In-service wood poles may need additional capacity due to overloading or the need to storm-harden a system. The ET-TrussTM is "extended and tapered", and engineered to increase bending capacity of in-service wood poles, while costing a third or less of replacement costs.
By installing the ET-Truss, bending capacity of a wood pole can increase by one, two, three or even more classes. This provides a cost-saving option that can help you manage system reliability and cost.
The ET-Truss has been tested by Osmose and evaluated by pole owners nationwide for practicality and strength. Individual components and features have also been tested at the Osmose testing faciltiy. The video below shows the testing of a 40' Class 4 pole that has been upgraded with the ET-Truss to a Class 3 pole.
Osmose can identify overloaded conditions, specify the correct ET-Truss to meet your strength requirements and provide installation, usually with no disruption to services. The structural durability of your lines is increased at a fraction of the cost for pole replacement.
To learn more about the ET-Truss pole strength upgrading system, please contact Chad Newton at 770-632-6777 or [email protected]