Making a Break-Over pole

Here is a brief description of how to make a break-over pole.  It is a very handy way to put your generator up or take it down for maintenance.
Remember what goes up, must come down to be worked on so it may be a good choice for you.

This is for a reference and I am only sharing an idea.  I am not stating that this is the best or only way.
If you choose to build this type of pole do so at your own risk.


If you have a clear shot at the wind with no trees or other obstructions you don't need to be way high in the air.
This idea id for a small generator, not a gear head or large 7' plus rotor system

Here we go.

I use 2" for my bottom section.  It is 10' long.  The top section is 1 1/2" standard wall pipe.

The two pieces of flat strap are 2" x 1/4" thick.
It would be better to use 2.5 or 3 inch x 3/8" if you can find it.

The flat strap is welded onto the 1 1/2" pipe at about a 45 degree angle down toward the 2" it will be hooking up to.
When  you weld it, it is handy to have a short piece of 2" pipe to use as a spacer.

A 1/2" hole is drilled through the "TOP" of the 2" pipe (about 1/2" down) so that the angle of the two pieces of flat strap going from the smaller to the larger pipe will clear to break over the top.

Use a 1/2" grade # 8 bolt along with flat washers, and a lock nut..

There is really not much more to say, the pictures below say a thousand words for this project.  It is simple and easy to make.

Enjoy and be safe.

The pole broke over so you can get to your generator
(from the ground)


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