RP Series Mast
Safe & Convenient
Our innovative RP Series Retractable Mast is a safe and convenient solution for mounting solar arrays and other equipment to a pole structure at ground level. Introduced in 2001, following a 3-year development, the patented RP Series Retractable Mast system is the first mast system of it’s kind to retract to ground level along the same axis allowing the system to remain fully operational, even in its lowered position.
How It Works?
The RP Series Retractable Mast features a movable exterior sleeve that travels up and down a fixed mast. This allows solar arrays, wind turbines, dish antennas, signal heads and other equipment to be mounted to the pole structure at ground level. The equipment can then be raised along the same axis manually (hand-crank) or via a power drill. In like fashion, periodic maintenance, troubleshooting and equipment replacement can be achieved by lowering the sleeve to ground level.
Features & Benefits
Available in 20′ and custom height configurations.
- Heavy-Duty Construction
8″ and 6″ Schedule 40 Aluminum masts with retractable sleeves.
- Stainless Steel Hardware
Corrosion resistant hardware for any environment.
- Corrosion Resistant Direct Drive Chain
Supports positive raising and lowering functionality.
- Industry Standards Compliance
Meets TIA/EIA-222-G & AASHTO tower standards.
- Full Length Alignment Track
Maintains equipment directional alignment from the lower to upper positions of the system.
- Integrated Wiring Management
All wiring is self-contained within the pole in a helical coiled assembly eliminating wiring handling by personnel when raising and lowering mast.
- Multiple Guide Bearings
Provide smooth, bind-free operation of the traveling sleeve.
- Welded Rotational Collars
Properly fixes tilt angle adjustment and allows easy directional alignment of equipment without slippage down the pole.
- Sleeve Fall Protection Device
The retractable mast sleeve has a fall protection device (brake) that actuates should the cable/chain break to prevent the sleeve from falling down the mast. This device is weight sensitive and will actuate if there is no weight on the movable sleeve. If the device should actuate, the sleeve will not lower when the crank handle is turned counter-clockwise.
- Heavy-Duty Dual Drive Gear Winch
Robust dual drive gear design gives personnel the choice of either a high gear or low gear to help facilitate faster/easier raising and lowering capabilities.
- Optional Tilt-Down Adaptor
An optional tilt-down adaptor is available for mounting additional equipment (ex: small wind generator) to the mast system.
- Made in the USA