The two different options have a different price to cover the shipping difference.
The more costly option will have the bucket and base board with the flange already installed so no tools will be needed to assemble the kit.
The DIY version will require the buyer to source their own bucket and board (I use an 18″ long piece of 2 x 12 lumber) as well as require a drill and bit (1/8″-3/16″) for the pilot holes and a nut driver or wrench 7/16″ to drive the lag screws in.
Of course I can and will put together custom stuff, just contact me to let me know what you are interested in. These towers are perfect for very flexible designs.
Here is a video showing the planting of the towers. A pull hook is not mandatory, a clean screwdriver will work for pulling the media.
So that was the video done by the inventor of the towers a while back. They have made some modifications to the towers since then and here is a video of me planting a new tower all on my own.
I even left the bloopers right in. If I can plant a tower alone even with accidents in under 5 minutes, I think most people can manage it.