I've just upgraded to this 20 ft height pole and got the optional 4-7 foot extension. I run high pole for a lot of oversize loads and this new pole is just the best. I can now get much better measurements on tall loads that are also wide.It's a well made pole !!!
Reviewer: Bruce Lee
Great big, this stick is perfect for my job as a EVL pilot car. Great value.
Reviewer: Danette Hall
Its great our drivers love it keeps the guess work out and easier to get permits for our loads
Reviewer: Roberto Garcia
Very durable & light weight; our Heavy equipment drivers very satisfied with this tool, easy operation. Thanks from our pipeline haulers.
Our drivers are happy with the way the stick folds up and is compact. We haul oversized loads and it really helps to know the height due to low bridges
My drivers are very happy with the quality of this product. Big step up from our previous 15 foot model from another manufacturer.
Great product, exactly what I needed. Smooth transaction as well.
This is a really great product. I have not had it very long and already appreciate the higher quality from my previous stick. Like so many others here I specialize in oversize and overweight loads. The only thing I would like to see improved is the horizontal arm. Most of my over height loads arm not only tall, but also wide. I have found the the arm usually doesn't reach the highest point of the load. The quality of the fiberglass in this stick is much higher than the others I have seen and I believe would support an extendable arm. Just one section that could make it 6-7 feet would make a big difference in getting accurate height readings. If that is possible I would buy five more of these
I haul primarily specialized/heavy haul loads. Most of my loads are not only wide, and extremely heavy, but are also quite often over height as well. So a sturdy, accurate load measuring stick is an important tool that makes my job much easier, and safer by having an accurate measurement for clearance.
After searching many commercial and flatbed equipment suppliers, I was unfortunately only ever able to find poles that weren't capable of measuring loads over 15 feet high. Over and over again, I was finding a pole like I'd had before. Cheaply made, and flimsy. With the shafts being made of fiberglass that was far too thin. Plus, they were absurdly expensive for something so cheaply made. Then I found AutoHaulers Supply. Their load measuring pole was capable of measuring loads up to 20 feet. Not only could it measure up to 20 feet, but the price was even better than the 15 foot poles I had been looking at elsewhere. I was however, afraid that the price being that low meant the construction would be just as flimsy as the other poles I had already used, or looked at.
I can tell you honestly that I was shocked when I received the measuring stick. It's construction was by far superior to the poles I had used before. The shafts were made of sturdy, much thicker fiberglass than I expected, and the shafts don't loosely wallow around inside each other. Each shaft section fit perfectly within the next. When you extend one section, you simply move it out until it stops and then twist until the snap button locks in. You don't have to worry about the shaft moving out too far and then having to fight to get it to lock. It has a heavy rubber boot on the pole's base, unlike the thin plastic one on some other poles that often falls off and gets lost. The swing arm locks firmly in place, and doesn't sag downward like other poles I've used. The numbers have yet to scratch, or flake off. Even the carrying case that's included with the pole is heavy duty. It's made out of a thick, almost canvas-like nylon material. The plastic fasteners that lock the case's closing flap down are attached to sturdy, nylon straps that are riveted to the case. Along with a carrying handle/shoulder strap.
In this day and age it seems, the apparent philosophy is to design products to be so cheaply mass produced that it's more often than not, just as cost effective to replace something than it is to repair it. Everything is now it seems, made to be disposable. A consumer nowadays can get the impression that it's more advantageous to businesses to build a throw-away product that the consumer will need to buy over, and over again, rather than make a quality product that lasts for a long time.
That is why I have been happy with this load measuring pole. It is in my personal opinion, the best load measuring stick I've ever bought, hands down. Given how sturdy the construction seems to be, if properly cared for, it will undoubtedly last a long time. Possibly years.
I highly recommend this stick over many of the others I've seen in the industry, and will definitely be recommending to others at my company.
Reviewer: Joe Pollard
My first dealing with this company, I was really impressed with the service I received, it was beyond my expectations this is one fine product, it should last for years to come, the price was great and I love the cover that it came in, and when I pulled it out of the bag on my first job I had numerous people ask me where I got it so I will definitely use this company in my business in the future
I used the measuring stick on a load right after we got it. Everything worked out great.
Reviewer: Jerry Johnson
Best measuring device out there. Everyone I show wants one. I run EVL pilot car and this is a must in our industry
Great stick! Well built, easy to use and carry with the nice case. Great buy!
Reviewer: Billz pilot car services
I was very impressed with the quality of the materials and the workmanship. I was very impressed with the joint for the horizontal measuring rod. It looks like it'll hold up very well
Great tool to have. Sturdy easy to use.
I haul mobile homes and this 20' is the thing to have makes my life a lot easier it's sturdy and easy to read I recommend it thanks to the company
Well-made height pole. Good solid value for the money. We also use it with the wire lift/hook attachment . Very popular with our owner operators and company drivers.
Reviewer: Mike Snyder
Great construction. Easy to use. Sturdy. Case is a nice addition.
Reviewer: KEN WILSON
Just use new stick It was a dream to use good numbers didnt bend in the wind case is great
Reviewer: Independent Pilot Car Services/Savannah,Ga.
We have a pilot car service and are required to measure every high load. It really is an asset with the super loads 16' and over. I would recommend this item to all. We will be ordering our 2nd one in the near future for our second truck. Easy storage in the tool box and the case is very durable.
Reviewer: Daryl Seales
It's perfect for measuring the height of a manufactured home. For those of you who are still measuring your load with a tape measure y'all know how aggravating it is to get an accurate measurement . This device is a great way to feel safe and relaxed as you travel up the hiway. I am well pleased with the service and the people who I spoke with at this company were very professional and nice to talk to!! I recommend this product for anyone who hauls over height loads. 10 out of ten stars!!!