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What is the truck on a flag pole?

Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020

A flagpole truck is the part that fits on the top of your in-ground flagpole and covers the top, holds the finial in place and includes the pulley which your halyard is attached to. The flagpole truck comes in many sizes, finishes and styles to fit the many types of flagpoles on the market.

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Also asked, what is in the truck of a flagpole?

A flagpole ball is constructed of two curved pieces of aluminum welded together and placed on a ½” threaded rod to be inserted into the flagpole truck. The ball has been commonly referred to as a truck but the correct terminology would be finial. The truck is the housing for the pulley system.

One may also ask, what is the ball at the top of the flagpole called? On top of a flag pole is the flagpole truck and finial. A flagpole truck is a set of bearings that swings around with the flag and keeps it from wraping around the pole and the finial, which is normally a ball, sits on top. On most flagpoles it is imaginatively called a ball.

Keeping this in consideration, what 3 items are in the ball on top of a flagpole?

Inside is a razorblade, a match, and a bullet. You must use the razor blade to cut the stars and stripes from the flag, the match to burn the remains, and the bullet to defend the base or shoot yourself … depending on the circumstance.

How do you mount a flag on a truck?

How to Fly a Flag From a Truck Bed

  1. Plan out the type of pole you want to use for flying the flag. If you plan on driving with the flag on display, you need a stronger mount and pole.
  2. Line up the pole mount on the bed of the truck.
  3. Drill holes for the pole mount and bolt it into place.
  4. Slide the flagpole into the the pole mount.

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What does each fold while folding the flag represent?

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How much rope do you need for a flagpole?

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What is the best type of rope to use for a flagpole?

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How tall should a residential flagpole be?

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Which way does the eagle face on a flagpole?

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What are the parts of the flag called?

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