Challenge Perimeter Field Kit (am-0481a)

Price: $595.00

Usually Ships in 5 to 6 Weeks

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The Perimeter Field Kit will ship 5-6 weeks from the order date. All products on one order will be held until all parts are ready and then ship together. If you have additional product you want in advance of the Perimeter Field Kit, we encourage you to place a separate order.

Product Overview:

This is the official Field Perimeter Kit for the FIRST Tech Challenge. This field may be referenced as am-0481 in your Field Build Guide. These part numbers represent the same field kit. It is reusable from year to year and does not include the game-specific hardware or game pieces. The field is comprised of 12 polycarbonate and powder coated aluminum panels that create a 11' 9" x 11' 9" square enclosure. Each side wall consists of 3 panels, connected by aluminum panel links. Soft Tiles (sold separately) create the playing surface while adjustable straps placed under this playing surface help keep the walls steady while taking abuse.

Hinged corners and hitch pins make for easy setup that requires no tools. Panels are assembled using a mechanical interference fit. An extrusion design includes a built in wire way to neatly run wires around the field as needed. Field weight and assembly time has been significantly reduced from previous versions.

Optional Sizes:
Middle panels are optional, which will allow you to create a 12' x 8' field or an 8' x 8' field if desired.

  • Inside Width: 11' 9"
  • Outside Width: 11' 11"
  • Height: 12.125"
  • Weight: 72 lbs.
Included Hardware:
  • 4 - Side Sections, Individual Panels with Black Powder Coated Aluminum Extrusion and Clear Polycarbonate
  • 4 - Corner Sections, contains two panels attached with hinges.
  • 16 - Rail Links, Aluminum
  • 2 - Field Straps, Designed to help minimize wall bowing
  • 32 - Hitch Pins, to help keep Rail Links in Place
Field Assembly:
Assembly Instructions (.pdf) - (*Update 8/16/16 - New Longer Rail links have lowered the number of Hitch Pins needed)

This field will ship in two 6" x 12" x 48" boxes, each 36 lbs.

Field Flooring / Soft Tiles:
You may want to outfit your field with soft tiles. These are not included with the field perimeter kit, and are available as a Full Field Set of Soft Tiles (am-2499-36) or as individual Soft Tiles (am-2499)

Carrying Bags:
This field perimeter can be packaged into two handy carrying bags (am-2313a), and the softtiles can be stored in their >associated bags, which are available as optional purchases (not included with the perimeter field).


Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 23 Write your own review!

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Backordered October 4, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from PA United States  
Surprised that this is backordered at the beginning of the season. Still waiting for delivery.  May be able to rate it higher once it's received.

(AndyMark response:  Sorry for this delay.  We are catching up with manufacturing of this product now, and plan to have all shipped by 10/18.)

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Perimeter kit September 30, 2016
Reviewer: Geoff Deane from Bellevue, WA United States  
The perimeter kit I receive arrived with lots of dents and dings on it.  I had to bend a few pieces back to make them straight.  Holes were difficult to line up as a result.

I think the pin construction is an improvement though over screws.

(AndyMark response: We will contact you about this.  It sounds like you may need some new pieces.  These may have been damaged during shipping.)

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Perimeter February 17, 2016
Reviewer: Accounts Payable from Warren, OH United States  
Looks good pretty easy to set up

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FTC Field Perimeter December 4, 2015
Reviewer: Paul Sullivan from Cassatt, SC United States  
Field kit was easy to out together. Our middle school FTC students put it together without any help from our mentors. Nice and sturdy perimeter. A lot better than our homemade one. Definitely worth the investment.

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Field Perimeter Kit November 17, 2015
Reviewer: Anna Lynn Martino from Studio City, CA United States  
Thank you for getting our kit to us in great condition. It was easy to assembly and customer service was also great. The field was back ordered and the folks in customer service were prompt in responding when I emailed them about the status. Thank you!

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