Aerial Photography

Max-Gain Systems fiberglass telescoping masts were used
to attain the desired height to produce this beautiful photograph

Why use Max-Gain Systems pultruded fiberglass tube and rod over other materials?

1. Telescoping Fiberglass

Max-Gain Systems round fiberglass tube and rod is designed to be able to sleeve with close tolerances.

2. UV & Corrosion Resistant

Resists harmful UV rays which may damage other products. (We use a high percentage of UV inhibitor with our isopthalic polyester resins.) Made of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, our tube and rod is highly resistive to many common solvents, acids, and environments.

3. Flexible & High Strength

In high wind, our pultruded fiberglass will flex without cracking. Hundreds of strands of glass fibers combine with resin to form a superior and longer lasting product.

4. Electrically Non-Conductive

Electrically non conductive material that is perfect in sensitive applications. We use "E-Glass" in our tubes and rods (best electrical properties).

5. RF and EM Transparent

Max-Gain Systems fiberglass is used in more antenna manufacturing than any other manufacturer as it exhibits excellent properties at radio frequencies. Max-Gain Systems fiberglass is electromagnetically transparent allowing use around and in electromagnetically sensitive applications. Max-Gain Systems fiberglass is perfect for, but not limited to: cellular, radio, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Max applications.

6. Variety with Consistency

Innovative material allows you to manipulate it in many ways to fit your purpose and need. Rainbow of colors available in quantity. Please inquire.

7. Easily Fabricated and Easy to Install

Max-Gain Systems fiberglass is easily fabricated using proper tools with carbide, diamond, or abrasive tip blades. Max-Gain Systems fiberglass is a lighter weight material allowing for ease of installation and less risk of injury or fatigue.

8. Highest Quality manufactured in the U.S.A.

  • 20+ years of providing the highest quality product made in the U.S.A.
  • Competitive pricing with many options available.
  • No order minimums!
  • Many orders ship within 24 hours!
  • Single piece retail pricing below. Big Savings in increasing quantity. Wholesale fiberglass tube and wholesale fiberglass rod available! If you require large quantities, special pricing applies. Please inquire.

Telescoping Masts

Announcing Max-Gain Systems, Inc.’s line of heavy duty (1/8 inch thick wall on all tubes … not the thin walled “glorified fishing poles” sold by some) … fiberglass push-up masts! Max-Gain System’s fiberglass telescopic masts provide the perfect platform to raise a multitude of different types of antenna to the required height. They are commonly used for mobile, temporary or even semi-permanent deployment of equipment.

We currently offer eleven versions of our mast kits, from our 50 foot (maximum extended length) model MK-8-HD, to our “most popular” (and our staff’s favorite) model MK-6-HD, to our 10.6 foot model MK-2-Standard. Between these models, we offer a wide range of sizes and combinations ideal for a great many uses! These packages each contain the fiberglass tubes (MK-8 series has 8 foot long tubes, MK-6 series has 6 foot long tubes, MK-4 series has 4 foot long tubes, and MK-2 series has 2 foot long tubes) plus all sizes of our Quik-Clamps needed for your model, at a package discount price. (Guy rings and guy rope sold separately.) We also offer our 8 and 4 foot lengths of fiberglass tube “by-the-piece”, and sell our Quik-Clamps individually, so you can create your own custom mast, perfect for your particular use!

We offer two options on material for the special screws used in our Quik-Clamps with your choice of material supplied at same cost. Note that the stainless screws are “standard equipment,” and are supplied with your clamps unless you state a preference for the non-metallic, glass-filled adjustment screws as a no-cost option. See the advantages of each material.

