What is the difference between an External Halyard & Internal Halyard flagpole?

As you are working through the process of purchasing a flagpole you will want to understand the major differences between Internal & External Halyard flagpoles. External:  Outside Internal:  Inside Halyard:  Fancy word for rope

External Halyard - The rope runs up and down on the outside of the flagpole.  The benefits of an external halyard flagpole is the ease of use and costs less than an internal halyard flagpole.The rope is held down with a cleat and the rope runs up to a pulley system at the top of the pole known as a truck. This is a “traditional” flagpole, similar to what you might remember at your elementary school.

ExternalHalyard

ExternalHalyard

Internal Halyard - the rope or cable and components are inside of the pole.  The benefits of an internal halyard flagpole this system prevents theft, vandalism and is typically less noisy.  We offer two types of internal halyard flagpoles:

Cam-Action cleat internal halyard flagpole has the  rope concealed by a locking door that restricts access to the rope for raising and lowering the flag.  This internal halyard flagpole is so simple to use and basically zero mechanical complications.

CamActionCleat

CamActionCleat

WinchIH

WinchIH

Winch mounted inside the flagpole shaft and operates only with a removable crank handle. The  stainless steel cable unwinds from the winch and passes up through the inside of the flagpole shaft & over the Truck sheave.

Whichever style you decide, know you are getting a great flagpole. We stock all sizes and styles of flagpoles. Call for a quote.

Posted on April 15, 2013 and filed under Flag Facts.