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Made in USA logo indicating pole key anchors are made in the USA with American steel

Pole key anchors are formed from structural steel and deeply ribbed for extra strength and reinforcement. The anchors expand upon impact into undisturbed soil, providing a strong anchor point to give support to the pole they’re installed to support.

Pole key anchors are typically coated with special asphalt paint to protect against corrosive soil conditions. A rod is needed for installation.

These anchors are primarily used in situations where a pole needs to be reinforced. This is typically when the pole is installed in soft soils and the load it needs to support is unbalanced. In this situation, a pole key anchor can help the pole balance the load and stand up to the forces attempting to topple it.

Recommended Pole Key Anchor Usage

It should be noted that pole key anchors are only recommended in situations where proper guy wires and anchors cannot be used. When this is the case, pole key anchors give your structure the support it needs to stand up. However, if guy wires and anchors are feasible, they should always be used, as they will provide more support and support heavier loads.

If pole key anchors are to be used, they should be installed next to the distribution pole. This helps hold the pole in place, protecting against prevailing winds, small line angles, and other factors that may cause loads to suddenly overturn.

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Resisting Moment – Pounds-Feet | Anchor at 5 ft. Depth and With 8 in. Counter Key
Catalog Blade Width Expanded Area Expanded Width *Soil Class 3 4 5 6
Number (in.) ( (in.)
K276 7 276 27 1/4 55,125 47,500 36,750 28,875

Add suffix G for hot dip galvanized anchors. Example: XP16G

(E) REA Electrical Approved, item Z (T) REA Telephone Approved, item Z
*These numbers indicate type of soil:
  • 3. Compacted clay and gravel mixed, shale, broken rock, hardpan.
  • 4. Compacted sand, claypan, compacted gravel.
  • 5. Loose sand, gravel and clay, compacted coarse sand.
  • 6. Clay loam, damp clay, compacted sand fines, loose coarse sand.
  • 7. Silt loam, loose sand fines, wet clay, miscellaneous fill.