Our BEEFY stand is made from custom formed channel and 2" x 2" x 1/4" thick angle iron. Our competitors like to say that angle iron is a cheap and weak way to build a stand. We strongly disagree! The heavy thickness of angle we are using is just as strong if not stronger than the square tube stands on the market today. We have also found that the use of angle iron actually "bites" into most ground surfaces eliminating the need for staking! Try out one of our stands and you will not be disappointed.