Sports Lighting Anchor Base Poles

The sports lighting pole standards shown here are designed for the effects of both wind and dead loads developed by wind velocities ranging from 90 to-150 mph based on 3-second gust wind speeds. Because of varying wind effects, drag coefficients and height, correction factors have been applied over the full length of the structure. Secondary moments caused by deflection have been accounted for as eccentric moments. The total of the combined stresses are used to determine the maximum allowable loadings as listed. An appropriate safety factor (based on the minimum yield strengths of the material) has also been included.

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Pole Shaft

Our sports lighting pole shafts are available with round or multi-sided cross sections. Each shaft is constructed from a single-thickness steel sheet. The sheet is formed in to a tubular shape with constant taper and one or more longitudinal welds. Circumferentially welded splices are not allowed. The pole material used is high-strength, low-alloy steel conforming to the requirements of ASTM A595 Grade-A or ASTM A572. Poles in excess of 40 feet in length are designed as two- or 3-piece structures with a minimum of 1.5 times diameter slip fit at each joint. The longitudinal weld seam of the female section shall be reinforced at the slip area.

Base Plate

Our anchor base pole designs are supplied with an integrally welded base plate — welded by either a telescopic weld of a full-penetration butt weld with a back-up bar. The base plate material conforms to the minimum requirements of ASTM A36 or ASTM A572.

Anchor Bolts

The anchor bolts provided meet the minimum requirements of ASTM A1554 Grade-55. Each bolt is supplied with two (2) hex nuts and two (2) flat washers attached. The bolts have a minimum threaded length of 6 inches and are galvanized a minimum of 10 inches compliant with ASTM A153. Anchor bolts have an “L” bend on the embedded portion.

Welding

All welding complies with American Welding Society specification for structural welding (AWS D1.1.—most recent edition).

Finish

All sports lighting poles, platforms, and cross arms are galvanized in accordance with ASTM A123. Each assembly is coated inside and out by hot-dip process. Miscellaneous hardware is galvanized to ASTM A153. Galvanizing is done in compliance with United States Galvanizing Association (USGA).

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Product Line

Catalog Number
Pole Data
Height
Gross Weight (lb)
Pole Section
Section Weight (lb)
Base O.D.
Top O.D.
Wall Thick.
Section Length
Base Plate Data
Width
Bolt Circle
Thick.
Bolt Quantity
Bolt Diameter
WIND LOADS (ALLOWABLE EPA)
90 MPH
100 MPH
110 MPH
120 MPH
130 MPH
140 MPH
MAX LUM WT.
CPS-2-SP-50C-AB CPS-2-SP-60B-AB CPS-2-SP-60C-AB CPS-2-SP-70A-AB CPS-2-SP-70B-AB CPS-2-SP-70C-AB CPS-2-SP-80A-AB CPS-2-SP-80B-AB CPS-2-SP-80C-AB CPS-2-SP-90A-AB CPS-2-SP-90B-AB CPS-2-SP-90C-AB

50 60 60 70 70 70 80 80 80 90 90 90
1321 1463 1757 1574 1912 2266 2084 2503 2914 2648 3104 3581
Base Top Base Top Base Top Base Top Base Top Base Top Base Mid Top Base Mid Top Base Mid Top Base Mid Top Base Mid Top Base Mid Top
920 211 920 346 1088 461 920 452 1088 609 1255 749 1088 609 163 1255 749 225 1422 907 279 1255 749 364 1422 907 460 1589 1049 570
14.00 9.12 14.00 9.12 16.00 11.25 14.00 9.12 16.00 11.25 18.00 13.25 16.00 11.25 7.30 18.00 13.25 9.37 20.00 15.33 11.37 18.00 13.25 9.37 20.00 15.33 11.37 22.00 17.33 13.44
8.40 7.37 8.40 5.97 10.40 7.97 8.40 4.57 10.40 6.57 12.40 8.57 10.40 6.57 5.55 12.40 8.57 7.55 14.40 10.58 9.55 12.40 8.57 6.15 14.40 10.57 8.15 16.40 12.57 10.15
0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875 0.1875
40.00 12.50 40.00 22.50 40.00 23.42 40.00 32.50 40.00 33.42 40.00 33.42 40.00 33.42 12.50 40.00 33.42 13.00 40.00 34.00 13.00 40.00 33.42 23.00 40.00 34.00 23.00 40.00 34.00 23.50

24 24 25 24 25 28 25 28 30 28 30 33
19.5 19.5 21 19.5 21 23.5 21 23.5 25.5 23.5 25.5 28
1.75 1.75 1.5 1.75 1.5 1.75 1.5 1.75 1.75 1.75 1.75 2
4 4 6 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
1.75 1.75 1.5 1.75 1.5 1.75 1.5 1.75 1.75 1.75 1.75 2

61 40 67 14 38 62 15 36 56 13 34 52
48 30 51 9 28 46 10 25 42 8 23 37
39 22 39 6 21 34 6 18 30 4 15 25
32 17 30 3 15 25 3 12 22 N/A 9 17
26 13 23 N/A 11 19 N/A 7 15 N/A 5 10
21 10 18 N/A 7 13 N/A 4 10 N/A N/A 5
1500 LBS 1500 LBS 1500 LBS 1500 LBS 1500 LBS 1500 LBS 1500 LBS 1750 LBS 1750 LBS 1750 LBS 1750 LBS 2000 LBS
 

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