Reviews on eHam.net

NameMaximum Usable LengthLength When SleevedMinimum Overlap of TubesLength of TubesOuter Diameter of Bottom SectionOuter Diameter of Top SectionNumber of SectionsWeight (lb)PriceBuy
MK-6 Standard32 feet7 feet 3 inches8 inches6 feet2 inches3/4 inch611.8 Lbs$129.95
129.95
MK-6 Heavy Duty Extend43.3 feet7 feet 10 inches8 inches6 feet2.5 inches3/4 inch818.5 Lbs$214.95
214.95
MK-4 Standard21.5 feet5 feet 3 inches6 inches4 feet2 inches3/4 inch68.5 Lbs$104.95
104.95
MK-4 Heavy Duty Extend28.5 feet5 feet 10 inches6 inches4 feet2.5 inches3/4 inch813 Lbs$169.95
169.95
MK-2 Standard10 feet 8 inches3 feet 3 inches4.5 inches2 feet2 inches3/4 inch64.8 Lbs$79.95
79.95
MK-2 Heavy Duty Extend14 feet 2 inches3 feet 10 inches4.5 inches2 feet2.5 inches3/4 inch87.3 Lbs$129.95
129.95
MK-2 Heavy Duty12 feet 5 inches3 feet 7 inches4.5 inches2 feet2.5 inches1 inch76.8 Lbs$109.95
109.95

Want to see how easy it is to assemble? View our Assembly and Use Guide

Painter’s Pole and Extension Pole Products

Key Features:

  • Lighter, stronger, more durable.
  • Adjustable to any length, just flip the lever forward, extend to desired length, and flip the lever back to lock the pole in position.
  • Positive lock prevents movement or rotation and is adjustable for tension.
  • Universal threaded nylon tip for maximum strength. (sold separately and available in many different configurations).
  • Patented Cam-Lock tips securely hold roller to prevent loosening (sold separately).
  • Available in 2-section or 3-section configuration.
  • 3-section poles offer compact storage sizes yet longer length than comparable 2-section poles.
  • 3-section poles are stiffer than regular 2-section poles so you can apply more roller pressure with less “bounce”.
  • Lighter weight, easier to use.
  • No sloppy joints.
  • Sold as “KITS” to allow for the ability to add sections if you choose.

2-Piece Painter Poles

2-Piece Painter Poles

NameMaximum Usable LengthLength When SleevedMinimum Overlap of TubesLength of TubesOuter Diameter of Bottom SectionOuter Diameter of Top SectionNumber of SectionsWeight (lb)PriceBuy
2-Piece, 8-Foot Sectioned Painter Poles15 feet 1 inch8 feet 3 inches12 inches8 feet1.25 inch1 inch24.3 Lbs$36.45
36.45
2-Piece, 6-Foot Sectioned Painter Poles11 feet 5 inches6 feet 3 inches8 inches6 feet1.25 inch1 inch23 Lbs$32.95
19.45
2-Piece, 4-Foot Sectioned Painter Poles7 feet 7 inches4 feet 3 inches6 inches4 feet1.25 inch1 inch22.3 Lbs$24.95
24.95
2-Piece, 2-Foot Sectioned Painter Poles3 feet 8 inches2 feet 3 inches4.5 inches2 feet1.25 inch1 inch21.3 Lbs$19.45
19.45

3-Piece Painter Poles

3-Piece Painter Poles

NameMaximum Usable LengthLength When SleevedMinimum Overlap of TubesLength of TubesOuter Diameter of Bottom SectionOuter Diameter of Top SectionNumber of SectionsWeight (lb)PriceBuy
3-Piece, 8-Foot Sectioned Painter Poles22 feet 1 inch8 feet 6 inches12 inches8 feet1.50 inches1 inch37.5 Lbs$69.75
69.75
3-Piece, 6-Foot Sectioned Painter Poles16 feet 10 inches6 feet 6 inches8 inches6 feet1.50 inches1 inch35.3 Lbs$56.95
56.95
3-Piece, 4-Foot Sectioned Painter Poles11 feet 3 inches4 feet 6 inches6 inches4 feet1.50 inches1 inch33.8 Lbs$47.75
47.75
3-Piece, 2-Foot Sectioned Painter Poles5 feet 7 inches2 feet 7 inches4.5 inches2 feet1.50 inches1 inch32.1 Lbs$36.45
36.45

Want to see how easy it is to assemble? View our Assembly and Use Guide

Custom Mast Configurations and Replacement Parts

Depending on the height and load bearing capability you are trying to achieve, you can order this system “by the piece.” (Fiberglass is sold “by the piece” in 8 foot, 4 foot, and 2 foot lengths only.) Please see our fiberglass individual piece pricing.

For example: If you needed 22ft. with high load bearing capability you could order the 2.5″ tube, 2.25″ tube, 2″ tube and the 2 corresponding “Quik-Clamps,” the stock numbers MC-2.5 and MC-2.25, to achieve the desired height.

