Page Title: Flag Pole Trucks, Flagpole Accessories, Flagpole Supplies

Question: How many trucks on an army base?

Convert a light pole to a flagpole

A truck is just one component of flagpole hardware

Other Flagpole Parts

 

A truck is one of the important components of flagpole parts. A flagpole top consists of a truck and an ornament, usually a ball.

 

Internal Flagpole Trucks and Parts

 

Cap Style Stationary OT Series Flagpole Truck

#OTH is shown. OT1-OT35 are drilled for three set screws. All have non rusting nylon pulleys

Model #

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

Designed to fit over the top of a flag pole and be secured by the set screws which are included. The top of the trucks accept an ornament with a spindle threading of 1/2" 13NC

Maximum Halyard Size: 5/16"

#OTH

2"

$26.50

OT1

23/8"

$32.50

OT2

23/4"

$43.50

OT3

3"

$44.50

OT35

31/2"

$46.50

 

 

 

Cap Style Flagpole Trucks: ST Series

Maximum Halyard Size: 1/4"

 

Model # Fits Pole Diameter Price
ST138 1 3/8" $27.50
ST112 1 1/2" $27.75
ST134 1 3/4" $28.00
ST116 1 15/16" $28.25

 

Simple Pulley Assemblies: Meant for flying flags only, NOT for raising weights or loads

Deluxe Flagpole Pulley & Eyebolt Assembly

Stainless steel bolt and pulley housing, nylon pulley wheel, 41/8" overall length, 23/8" thread length, 5/16" max halyard diameter

#PUL1 $18.50

Standard Flagpole Pulley & Eyebolt Assembly

Zinc plated steel bolt, zinc pulley housing, zinc pulley wheel, 31/8" overall length, 1" thread length, 1/4" max halyard diameter

#PUL2 $5.95

Vertical Mount Pulley Assembly

Cast aluminum construction with 17/16"outside diameter cast nylon pulley, stainless steel axle. Mounts with straps or screws which are NOT provided.

Max halyard diameter is 5/16"

4.25" tall, about 1.25" wide; screw holes about 215/16" apart on center as close as I can possible measure them.

#PUL3 $25.00

 

Nylon Rope Pulley Wheel

Aluminum Ropy Pulley Wheel

Model # Price Diameter Width Material Maximum Axle Dia Maximum Rope Dia
PUL302 $4.25 1" 3/8" Nylon 3/16" 1/4"
PUL356 $5.25 13/8" 1/2" Nylon 1/4" 1/4"
PUL355 $5.75 11/2" 9/16" Nylon 1/4" 1/4"
PUL358 $5.85 11/2" 3/4" Nylon 1/4" 5/16"
PUL357 $5.95 115/16" 9/16" Nylon 1/4" 5/16"
PUL320 $5.30 17/8" 1/2" Nylon 1/4" 5/16"
PUL359 $22.00 27/8" 7/8" Aluminum 1/2" 3/8"
PUL305 $22.50 33/4" 3/4" Aluminum 1/2" 3/8"

Please note that the pulley diameter can vary by plus or minus 1/16"-1/8"

We sell pulleys only for raising flags. These pulleys are not meant for raising loads or people!

 

Cap Style Stationary ST-32 Series Double Truck

Double Non Rusting Nylon Pulleys

Model #

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

Designed to fit over the top of a flag pole and be secured by the set screws which are included. The top accepts an ornament with a spindle threading of 1/2" 13NC

Maximum Halyard Size: 5/16"

ST3

17/8"

$51.00

ST2

23/8"

$52.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Threaded Style Revolving  Double Truck, Cast aluminum construction with 2" outside diameter non rusting nylon pulley on 1/4" stainless steel axel

Bottom has a thread that screws into the top of a flagpole with a female fitting installed. If none is installed, see the adapter below. The top accepts an ornament with a spindle threading of 1/2" 13NC

#RTS-2-125 $74 1.25" NPT Pipe Thread for poles with top outdisde diameter up to 3.5"

Maximum Halyard Size: 5/16"

 

Pole Top Adapter Used in mounting a truck that has a spindle threading of 1.25"NPT and the pole does not have a threaded top plug installed. The adapter is tapped 1.25" NPT and is designed to slip over the top of the pole and is secured by three set screws included. Convert light pole to a flagpole. Other Flagpole Parts

Model #

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

This flag adapter is great for you guys doing the old classic light pole conversion. Aluminum light poles can be a great find. Usually the story is that you wind up with one for free or very little money. The tough part is, the top diameter is usually too large to accept a cap style truck. And the top is never threaded to accept a threaded style truck. Well, here is the solution to your homemade flagpole problem. Light poles are a great deal compared to what a flagpole of that quality would cost. The investment in parts is well worth it.

