Assembly & Installation | RS Poles
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Assembly & Installation

Modular RS poles use a proven slip joint system to build poles suited specifically to your application. Individual RS poles are shipped in compact nested bundles and at the time of installation the assembly process is intuitive and efficient.

Once crews are familiar with the assembly process, slip joints take approximately 10 minutes to assemble with the process consisting of the following:

  1. Un-nest the pole modules and align from largest (base module) to the smallest (tip module).
  2. Starting with the base module and the next largest module, align using the preprinted axial markings and guide the base of the smaller module onto tip of the larger base module ensuring the inside of the smaller module is clean and free of debris.
  3. Insert two jacking lugs into the pre-drilled holes near the tip of the base module and two jacking lugs near the base of the smaller module.
  4. Attach the two come alongs to the jacking lugs, one on either side of the pole, to pull the two modules together.
  5. Using controlled, parallel action, winch the modules together.
  6. Once the slip joint is tight, remove the jacking lugs and come alongs.
  7. Drill the base end of the slot in the slip joint and add the blind nut and bolt to mechanically fasten the slip joint.
  8. Repeat as necessary to build the complete pole.
  9. Fasten the top cap and base plate and install the pole.
  10. Enjoy reliable, long lasting performance from the RS pole!












  • RS Pole Code Imperial
  • RS Pole Code Metric
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  • Weight lb [kg]
  • Tip OD in. [cm]
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Note: The RS pole selector is based on CSA Grade 2 construction with a maximum AGH deflection limit of 22% at class load for tangent and self supporting poles with line angles ≤3°. The M5/6 is not shown in the module tree as it is a base only module that stacks under the M4. The AGH shown is based on a standard embedment assumption of 10% of the pole height plus 2 ft. [0.61m] for poles 40 ft. [12.2m] and over and 10% plus 2.5 ft. [0.76m] for poles less than 40 ft. [12.2m]. The RS pole selector is for demonstration purposes only. Contact RS to confirm the correct pole for your application.