Poles TeleScoping Poles
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Chief Engineer Carbon Fiber TeleScoping Poles
Fiberglass TeleScoping Poles

J-Lock™ TeleScoping Masts
Utilization, Function & Errata Sheet

Instructions and guidelines: 
1.  Poles are designed to rapidly extend (and collapse) for placement of static lines or other fixed devices at heights, or at a distance, not normally within reach of ground personnel. 

Poles are not designed to rotate objects at distance, poles are not designed as a climbing device or to be hooked onto something overhead and left hanging for some other purpose.  Only locking pins, rings or mechanical buttons prevent these poles from coming apart at the joints. 

2.  WARNING ! Do NOT use in vicinity of power lines, during lightening storms, or in other potentially dangerous electrical environments. 

Stealth poles are made from high-strength aluminium alloys which are outstanding conductors of electricity. 

Carbon Fiber poles are outstanding conductors of electricity. 

Fiberglass poles are made from dielectric fiberglass, which is resistant to electricity, but are not guaranteed protection against conductivity. Particularly if wet, contaminated or dirty.

If Benjamin Franklin had had access to this type of equipment, he would never have used a kite.

3.  When using poles at full extension, it is recommended guide ropes be attached to the mid-section of the poles for two additional personnel to assist the pole bearer in positioning the top of the pole. 

Use of COUNTERWEIGHT at the pole base is REQUIRED for any pole 30-ft (10-meter) or more in length.

With the possible exception of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the laws of physics mandate that to someone holding the bottom end of the pole, just a few pounds (or kilograms) at a great distance feel like a very much more than just a few  pounds (more like a metric ton).  It is very easy for a fully extended pole, with a small load in the hook end, to get away from the operator and come crashing down where not wanted.  This is also not good for the pole.

4.  Always extend pole segments so that at least six-inches (6") remain inside the next larger segment. 

Carbon Fiber & Fiberglass tubing extends to a fixed button locked position ONLY. Locks are designed to provide appropriate segment overlap.  For poles which can be dissasembled, do not circumvent normal locking positions.  Over extension of pole segments in use will result in damage and breakage. 

This minimum amount of overlap is required.  Less than this amount risks immediate pole failure when pole is positioned horizontally, resulting in probable damage to the tubing, the lock fittings and personnel. 

5.  If only partially extending pole, always extend smaller top tube segments first. 

Weight and balance of the pole is very important, and the pole is much easier to use with more weight in the bottom end than in the top end.

6.  To lock extension of any Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass Pole segment, extend segment until over extension warning sticker is seen, then rotate and/or align until locking button engages.

To lock extension of any J-Lock™ or T-Lock™ Stealth TeleScoping Pole™ segment, extend smaller diameter segment to maximum extension and rotate segment left until stop. 

Carbon Fiber & Fiberglass buttons are spring loaded and resistant to unintentional unlocking.  Buttons are resistant to up, down and rotation forces limited to the physical characteristics of their materials.

J-Lock™ and T-Lock™ mechanism design uses a steel pin in a slotted metal groove to provide lock at full extension (ONLY). 

Once locked T-Lock™ mechanism is resistant to being unlocked unintentionally.  Fully extended and locked pole can be used to exert reasonable force up, down or in rotation to the tip end.

J-Lock™ mechanism is for use locked in vertical position only.  Once locked J-Lock™ mechanism is resistant to rotation and will maintain a fixed postion until smaller segment is raised and rotated right to unlock and retract.

7.  Unlock action of Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass Pole is with depressed button.

Unlock action of T-Lock™ Stealth TeleScoping Pole™ is to manually locate the mid-range position of each segment movement up/down.  When this "sweet spot" is located, rotate smaller segment to right to guide steel pin out of locked position and allow retraction of smaller segment.

Unlock action of J-Lock™ pole is to raise and rotate right the smaller segment to retract. 

In the unlocked position, tube segments should slide up and down freely.

8.  When raising a fully extended and locked pole from horizontal to vertical, a great deal of strength is required to lift the hook end of the pole. 

Maximum load at the hook end is unknown, but it is believed that the pole strength is greater than that of the pole bearer trying to lift the pole with a load.  Recommended load at the hook is suggested to be kept to a minimum. 

9.  Carbon Fiber & Fiberglass Poles (C, L, H & HV series) can be taken apart and re-assembled without difficulty.  This is recommended for cleaning or repair.  Damaged segments can be replaced by ordering replacement segments.

T-Lock™ Stealth TeleScoping Pole™, and J-Lock™ masts cannot be dissambled.

 

Maximum extension for use of any pole by any unassisted  individual is 30-feet
To use any pole 30-feet or longer it is REQUIRED that Counterweight be fastened at the base of the bottom segment.  This counterweight will effectively counteract the effect of mass and inertial at the far tip end of the pole.  Strap on type "wrist" or "ankle" exercise weights readily available are REQUIRED for this use. 
Manufacturer assumes no personnel liabilities what-so-ever in the use of these poles.  End user assumes full responsibility for any hazards,  injury or deaths which may result from any proper or improper utilization of these poles.
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Materials Stealth Poles:
Drawn Aluminum Tubing 
.055" wall thickness (+/- .003")
Precision machined Aluminum Dual-Cam Locking Rings
alloy tensile strengths approx. 45,000 lbs.
Finish: Tubing: Black Anodized
Locks: natural aluminum painted flat black

Materials Fiberglass Poles:
Reinforced high density electrical grade fiber glass laminate tubing with high Dielectric properties.
Cast Nylon lock assembly components.
OSHA and ASTM F711 tested.

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