How to convert a light pole to a flagpole:

1)Measure the OUTSIDE diameter at the top of your light pole

2)Pick an adapter that will fit down on top of it

3)Pick the corresponding truck for the adapter

PTA238

2 3/8"

$52

PTA212

21/2"

$53

PTA3

3", requires truck #HDT1 shown below or #HDT2 Shown Below

$69

PTA312

31/2" requires truck #HDT1 shown below or #HDT2 Shown Below

$70

PTA4

4" requires truck #HDT1 shown below or #HDT2 Shown Below

$84

PTA412

41/2" requires truck #HDT1 shown below or #HDT2 Shown Below

$85

PTA5

5", requires truck #HDT1 shown below

$86

PTA512

51/2", requires truck #HDT1 shown below

$109

PTA6

6", requires truck AT LEAST  #HDT1 shown below

For those who want extra clearance in the halyard clearing the pole, order truck #HDT1C  shown below

 

$115

Other flagpole parts you'll need to complete the classic lightpole conversion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flagpole Cap

Got yourself a big old piece of pipe, tree trunk or some other thing you're trying to convert into a flagpole? If you already have a pulley or for some reason you do not want a truck with a built in pulley, this cap fits on a pole like a hat fits on your head. And it will accept a standard ball or eagle on a threaded half-inch spindle. Comes in two sizes

Model#

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

FPC2

2"

$21

FPC25

2.5"

$24

 

Cap Style Revolving RTC2 Series

Double Truck Non Rusting Nylon Pulleys

Designed to fit over the top of a flag pole and be secured by the set screws which are included. The top accepts an ornament with a spindle threading of 1/2" 13NC; Maximum Halyard Size: 5/16"

Model#

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

RTC2138

13/8"

$84.00

RTC22

2"

$85.00

RTC2238

23/8"

$86.00

 

 

 

Cap Style Revolving Truck RTC1 Series

Single Non Rusting Nylon Pulleys; Maximum Halyard Size: 5/16"

Model#

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

RTC1138

13/8"

$84.00

RTC12

2"

$85.00

RTC1238

23/8"

$86.00

 

 

#RTSB $316 Bronze Truck Cast bronze alloy construction with 2” outside diameter aluminum pulleys on 1/4”stainless steel axles. This truck is designed to be used on flagpoles that have up to a 4” outside top diameter with female fitting installed. The bottom of the spindle has a 11/4” NPT threading and is screwed into the top of the flagpole while the top spindle is designed to accept an ornament with a spindle threading of 1/2”-13NC. The ornament is secured to the truck with a 1/4”-20NC stainless steel set screw. For additional ease of rotation, product life and strength, these trucks utilize stainless steel sealed lubricant ball bearing assemblies. Maximum halyard diameter is 5/16”.

 

Heavy Duty Series Double Revolving Truck Threaded Style #HDT-2

Double Truck Non Rusting Aluminum Pulleys

Cast aluminum construction with 37/8" outside diameter aluminum pulleys on 1/2" stainless steel axles. This truck is designed to be used on flagpoles that have up to a 5" outside top diameter with female fitting installed. The bottom of the spindle has a 1.25" NPT threading and is screwed into the top of the flagpole while the spindle is designed to accept an ornament with a spindle threading of 1/2"-13NC. The truck body rotates on 26 stainless steel ball bearings on cast races. The most common halyard diameter used with this truck is 3/8". It will however take our 1/2" He Man Halyard on this page: Halyard

Model#

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

HDT-2

5"

$161

 

 

Heavy Duty Series Single Revolving Truck Threaded Style #HDT-1

Single Truck Non Rusting Aluminum Pulleys

Advantage over the double heavy duty truck is that the pulley has more reach. The rope will clear the pole on thicker pole top diameters.

