Page Title: Alloy 6063 Aluminum Yard Flagpole

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Here I go again getting all excited over flagpoles and flag hardware. But take one look the very first picture there and you can see why. Now many of you know how I much I love our RT20F pole that has been on the back page of our catalog for so many years.  But now I have something that takes one more step up for those of you looking for that extra level. A sectional flagpole with real heftier specifications than more common sectional flagpoles.

But now, compare the wall thickness of both poles

The RT20F wall is on the left. It has a wall thickness of .049" and it is a darn nice pole.

But the Alloy 6063 Aluminum Yard Pole is on the right.  Pretty cool, isn't it?

It has a wall thickness of .125".

 What's more, the Alloy 6063 Yard Pole comes with a genuine wind rating. Smaller sectional flagpoles like our little AFP20F and even the RT20F don't even get wind rated.

 

Huge Innovation:

Ships UPS using the low cost chart on our order form. No need to spend the hundreds of dollars for freight required to ship most poles of this grade

20' Alloy 6063 Yard Pole, three sections

6320S Plain Satin $598.00
6320A Clear Anodized $680.00
6320Z Bronze Anodized $700.00
6320BL Black Anodized $760.00
Complete Flagpole Kit Includes:
  • Instructions
  • Ground sleeve
  • Flagpole sections
  • Cleat
  • 3" Gold Ball
  • Truck pulley assembly
  • Halyard
  • Two Snap Hooks

Optional flash collar sold separately #FC3 $40

 

Clear Anodized Aluminum Flagpole Ball

Ball Upgrade: Do you prefer a silver ball to go with your silver pole? Add a 3" Silver ball for $27.00 #SAB3 (My photo happens to show a 4" ball but you get the idea)

Exposed Height Above Ground Overall Length Butt Dia Top Dia Wall Max Unflagged Wind Speed Max Flagged

 Wind Speed

Suggested Flag Size
20' 22' 3" 1 7/8" .125" 118 mph 85 mph 3x5'
Click here for important wind chart and safety information

Wind Speeds:

Flag sizes do not constitute a warranty that flags of the size shown may be safely flown in all winds. Remember that wind gusts can be greater than a storm's prevailing winds.
Flying greater flag loads or flying them in higher winds than rated may result in damage to the pole. Flags should be removed from any pole long before winds reach the wind speeds shown. SCROLL DOWN FOR IMPORTANT WIND CHART AND SAFETY INFORMATION

 

Comparison shot: #RT20F 3" pole on the left, Alloy 6063 3" pole in the middle, #AFP20F 2" pole on the right. This is also a great shot for you to see how the pole goes in the ground.

Here's how the truck assembly mounts on the top. Notice again the pole's big hefty wall thickness.

Big hefty cast aluminum truck

3" gold anodized spun aluminum flagpole ball

Huge cast aluminum cleat. Just screw it into the pre threaded holes with the machine screws provided

The internal field splice is a thing of beauty. The sections just fit together.

When it comes time to put the pole in the sleeve, just "foot" it and have a buddy walk the pole up like you would an extension ladder. CAUTION: BE CAREFUL OF OVERHEAD POWER LINES. I have even heard of professional flagpole installers being killed by losing control of a flagpole that came into contact with power lines. There is a giant leverage problem working against you when you raise a flagpole. Make sure that if you lose control of the pole and you drop it, you will not hit a power line, a person, or anything of value. Hey, things happen. Do it on a calm day. And keep the dog inside.

Buy a pole so I can afford some new shoes, will you?

Once the pole is raised and inserted into the sleeve you set, you use treated wood shims to plumb it. Then you fill the void with sand that you tamp the heck out of in layers as you pour it. The sand ultimately holds the pole! Sand holds most of the giant car dealer type flagpoles you see..

Instructions are included with the flagpole and very detailed instructions will follow on this web page.

Your flagpole comes wrapped in heavy paper and boxed in a solid carton. DO NOT LET YOUR FLAGPOLE SIT IN THE RAIN IN ITS PACKING MATERIAL: IF YOU DO IT WILL LIKELY STAIN.

 

Wind Chart

The map below shows the maximum steady wind expected at an elevation of thirty feet above ground level within a fifty year period of recurrence. Areas with the same maximum constant or steady wind speed are indicated. Because wind speeds are usually not constant, and gusts are involved, flagpoles (both flagged and unflagged) are listed with a constant wind speed and a 1.3 gust factor. "Warning" - recommended flag sizes throughout this site do not represent a warranty that the flag size shown may be safely flown in all wind speeds. Personal injury, flagpole damage or property damage can occur when flying oversized flags and banners or flying flags in higher winds than recommended. Flagpoles and their associated wind speeds listed assume that ten percent of the overall length of the flagpole is buried per our recommendations at ground level. Special engineering may be required for other applications such as wall or roof mounted flagpoles. Consult an engineer or architect.

 

 

      Design of safe flagpoles requires knowledge of the loads to which they will be subjected. Principal load acting on flagpoles is wind load and that load must be carefully determined. Maximum wind speeds to which flagpoles are exposed depend on geographical location, whether or not it is in the center of a large city, a small town's outskirts, seashore, at ground level or on the roof of a high building. Wind speeds are generally higher along coastal areas than inland. They are also higher in open country than in the center of cities. Wind speed also becomes greater as height above ground increases. Wind exerts a force on the pole as well as the flag, thus both loads must be added to determine total load. Flags of different sizes are designed to be flown from different poles. Obviously, it is important that flagpoles be selected which are capable of supporting the largest flag intended to be flown in the highest wind speed to which it will be subjected. Loads on flagpoles are resisted by the mounting foundation, roof or wall to which it is secured.

General Information Ground Set Cone Tapered Aluminum Flagpoles

         Our cone tapered ground set aluminum flagpoles are precision fabricated from new, 6063-T6 tubing utilizing the industry's most sophisticated, state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. the conical portion tapers approximately 1" in every 5 1/2 feet. poles with overall lengths of less than 38' 6" are shipped in one piece. longer lengths are shipped in sections and will be factory fitted with a self-aligning sleeve which requires no field welding. Upon proper assembly a hair-line joint will occur.

         All poles are double spiral wrapped with protective paper and shipped in a hard fiber tube. "Warning" - The flagpole shaft will stain if allowed to remain in contact with wet or damp wrappings. If there is any sign that the shaft or its shipping tube has come in contact with water during shipment, remove it from the tube and unwrap immediately. If the shaft is to be stored outdoors, it must be stored unwrapped, and off the ground. if the shaft is to be stored indoors, it may be left in the wrappings and tube, provided that it shows no sign of having been exposed to moisture, and that it will not be exposed to moisture during storage.

     All foundation dimensions listed in the instructions are intended for general guidelines only in good, firm, dry soil. It is recommended to consult and engineer for specific foundation dimensions suited to your exact location. "Warning" - Extreme care must be exercised when installing flagpoles near overhead power lines or when digging in the vicinity of buried cable or piping. contact your local authorities before any digging.

Standard Finishes

All flagpole shafts are highly polished with fine grain aluminum oxide cloth resulting in a high quality, deep satin lustre finish. This finish represents the ultimate in architectural finishes for aluminum flagpoles. The elegant, soft sheen remains maintenance free. In addition to satin, the following anodized finishes are available as standard colors: clear, light bronze #311, medium bronze #312, dark bronze #313 and black #335. Note: Of the three bronze finishes, dark bronze #313 is supplied unless otherwise specified.

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