If you needed a 22ft., light, highly portable system to hold up light things, you could use the 1 1/4″ tube, 1″ tube, 3/4″ tube, and the 2 corresponding “Quik-Clamps,” the models MC-1.25 and the MC-1. This selection would allow some flexibility at the top while being light and easily movable.

Please note: Our “Quik-Clamp” stock numbers are based on the LARGER of the two associated tube sizes. For example, if you want the clamp that sits on a 1″ OD tube and accepts a 3/4″ OD tube internally, order the MC-1 size. If you want the clamp that sits on the 1.25″ OD tube and accepts internally the 1″ OD tube size, order the MC-1.25 size.

Quik-Clamps

Each “Quik-Clamp” includes one stainless screw unless noted upon ordering that you would like a glass filled fiber screw.

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"Quik-Clamp" Telescoping Tube Clamps"Quik-Clamp" Telescoping Tube Clamps$9.95$11.95
9.95

Replacement Screws and Levers

ImageNameDescriptionPriceBuy
Glass-filled Clamp ScrewGlass-filled Clamp ScrewGlass-filled Clamp Screw for Max-Gain Systems’ “Quik-Clamp” line$2.00
2
Polycarbonate Clamp LeverPolycarbonate Clamp LeverPolycarbonate Clamp Lever for Max-Gain Systems’ “Quik-Clamp” line$2.00
2
Stainless Steel Clamp ScrewStainless Steel Clamp ScrewStainless Steel Clamp Screw for Max-Gain Systems’ “Quik-Clamp” line$2.00
2

Guy Rings by the Piece

We now have custom made guy rings, manufactured specifically for our mast systems! These guy rings are machined from mineral-filled acrylic, a material which is non-metallic, non inductive, non-conductive, impervious to UV, and very strong. We have seven sizes available, each made to fit perfectly over our fiberglass tubes of the same size. They will not scar the fiberglass surface. They slip freely on the fiberglass tubes, and rest on top of the “Quik-Clamp” below. (For example, the 3/4 inch size fits on our 3/4 inch OD tube, and will rest on top of our MC-1 Quik-Clamp, which is installed at the top end of the 1 inch OD tube.) Each guy ring has 5 drilled and counter-sunk holes for your guy rope, allowing you to select either 3 point OR 4 point guying! The counter-sunk holes will not cut guy ropes with sharp edges. Smaller two sizes accept guy rope diameter of 3/16 inch maximum. Larger four sizes accept guy rope diameter of ¼ inch maximum. Colors vary. (Our selection.)

ImageNameInner DiameterPriceBuy
Guy Rings by the Piece - 3/4" IDGuy Rings by the Piece - 3/4" ID$5.00
5
Guy Rings by the Piece - 1" IDGuy Rings by the Piece - 1" ID$5.00
5
Guy Rings by the Piece - 1-1/4" IDGuy Rings by the Piece - 1-1/4" ID$5.00
5
Guy Rings by the Piece - 1-1/2" IDGuy Rings by the Piece - 1-1/2" ID$5.00
5
Guy Rings by the Piece - 1-3/4" IDGuy Rings by the Piece - 1-3/4" ID$5.00
5
Guy Rings by the Piece - 2" IDGuy Rings by the Piece - 2" ID$5.00
5
Guy Rings by the Piece - 2-1/4" IDGuy Rings by the Piece - 2-1/4" ID$5.00
5

Guy Rings by the Set

Save money by purchasing one of our recommended sets.

ImageNameRange of Guy RingsPriceBuy
Guy Ring Sets - 3/4" to 1-1/2" GR-SET-1Guy Ring Sets - 3/4" to 1-1/2" GR-SET-1$15.00
15
Guy Ring Sets - 1-1/4" to 2" GR-SET-2Guy Ring Sets - 1-1/4" to 2" GR-SET-2$15.00
15
Guy Ring Sets - 3/4" to 1-3/4" GR-SET-3Guy Ring Sets - 3/4" to 1-3/4" GR-SET-3$20.00
20
Guy Ring Sets - 1" to 2" GR-SET-4Guy Ring Sets - 1" to 2" GR-SET-4$20.00
20
Guy Ring Sets - 3/4" to 2" GR-SET-5Guy Ring Sets - 3/4" to 2" GR-SET-5$25.00
25
Guy Ring Sets - 1" to 2-1/4" GR-SET-6Guy Ring Sets - 1" to 2-1/4" GR-SET-6$25.00
25
Guy Ring Sets - 3/4" to 2-1/4" GR-SET-7Guy Ring Sets - 3/4" to 2-1/4" GR-SET-7$30.00
30

