Concrete Pole Classifications

For almost all applications of spun concrete poles such as streetlighting, sports lighting and power distribution, the theoretical load is applied near the pole tip. Because of this most poles are selected by tip load computation.

In order to simplify ordering and cataloguing, we have grouped our poles according to alphabetical classes, with a class being defined as minimum ultimate transverse load applied 2 ft. down from the pole tip. All poles that can sustain the same tip load have the same class.

The ground line moment capacity depends on the pole length, since that moment is the product of the ultimate load and the distance between the point of application (2 ft. from the tip), and the ground line.

The table shown below summarizes the concrete classes.

concrete classes