I have a 4' that my folks had for several years. We have had it for about 10 years now. Have replaced the bearings for the fan twice and rebuilt the swivel block once. It is till standing and turning good. Things last when you take care of them.
Is there a provision for limiting speed or turning it out of the wind when wind speed gets to high. I had a cheep bolt together that self destructed in a stiff breeze. Never did find all the parts. Don
I have an 8' HF one. Bearings went out and made some plastic inserts to replace them. Works real good, but can vibrate the small bolts out of the frame works with some of the wind we have around here.
I am going to build a platform for it to sit on and mount this small pump under it. I left the can there so you can see the size of it. Thinking about making it a water feature, using a small pump and a tube up into the spout. That would be pretty cool.