Available Accessories and Their Uses

Available Accessories and Their Uses

Ahh, accessories. Adding accessories to your poles is a lot like adding guacamole on your tacos. It’s an extra topping that completes your meal and makes your tastebuds happy.

Light pole add-ons are the finishing touches your poles need to function aesthetically and more completely. Check out this list of accessories available at General Structures, Inc.

ABS Base Covers -Enhance the appearance of your steel poles with these composite enclosures. They use push pins and a two-piece design to conceal your steel pole’s base plate and anchor bolts.Covers are available in a multitude of colors to create a cohesive look to the structure.

Banner Arm -Available as bolt-on or banded attachments, our spillable banner arms are engineered with spring-loaded attachments to reduce banner loading and prevent damage during high winds.

Transformer Bases – Transformer bases are an AASHTO-approved breakaway device often used on structures located near roadways.Our transformer bases are constructed from A356 aluminum alloy and are heat-treated to a T6 temper condition. Steel bases are also available.

Breakaway Couplings – Breakaway couplings are an alternative to breakaway transformer bases and provide a spacer between a light pole and its foundation that enables the pole to break away after impact. Complete with square steel skirt covers, our couplings, sourced through Transpo Industries, have been crash-tested and FHWA approved per the requirements of NCHP Report 350. They also conform to AASHTO standards.

Flag Holder -We manufacture our flag holders with a back mounting plate and provide the mounting hardware. The standard length of our holders is 6 inches unless otherwise specified.

Lowering Winch -If you have hinged steel poles, you’ll need a portable lowering winch. It connects to the pole shaft and allows users to safely lower the top section of the pole for fixture maintenance. Lowering winches can be manual or electric.

Pole Caps – Our pole caps are constructed of high-grade black composite. They’re designed to prevent water and debris from entering the pole shaft.

Pole Top Tenon Adapters -These adapters allow a side-mount fixture to be attached to a pole top that was originally supplied with a tenon. The adapter matches the size of the pole and securely attaches to the tenon with bolts and screws.

Two-Tier Adapter Plate -This is one of our most popular accessories. Also known as “goof plates,” our two-tier adapter plates provide a quick fix when anchor bolts are set incorrectly in the field. The bottom base plate accepts the positioning of the incorrectly set anchor bolts and the top base plate provides the correct bolt circle needed to support the pole. A custom steel base cover is also provided to hide the fix.

We’re equipped to tailor our products to the exact needs of your individual projects. Reach out to us to discuss your next light pole job today.

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About Us

General Structures, Inc. has been the best partner for C&I lighting standards since 1988. We adhere to standards set forth by AASHTO, ASTM International, and NEMA and weld all of our products to the highest American Welding Society standards.

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