BROOKS engineered Wood Crossarm Brace designs utilize the proven dependability and reliability of select straight-grained coastal Douglas fir combined with tested steel fittings. The fittings are hot-dip galvanized after fabrication. The tapped fitting designs insure that the brace assembly hardware remains permanently tight and secure.
With over a half century of providing quality products to the electric utility industry, BROOKS understands the strength and electrical qualities demanded by today's distribution systems. BROOKS Braces are designed, tested, and manufactured to meet those requirements.
Catalog numbers listed in the PDF (available for download below) are for standard spans, drops, and mounting holes. For other applications, please describe by span, drop, and mounting hole size. Catalog numbers for these special applications are available on request.
BROOKS is committed to producing the highest quality crossarms available in the industry. Our products are available in a wide variety of sizes and applications and meet all industry standards. Our reputation for manufacturing quality crossarms has been earned through years of active involvement working with utilities and industry associations to develop standards which meet the critical demands of the electric utility industry.
Our totally integrated high efficiency manufacturing facility, located in the heart of the timber industry, provides full control of purchasing, grading, seasoning, boring, and treating operations. Our certified lumber graders and skilled production staff understand timber characteristics and our multiple in-house inspections of every piece of lumber insure our crossarms meet or exceed your specifications. When you purchase distribution crossarms from BROOKS, you also gain the confidence of knowing that our products are backed by years of experience and our commitment to provide the best crossarms available in the industry.
Many of our standard crossarms, including REA, can now be found in PLS. For engineering details and use within PLS, please visit http://www.powline.com/files/pls_pole.html to download Brooks Manufacturing's Crossarm Library. Any questions regarding the software, visit http://www.powline.com/products/pls_pole.html.
Dead End Assemblies
Complete Factory Assembled Units
BROOKS Dead End Assemblies are shipped to you complete with crossarms, braces, mounting bolts and washers ready for immediate field installation. There are no missing or lost parts to worry about.
Why Use a Factory Assembled Dead End?
- Only one unit to order
- Only one unit to inventory
- Only one unit to install
Dead Ends are critical components of powerline systems, subjected to heavy longitudinal conductor tension loads much greater than the vertical loads. BROOKS Dead Ends are designed to handle these loads safely and efficiently. Most conventional Dead Ends, such as "buckarm" construction, orient the crossarms to carry heavy vertical loads. BROOKS Dead Ends position the arms to provide greater longitudinal strength with less wood.
Test results verify the greater strength of BROOKS Dead Ends vs. conventional Dead Ends.
Solid Sawn or Glued Laminated
BROOKS Dead End Assemblies are also manufactured from the industry accepted glued laminates. The laminates, produced from coast region Douglas fir, offer excellent strength characteristics and enhanced reliability. The cross sections are identical to those of solid sawn and therefore are completely interchangeable without hardware considerations. Laminates are proven to be cost effective and readily available. To gain the benefits of laminates of our Dead Ends, simply add the suffix "L" behind the catalog number when ordering. Example: 3103-D8L.
All BROOKS Dead Ends include BROOKS 446 Reversible Braces.
Static Proof Design
BROOKS Dead End fittings are designed for a tight static proof fit.
By drilling a hole in the center of the top arm of the BROOKS Dead End you can easily add jumper pins without reducing the strength of the unit.
BROOKS welcomes the opportunity to work with you on special dead end applications. Just send a sketch of your requirements to our Engineering Department and we will assist you in solving your special dead end needs.
Many of our standard deadends can now be found in PLS. For engineering details and use within PLS, please visit http://www.powline.com/files/pls_pole.html to download Brooks Manufacturing's Crossarm Library. Any questions regarding the software, visit http://www.powline.com/products/pls_pole.html.
Ground Wire Moulding
BROOKS Type 100 Ground Wire Moulding is furnished in 8-foot standard lengths, and is available in two species: Douglas-fir and Oak.
- Douglas-fir: Meets or exceeds the EEI TD-95 Specification for grade, quality, and manufacturing.
- Oak: In addition to EEI TD-95, BROOKS Oak Moulding also meets or exceeds the California GO-95 Specification for hardwood moulding.
Unless otherwise specified, all mouldings are treated with preservative by the pressure process according to American Wood Preservers' Association Standards, with Pentachlorophenol in heavy hydrocarbon solvent per AWPA, P-8, P-9 Type A.