Cast aluminum construction with a 37/8" outside diameter aluminum pulley on 1/2" stainless steel axels. This truck is designed to be used on flagpoles that have up to a 5.5" oustide top diameter with female fitting installed. The bottom spindle has a 1.25 NPT threading and is screwed into the top of the flagpole while the top spindle is designed to accept an ornament with a spindle threading of 1/2" 13NC. The ornament is secured to the truck with a 1/4" 20NC stainless steel ball bearings on cast races. The recommended maximum halyard diameter is 3/8"

Model#

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

HDT-1

5.5"

$156

 #HDT1C

Click to enlarge. The larger custom #HDT1C heavy duty truck, which has more reach, is shown compared to the standard #HDT1 truck. The standard #HDT1 gets cut and spliced to give it more reach.

Click to enlarge. This image shows the standard HDT-1 truck used with a PTA6 adapter

 

6.5"

$239

 

 

 

Extra Heavy Duty Series  Threaded Style Revolving Truck

Double Truck Non Rusting Aluminum Pulleys

Cast aluminum construction with 37/8" outside diameter aluminum pulleys on 1/2" stainless steel axles. The truck is designed to be used on flagpoles that have up to a 12 3/4" outside top diameter with female fitting installed. The bottom of the spindle has a 1.25" NPT threading and is screwed into the top of the flagpole while the spindle is designed to accept an ornament with a spindle threading of 1/2"-13NC. The truck body rotates on 26 stainless steel ball bearings on cast races. Recommended halyard diameter is 3/8". For ease of rotation, product life and strength, these trucks utilize stainless steel sealed lubricant ball bearing assemblies. The recommended halyard diameter is 3/8". This is clearly an item only for specialized commercial flagpoles.

Model#

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

XHDT with aluminum spindle

12.75"

$669

XHDTSS with stainless steel spindle

12.75"

$1,279

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiberglass 1 Series

Molded fiberglass construction with 3/4” outside diameter nylon pulley on a 3/16”
stainless steel axle. The stem of the truck is designed to slip into a 2” inside diameter
pole top and is held in place by drilling thru the pole and securing the truck to
the pole with an appropriate size bolt or screw (not included). The top of the truck is
designed to accept an ornament with a spindle threading of 1/2”-13NC. Maximum
halyard size is 1/4”.

Model#

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

#FGT1 2” inside diameter $97

 

 

Fiberglass IH Series

Threaded type for Internal Halyard Poles. Stationary , Single Nylon Non Rusting Pulley. Molded fiberglass construction with 1.5" diameter cast nylon pulley. Designed to be used on flagpoles that have up to a 3.25" outside top diameter with female fitting installed. The spindle has a 1.25" NPT threading and is screwed into the top of the flagpole. The spindle is hollow allowing the halyard to feed from the inside of the flagpole. The top of the truck will accept an ornament with 1/2"-13NC threading. Recommended halyard diameter is 5/16"

Model#

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

#FGIH

3.25"

$99

 

 

 

 

 

Fiberglass 2 Series Double Truck

Threaded type for external halyard poles. Stationary, Double Nylon Non Rusting Pulleys. Molded fiberglass construction with 1.5" diameter cast nylon pulleys. Designed to be used on flagpoles that have up to a 3.25" outside top diameter with female fitting installed. The spindle has a 1.25" NPT threading and is screwed into the top of the flagpole. The spindle is hollow allowing the halyard to feed from the inside of the flagpole. The top of the truck will accept an ornament with 1/2"-13NC threading. Recommended halyard diameter is 5/16"

Model#

Fits Pole Top Diameter

Price

#FGT

3.25"

$97

 

Here is where you will find other flagpole supplies and parts for your flagpole:

Flagpole Balls Eagles Snaps

Cleats

Halyard  

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Question: How many trucks on an army base?

Answer: Only one. It is on top of the flagpole. All those other things are vehicles!

Then one of my readers in uniform sent this correction: "First of all, they are posts, camps or garrisons but never bases. I am stationed at ---/---/--- of _______. We have two trucks on our post. Just thought you’d like to know.

My Response: >>lol. I love it. Thank you for the correction. Your thought is also correct that I very much want to know and to get it right. Please see our trucks page where this new information has been posted and forgive this civilian's lack of military experience. To us, the protected, you guys work on bases and have guns that shoot bullets. Plus when we send you mail, you have extremely unusual mailing addresses.<<

 

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