Guy Rope

Black Dacron, double weave, stretch resistant, highly UV resistant rope. Note: 1 hank of 200 feet will guy the top guy ring of a MK-8-HD if using 3 point guying.

ImageNameDescriptionPriceBuy
1/8 inch, Black Dacron Guy Rope (200 ft Hank)1/8 inch, Black Dacron Guy Rope (200 ft Hank)1/8 inch, Black Dacron, double weave, stretch resistant, highly UV resistant rope. The perfect guy rope and wire antenna support. Light weight, easy to work with and to coil, and it lasts and lasts. 200 foot long hank (not on a spool) The dacron rope, with our guy rope tensioners, is the easiest way to guy any mast.$19.95
19.95
1/8 inch, Black Dacron Guy Rope (1,000 ft Spool)1/8 inch, Black Dacron, double weave, stretch resistant, highly UV resistant rope. The perfect guy rope and wire antenna support. Light weight, easy to work with and to coil, and it lasts and lasts. 1,000 foot spool that is one full, continuous length. This is to be cut into custom lengths for guying your mast. The dacron rope, with our guy rope tensioners, is the easiest way to guy any mast.$95.00
95.00

Guying Rope Tensioners

These Rope Line Tensioners are the perfect solution for quickly guying your mast or easily putting up your wire antennas, such as dipoles. Frequently called Rope Line Tighteners these are great for mobile/quick installations and for permanent setups.

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Guy Rope TensionersGuy Rope Tensioners

These Rope Line Tensioners are the perfect solution for quickly guying your mast or easily putting up your wire antennas, such as dipoles. Frequently called Rope Line Tighteners these are great for mobile/quick installations and for permanent setups.

$9.95
9.95

Threaded Tips for Attachments and Extensions

Introducing patented Cam-LockT threaded tips

These tips are standard painter’s pole thread with a patented twist. The thread is tapered toward the base. Being tapered allows your attachments to lock in place allowing you the peace of mind that your attachment will not begin to unscrew and fall off.

Make your own Extension Poles

Max-Gain Systems Extension Poles

Make your own extension poles using any length of 1 inch tube with a male threaded tip and a female threaded coupler

Make your own Painter’s Poles

Max-Gain Systems Painter's Poles

Fiberglass painter’s poles with threaded tip (sold separately).

Painter’s Pole Male Couplers

ImageNameDescriptionInner DiameterPriceBuy
Painter's Pole AttachmentPainter's Pole AttachmentCam-Lock, 3/4″-5 Acme male threaded tip used to make short/light duty extensions when a little extra length is needed., $2.95$9.95
2.95

Painter’s Pole Female Couplers

ImageNameDescriptionInner DiameterPriceBuy
Painter's Pole CouplingPainter's Pole Coupling3/4″-5 Acme female threaded coupling used to make short/light duty extensions when a little extra length is needed., $4.95
4.95

Camera Adapter


ImageNameDescriptionPriceBuy
Camera MountsCamera MountsOur Stainless Steel camera mount is the perfect solution to get the shot you want and have the confidence that your equipment is safe while elevated. This Stainless Steel camera mount has a 1/4 x 20 male threaded stud coming out of the top and the Stainless Steel base of the camera mount needs to be glued onto the pole that it is to be utilized on. We recommend JB-Weld, 2 part epoxy, “Original Cold Weld Formula” adhesive to apply this camera mount onto your pole. Simply spread your adhesive around the outside of the tube and slip on the …$29.95$39.95
29.95

Clips

3-Piece Painter’s Poles are compatible with 1-1/2″ ID Clips and 2-Piece Painter’s Poles are compatible with 1-1/4″ ID Clips
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Storage Clips for Fiberglass Round Solid Rods and TubesStorage Clips for Fiberglass Round Solid Rods and Tubes$2.95
2.95