Flagpole Rope & Cable (181)
Now that you have your flag and your flagpole, you might be wondering how it all comes together. The answer? A flagpole rope or cable. Flagpole rope is known as halyard. There are two types of flagpole systems which are identified by the rope. External Halyard Flagpoles keep the rope on the outside of the pole, while Internal Halyard Flagpoles keep the rope on the inside of the pole and use a rope or cable assembly.
External Halyard Flagpoles
There are two (2) types of halyard (rope) found on external halyard flagpoles: polypropylene & nylon wire-center halyard
Polypropylene Halyard is most affordable type of halyard used on flagpoles. It's available in 3/16", 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8" diameters.
Nylon Wire-Center Halyard
Nylon Wire-Center Halyard is the most durable type of halyard. The wire center is made of stainless steel and helps prevent the rope from breaking. It's available in 3/16", 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8" diameters.
*Note: It is important to keep an eye on your rope for signs of fraying and wear. If you replace the rope before it breaks, often times, you don't need the use of a lift, which can save you time and money! Please contact us if you have questions about replacing your halyard.
Internal Halyard Flagpoles
There are two (2) types of assemblies found on internal halyard flagpoles: cable & rope assemblies
*Note: The cable most often wears out where the cable meets the pulley.
Rope assemblies are designed for internal halyard flagpoles with a cam action cleat mechanism. A cam action cleat is a spring loaded locking mechanism with teeth that bite into the halyard. A rope assembly is finished with a thimble at the opposite end so a retainer ring and weight can be attached. Most rope assemblies have a wire center core.