Information on Commercial Flagpoles

Our Commercial flagpoles are made from aluminum conical tapered tubing and have external halyards. A halyard is the rope that is used to raise and lower the flag. When combined with your choice of flagpole color, these poles will create a traditional focal point for your flag that you can be proud of. 

 

Why Buy Aluminum Flagpoles

Aluminum is one of the most abundant metals on the earth. It weighs less than steel and is very durable. Aluminum does not rust, discolor or pit and will not bend or become deformed from severe weather conditions. This makes aluminum perfect for use in flagpoles that must withstand year round weather. As an added benefit, aluminum flagpoles continue to look like new for years with little or no maintenance.

 

Sizes and Construction

Commercial aluminum poles are generally 35 to 80 feet tall and are made of 6063-T6 aluminum alloy that has a directional sanded satin ground finish. Each flagpole is rated for the maximum wind speed that it can withstand without being damaged and the maximum size of the flag that it can safely carry. Hurricane series flagpoles are available for those whose businesses are located in high wind locations. These poles have thicker walls and/or a thicker butt diameter than other aluminum flagpoles.

 

What is Included?

  • Ball: Gold anodized aluminum with flush seam that is corrosion resistant
  • Truck: Stationary, single metal sheave cast aluminum revolving with stainless steel bearing. The truck, generally known as a pulley, is the top part of the pole.
  • Halyard: A 5/16 diameter braided polypropylene rope
  • Snap Hooks: 2 chrome plated bronze swivel. 
  • Cleats: One 9-inch cast aluminum and two 5/16 inch stainless steel screws for attachment. The cleat is used to secure the bottom of the halyard.
  • Collar: Flash collar made of spun aluminum and finished to match the pole

The Ground Set Foundation includes the following:

  • 16-gauge galvanized corrugated steel tube sleeve, 3/16 inch thick
  • Steele base plate
  • Support plate
  • Ground spike: 3/4 inch diameter by 18 inches long
  • Steele centering wedges or PVC sleeve

 

Optional Items

Two additional flag snaps can be requested at no extra charge to allow two flags to be flown on the same flagpole. Custom options that are available for an additional charge include shoe base and tilting shoe base mounting. The shoe base foundation includes a cast aluminum shoe base, four galvanized steel anchor bolts and hex nuts, washers and lock washers. 

 

Shoe base foundations are the bottom portion of the flagpole that is installed on concrete or other hard surfaces and joined to the flagpole shaft. The tilting shoe base foundation makes it easy to lower the flagpole for maintenance. Note that the tilting shoe base is only available on flagpoles that are less than 30 feet tall due to safety factors.

 

Optional finishes include both standard and custom powder paint colors or anodized finishes in a variety of colors. You also have the option of specifying your own color.

 

Our flagpoles come with a warranty and free shipping. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and for assistance in choosing the correct flagpole for your location.

 

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